Holy Hell, 2015 has finished already. Like can we please all ask how this year went so fast? I’m not a fan of this whole time moving thing…
So 2015 was my first full year of blogging and I have the stats to prove it! A lot of these stats were stolen straight from The Perpetual Page-Turner’s Annual End of Year Survey I just could not personally commit to answering 10 thousand questions plus I have added a couple of my own stats! BUT if you are a lover of lists and stats go over and check out the End of Year Survey cause holly shit that will be your heaven!
Goodreads has a Year in Books thingo happening, Here’s mine!
Number of Books Read & Page Numbers
I read a grand total of 91 books this year and 34,160 pages.
Longest, Shortest & Average Page Length
** Totally stole the pie chart idea from Cait @ Paper Fury**
It was so hard just to choose a couple of books but these 7 really blew me away! Every single book here has become a life favourite! Plus, isn’t it funny that when we really really love a book the reviews always seem to be the best to write!
That’s a pretty bad photo – just trust me that the covers are pretty!!
I have a theory that covers have gotten even better these last couple of years because authors and publishers have been like ‘FINE! Since the idiots are doing the one thing we told them not to, guess we’re going to have to stoop to their level and make the covers prettier! GAWD!’
It’s going to suck when I’m doing the stats for next year and have to work out the maths for myself, but for now All Hail Goodreads! LOL at the fact Shannon Dermott is my second most read author this year, I was playing at a game of trying to see if the series ever got good again. I failed at the game.
Favourite New-To-Me Authors
This was a whole TTT topic a couple of weeks ago and you can see my Top Ten here, but here are my top 3 favourite new to me authors! BECAUSE WHY HAVEN’T I BEEN READING THESE WOMEN FOR YEARS??
I ship ALL THE SHIPS! If it’s shippable trust me I’ve shipped it! Here’s a quick list (read: Oh-So-Long):
- Feyre & Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
- Louisa & Will from Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
- Kady & Ezra from Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
- Rudy & Liam from The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
- Cath & Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
- Nina & Matthias, Inej & Kaz, Jesper & Wylan from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (ALL THE SHIPS)
- Simon & Blue from Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
- Raisa & Han from Seven Realms by Cinda Williams Chima
- Flicker & Anonymous from Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld
- Lily & Amon from Reawakened by Colleen Houck
- Simon & Baz from Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
- Scarlet & Wolf from Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
- Penryn & Raffe from Angelfall by Susan Ee
2015’s Sob Fest Books
Only two books really come to mind when I think about loosing hold of my emotions to like an excess and those are Made You Up and Me Before You. Both of them had me like ‘Quick someone throw me a life vest before I drown in my own tears’
Just more unnecessary proof that Sarah is Queen! And 3.34 as my lowest rating of the year is pretty damn good! I was expecting to go check and it be like 1.67.
Female vs Male Authors
Note to self *read more books by male authors in 2016*
Series vs Standalones
I read 69 series books and 23 standalones!
Number of Posts
Posts: This post is officially my 206 post of the entire year! Shit.
Reviews: 91 – It’s crazy to me to think I’ve written 91 reviews this year!!
Discussions: 23 Discussion posts!
TTT: 34 Top Ten Tuesday! (That’s pretty good! That’s like 83ish% of all TTTs!)
Book Hauls: 9 (So that’s where all my money went…)
Month in Review: 9 (Which is strange, you know… considering there’s 12 months in a year?)
TBR Jar Draw: 18 <– I’m so proud of myself for this, because when I started doing TBR Jar Draws, I was like 99.999% sure I was going to last like 2.3 seconds before giving up.
Most Popular Review
This still baffles me to NO end… but my most popular review, which still gets views EVERYDAY, but just very well may be in the bottom 10 reviews I’ve ever written (like, I wish you couldn’t find it) is… Frostbite (The Dragonian Series #3) by Adrienne Woods. I don’t understand, but whatever LOL!
Most Popular Discussion Post
My most popular discussion post was What To Get Your Book Lover For Christmas!!
Best Month & Day
November was my best month, but generally there’s been a consistent theme of getting better each month (which it the goal isn’t it?).
Best Day was July 1st, where I got a hell of a lot of love on a single review (which wasn’t posted that day). I don’t know what was so special about that review on that particular day but it blew up.