Thursday 1 January 2015

December 2014 Recap

First I'd like to say HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that 2015 brings you everything you could wish for. I can't believe that today is the fifth anniversary of when I started my blog. I never thought I'd keep at it for more than a couple of weeks let alone five years but I've had such a wonderful time and now I can't imagine stopping. I've met so many wonderful bloggers, publicists and authors since I started blogging and I want to thank you all for making it such a fantastic experience - it's down to you that I've stuck with it for so long :o)

Books read in November but reviewed in December:
(Links will take you to my reviews)
  1. The Training Session - Joey W. Hill (Novella / Serialised Novel) (read in August, reviewed in December)
  2. Irresistible Force - D.D. Ayres (read in September, reviewed in December)
  3. Something Wicked - Angela Campbell (read in September, reviewed in December)
  4. The King - Tiffany Reisz (read in September, reviewed in December)
  5. Enigma - Moira Rogers (read in September, reviewed in December)
  6. Hard Knocks - Lori Foster (Novella) (read in September, reviewed in December)
  7. Targeted - Katie Reus (read in September, reviewed in December)
  8. One Sexy Ride - Vivian Arend (read in October, reviewed in December)
  9. Lirael - Garth Nix (read in October, reviewed in December)
  10. Dirty Distractions - Cari Quinn (read in October, reviewed in December)
  11. Devil May Cry - Sherrilyn Kenyon (read in October, reviewed in December)
  12. Dangerous Territory - Emmy Curtis (Novella) (read in October, reviewed in December)
  13. Rumour Has It - Jill Shalvis (read in October, reviewed in December)
  14. Sea Glass - Maria V. Snyder (read in October, reviewed in December)
  15. Golem in My Glovebox - R.L. Naquin (read in October, reviewed in December)
  16. Roman Holiday - Ruthie Knox (read in October, reviewed in December)
  17. Whisper the Dead - Alyxandra Harvey (read in October, reviewed in December)
  18. Beyond Possession - Kit Rocha (Novella) (read in October, reviewed in December)
  19. After This Night - Lauren Blakely (read in October, review coming soon)
  20. East of Ecstasy - Laura Kaye (read in November, reviewed in December)
  21. Heart of Obsidian - Nalini Singh (read in November, reviewed in December)
  22. Light Her Fire - Samanthe Beck (read in November, reviewed in December)
  23. The Girl with the Iron Touch - Kady Cross (read in November, review coming soon)
  24. Mistaken by Fate - Katee Robert (read in November, reviewed in December)
Books read in December:
(Links will take you to my reviews)
  1. Falling for the Enemy - Samanthe Beck
  2. SeaBEAN - Sarah Holding
  3. Finnikin of the Rock - Melina Marchetta
  4. Shield of Winter - Nalini Singh
  5. Visions of Darkness - Tonya Burrows
  6. The Prelude of Ella and Micha - Jessica Sorensen (Novella)
  7. Cut and Run - Lara Adrian & Tina Folsom
  8. Bound to Please - Joey W. Hill (Novella / Serialised Novel)
  9. My True Love Gave to Me - Anthology
  10. The Ever After of Ella and Micha - Jessica Sorensen
  11. A Tithe of Blood and Ashes - Alyxandra Harvey (Novella)
  12. The Longest Night - Alyxandra Harvey (Novella)
  13. Snowbound with the CEO - Shannon Stacey (Novella)
  14. Whisper of Sin - Nalini Singh (Novella)
  15. Wild Invitation - Nalini Singh
  16. Froi of the Exiles - Melina Marchetta (review coming soon)
  17. Riskier Business - Tessa Bailey (Novella) (review coming soon)
  18. The Highest Bid - Joey W. Hill (Novella / Serialised Novel)
  19. Spy Glass - Maria V. Snyder (review coming soon)
  20. Night Shift - Anthology (review coming soon)
  21. Hogfather - Terry Pratchett (review coming soon)
  22. The Pact - Karina Halle (review coming soon)
      (Choices are made from books reviewed this month and the links will take you to my reviews)

      My top YA read in December:

      Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta (read my review here)

      My top NA read in December:

      I didn't really read much NA this month so I don't have anything for this category, I do have some fab books lined up for January though so I'm sure that will change things next month!

      My top adult reads in December:

      Heart of Obsidian by Nalini Singh (read my review here)
      Shield of Winter by Nalini Singh (read my review here)
      Once again Nalini Singh tops my list for the month's best reads - she has without a doubt been my top author for 2014!
      The King by Tiffany Reisz (read my review here)
      I'm also a huge fan of Tiffany Reisz's though so if you haven't started the Original Sinners series yet you're really missing out

      My Challenge Updates:

      Final recap of my 2014 challenges:
      I think I did pretty well, the only one I didn't complete was the Contemporary Romance Challenge but I was so close to my goal that I don't think it really matters.

      2014 Read 100 Books in a Year Challenge - Read 200/200 - COMPLETE
      2014 British Books Challenge - Read 50/50 - COMPLETE
      2014 New Author Challenge - Read 50/50 - COMPLETE
      2014 Contemporary Romance Challenge - Read 94/100 - Not quite but so, so close!
      2014 Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance Challenge - Read 100/100 - COMPLETE

      These are the challenges I've signed up for in 2015:
      New year, new start and I'm raring to go on the following challenges!

      2015 Read 100 Books in a Year Challenge - Read 0/200
      2015 British Books Challenge - Read 0/50
      2015 New Author Challenge - Read 0/50
      2015 Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance Challenge - 0/100
      2015 Contemporary Romance Challenge - 0/100
      2015 Romantic Suspense Challenge - 0/20


      1. Looks like you had a good number of reviews in 2014.

        1. It was a pretty good year for books thanks Steve! Let's hope 2015 is even better :-)



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