It always seems to take me awhile to post my reading/watching list from the year before. It may be hard to believe but this year my list is getting posted far earlier than prior years. I dimageso think that Goodread’s list may help me next year!

 

I did reread a number of books (audiobooked) in order to read some series through to the end. Two authors that are in abundance due to my series reading are Alexander McCall Smith and M.C. Beaton. Both are light and enjoyable.

Next year (this year now that it is 2016 already) is to read more books than I did last year. My physical reading count as opposed to my audiobooking was rather abysmal!

Have you read any of these? I starred my favorites to make your list perusing go quicker if you just want the highlights!

Books and Movies 2015

Total book titles:164

Books – 4

Children

Binny in Secret by Hilary McKay F British RF

Loula and the Sister Recipe by Anne Villeneuve

Mr. Squirrel and the Moon by Sebastian Meschenmoser

*Women Who Broke the Rules: Mary Todd Lincoln

     by Kathleen Krull F US Bio

YA -1

*Dumplin’  by Julie Murphy F US RF

Adult – 7

Christmas Crumble by M.C. Beaton F British RF

*How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain De Botton M Swiss Comm         

*Martha Quest by Doris Lessing F Zimbabwe/Brit RF

The Millstone by Margaret Drabble F British RF

*Missing Person by Patrick Mondiano M French RF

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine

    by Alexander McCall Smith M British RF

*Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler F US RF

Audiobooks

Children 15

The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson F Brit           Fantasy

Emma and the Blue Genie by Cornelia Funke F German Tales

The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing by Sheila Turnage F US           Mystery

*Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes F US       Adventure

The Moffats by Eleanor Estes F US RF

Nest by Esther Ehrlich F US RF

Pinky Pie by Eleanor Estes F US RF

Pioneer Girl by Bich Minh Nguyen F US/Vietnam HistFic

The Pushcart War by Jean Merrill F US HF

Rufus M by Eleanor Estes F US RF

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by

     Tom Angleberger M US Humor

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz M England         Fantasy

Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright F US RF

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley F US HF

West of the Moon by Margi Preus F US F. Tale

YA 16

Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery F Canadian RF

Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery F Canadian RF

Anpao : An American Indian Odyssey by

Jamake Highwater M US HF/Legend

Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of M US Hist Fic

     World War II by Joseph Bruchac

Eleanor Roosevelt A Life of Discovery

     by Russell Freedman M US Biography

Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery F Canadian RF

*Lives of Extraordinary Women by Kathleen Krull F US Bio

*Lives of the Presidents by Kathleen Krull F US Bio

The Journey Back by Johanna Reiss F Dutch Memoir/Bio

Landline by Rainbow Rowell F US RF

*Lives of Writers by Kathleen Krull F US Bio

*Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff F US RF

Pinned by Sharon G. Flake F US RF

Rainbow Valley by L.M. Montgomery F Canadian RF

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart F US RF

Zac and Mia by A.J. Betts F Australian RF

Adult

*1919 by John Dos Passos M US HF

*The 42nd Parallel by John Dos Passos M American HF

44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith M Scottish RF

*Above the East China Sea by Sarah Bird F US RF/HF

Agatha Raisin and the Curious Curate by M.C. Beaton F British           Mystery

Agatha Raisin and the Day the Floods Came by M.C. Beaton F British           Mystery

Agatha Raisin and the Deadly Dance by M.C. Beaton F British           Mystery

Agatha Raisin and the Fairies of Fryfam by M.C. Beaton F British           Mystery

Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House by M.C. Beaton F British           Mystery

Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies, and Liquor by M.C. Beaton F British           Mystery

Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage by M.C. BeatonF British         Myster

Agatha Raisin and the Perfect Paragon by M.C. Beaton F British         Mystery

Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener by M.C. Beaton F British         Mystery

Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton F British Mystery

Agatha Raisin and the Terrible Tourist by M.C. Beaton F British Mystery

Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet by M.C. Beaton F British Mystery

Agatha Raisin and the Walkers of Dembley by M.C. Beaton F British Mystery

Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death by F British Mystery

M.C. Beaton

Agatha Raisin: There Goes the Bride by M.C. Beaton F British Mystery

Agatha’s First Case by M.C. Beaton F British Mystery

The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry

Pratchett M British Fantasy

American Notes by Charles Dickens M British NF

Amethyst Dreams by Phyllis A. Whitney F US Mystery

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dusk by Alan Bradley M Canadian Mystery

The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama M US Autobio

August Folly by Angela Thirkell F British RF

*Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates M US Bio

*The Big Money by John Dos Passos M US HF

The Blood of an Englishman by M.C. Beaton F British Mystery

Blue Shoes and Happiness by A. McCall Smith M British Mystery

The Brandons by Angela Thirkell F British RF

Bride of New France by Suzanne Desrochers F Fr/Canadian HF

The Burglar on the Prowl by Lawrence Block M US  Mystery

Busy Body by M.C. Beaton F British Mystery

The Careful Use of Compliments by A. McCall Smith M Scottish RF

The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken by Tarquin Hall M British Mystery

The Case of the Love Commandos:

       From the Files of Vish Puri by Tarquin Hall M British Mystery

The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall M British Mystery

Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley by Timothy White M US Bio

