Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 End of the Year Survey

The Annual End of Year Book Survey was created by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner

Number of Books I have read:

Before I answer this I have to explain that the number of books I read for myself is less than the number of books listed as read for the year on Goodreads because I counted in quite a few children's picture books that I read to my daughter. I wouldn't bother adding picture books but I've started working my way through the '1001 Books To Read Before You Grow Up' list.
Goodreads total as of December 27, 2015

Total number of books I read for myself:
Number of re-reads:
0 that weren't picture books
Genre I read the most from:

1. Best book I read in 2015

It's a tie!

2. A book I was excited about and thought I would love but didn't.

3. The most surprising book I read.

4. The book I recommended most.

5. Best series I started in 2015

Best sequel I read.

Best series ender.

6. Favorite new author I discovered in 2015.
Leigh Bardugo

7. Best book from a genre I don't typically read.

8. Most action packed/unputdownable/thrilling book I read.

9. A book I read in 2015 that I am most likely to re-read next year.

10. Favorite cover.

11. Most memorable character.
Dorothy Gale

12. Most beautifully written book.
I'm really not sure. None stood out as 'beautiful' to me.

13. Most thought-provoking / life changing book.
Again, I'm not sure.

14. Book you can't believe I waited until 2015 to read.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
The Jungle Book
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

15. Favorite passage/ quote.
Hmm. None that I can remember.

16. Shortest & longest books I read.

17. Book that shocked me the most.

18. OTP of the year.

Kaz and Inej from Six of Crows.

19. Favorite non romantic relationship.

Fin and Marrill from The Map to Everywhere.

20. Favorite book from an author I have previously read. 


I will continue working on this. Excuses excuses, but my kiddo takes up all my time! Happy New Year! 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

December 2015 Wrap Up

Books I Read

Challenge Progress

New Places Visited

Arizona (The Map to Everywhere)


No progress


How did you guys do on your goals this month? What was your favorite book? 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #59

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For the First Half of 2016

I read the extended excerpt offered by NetGalley and I cannot wait to finish it!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #48 {Christmas Edition}

I hope everyone had a great holiday! 


Of course the only books I buy anymore are for my daughter. She has a ton of books already but I just can't help myself when they are so darn cheap! The most expensive one was $4. 



My husband surprised me with 4 adult coloring books! The Time Garden and 3 of the "Wonders" Color Art books that are sold in Walmarts and that I couldn't find on Goodreads for a pic. Not that I have any time for coloring yet but I suppose when my daughter starts coloring I can too. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #58

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Books I'd Love for Santa to Leave Under My Tree This Year

Harry Potter Coloring Book

Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest & Coloring Book

Yes, fad or not, I want some adult coloring books! 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)

I'd absolutely love the illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to read to my daughter! The pictures would help keep her interest since she is so young. 

Yes, MORE Harry Potter! I'd love to have this in my cook book collection! 

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)

I still do not have a copy of this or any after this one so I still have not started the Throne of Glass series. :(

Peter Pan

I saw this beauty at Barnes & Noble the last time I was there and really want it. I'm pretty sure it was purple though. And maybe slightly different. I'm not positive. 

The Marvels

If this is anything like 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' I definitely want it on my shelves. 

The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1)

Rick Riordan's books are really fun and I enjoy reading every single one of them! I'd love to have all of his books to pass on to my daughter! I can see some mythology filled discussions in the future! 

I have a few of the other books in this series and would love to start it before the tv series begins. 

What is on your wishlist this Christmas?