Instead of just doing a month in review post, I thought I’d make my Dec 31 post a year in review.
Books read in 2014 – 161!
My original goal was 125, and when I reached that with a few months to go, I bumped it up to 150, and I managed to even beat that.
Each month, except for December, I declared a favourite book of the month, which gives a top eleven list for the year. To be fair to all the months, I’ve added my fav for December to have my top 12 books of the year:
There are several series in the list, including multiples from the same series, which just goes to show how much I’ve been concentrating on series, and really enjoying the ones I’ve been reading. I actually had over 20 5-star books this year, in many different genres, which is awesome. It makes picking a single favourite book of the year impossible though.
I wanted to share some stats about the blog, and luckily, Jetpack has some cool stats in my year end report:
I try to post 6 days a week, Sunday through Friday, and I did that pretty well during the year.
Comments are awesome, and I want to give a big thank you to everyone who leaves them, especially these amazing ladies!
My most popular post was my 3 year giveaway, which means I’ll have to think of something pretty spectacular for my 4 year giveaway.
Upcoming in 2015:
I really concentrated on series books in 2014, I think this will flow over into 2015 quite a bit. I really want to get fully caught up on the series that I’ve been loving, and progress past book 1 in several more. That said, I also want to read some of the books languishing on my ereader. There are so many gems there I’m sure, I just need to get to them.
I’ve been thinking about challenges for 2015, and I don’t think I’m going to do any. I finished quite a few early in 2014, and I find that it feels awkward to go from lots to just a few. I think that if I just forgo all of them, it will help me concentrate on reading what I want.
Mood reading was another big theme for 2014, and I think it was really successful. I plan to keep it up, although I do have quite a few Jan-Mar ARCs I want to read. Luckily, I’m excited about them all, so it makes it easier to pick them up. I’ve gotten really picky at accepting review books, and I don’t see that changing any time soon.