December 30, 2015
I read or listened to a total of 123 books in 2015. 40 were brand new to me, the other 83 were rereads or re-listens.
The longest book was Neal Stephenson’s “Seveneves: A Novel” at 880 pages.
The shortest was “The Countess of Stanlein Restored: A History of the Countess of Stanlein Ex Paganini Stradivarius Cello of 1707”, a history of a Stradivarius cello at 120 pages.
In total I read 39,160 pages, or 108 pages a day average for the year.
17 of the titles on my list were audio books. The longest of these was (again) a Neal Stephenson book, “Reamde” at 38 hours and 34 minutes.
The shortest audiobook was a mere 9 hours; “The Hanged Man’s Song” by John Sandford.
In total I listened to 249 hours and 41 minutes of audio books this year. Which works out to 41 minutes per day average.
Ten of the books were non-fiction, eight were science fiction, one was historical fiction, and the rest fiction. Thirty-one of the books were from our local public library, the rest I own in one format or another.
Out of all the books I read or listened to this year, Andy Weir’s “The Martian” was far and away my favortie book. Not only did I read it multiple times, I listened to the audio version. And I saw it in the theater when it came out. And I bought a copy on iTunes that I’ve now watched twice in a row. It’s easily one of the very best books I’ve read in a long, long time.