Friday, 1 January 2016

December 2015 Recap


Before we get to the stats I'd just like to take a minute to wish you all a Happy New Year, I hope 2016 brings you everything you're hoping for! Today is actually my 6th (yes SIXTH!!!) blogoversary which is completely shocking. I still can't believe I've kept at this for so long but it's introduced me to so many wonderful people and I love it. I want to say I appreciate all of you who follow my blog, I was going to do something big to celebrate but we've had a few family things going on and I just haven't had time to organise anything so I'll try and sort something out later on in the year. I still thank you for visiting though, I love my little corner of the blogosphere and I love all of you who visit it!

Books read in previous months but reviewed in December:
(Links will take you to my reviews)
  1. Dead Heat - Patricia Briggs (Read in March, review coming soon)
  2. What a Dragon Should Know - G.A. Aiken (Read in May, reviewed in December)
  3. Let it Ride - Vivian Arend (Read in May, review coming soon)
  4. Come Home to Me - Jessica Scott (Novella) (Read in May, review coming soon)
  5. In the Air Tonight - Lori Handeland (Read in May, review coming soon)
  6. Misery's Way - J.C. Daniels (Short Story) (Read in May, reviewed in December)
  7. Rivers of London - Ben Aaronovitch (Read in June, review coming soon)
  8. Uprooted - Naomi Novik (Read in June, reviewed in December)
  9. Valentine - Heather Grothaus (Read in June, reviewed in December)
  10. Final Protocol - J.C. Daniels (Read in June, reviewed in December)
  11. Dragon Conspiracy - Lisa Shearin (Read in June, review coming soon)
  12. Ecstasy Unbound - Setta Jay (Read in July, review coming soon)
  13. The Martian - Andy Weir (Read in July, reviewed in December)
  14. Queen of Shadows - Sarah J Maas (Read in September, reviewed in December)
  15. A Summer to Remember - Mary Balogh (Read in September, review coming soon)
  16. Hades - Larissa Ione (Novella) (Read in September, review coming soon)
  17. Fortune's Pawn - Rachel Bach (Read in September, review coming soon)
  18. Force of Attraction - D.D. Ayres (Read in September, review coming soon)
  19. Linesman - S.K. Dunstall (Read in September, review coming soon)
  20. Slightly Married - Mary Balogh (Read in September, review coming soon)
  21. Beyond Happily Ever After: Closed Doors - Kit Rocha (Short Story) (Read in September, review coming soon)
  22. Discount Armageddon - Seanan McGuire (Read in September, review coming soon)
  23. Wicked Wild Fantasies - Shiloh Walker (Read in October, reviewed in December)
  24. Ash & Bramble - Sarah Prineas (Read in October, reviewed in December)
  25. Demons in My Driveway - R.L. Naquin (Read in October, review coming soon)
  26. Dreamer's Pool - Juliet Marillier (Read in October, review coming soon)
  27. Then Came You - Jill Shalvis (Read in November, reviewed in December)
  28. Asking for It - Louise O'Neill (Read in November, reviewed in December)
    Books read in December:
    (Links will take you to my reviews)
    1. Alien in Chief - Gini Koch
    2. Two for the Dough - Janet Evanovich (review coming soon)
    3. The Square Root of Summer - Harriet Reuter Hapgood (review will be posted in May)
    4. Upon the Midnight Clear - Sherrilyn Kenyon
    5. City of Fae - Pippa DaCosta
    6. Magic Stars - Ilona Andrews (Novella)
    7. Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
    8. Hearts in Darkness - Laura Kaye
    9. Transmonstrified - R.L. Naquin (review coming soon)
    10. Moon Called - Patricia Briggs (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
    11. Alpha & Omega - Patricia Briggs (Novella) (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
    12. Cry Wolf - Patricia Briggs (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
    13. Phoenix in My Fortune - R.L. Naquin (review coming soon)
    14. Hunting Ground - Patricia Briggs (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
    15. Dream Chaser - Sherrilyn Kenyon
    16. Mog's Christmas Calamity - Judith Kerr (Children's Picture Book)
    17. Acheron - Sherrilyn Kenyon
    18. Blood Bound - Patricia Briggs (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
    19. Iron Kissed - Patricia Briggs (I re-read this book but-0p[p-0 the link takes you to my original review)
    20. Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning (I re-read this book but the link takes you to my original review)
    21. Tower of Thorns - Juliet Marillier (review coming soon)
    22. Tied to Trouble - Megan Erickson (review coming soon)
    23. Running Wilde - Tonya Burrows (review coming soon)
    24. Wickedly Magical - Deborah Blake (Novella) (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:
    (Yes I completely failed at picking just one book this month!)


    Asking For It by Louise O'Neill (read my review here)

    My top NA read in December:

    I didn't actually read any NA books in December

    My top adult reads in December:



    Uprooted by Naomi Novik (read my review here)
    Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon (read my review here)
    The Martian by Andy Weir (read my review here)
    Magic Stars by Ilona Andrews (read my review here)
    Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye (read my review here)
    Yes I know including not one but FIVE books is cheating but they were all so good I just couldn't decide between them! I actually wanted to included some of the Patricia Briggs and Karen Marie Moning books I read but I decided not to include rereads to try and narrow down the list a little!

    My Challenge Updates:

    These are the challenges I've signed up for in 2015:
    2015 Read 100 Books in a Year Challenge - Read 200/200 - DONE
    2015 British Books Challenge - Read 50/50 - DONE
    2015 New Author Challenge - Read 50/50 - DONE
    2015 Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance Challenge - 100/100 - DONE
    2015 Contemporary Romance Challenge - 50/50 - DONE
    2015 Romantic Suspense Challenge - 14/20 - I didn't quite manage this one so I'll have to try better in 2016!

    These are the challenges I've signed up for in 2016:

    4 comments:

    1. Happy Blogoversary!!!!!!!!
      I have yet to pick challenges this year...except Goodreads, I may just (mostly) read what I want for a change, rather than sticking to a schedule, with the odd review book thrown in.

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      1. Thanks Michelle :-) I like using challenges to keep track of the different sorts of books I'm reading. I'm not too worried whether I achieve them or not but I like to see how many I do actually read :-) I'm definitely planning on focusing more on my own books this year & accepting less review copies though!

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    2. Congrats on 6 years! I'm only doing the Audiobook Challenge and Goodreads Challenge. You had some great reads in December. Here's to a great 2016 and many more blogging years!

      Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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      1. Thanks Melanie, I never thought I'd still be blogging after 6 years! I'm rather proud of myself lol. Good luck with your challenges for the year :-)

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