The questions for this survey came from The Perpetual Page Turner’s blog.
Books read: 50 (same from 2014)
Pages read: 11,196 (-4,046 from 2014)
Average pages per book: 228 (-77 from 2014)
Books Re-Read in 2015: 4 books! The Shadow Prince by Bree Despain, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling, and Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.
DNF Books for 2014: 1. It was Reawaken by Odette Beane. It was a novelization of the first season of Once Upon a Time but it wasn’t very good – even for a novelization.
Reviews written: 28 (ugh I am so far behind! I read 50 books last year!)
Books read written by women: 33 (-1 from last year)
Books read written by men: 17 (+1 from last year)
Most Read Genre: Just like last year, it was Young Adult and fantasy.
Total Money Spent on Books: $281.25 (+115.46 from last year)
Shortest Book Read: Thomas’s First Memory of the Flare by James Dasher (4 pages)
Longest Book Read: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (982 pages)
Favorite Quote From A Book You Read In 2015?
It’s not a big thing, but I guess it’s true— big things are often just small things that are noticed.
-Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger (p. 221).
My Blogging/Bookish Life
Favorite review that you wrote in 2015?
I had so much fun writing my review of Throne of Glass.
Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?
My favorite discussion post was Confession: I wrote in a book. I loved hearing about people’s reading habits!
Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?
Finding time to read and then staying awake while I was reading was extremely difficult for me this year. After only 1 week on my new diet, I am having more energy and for the first time in months I was able to stay awake for 30 minutes while reading! I really hope turning my health around will improve my reading.
Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?
Most comments: What do you want to be known for? I’m really glad a lot of people enjoyed this discussion. It was hard to write because I felt like I was putting myself out there.
Most hits: my book review of Story of My Life got a crazy amount of hits on google. Who knew? :)
Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?
I wish I had a few comments on my tips for running a book club. If you ever want to start a book club, go check it out!
Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?
OwlCrate! Young adult subscription boxes are the best thing ever! I get so many unique goodies that have already changed my reading habits. Because of them, I tried out burning a scented candle while I was reading and I’m hooked! I can’t go back! I also now love magnetic bookmarks and I have the cutest new reading journal. If you want to try out OwlCrate, you can use my affiliate link if you want. I really think you should!
Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?
As you can see from the following recap of my challenges, finishing my Goodreads challenge of 50 books was the only challenge I finished -and even then I barely finished that one thanks to reading lots of novellas. But I’m ok with that. I worked really hard for that little red Completed banner and I’m really proud of it. I’m actually not going to do reading challenges this year (besides Goodreads) so I won’t over extend myself. When I feel like I’ve got that one under control again, I might add the extra ones.