I was able to read 54 books in 2015. They were:
The Other Queen by Phillipa Gregory
The King’s Curse by Phillipa Gregory
The Taming of the Queen by Phillipa Gregory
Marco Polo – The Journey That Changed the World by John Man
The Feng Shui Detective Goes South by Nury Vittachi
Frog by Mo Yan
Gaslight Mysteries: Murder on Astor Place, Murder on St. Mark’s Place, Murder on Gramercy Park, Murder on Washington Square, Murder on Mulberry Bend, Murder on Marble Row, Murder on Lenox Hill, Murder in Little Italy, Murder in Chinatown (reread), Murder on Bank Street, Murder on Waverly Place, Murder on Lexington Avenue, Murder on Sisters’ Row, Murder on Fifth Avenue, Murder in Chelsea, Murder in Murray Hill, Murder on Amsterdam Avenue, Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue by Victoria Thompson
The Palest Ink by Kay Bratt
Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
The Private Paper of Eastern Jewel by Maureen Lindley
The Incarnations by Susan Barker
Vermillion by Molly Tanzer
Buy Me the Sky by Xinran
The Red Princess Mysteries – Flower Net, The Interior, Dragon Bones by Lisa See
The Moon in the Palace by Weina Dai Randel
Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn
Mist of Midnight by Sandra Byrd
Soundless by Rachel Mead
This doesn’t include all of the books I read as a freelance editor, which was more than 20. It also doesn’t include all the short pieces I read. I’m on the internet all day and work in a newspaper office, so I am reading short articles all day long. The number of short works I read in a year would be impossible to count.
Surprisingly, I was able to get quite a bit of writing done as well. I finished a 100K+ novel, some short stories, tons of blog posts, and got started on a few more novels.
So how many books did you read in 2015? Let me know in the comments!