Is anyone else in denial that it's 2016 already? 2016! Wow.
First of all, Happy New Year to you! Thank you so much for supporting my blog in 2015. I appreciate every follower, every comment, every interaction that makes this book blogging gig so enjoyable. There will be more reviews, giveaways, and fun in 2016, so please stick around!
As you probably guessed, I didn't get around to reviewing all the books I read in 2015 before the year slipped away. Hopefully, I can get caught up this month. I'm only 28 or so behind ... easy cheesy.
I did read a lot in 2015, even if I slacked on reviewing. Here's how my reading year looked:
Total books read: 149 (10 more than last year)
Number of fiction books read: 140 (95%)
Number of non-fiction books read: 8 (5%)
Number of adult books read: 86 (58%)
Number of YA books read: 43 (29%)
Number of MG/chapter books read: 20 (13%)
Number of books read by female authors: 120 (81%)
Number of books read by male authors: 28 (19%)
Number of books read by LDS authors: 32 (22%)
Number of books read from personal collection: 26 (18%)
Number of books read, review copies: 73 (49%)
Number of books read from library: 52 (35%)
Reading challenges joined in 2015: 3
Reading challenges completed in 2015: 0
Interestingly enough, I read 40 more adult books and 26 fewer YA books this year than I did last year. Does that mean I'm maturing? I also read more review and library books, less from my own collection. As far as fiction vs. non-fiction, the ratio hasn't changed much over the years. Yes, I need to read more non-fiction, but will I? Probably not. Female authors I read also greatly outnumber male authors, as per usual. I should probably try harder to balance that statistic out. Overall, the only thing about this year's numbers that really surprises me is how much I detoured away from YA books in comparison to other years. I guess that what happens when you turn 40?
As I do every year, I'm going to list the books I read this year at the bottom of this post, more for my records than anything else. Favorites are marked by an asterisk.
So, how was your year in books? Did you meet any goals you set last year? Read anything super awesome? I'd love to hear about it.
Best wishes for an amazing 2016!