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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

The Edge of the Abyss
Emily Skrutskie
Progress: 51/281 pages
The Listerdale Mystery and Eleven Other Stories
Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser
Progress: 3/6 minutes
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
Abigail Revasch, Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, Tara Sands, Listening Library
Progress: 190/473 minutes
The Mystic Marriage
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 302/426 pages
Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Kazuto Tatsuta
Progress: 448/553 pages
The Naked Sun
Isaac Asimov
Progress: 20/187 pages
Fluency
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

Best of 2015

[This is the BookLikes version of what I posted on my blog. All images and book, short work, and audiobook links go to BookLikes pages. Everything else links to my Blogger blog.]

 

As far as the stuff I read goes, my "best" lists include things I gave 5 and 4.5 stars to, although I'll include some lower starred honorable mentions that, for one reason or another, I still feel good about.

As far as the stuff I watched goes, my "best" lists will be based on gut feeling. Like I said in my "2015 in numbers" post, I barely kept any stats. I hope to change that in 2016.

Best Books:

 

Yukikaze - Chohei Kambayashi,Neil Nadelman  Ancillary Justice - Ann Leckie  Ancillary Sword - Ann Leckie  

Ancillary Mercy - Ann Leckie  The Twelve Kingdoms: Sea of Wind - Fuyumi Ono,小野 不由美,Akihiro Yamada,山田 章博,Alexander O. Smith,Elye J. Alexander  Radiance - Grace Draven  

 

 

Honorable Mention:

 

The Martian - Andy Weir 

 

 

Best Shorter Works (Novellas and Short Stories)

 

The Legend of the Morning Star - Elizabeth McCoy  

 

 

Honorable Mention:

 

Toad Words and Other Stories - T. Kingfisher  

 

 

Best Graphic Novels (Manga, etc.):

A series is listed if one or more volumes got 4.5 or 5 stars. This may not mean that I think the whole series is that good, but I'm listing them by series anyway, because I am lazy. It actually worked out pretty well - the only one on the list I feel iffy about is Circus and Liar's Game.

 

 

Honorable Mentions:

 

 

Best Audiobooks:

 

Going Postal (Discworld, #33) - Terry Pratchett,Stephen Briggs  Ancillary Sword - Ann Leckie,Adjoa Andoh  Ancillary Mercy - Adjoa Andoh,Ann Leckie  

 

 

Honorable Mentions:

 

14 (Audiocd) - Peter Clines,Ray Porter  Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain - A. Lee Martinez  The Twelve Clues of Christmas: A Royal Spyness Mystery - Katherine Kellgren,Rhys Bowen  

 

 

Best Movies:

 

 

Honorable Mentions:

 

 

Best TV Series:

 

 

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Source: http://familiardiversions.blogspot.com/2016/01/best-of-2015.html