Friday, January 29, 2016

Review - Darcy's Tale by Stanley Michael Hurd

Darcy's Tale (Darcy's Tale #1-3)

Series: Standalone
Genre: Historical Fiction
Source: Purchased
Published: Omnibus (2014)
Paperback - 704 pgs

Rating: 4/5

Let yourself be drawn into the world of Fitzwilliam Darcy, landed gentleman, scholar, and very eligible bachelor, whose engaging and enthusiastic friend, Mr. Bingley, has acquired a new manor. Darcy accompanies his friend into the wilds of Hertfordshire, where he meets the enchanting Miss Elizabeth Bennet. Darcy was a wealthy, well-intentioned, intelligent, and educated man; how on Earth did he become so thoroughly tangled by his acquaintance with the daughter of a country gentleman? Follow the story that will take Darcy from the heights of wealth and status, to the depths of pain and self-condemnation, and, ultimately, to the safe haven of the love and respect of his heart's mistress. This lovingly crafted companion to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice will give her fans a feeling of home-coming, and a chance to see this beloved story from a new perspective, all the while immersed in the endearing world of Regency England Austen so masterfully created.

Adaptations of Austen’s novels are written almost exclusively by women. It is rare indeed that a man takes up the task of rewriting the story of Darcy and Miss. Bennet. After reading this series though, I wish more would try.

While many others have tried to capture Darcy’s perspective of Pride and Prejudice, this version captures his spirit and personality in a way Austen, I think, would approve. Here we receive a before, during and after view of Darcy's character and we witness the transformation Elizabeth sparks in him from his own eyes. Darcy’s public vs. private face is made clear using letters between he and his sister, who is has a much larger role in this story than the original, which I enjoyed immensely.

I will admit there were times when the sheer amount of philosophy Darcy used to analyze his life made me skim some of the pages. However, I did enjoy the analytical side of Darcy overall compared to the sickly sweet version some adaptations put forward. This version of Darcy is much closer to the one I envision when I read Pride and Prejudice. Hurd captured all the characters’ essence and I enjoyed the extra characters he created just as much. 

My only complaint is a problem with the format or printing. Some of the italicized letters were boxes like you sometimes see when an emoji doesn't come through correctly. This problem did not show up until 2/3 into the story and became worse as the book went on. It was extremely frustrating that the book was printed with this problem. In some cases I could still determine what the words were through contexts or because a minority of the letters were missing.  In other cases it made it impossible to understand sentences. This is where the book lost its fifth star. This book was over thirty dollars to purchase as a complete “deluxe” volume, but there was this major problem with the book. I don’t know if the ebook version of the volume or the individual books have this problem. I would not recommend putting out the extra money for the physical version though if I were to do it again.

Overall, the story was fantastic, but I hope you can find a way to avoid the missing letters if you read this story! This is a great read for any Austen adaptation fan and a unique way to read Darcy's story. I really enjoyed the different perspective of Darcy's life.

Happy Reading! 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Favorite Jane Austen Retellings or Continuations

On this 203rd anniversary of Pride and Prejudice's publication I am talking about my favorite Austen retellings to celebrate!

After discovering there are Jane Austen adaptations and continuations in the world a few years ago, I started devouring them at a frightening pace a few years ago. I will never claim to be an expert on these because I know there are Janeites out there who have read many more than I have. Today I want to share a few of my favorites and share what kind of adaptations I find most appealing.

Personally, I am a big fan of the Regency era retellings and continuations. While I have several that take place in modern day or even in the future, most of the ones I read take place around the time the original story would have taken place. I love history in general so I think that is why these appeal to me the most.

Darcy's Tale (Darcy's Tale #1-3)

Darcy's Tale by Stanley Michael Hurd 

Most recently I read Darcy's Tale. This retelling is told in three volumes through Darcy's eyes and follows him from before his first meeting with the Bennets through the many trials he and Elizabeth face. Hurd recounts Darcy's innermost thoughts and feelings about his sister, his friends, his responsibilities and, of course, Miss Elizabeth Bennet.

