Best Books & Games of 2015

Happy New Year! Here’s a list of my favorite books and games of 2015. The items within each category category aren’t ranked; they’re chronological.

Books:

All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
Wool
Wool
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry
Red Queen
Red Queen

Games:

Brothers - Snowy city
Brothers
Tomb Raider: gun
Tomb Raider
Mini Metro map
Mini Metro
Character Screen
ARK

The Book Riot 2015 Read Harder Challenge

I challenged myself to do the Book Riot 2015 Read Harder Challenge this year. I was off to a good start, but life got in the way and I wasn’t quite able to complete the challenge. I came pretty close, though! Assuming I finish the book I’m currently reading, I only missed two tasks.

Red Queen
A book written by someone when they were under the age of 25 [75% done reading this]
My Story
A book written by someone when they were over the age of 65
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
A collection of short stories
Wool
A book published by an indie press
Oops
A book by or about someone that identifies as LGBTQ [Not completed]
The Buried Giant
A book by a person whose gender is different from your own
The Girl Who Fell to Earth
A book that takes place in Asia
Half of a Yellow Sun
A book by an author from Africa
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
A book that is by or about someone from an indigenous culture
Dead Wake
A microhistory
The Thief
A YA novel
Station Eleven
A sci-fi novel
Eleanor & Park
A romance novel
All the Light We Cannot See
A National Book Award, Man Booker Prize or Pulitzer Prize winner from the last decade
Longbourn
A book that is a retelling of a classic story
Yes Please
An audiobook
Life on Mars
A collection of poetry
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry
A book that someone else has recommended to you
The Girl in the Spider's Web
A book that was originally published in another language
Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal
A graphic novel, a graphic memoir or a collection of comics of any kind
Gone Girl
A book that you would consider a guilty pleasure
Meditations
A book published before 1850 [Post coming soon]
The Girl on the Train
A book published this year
Oops
A self-improvement book [Not completed]

I also read a handful of books beyond those I used in the challenge:

We book coverFind MeEverything I Never Told YouAnnihilation

To Kill a MockingbirdGo Set a Watchman

Best Books & Games of 2014

Happy New Year! Here’s a list of my favorite books and games of 2014. The items within each category category aren’t ranked; they’re chronological.

Books:

Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon
The Martian
The Martian
A Man Called Ove
A Man Called Ove
Kindred - Cover
Kindred

Games:

Dominion
Dominion
Portal
Portal
Epic Battle Fantasy 4 NPC
Epic Battle Fantasy 4
Hearthstone
Hearthstone

Favorite Books of 2013

In 2013, I finished a total of 29 books and I’ve divided them into categories based on how well I liked them. The books within each category aren’t ranked; they’re in the order in which I read them. Click the links for my full reviews of each book.

Favorites:

Very good:

Good:

Didn’t like: