I finished 35 books last year, which is not too bad considering my major reading slump in the beginning of the year. I have read a few books that I disliked, but overall it has been a pretty succesfull reading year, my average rating being 4,4 stars and thankfully there were some great 5 stars read among them.
Into Thin Air : The gripping account of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster. I just couldn´t put this book down and if you´re dying to read a book by Krakauer, grap this one and don´t waste your time on Into the Wild.
Everything I Never Told You: Devastating and heartbreaking. I bailed my eyes out at the end of the book.
Murder on the Orient Express: That ending. Wow!
A Place of Greater Safety: I still cannot believe that I finished this one. A brilliant book.
Cloud Atlas: One of my all-time favorites and destined to be read over and over again.
Ancillary Mercy: Loved the whole trilogy and especially the characters.
Sovereign: It was a matter of time before a Shardlake book would get a five star rating from me. Shardlake is just awesome.
As for 2016 I´m not doing a particular reading challenge, my plan for the year is to finish 40 books. But I thought it would be fun to read soon-to-be-movie-books (or books that are being discussed to be turned into a movie). I´m choosing twelve books (one per month) and I´m allowed to read any one of these books in any given month. But I have to finish a book before its subsequent movie has been released in German movie theaters:
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larsen
Live by Night by Dennis Lehane
The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes
The Lost City of Z by David Grann
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Silence by Shusaku Endo
The Secret in Their Eyes by Eduardo Sacheri
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
The Light between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Home is Burning by Dan Marshall
The Mountain between Us by Charles Martin
Have a happy reading year 2016, eyeryone :).