The Darcys of Derbyshire: A Pride & Prejudice Variation

Throughout this book Darcy's (and all the other character's) characterization on point. Hurd created a world around Darcy that felt like an Austen novel and gave us a glimpse into a landed gentleman's life. Plus the story gave me all those familiar feels surrounding Darcy and Elizabeth's romance. This series was my favorite adaptation I've read in a long time.

The Darcy's of Derbyshire by Abigail Reynolds 

On a very different note The Darcy's of Derbyshire is a short story about a scene that could have happened during the Gardiner's trip to the Peaks. Darcy happens upon the couple and their niece after his disastrous proposal. He helps Miss Bennet climb a particularly beautiful cliff while telling her the story of his parents' romance. 

8306761This was a beautiful short story I really enjoyed. Abigail Reynolds is a retelling master and I always enjoy her "what if" changes to Austen's original Pride and Prejudice. It is short, but Reynolds paints a picture of Darcy's parents as young adults and tries to rekindle Elizabeth's view of their son. It is a fun and different approach to an adaptation and I enjoyed this story immensely. 

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund 

Unlike the other two on this list, For Darkness Shows the Stars is a retelling of Persuasion. It is quite an adaptation too. In this futuristic dystopian Elliot North is a young woman who refused a servant Kai. Now Kai has returned from a intergalactic adventure rich and successful and Elliot hopes this could be her second chance with him and for escape. Kai seems unwilling to give it to her though. 

Persuasion is my favorite Jane Austen book and I am constantly on the hunt for adaptations or continuations of the story. There aren't many and this is my favorite of the ones I've found. It gave me the same feelings and the story works even though it is in a very different setting. 

I hope you found an adaptation that might suit your mood or an inspiration to check out more Jane Austen retellings. Happy Reading!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Ten Authors I Can't Wait for Their Next Release

Welcome to freebie week on Top Ten Tuesday! This week I'm talking about some authors I've read who I hope will another book asap. Some of these authors have many books published while others have only one book out. In either case I am so anxious for their next publication.

1) Moira Fowley-Doyle - After reading the beautiful writing in The Accident Season, I cannot wait for another book by Fowley-Doyle. I loved her debut so much and cannot wait to see her next idea!

2) Robin LaFevers - I want more historical fiction by LaFevers! I am anxious to see her write another book period but I hope it is something in the same vein as the His Fair Assassins Trilogy.

3) Mindy McGinnis - Though I have another book by McGinnis on my shelf, I'm looking forward to her next release whatever it may be.  A Madness so Discreet blew me away and I hope she write something similar (or related!) next.

4) Erin Morgenstern - According to her twitter there is another novel in the works! If it is half as amazing as The Night Circus, I want to read it. I'm anxious for it whatever it may be. Her magical writing in The Night Circus was beautiful.

5) Andy Weir - I'm not sure if Weir already has another book out or if he is working on one currently. I should probably find out though I don't know if anything could be as epic as The Martian.

6) Tamora Pierce - Ok. I have an unread series by Tamora Pierce on my shelf but I can't get into it. I need something new from her in my life and I hope daily for nice cover art for her next books. (Terrier series was an epic fail in my opinion)

7) Christopher Paolini - Since The Inheritance Cycle ended, I have anxiously awaited news that Paolini will publish again. I loved Eragon so much and hoped as he got older the author's writing would get more polished. I still haven't heard anything in the wind though.

8) John Green - Give me some more feels John!

9) J.K. Rowling - I haven't read any of the adult books Rowling has published. I just need something from the Potter world to be published. PLEASE?

10) Veronica Roth - Personally I loved Divergent but thought the rest of the series was ok. I'd love to read something else as addicting and fast paced as Divergent though.

Happy Reading!

Sunday, January 24, 2016


This week is the 7th round of RYSAT and I've enjoyed this readathon a lot. Though I have made little progress, I've made an honest effort considering my work schedule. Check out what I've been reading this week in my update video!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Review - The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle

The Accident Season
Series: Standalone
Genre: Magical Realism
Source: Purchased
Published: Corgi Children’s (2015)
Hardcover – 304pgs / Audiobook – 7hrs 24mins

Rating: 5/5 

It's the accident season, the same time every year. Bones break, skin tears, bruises bloom.

