Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 in Review: Bookish Challenges & Stats

2015 Stats

▫ Number of Books Read: 40
▫ Number of Pages Read: 14,440
▫ Average Rating: 4.0

Best and Worst in Books

1. Longest Book: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling; 870 pages

2. Shortest Book: The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe; 36 pages

3. Favorite in Fiction: Winter by Marissa Meyer

4. Favorite in Nonfiction: Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy-ish Steps by Kelly Williams Brown

5. Biggest Surprise: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

6. Biggest Disappointment: The 100 by Kass Morgan

7. Favorite "New-To-Me" Author: Morgan Matson

8. Favorite Character: Kell from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

9. Newest Fictional Crush: Bellamy Blake from The 100 by Kass Morgan (mostly talking about the TV show Bellamy here).

10. Favorite Book Covers:

2015 Reading Challenges

Read three books that have been on my physical TBR shelf for more than six months.

1. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson; 14 months
2. Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson; 12 months
3. Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay; 6 months

I'm sure there were others, but I stopped keeping track after I completed this challenge.

Reread three books (not including Harry Potter).

1. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I then managed to reread a few extra books as well!

4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
5. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis

Finish five series/trilogies.

These did not necessarily have to be started in 2015.

1. Ignite Me by Taherah Mafi; the final book in the Shatter Me trilogy
2. The Nightmare Charade by Mindee Arnett; the final book in the Arkwell Academy trilogy
3. Hollow City by Ransom Riggs; the final book in the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children trilogy
4. The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin; the final book in the Mara Dyer trilogy
5. Winter by Marissa Meyer; the final book in the Lunar Chronicles series

Finish rereading the Harry Potter series. 

           [06.13.2015]                   [11.02.2105]                     [12.10.2015]

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2015 was a pretty great reading year, despite the constant reading slumps. Here's to an even better 2016!

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