The Charming Quirks of Others by A. McCall Smith M Scottish RF

The Comforts of Muddy Saturday by A. McCall Smith M Scottish RF

Confessions of a Serial Novelist A. McCall Smith M Scottish Autob

Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain M US Fantasy

Death of a Dreamer by M. C. Beaton         F British Mystery

Death of a Kingfisher by M.C. Beaton M British Mystery

Death of a Perfect Wife by M. C. Beaton F UK Mystery

Death of a Policeman by M.C. Beaton F British Mystery

Death of a Servant by Tarquin Hall M British Mystery

Death of a Snob by M.C. Beaton F British Mystery

Death of Yesterday by M. C. Beaton F British Mystery

The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino M Japanese Mystery

The Disappeared by Kim Echlin F Canada RF

The Dog Who Came in From the Cold

    by Alexander McCall Smith M Scotland Humor

Dream From My Father by Barack Obama M US Autobio

The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman F US Hist Fic

Espresso Tales by Alexander McCall Smith M Scottish RF

Excursion to Tinder by Andrea Camilleri M Italian Mystery

A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny F Canadian Mystery

The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs M British Humor

Fire Kimono by Laura Joh Rowland F US HF

Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith M British RF

The Full Cupboard of Life by A. McCall Smith M British Mystery

A Game of Thrones by G. R.R. Martin M US Fantasy

The Gap Years by Sarah Bird F US RF

The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng M Malaysia HF

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins F British Suspense

The Girl With the Long Green Heart

      by Lawrence Block M US Mystery

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by A. McCall Smith M British Mystery

*Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett M British Humor

Gulag Archipeligo by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn M Russian History

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie F British Mystery

Highland Christmas by M.C. Beaton F British RF

Hiss and Hers by M.C. Beaton F British Mystery

The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C Morais M Am/Canadian RF

The Importance of Being Seven

     by A. McCall Smith M Scottish RF

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies by A. McCall Smith M ScottishMystery

An Irish Doctor by Patrick Taylor M Irish Autobio/Fic

The Kalahari Typing School For Me by A. McCall Smith M British Mystery

Kissing Christmas Goodbye by M.C. Beaton F British Mystery

The Learners by Chip Kidd M US RF

*The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo F Japan NF

The Lost Art of Gratitude by Alexander McCall Smith M Scottish RF

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen F US Memoir

Love From Hell by M.C. Beaton F British Mystery

Love Over Scotland by Alexander McCall Smith M Scottish RF

Malice by HIgashino Keigo M Japan Thriller

The Man From Beijing by Henning Mankell M SwedishMystery

The Miracle at Speedy Motors by A. McCall Smith M British Mystery

*Modern Romance: An Investigation by Book M US Non-fiction

       by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg

Morality for Beautiful Women by A. McCall Smith M British Mystery

The Murder of the Maharajah by H. R. F. Keating M British Mystery

*My Korean Deli by Ben Ryder Howe M US HumorAutobio

*The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan M Australian HistFic

Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency by A. McCall Smith M British Mystery

Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens M British         Classic

Pioneer Girl by Bich Minh Nguyen F US/VietnamesHistFic

Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain M American RF

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-

Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida,

Keiko Yoshida and David Mitchell M and F US/Japan Bio

Right Attitude to Rain by Alexander McCall Smith M British RF

Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell F British RealisticFiction

Salvation of a Saint by Keigo Higashino M Japanese Mystery

A Sentimental Education by Gustave Flaubert M French RF

Silent House by Orhan Pamuk M Turkey RF

Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M.C. Beaton F British Mystery

Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford M US HF

Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie F British Mystery

A Spoonful of Poison by M.C. Beaton F British Mystery

A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon M British RF

The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami M Japan Sci Fi

The Sunday Philosophy Club by A. McCall Smith M Scottish RF

Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by A. Mc Call Smith M British Mystery

Tears of the Giraffe by A. McCall Smith M British Mystery

That Old Ace in the Hole by Annie Proulx F American Western

The Unbearable Lightness of Scones by

     Alexander McCall Smith M Scottish RF

White Oleander by Janet Fitch F US RF

Whispering Shadows by Jan-Philipp Sendker M German RF

Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell F British RF/HF

The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by

     Alexander McCall Smith M Scottish         Mystery

The World According to Bertie by A. McCall Smith M Scottish RF

Wrapped in White by Kevin Brooks M US Thriller

Yokota Officer’s Club by Sarah Bird F US HistFic

Movies and TV series and miniseries – 22

*100-Year Old Man – Humorous

*About Time – Romance

Big Hero 6  anime

The Country Teacher (Pavel Liska)

Downton Abbey, Season 5

The Fault in our Stars (based on John Green’s book)

Game of Thrones seasons 1-5

Gigante (Horacio Camandule)

Interstellar

*Le Grand Voyage (Nicolas Cazale)

Long Life, Happiness & Prosperity starring Sandra Oh

One Mississippi, season pilot

Paddington Bear

Paper Towns (based on John Green’s book)

*Pillars of the Earth (miniseries)

The Pope’s Toilet (Cesar Troncoso)

Raja (2003) starring  Pascal Greggory, Najat Benssallem

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Sopranos, Season 1

The Paradise (based loosely on a book by Emile Zola), Season 1

Vicious, Season 1

*Welcome  (Philippe Lloret)

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I forgot to write some down, but these are the memorable titles