The accident season has been part of seventeen-year-old Cara's life for as long as she can remember. Towards the end of October, foreshadowed by the deaths of many relatives before them, Cara's family becomes inexplicably accident-prone. They banish knives to locked drawers, cover sharp table edges with padding, switch off electrical items - but injuries follow wherever they go, and the accident season becomes an ever-growing obsession and fear.

But why are they so cursed? And how can they break free?

This is a fantastic atmospheric story that includes lovely characters, a slow delicious plot and beautiful prose. This was my favorite book of 2015. It took me completely by surprise at the end of the year and I adored it.  The magical realism, slow build and interesting writing reminded me of The Raven Boys, which is another one of my favorite books, and I think fans of that story will also enjoy The Accident Season.

The writing is very beautiful. There is so much magic in the sentences and turns of phrase the author used. The descriptions and visuals were stunning. That being said, I think some will find this book confusing or too flowery. The writing can blur reality and fantasy and there were times I got a little lost in between.  However, the way Fowley-Doyle writes made me believe magic could happen.

While this story is short, the characters are well-developed and full of life. I loved them and their quirks and am still thinking about them weeks later. The characters were so easy to relate to and I found them very realistic as well. Throughout the books all the friendships felt authentic and the struggles they went through seemed to affect their relationships in realistic ways which is always a plus. There is a slow building romance in this story I didn’t know I wanted until very close to the end, but I am exceptionally please with how it turned out.

Throughout the book the story if mysterious and haunting without being scary. The tone of the novel felt much more mature than many of the young adult books I’ve read. Fowley-Doyle crafted a story that featured some serious issues, but she didn’t talk down to her readers about them which I really liked. I am stunned by this debut.

If you are interested in this story, I would highly recommend listening to the audiobook if you have the opportunity. The narration added to the haunting feel of the story and I was completely wrapped up in the audio. I cannot say enough good things about this book and anxiously await the next novel Fowley-Doyle puts out. 

Happy Reading

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Changing My Goodreads Challenge

After spending the first two weeks of the year stressed out, I've decided I want to approach my reading year a little differently in 2016. Originally I was going to set my goal at 115 books for 2016, but upon reflection I want to stress less and read books that have been on my shelf longer than I thought they would be. This year I am reading the books I've been putting off because they were too big or too complicated and would slow me down from reading over 100 books in a year. This year I'm going to tackle those books!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

T5W- Favorite Buzz Words

This week the Top Five Wednesday topic is one I'm very excited for. Buzz words are interesting to talk about and I love to see what gets others excited for books. These are a few words that instantly peak my interest when I'm reading the description of a book.

1) Thieves/Pirates/Assassins - So I was going to count these as different buzz words, but they all come down to the same thing. I love criminals with a conscious. Give me a criminal living by their own life code and I am lost. In most cases I'll defend them to the death.

2) Retelling - Any type of retelling will catch my eye. Fairytale retellings, Jane Austen retellings or any classic retelling always seem interesting to me! I'm always pulled in.

3) Magic - This is such a generic one, but it still works. One of the first words I pick up on in a description is magic or fantasy. These are the words that draw me into a story or make me purchase a book.

4) Victorian England - A setting in Victorian England or a similar sounding world will make me add a book to my wishlist very quickly. I love this time period, both learning about it historically and exploring it in fiction. It fascinates me and I love books set in fantasy worlds with a similar feel.

5) Steampunk mixed with Magic - This is a fascinating combination to me. I haven't heard about too many books that combine technology and magic so when I do pick up on some buzz about a book that has both I get very excited.

Some of my other favorite buzz words are featured in this video where I talk about buzz words and which ones are most appealing to me. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Ten Books I've Recently Added to My TBR

My To-Be-Read Shelf is constantly changing. I constantly add books to my TBR Shelf in my house and also my imaginary TBR shelf on Goodreads. This list for Top Ten Tuesday will be a mix of both. Some of these are the books I just recently purchased and others are ones I've recently heard about and want to pick up eventually. I'm excited for this topic and love when it comes around. Thank you to the Broke and the Bookish for throwing it again.

