2015 is finally coming to an end! It was my best month for the blog, both in stats and quality of posts. I met tons of amazing people, hit the 500 followers mark on twitter, received a 100 followers on Fiery Reads (that sound you hear? it’s me screaming in utter joy), and just generally had a pretty damn good time. Alas, the month must come to an end, so I’m here to show you what’s been going on for the past 31 days.
It was a whirlwind month for blogging! I posted 20 posts total, 4 of which were reviews! Here are my posts from the month of December:
- Top Ten Tuesday #7: Ten 2016 Debuts I’m Looking Forward To – I started the month off with a bang and shared the 2016 books I’m dying to get my hands on! Luckily for me, and bookworms everywhere, 2016 is juuuuust around the corner, and the new releases are within sight!
- WoW #7: The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye – This is one of my most highly anticipated books of next year–it has magic, romance and it’s set in Russia! Honestly, what more could a girl want?
- The Coffee Book Tag – Gee @ A Book and A Cup of Coffee tagged me for this fun post, and it’s the first ever book tag I’ve done!
- Discussion: Are People Focusing on ARCs Too Much? – This was my first discussion post, posted in the midst of yet another bout of ARC drama. I love all the feedback I’ve received on it; let me know your thoughts if you haven’t already!
- Review: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – I reread this series to get ready for the final book, and man, this book is just as beautiful as I remembered it to be.
- Top Ten Tuesday #8: 10 New to Me Authors in 2015 – In which I shared some of my great author finds of this year!
- Waiting on Wednesday #8: Titans by Victoria Scott – Another one of my most anticipated 2016 releases, this book is giving me some series Scorpio Races vibes.
- Review: This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – I reviewed the 2nd book in the Starbound Trilogy, which was also brilliant.
- Discussion: Why Girls in Dresses Matter – This is my favorite post I’ve ever written, and I don’t know how I’m going to top it, honestly. I posted this in the midst of the cover redesign announcement for The Winner’s Kiss, and I’m so overjoyed with all the wonderful comments I’ve received!
- Series Review: Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu – Yet another reread, I shared my everlasting love for one of the best YA trilogies out there.
- WoW #9: And I Darken by Kiersten White – *screeches* I need this book ASAP!!!
- Review and Discussion: Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner – This is it, the final book in the Starbound Trilogy. Tears were shed, people.
- Best Books of 2015 – 1st day of the Top 10 of 2015 event; I cheated a bit and put my top 11, which I highly recommend!
- Best Book Covers of 2015 – 2nd day of the Top 10 of 2015 event; there’s no denying it–I am completely and utterly obsessed with covers, and I shared my favorites of 2015
- Best OTPs of 2015 – 3rd day of the Top 10 of 2015 event; honestly, I am such shipper trash and I couldn’t be happier with my decisions. See any of your OTPs on here?
- Best Book Boyfriends of 2015 – 4th day of the Top 10 of 2015 event; *sighs* all of these guys are so incredibly dreamy, and my heart is fluttering just thinking about them all.
- Top 10 Most Anticipated 2016 Releases! – 5th day of the Top 10 of 2015 event; different from the first post of the month, this post is split up between my most anticipated debuts and new releases.
- End of the Year Survey 2015! – I am obsessed with stats, and I loved filling out this survey and fitting all of my favorite books into these categories!
- 2016 Reading Challenges and Goals! – The slytherin in me was definitely what possessed me to sign up for all of these challenges and aim high with my blogging and reading goals.
- WoW #9: Starflight by Melissa Landers – Sci-fi is one of my new favorite things, and this sci-fi romance sounds right up my alley!
It was a great reading month, what with winter break and #EOTYRead2015. This month, I read a total of 13 books, with 4 of those books coming from my December TBR. I read a grand total of 5,099 pages! Honestly, I have no idea how I did this, but I’m pretty damn proud!
This Shattered World by Meagan Spooner and Amie Kaufman: ★★★★★ (reread). Full review here.
Legend by Marie Lu: ★★★★★ (reread). I posted a full review of the entire series here.
Prodigy by Marie Lu: ★★★★★ (reread)
Champion by Marie Lu: ★★★★★ (reread)
Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner: ★★★★★ (. Full review here.
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi: ★★★★★ (reread)
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi: ★★★★★ (reread)
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi: ★★★★★ (reread)
Jackaby by William Ritter: ★★ 1/2. Full review to come!
Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry: ★★★★ 1/2. Full review to come!
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey: ★★★★★ (reread)
The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey: ★★★★. Full review to come!
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer: ★★★★ 1/2. Full review to come!
Total books read so far this year: 60/50