Tagged with 2015

Book/Christmas Haul

Book/Christmas Haul

Weirdly enough, I didn’t wish/ask for any particular books this christmas. I think I pretty much forgot all about this fine holiday of presents and candy until the 24th when, suddenly, I found myself surrounded by family and wrapping paper (in fact, I’m still not sure christmas 2015 is a thing that actually happened…). However, … Continue reading

Reading Update: December

Reading Update: December

  Novels: 4 Novellas/short stories: 0  Graphic novels: 4 Total: 8 Total: 2 115 pages Finished series/trilogies/duologies: 1 Started series/trilogies/duologies: 1  Completed challenges: 1  A book written by an author with your same initials – Seconds  The author of this book is Bryan Lee O’Malley, and my initials happen to be B.L.O. I’m going to … Continue reading

The Ultimate Wrap-Up of 2015

The Ultimate Wrap-Up of 2015

 2015 stats Total:  94 Novels: 84 Novellas/short stories: 3 Graphic novels: 7 Total: 31 723 pages Series completed (including duologies): 11   Contemporaries: 24 Fantasy/Sci-fi/Paranormal/Dystopian: 60 Historical fiction: 6 Classics: 3 Non-fiction: 1 Stand-alones:  43 Part of a series (including duologies): 51 By female authors: 68 By male authors: 26   Average books read per … Continue reading

Reading Update: November

Reading Update: November

Ugh, why is school so time and energy consuming….. Novels: 4 Novellas/short stories: 0  Graphic novels: 0 Total: 4 Total: 2 018 pages Finished series/trilogies/duologies: 1 Started series/trilogies/duologies: 1  3 Favourite Covers: The Rest of Us Just Live Here The Sword of Summer Winter Oh what the hell… Witches Abroad 3 Favourite Books: Winter The … Continue reading

Reading Update: October

Reading Update: October

Novels: 4 Novellas/short stories: 0  Graphic novels: 0 Total: 4 Total: 1 434 pages Finished series/trilogies/duologies: 0 Started series/trilogies/duologies: 1  Favourite Cover: Carry On Favourite Book: Carry On 3 Favourite Characters: Baz (Carry On) Penelope (Carry On) Alanna (Alanna:The First Adventure) 3 Favourite Relationships (Romantic or not): Baz & Simon (Carry On) Brandon & Abel (How to … Continue reading

Reading Update: September

Reading Update: September

Novels: 6 Novellas/short stories: 0  Graphic novels: 0 Total: 6 Total: 1 899 pages Finished series/trilogies/duologies: 1 Started series/trilogies/duologies: 0  3 Favourite Covers: Everything, Everything Stand-Off The Absolutist 3 Favourite Books: The Absolutist Almost Like Being in Love Stand-Off 3 Favourite Characters : Travis (Almost Like Being in Love) Ryan-Dean (Stand-Off) (even though he was kind … Continue reading

Reading Update: August

Reading Update: August

Novels: 3 Novellas/short stories: 0  Graphic novels: 0 Total: 3 Total: 1 195 pages Finished series/trilogies/duologies: 0 Started series/trilogies/duologies: 0  Completed challenges: 2  A book from your childhood – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban I never count rereads in my reading updates, which is why you can’t see any Harry Potter books above. … Continue reading

Reading Update: July

Reading Update: July

Novels: 5 Novellas/short stories: 0  Graphic novels: 0 Total: 5 Total: 1590 pages Finished series/trilogies/duologies: 0 Started series/trilogies/duologies: 1  Completed challenges: 3  A book based on the cover – The Museum of Extraordinary Things For this challenge, I basically just went to the library and tried to pick up any book I didn’t already know that … Continue reading

Reading Update: June

Reading Update: June

Novels: 7 Novellas/short stories: 0  Graphic novels: 0 Total: 7 Total: 2 524 pages Finished series/trilogies/duologies: 0 Started series/trilogies/duologies: 2  Completed challenges: 1  A classic romance – Persuasion Written in the 19th century by the queen of classic romance, Jane Austen. 3 Favourite Covers: Half Bad The Wrath and the Dawn More Happy Than Not … Continue reading

Reading Update: May

Reading Update: May

Novels: 11 Novellas/short stories: 0  Graphic Novels: 0 Total: 11 Total:  3 495 pages Finished Series/Trilogies/Duologies: 2 Started Series/Trilogies/Duologies: 1 Completed Challenges: 3  A book more than 100 years old – The Secret Garden The Secret Garden was first published back in 1911, which means it turns 104 this year. :) A book with a … Continue reading

Reading Update: April

Reading Update: April

Novels: 13 Novellas/short stories: 0  Graphic Novels: 0 Total: 13 Total: 4 626 pages Finished Series/Trilogies/Duologies: 2 Started Series/Trilogies/Duologies: 3 Completed Challenges: 4  A book that scares you – The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender I learned early on in the story that terrible things were just gonna keep on happening to the … Continue reading

Reading Update: March

Reading Update: March

Novels: 7 Novellas/short stories: 1  Graphic Novels: 0 Total: 8 Total: 2 525 pages Finished Series/Trilogies/Duologies: 0 Started Series/Trilogies/Duologies: 5 Completed Challenges: 4  A book you can finish in one day – The Winner’s Crime I just breezed right through this book. :) A funny book – Wyrd Sisters Man, I just love Terry Pratchett’s humour. So … Continue reading

Reading Update: February

Reading Update: February

Novels: 10 Novellas/short stories: 0  Graphic Novels: 1 Total: 11 Total: 3968 pages Finished Series/Trilogies/Duologies: 2 Started Series/Trilogies/Duologies: 2 Completed Challenges: 8  A memoir – Yes Please Not sure I’ve ever read a memoir before, and I don’t think it’ll become a regularity, but still glad I tried. :) A book with more than 500 pages – The Fellowship … Continue reading

Reading Update: January

Reading Update: January

Novels: 10 Novellas/short stories: 1 (Leave the Window Open by Victoria Schwab doesn’t have a cover) Graphic Novels: 3 Total: 14 Total: 4481 pages Finished Series/Trilogies/Duologies: 2 Started Series/Trilogies/Duologies: 1 Completed Challenges: 12 A book set in the future – Ready Player One Admittedly not very far in the future, but in the future all the … Continue reading

2015 Reading Challenges

2015 Reading Challenges

So, 2015 huh? Oh dear. Well, no reason to dawdle (no matter how weird that combination of numbers looks to me), let’s just jump straight to it. First things first… …the Goodreads challenge When it comes to the Goodreads challenge, I have a nifty little trick that I’m now going to graciously share with you. … Continue reading