Recently Purchased

1) The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton - After finishing The Curiosities, I really wanted to pick up a Tessa Gratton book. The last story she wrote in that anthology was similar to the description of this book. I'm anxious to get to this one and learn more about the Nordic Myths. 

2) The Mirk in the Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson - Finally! Finally! I have this book at last. I've been pinning over this one for ages and trying to decide if I want to pick it up. It showed up on Book  Outlet and I could not resist any longer.

3)  All the Rage by Courtney Summers - I have heard nothing but good things about this story since it hit the shelves and am excited to read it. While I know it will be a tough book, I want to read because I think this subject is important.

4) Theiftaker by D.B. Jackson - This is a historical fiction book all about magic and revolutionary America! I'm so excited to read this series and it is part of my TBR for #RYBSAT which is starting today.

5) The Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Vol. 1 by Diana Wynne Jones - A good friend of mine is demanding that I read this series because she loved it as a child. I also loved Howl's Moving Castle so I want to read more of Jones' work.

Monday, January 18, 2016

#RYBSAT TBR (Round 7)

It is once again time for #RYBSAT! If you are unfamiliar RYBSAT stands for Read Your Bookshelf-a-thon. It runs from January 19th - 25th this time and I am so excited to participate. I will have the RYBSAT Twitter linked as well as the creator's channel.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Review - Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

The Dead House
Series: None (Standalone) 
Genre: Horror
Source: Purchased
Published: Little Brown Books (2015) 
Hardcover: 400 pgs
Add it // Buy it 

Rating: 3/5

Part-psychological thriller, part-urban legend, this is an unsettling narrative made up of diary entries, interview transcripts, film footage transcripts and medical notes. Twenty-five years ago, Elmbridge High burned down. Three people were killed and one pupil, Carly Johnson, disappeared. Now a diary has been found in the ruins of the school. The diary belongs to Kaitlyn Johnson, Carly’s identical twin sister. But Carly didn’t have a twin . . .

Re-opened police records, psychiatric reports, transcripts of video footage and fragments of diary reveal a web of deceit and intrigue, violence and murder, raising a whole lot more questions than it answers.

Who was Kaitlyn and why did she only appear at night? Did she really exist or was she a figment of a disturbed mind? What were the illicit rituals taking place at the school? And just what did happen at Elmbridge in the events leading up to ‘the Johnson Incident’?

It's been a few months since I finished this book and I still have mixed feelings about it. The first half of this book is exciting, mysterious and strange. I was fascinated with the journal entries, police log and transcripts. The format made this book standout and was really well created. The story is creepy and had my hair standing on end at points.

The unreliable narrator, Carly/Kaitlyn (mainly Kaitlyn), is fascinating and her storytelling messed with my mind. It is difficult throughout the book to decide who to trust and which version of events is real. I really enjoyed this though. It kept me invested and interested while I found it hard to like any of the main characters. The tension really kept the story moving for me and I had a burning desire to find out what caused Carly and Kaitlyn to trade awareness the way they did.

Like I mentioned most of the characters were tough for me to like. Towards the middle of the book I was confused about who some of the characters were. While I enjoyed the format, some of the police reports and such were out of order which made it hard for me to keep the characters straight.

I’m not exactly sure where the story changed from exciting and dark to confusing and flat. Towards the end things to be drawn out too long and the wheels fell off. I found some of the sections predictable. Then others parts of the book I could not figure out, but those sections were drawn out for ages. It was a very weird dynamic.  The ending was too open ended in my opinion and left me very very frustrated. 

Happy Reading!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Star Jar (2016)

After trying several different uses for my jar, I think I've found the one that will work for me. I love making the stars for this jar. I can't wait to fill this up with my stars throughout the year. I'm excited to continue doing this in future years too if it works out. Let me know if you do a star jar and what different color stars mean for you.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2015 Favorites

 Instead of making a December favorites, I've decided to talk about the things I loved in 2015. These are the things I was obsessed with throughout 2015 or blew me away the most. So check out my favorite books, music and products from this year! 

