2015 has been another great year and it's hard to believe that 2016 starts tomorrow!
Some of the highlights of this year include:
- Attending BEA 2015 - for the second year in a row. Another fantastic experience with my partner-in-crime, T from Traveling with T!!! Lots of great books, meeting other bloggers in person, networking with publishers/publicists, meeting authors and attending some of the parties! So much fun! Still on the fence as to whether I'm going in 2016 - it's not in NY this year, which isn't quite as convenient...stay tuned to see what happens.
- I had my name mentioned in the acknowledgement section of a book for the first time - so very cool and yet humbling at the same time!!!
My top reads of 2015 are (in order I read them):
- The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel
- One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis
- The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson
- The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy
- Dear Carolina by Kristy Woodson Harvey
- The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley
- Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge
- As Night Falls by Jenny Milchman
- Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
- The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach by Pam Jenoff
- In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
- The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young
- Come Away With Me by Karma Brown
- Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams
- What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan
- The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
So, here are my stats for 2015. Overall, I completed 153 books (which includes audio books) - this is 5 books shy of what I read last year. Here are some stats about how much I read and what I read:
- 153 books completed
- 81 books read - 50 print/31 e-book
- 72 audio books listened to
- 20 books from library
- 3 print/17 audio
- 3 books read from my shelves - NEED TO WORK ON THIS!!!
- Purchased 64 books (includes audio books purchased via Audible)
- read/listened to 40
- 59 books completed were from new-to-me authors
Of the 7 year-long reading challenges that I participated in for 2015, I completed 5. To see which ones I did, see my Month in Review: December 2015 post, where I list the final totals of each challenge.
In the next few days I will be adding the challenges that I plan on participating in during 2016. I primarily use these challenges to help me keep track of what I read - how many books overall, how many library books I read, how many audio books I listen to, how many new-to-me authors I read, and how many of my own books I read - this last an area that I tend to not do too well in. I found a challenge where I can set the terms and I hope that will make me more successful - I'll be posting about it in the next day or so.