January 1, 2015

Goodbye 2014 - Hello 2015

The 2014 Challenges I Failed and Finished

Goodreads Challenge: 110/115 - I was only five books short. Not bad. I read 8 more books than last year!
Summer Reading Challenge: I finished this challenge and read 35/35 books during the summer.
TBR Pile Reading Challenge: I failed.
Prequel & Sequel Challenge: Also failed.
Bout of Books Read-a-thon: I actually read all 5 books I set out to read for that week! Success.
NaNoWriMo: I won! I wrote51,139/50,000 words during the month of November.

Some Reading Stats

Longest Book - Afterwords by: Scott Westerfeld at 599 pages
Shortest Book (Not Novella) - Grammar Girl's 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again at 128 pages
The month I read the most books - July is the winner with 12 books.
The month I read the least number of books - I read the least in September with only 6 books.
Total Pages read this year - 38,326 pages! 4,764 more pages than last year!
Total number of books read this year - I read 110 mostly wonderful books.

Top Three Favorite Non-Review Posts

Top Three Reviews I Really Enjoyed Writing in 2014
1.Heir of Fireby: Sarah J. Maas
2.Cressby: Marissa Meyer
3.Dangerous Girlsby: Abigail Haas

My 2015 Blogger/Reading Goals/Resolutions

1.Actually write my reviews within a week after finishing a book. No joke.
2. Reply to comments in a timely matter.
3. Try to post and talk more among fellow bloggers on Twitter.
4.Get a little more organized and schedule more posts in advance.
5. Remember to read for fun.
6. Attend at least one book signing, but really I mean three.


  1. WOW YOU READ SO MUCH!! I will clap for you now :D I only read like 59 books this year, but you read a lot! I don't think i can manage to do that haha! I'm sorry you didn't finish some of your challenges last year. At least you can join some more for 2015. There's a lot to choose from ^.^

  2. We read almost the same number of books last year! I read 112 but my goal was 100 so I guess I did well :) I've never done a challenge before but I'm really interested in joining a few this year! Hope you have better luck in completing some more in 2015 :D Happy 2015!

  3. AW 5 books short! Thats a bummer but 110 books is still great!! And you wrote a 50,000+ words among all that so kudos to you!! I love following your blog and think all of your posts are wonderful! And I have pretty much the same resolutions +investing time in new features (which I failed at last year). PS: It's so weird to say last year and mean 2014.

  4. Happy New Year, Kay! Wow, you read so many wonderful books-congrats on meeting some of your challeges. I'm horrible at those, but I did pretty well for Goodreads this year. Hope this year brings you some great reads and I look forward to seeing what you think of Compulsion :)


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