Thursday, December 31, 2015

Year in Review: 2015

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):

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.

Thank you to all my readers - I love reading and sharing with you my thoughts on the books I read. I also love reading all your blogs. I look forward to seeing what 2016 brings for my reading!



  1. My daughter and I hope to attend BEA since it is so close. The Nightingale is on my favorite list too. How cool to have your name mentioned in a book. Happy New Year.
    My Favorite of 2015

  2. Love seeing all your stats, always fascinating. Some books on your list I'd like to read and 4 that I have. I tried our library for audio books but they have a 'stupid' system that I don't like where can only download to my phone and I hate carrying that around, so just got one and then left it. Disappointing because they had a better one before where I could download to my iPod. Have a great New Year - we are already well into it, sitting here with all doors and windows open and sweltering.

  3. Kristin, congratulations for being mentioned in a book. That's wonderful! You've had an amazing year of reading. As for me, I have not read as much, but I've certainly enjoyed the reading I've done. Have a safe and happy New Year's! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving comments this past year.

  4. I've read 3 on your 'best of' list and agree. Have several more on my shelves. Kristin, I always love coming here and seeing what you've been reading. A good time and your tastes and mine coincide a lot. Hope you have a wonderful 2016!

  5. You had a great year! BEA will be closer to me this year but not sure if I'll make it.
    Happy New Year!

  6. So jealous, I would love to make it to BEA some year. You had a good year. I hope 2016 will be even better!


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