Book Favorite:

This year  I had many book favorites , but at the end of the year one book took the cake. It totally upset all my lists for 2015 and shook up my favorite book of 2015 so much.  I listened to the audiobook which totally captivated me. 
It was The Accident Season and I loved this book. I cannot sing its  praises enough right now. Check out my Top Ten Books of 2015 to see the other books I loved last year. 
The Accident Season

Blog/Video Favorites:
 My favorite post to write this year was my book and movie comparison of The Martian . I loved the book then went to see the movie on opening weekend. I loved the movie adaptation as well and enjoy comparing the two.  If you haven't watched the movie yet, I suggest you check it out and check out the post to see my thoughts. 

Music Favorite:
My favorite album/artist of 2015 goes to the wonderful Sam Hunt. Both his studio album Montevallo and the acoustic album Between the Pines. Montevallo was my album of the summer and I loved listening to Between the Pines as well. 

Life Favorite:
 Running /Exercise is my life favorite of this year.  This is the first year I ran throughout the year rather than just for a few weeks at a time. 

Movie Favorite:
This year I watched a lot of movies. My favorite of the year was the To Write Love on Her Arms Movie. That story moved me to tears several times and it killed me with all the emotions it made me feel.  I loved it so much. There are some very strong trigger warning for this movie though for depression, self-injury, drug use and attempted suicide. It can be quite graphic but the movie really stuck with me. 

TV Favorite:
This year I think my favorite series I watched was X- Files. While I haven't finished all the seasons, this TV show captivated me. I love it and even though it scares the crap out of me at times I enjoy it. 

Video Game Favorite
 In 2015 there is no doubt  my game of the year is Dishonored. I've been  playing this game constantly since October. I finish it and start is all over again. There are so many different ways to play through this game and I don't think I've discovered everything yet! 

This year  was full of amazing things and I can't wait to discover even more new books, movies and activities in the new year.  Please let me know what you loved this year! Happy New Year! 

Monday, January 11, 2016

#BoutofBooks Wrap Up 15.0

This week has been a great reading week for me. However I spent the whole week reading (engrossed really) in a single book, so I have very little to report! I enjoyed it immensely and you will hear even more about it in my wrap up at the end of the month.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Review - My True Love Gave to Me

My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories
My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Winter Romances
Series: Standalone Collection
Genre: YA Contemporary
Source: Purchased
Published: Macmillan (October 2014)
Hardcover: 355 pgs
Add it // Buy it

Overall Rating: 4/5

A collection of joyful festive stories that will keep you warm during the cold winter months. Includes stories by Stephanie Perkins, Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de la Pena, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan and Kelly Link. 

This year has been the year of story collections for me. I have read quite a few of them this year and My True Love Gave to Me might top the list. It is at least tied with The Curiosities. This set of twelve stories was raved about last year and I think it deserved all that praise.  There is something for everyone in this collection if you enjoy cute contemporary romance stories. Some stories are very holiday related while others just happen around the holidays.  Personally I loved Midnights, The Lady and the Fox (fantastic!), It’s a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown (OMG this one!!), and The Girl Who Woke the Dreamer.  

Like all collections these stories really stood out to me while others weren’t for me.  Overall though all the stories gave me the warm fuzzies and made me really happy. This book came along at the right time for me. I needed some feel-good stories because of some stuff going on in my personal life. This book gave me a boost right around the holidays and I really enjoyed it. I highly recommend this book especially around the holidays!

Happy Reading! 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Series to Finish in 2015

A few weeks ago I made a Top Five Wednesday post about some series I want to start in 2015. There are also several series I need to finish in 2015. I love these series and need to finish them ASAP.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

T5W - Favorite Fandoms

Today the Top Five Wednesday post is all about my favorite thing. FANDOMS. Though they have their good and bad moments, fandoms are lovely and I adore the communities that spring up around popular media. These are just five of my favorite ones to be a part of.

1) Harry Potter- This was my first experience with fandom. This book series became a worldwide fandom and I still discover new things about the series through this fandom. I love all the art, music, videoes, headcanons, fanfiction and everything to do with this fandom. I don't know if any fandom will ever top this one because it was such an important part of my childhood.

2) The Raven Cycle - After finish The Raven Boys, I sought out this fandom very quickly. I wanted to freak out about how amazing this series was with others and the fandom did not disappoint. It has grown quite a bit since I first started following it on tumblr, but I still love it dearly.

