2015: A Year in Review

Final Reading Count for the Year:
Picture Books - 125
Nonfiction - 11
Middle Grade - 54
Young Adult - 20 
Total: 210

Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud: 
I Will Take a Nap by Mo Willems
Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson
Seven Dead Pirates by Linda Bailey
Bug in the Vacuum by Melanie Watt
Moone Boy by Chris O'Dowd & Nick V. Murphy

New-To-Me Series That On One Hand I'm Glad To Have Found, But On The Other, I'm Seriously Horrified That I'd Missed Out On Until Now:
The Lost Planet by Rachel Searles

Sequel Happiness:
Standoff by Andrew Smith
Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
Thrones & Bones: Nightborn by Lou Anders
Wild Rover No More by L.A. Meyer

Books That Made Me Crave Food:
The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
A Fine Dessert by Emily Jenkins

Most Enjoyable Bad Book:
Cakes in Space by Philip Reeve

Forgettable Plot Saved By a Fresh, Honest Voice:
Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Books I Was Most Surprised By:
I am Princess X by Cherie Priest
Witch's Boy by Kelly Barnhill

Made of Pure Awesome:
Seven Dead Pirates by Linda Bailey
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones

Best Book Hidden Under the Worst Cover:
Friends for Life by Andrew Norriss

More Adorable Than Sparkling Puppies:
Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon

YA Book Most Likely to be Loved By Adults More Than Actual YAs:
Girl Defective by Simmone Howell

Biggest Disappointments:
Armada by Ernest Cline
Mosquitoland by David Arnold

Books that Invoked Irrationally Violent Emotions in me:
The Honest Truth by Dan Geimenhart
Revolution by Deborah Wiles

Books I Loved For Their Imperfect Heroines:
Believarexic by JJ Johnson
Sparkers by Eleanor Glewwe

Best Books For Wimpy Kid Lovers:
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick
Kenny Wright: Superhero by James Patterson & Chris Tebbetts
The Terrible Two by Jory John and Mac Barnett
Teddy Mars: Almost World Record Breaker by Molly B. Burnham

Best Supernatural Book For Twilight-Haters:
The Hollow Boy by Johnathan Stroud
The Diviners: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

Favorite Roadtrip Book:
Moone Boy by Chris O'Dowd & Nick V. Murphy

Best Action/Adventure Books:
Seraphina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
Surrounded by Sharks by Michael Northrup
Tombquest: Book of the Dead by Michael Northrup

Book that were weird just to be weird:
The Nest by Kenneth Oppel

Sci-fi's that made me think there is still a future for this genre (future, get it):
Mars Evacuees by Sophia McDougall
Stolen Moon by Rachel Searles

Books that had way too much going on:
The Marvels by Brian Selznick
Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson

Picture Books that are just beautiful to look at:
Flowers are Calling by Rita Gray
Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova by Laurel Snyder
Butterfly Park by Elly MacKay

Books I lent out to people multiple times:
A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord
The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones

Best Books of the Year:
The Princess and the Pony by Kate Beaton
Stand Off by Andrew Smith

Worst Books of the Year:
My Near-Death Adventures (99% True) by Alison DeCamp
Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry
Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson

Have a question about this list. Wonder why I loved or hated a book? Leave a comment...let's discuss.