2015 Reading Challenge Wrap-Up

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I really wanted to complete this challenge, but it just didn’t happen… ups! Still, I finished books in 39 of the 50 categories, so I’m considering it a win. The goal when I started this challenge was to read a bit more, and I initially aimed for 30 books to read in the whole year, and now, one day from the end of the year, and I’ve surpassed the 90 books read this year, so I’m happy about it!

  1. A book with more than 500 pages – City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6), Cassandra Clare
  2. A classic romance – Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  3. A book that became a movie – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Jesse Andrews
  4. A book published this year – An Ember in the Ashes, Sabaa Tahir
  5. A book with numbers in the title – The One Thing, Marci Lyn Curtis
  6. A book written by someone under 30 – A Court of Thorns and Roses, by Sarah J. Maas
  7. A book with non-human characters – The Slow Regard of Silent Things, Patrick Rothfuss
  8. A funny book – Attachments, Rainbow Rowell 
  9. A book by a female author – You had me at hello, Mhairi McFarlane
  10. A mystery or thriller – The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss, Max Wirestone
  11. A book with a one-word title – Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
  12. A book of short stories – The Bane Chronicles, Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson
  13. A book set in a different country – The Year of Taking Chances, Lucy Diamond
  14. A non-fiction book – Bossypants, Tina Fey and Modern Romance, Aziz Ansari & Eric Klinenberg
  15. A popular author’s first book – Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell
  16. A book from an author you love but haven’t read yet – Landline, Rainbow Rowell
  17. A book a friend recommended – More Happy Than Not, Adam Silvera
  18. A Pulitzer-Prize winning book 
  19. A book based on a true story – Love at First Type: A Chronicle of Addiction to Online Dating, Robert D. Spake
  20. A book at the bottom of your to-read list – Finding Cinderella, Colleen Hoover
  21. A book that your mum loves
  22. A book that scares you – Throne of Glass, Sarah J. Maas and Crown of Midnight, Sarah J. Maas
  23. A book that’s more than 100-years-old – Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen
  24. A book based entirely on the cover – Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon
  25. A book you were supposed to read at school but didn’t finish
  26. A memoir – Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek, Maya Van Wagenen
  27. A book you can finish in a day – Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination, J.K. Rowling
  28. A book with antonyms in the title
  29. A book set in a country you want to visit – The Rosie Project, Graeme Simsion
  30. A book that came out the year you were born 
  31. A book with bad reviews – Nirvana, J.R. Stewart
  32. A trilogy – Shatter Me, Unravel Me, Ignite Me, Tahereh Mafi
  33. A book from that reminds you of your childhood – A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale, Liz Braswell
  34. A book with a love triangle – To all the boys I’ve loved before, Jenny Han & P.S. I Still Love You, Jenny Han
  35. A book set in the future – Armada, Ernest Cline
  36. A book set in high school – Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli
  37. A book with a color in the title – Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard
  38. A book that made you cry – My Heart and Other Black Holes, Jasmine Warga
  39. A book with magic – Love in the Time of Global Warming,  Francesca Lia Block
  40. A graphic novel – Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal, by G. Willow Wilson & Adrian Alphona
  41. A book by an author you’ve never read before – The Perfect Match, Katie Fforde
  42. A book you own but you’ve never read – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  43. A book that takes place in your hometown
  44. A book that was originally written in a different language
  45. A book set during Christmas – Girl Online, Zoe Sugg
  46. A book written by an author with your same initials
  47. A play 
  48. A banned book
  49. A book based on or turned into a television show – The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, Bernie Su and Kate Rorick
  50. A book you started but never finished 

 

December Book Haul

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Hello people! I’ve been kind of away from the internet for the last few days – even with posting everyday and stuff – but Christmas time has been crazy, and I haven’t had that much time lately. Still, I hope I can get back on track this next week and actually start blog hopping again, because I miss it like crazy. Anywho… it’s the last Book Haul of the year! That’s crazy!

Now, let me tell you the books I hauled this month, shall I?!


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I got 5 amazing books for Christmas and then I bought a couple more. To be completely honest, I bought all the books 😛

My grandma gave me The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo, and I’m kind of in love with the colours of my trilogy. Then my brother gave me A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, two hard covers that I wouldn’t have bought otherwise… And then I bought The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness and Fairest by Marissa Meyer.


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Once again, Netgalley was my biggest source of eARCs this month, so I basically have my January TBR all here. I got Without a Doubt from Xpresso Book Tours, and The Total Package from Edelweiss.

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Loud is How I Love You by Mercy Brown

The Girl’s Got Secrets (Forbidden Men #7) by Linda Kage

South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf

Eight Naughty Nights by Eliza Madison

The Girlfriend Request by Jodie Andrefski

Not Okay Cupid by Heidi R. Kling

Did I Mention I Need You? by Estelle Maskame

Any Other Girl by Rebecca Phillips

Sever by J.M. Miller

Progress by Amalie Silver

Without a Doubt by Lindsay Paige

The Total Package by Stephanie Evanovich


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I got such amazing deals this month! I subscribed to BookBub and so I receive amazing deals all the time! 😀 😀 😀

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The Story of Awkward by R.K. Ryals


I hauled 31 book this month, and a couple of bundles from Netgalley that I didn’t picture… not bad at all 😀 !

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

Madison Square Garden can seat 20,000 people for a concert. This blog was viewed about 68,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Madison Square Garden, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

I love this year’s numbers!!!! I managed to surpass last year’s visitors, I got a lot more likes and comments, and I posted a hell of a lot more, managing to post consistently since July 5th. I got more than 11.000 likes! And a total of more than 8.000 comments! CRAZY RIGHT?

I also would like to thank Kat, Cátia, Makayla, Raven and Josie for being my top commenters on this blog… I ❤ U girls!

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