2015 Wrap-Up

How many books did you read this year and did you meet or beat your own personal goal?
I beat all my goals. First, I wanted to read more than 100 books. Second, I wanted to do the special 52 book challenge in among my books. And, third, I wanted to read more books and pages than I ever have before. I read 126 books and 37,104 pages (294 pages per book on average). That’s one more book than my previous record (2014) and 7,955 more pages (2012).

Share your top 5 favorite books.
Messenger by Lois Lowry
Moonraker’s Bride by Madeleine Brent
Petey by Ben Mikaelsen
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn

Which books or authors you thought you’d never read and were pleasantly surprised to like them?
The 100 Series. My daughter begged me to read them. I was surprised how much I enjoyed them!

One book that touched you – made you laugh, cry, sing or dance!
Petey by Ben Mikaelsen

Share your most favorite character, covers and/or quotes?
Character: Miri from Shannon Hale’s Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters

Covers:
The Elements

Library of Souls

Quotes:
“Are we absolutely certain he’s a wight?” asked Addison.
“Do cats grow on trees?” Emma replied.
“Not in this part of the world.”
“Then of course we aren’t. But when it comes to wights, there’s an old saying: If you’re not sure, assume.”
(Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs)

“Don’t worry, Herman, the Russians won’t bomb this place [a nursing home].”
(Petey by Ben Mikaelsen)

One book you thought you’d love but didn’t?
Call the Nurse by Mary J. MacLeod

What countries or centuries did you explore?
Ancient history.

What books would you recommend everybody read?
The Gregor the Underlander series
The Giver series
The Wave by Todd Strasser
Petey by Ben Mikaelsen

What was your favorite part of the challenge?

My favorite part was doing the special 52 book challenge. It encouraged me to find books in categories I might not have otherwise read.

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2 responses to “2015 Wrap-Up

  1. I really really really enjoyed your reviews! They were very well written, insightful, and always on-point. There were a few books you recommended that I read and enjoyed. There were a couple I was thinking about but then read your review and you addressed my concerns so that saved me from reading something I wouldn’t have liked.

    Thank you so much for your blog! =)

    Are you going to continue next year? I hope so!

    And I really wish Petey was an e-book. =)

    • Thank you! I sure am going to continue next year šŸ™‚ I just said to my mom earlier today that I wish Petey was available as an ebook. We’re starting a book club in our ward in January and the first book we’re reading is Petey!

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