2015 In Review: Books


I didn’t read nearly enough in 2015; there just wasn’t enough time. Lots of people think I sound crazy when I say that because they’re happy if they’ve read 1 book a year, but for me, reading is a necessary fuel for writing and there wasn’t enough of it to spawn even a single new word. Of the things I did find time to read, I actually read more comics/mangas/graphic novels than anything. My appreciation for the art and their ability to get a story across in less pages than books really grew for me in 2015. I suspect that will continue to be true in 2016 and I’m excited about it. Below is a list of the things I read, in the order I read them. The books are all clickable and will take you to my GoodReads reviews on them if you’re interested in that sort of thing.



Books Read in 2015…





Comics/Mangas/Graphic Novels Read in 2015…. 


  • Deadman Wonderland, Vol. 1 – 5 by Jinsei Kataoka & Kazuma Kondou
  • Eerie Cuties: The Comic Strip Collection by Gisele Lagace & David Lumsdon
  • Eerie Cuties, Vol. 1-3 by Gisele Lagace, David Lumsdon, & Maria Victoria Robado
  • Garbage Pail Kids: Puketacular, #1
  • Garbage Pail Kids: Love Stinks, #2
  • Ms. Marvel – No Normal, Vol. 1 by Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona
  • Ms. Marvel – Generation Why, Vol. 2 by Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona
  • Ms. Marvel – Crush, Vol. 3 by WillowWilson
  • In Real Life by Cory Doctorow & Jen Wang
  • Super Tales of Emotion #1: Swamp of Sadness by J. Salvador
  • Jem and the Holograms, #1-9 by Kelly Thompson
  • Jem and the Holograms, Holiday Special by Kelly Thompson
  • Jem and the Holograms, Outrageous Annual Kelly Thompson
  • Morning Glories, Vol. 1-5 by Nick Spencer & Joe Eisma
  • The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) by Kazu Kibuishi
  • New Archie, #1 by Mark Waid & Fiona Staples



While I plan to try my hardest to buy very little books in 2016 and actually work on all the books in my already existing TBR pile, I’m always open to suggestions for things I should be reading — especially in the comics department since that’s primarily new to me and there’s SO many to chose from. Feel free to leave some recs in the comments below! :)



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  1. Heather R. Holden

    January 9, 2016 at 5:58 am

    I didn’t read much in 2015, either. Like you said, there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day! Anyway, best of luck avoiding the urge to buy too many new books this year, so you can make a proper dent in your TBR pile! I’ve already failed at that, LOL. (Got a bunch of comics and manga in the mail this past week, and a couple more are already on the way. Whoops.)

    • Sarah

      January 9, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      I did pretty good at not buying too many books last year, but the comics not so much – lol. I imagine the same will be true this year, but one good thing is I got $85 worth of gift cards to our local comic shop and if I’m smart I’ll actually spend it on comics and not toys. 😉

  2. Akossiwa Ketoglo (@akossket)

    January 9, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    I haven’t read enough comics to leave a recommendation. Plus you know what my specialty is. 😛
    However I hope to read more mangas and picture books this year.

    • Sarah

      January 10, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      Maybe you’ll get to make it out for Free Comic Book Day this year! A great way to try out a few newbies at reduced cost. That’s at least what I plan to do. 😉

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