The Year that Was


And what a year it was! 2015 marked the fourth year of my blogging career. Looking back, I never expected to last this long. There were days when I really couldn’t find it in me to read, much less blog, but through your patronage and kind words, I persevered. It wasn’t easy to drown out that voice in my head that told me to quit every few months, but heck, some of you are just terrifying. I’ve gotten threats of bodily harm if I quit, and some of you even threatened to end their lives (not true). So I figure, there’s nothing else going on in my life, so I might as well stick to a community where I’m wanted.


At the beginning of the year, I set a goal of 150 books to read. I’ve met and surpassed this goal by August. As of this writing, I’m at 206 books for the year. And I’m not looking to add more. Even though I could’ve added more to this total, I decided to leave the total as it is. 

2015 Reading Challenge

2015 Reading Challenge
Joy (joyous reads) has completed her goal of reading 150 books in 2015!

According to Goodreads, my average rating for 2015 is 3.6 stars. That’s a bit stingy even by my standards. Yikes. I’ll try to do better in 2016, I promise!


285 physical books (ARCs, hardcover and paperbacks) 75 audio books downloaded 21 books downloaded from Net Galley 17 books with 5-star rating 0 abandoned books


I hoped to finish some books I downloaded on Audible that I started and didn’t finish. I’m hoping I will be able to resist the temptation of downloading any more books before I finish these: audible3 audible2 audible I want to be more organized on the blog. I bought an organizer to help me sort through my posts. According to what I’ve written down so far, I should be well ahead of the game until Jan 22. I have written down what’s coming up on the blog, I just have to draft the posts. Lol.


There are a lot of things I can improve on in the coming year, but I think I’ll just fly by the seat of my pants. I’m looking forward to reading what you guys got up to in 2015. I wish you all the best of the coming year!