3) Doctor Who - Personally, I'm a newbie to the Doctor Who fandom. I've only watched from the ninth doctor forward and I'm not caught up on the most recent season. I love this show though and fangirl over it so hard. I love the fandom's creativity and their long term affair with this show. It is awesome!

4) Sleepy Hollow - This show has taken over my life the past couple of seasons. I love the characters and all the villains the writers come up with. That being said, this fandom has struggled mightily to get our show renewed once (here's hoping for a season four) and banded together to make that happen. I love the edits and art people make about this show and hope it will continue for a long time.  (DO YOU HEAR ME FOX A LONG TIME!!!)

5)  Jane Austen - I've read a lot of Jane Austen and Jane Austen themed things over the past few years. I love Austen's original works and the novels others write based on her works. I love to learn about her life and the time period she wrote and lived in. It is all fascinating. I'm not nearly as involved in this fandom but I love love love Austen.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Top Ten Resolutions for 2016

Since we just rang into 2016, it is time to make our resolutions for the new year! I'm excited to start another year of reading. A new Goodreads challenge, a new list of books for the year, new goals and a fresh start. I always love to start over with my reading and all the lists I make during the year.

These are bookish and non-bookish resolutions

1) Read 115 Books - After dropping this challenge to 75 in 2015, I want to jump back up to 100 this year. I read over 100 books in 2015 so I don't think it matters if I reduce it or not. This year I want to read a lower percentage of graphic novels but still fit in audiobooks and a manga series at some point.

2) Buy Fewer Books - This year I want to focus on the books I have more than the books I want to get my hands on. In 2015 I did a better job of this, but I want to improve in 2016.

3) Reduce my TBR to less than 200 Books - The ultimate goal is to reduce my TBR to 150 books. I want to reduce it. I'm frustrated I have so many books. My plan for reducing did not work out as well as I hoped last year but this year again I hope I can

4) Reread the Throne of Glass Series - Before I read Queen of Shadows, I would like to reread the other three books in the series. I forget a lot of what happened and I want to refresh my memories.

5) Finish one of my Classic Box Sets - I received two box sets of classics for Christmas last year and I didn't read many of the books in 2015. This year I would like to read all the books in at least one of the sets. It works out to about four or five classics.

6) Watch 25 Movies/TV Seasons - This is an annual challenge for me. In 2015 things were weird and I actually watched 25 movies and did not finish 25 TV Seasons. Usually it is the other way around. Hopefully in 2015 I'll finish 25 of each.

7) Keep the Weight Off- In 2015 I lost twenty pounds! That's really exciting, but this year I need to keep the weight off! Incidentally this might be much harder to do but I'm excited to work toward this in the upcoming year.

8) Keep a better Blog/Youtube Schedule - I was much better at keeping a schedule, but still disappeared for several months. This year I do not want to disapear.

9) Color More - Who didn't get an adult coloring book for Christmas? I want to use mine!

10) Balance What I Love Better- I tend to veg out when I get home from work. I want to be more productive during the week! I want to stay ahead rather than keep up!

Last Top Ten Tuesday ----> Top Ten Anticipated Releases for 2016

Monday, January 4, 2016

#BoutofBooks Annoucement and TBR/Currently Reading

Bout of BooksIt is time once again time for the Bout of Books readathon. I love this readathon and it is so low key.You can find all the information about Bout of Books here. Check it out and sign up! Let me know if you are participating so I can check out your TBR and Updates

"The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team"

All my updates will be on my Twitter. Usually I do one update a day about my progress but my Goodreads updates show up there as well. 

Friday, January 1, 2016

Reading Wrap Up for 2015

This year was full of books! Today I'm wrapping up 2015 and looking forward to 2016. Here is my warp up for December, the Christmas Booktube-a-thon and 2015. Enjoy! 

Throughout the year I kept track of many different aspects of the books I was reading and now have beautiful colorful charts about the things I read this year. See below! 

Jamie's 2015 End of Year Survey

This has been a heck of a year. Once again it is time to do Jamie's survey from her Perpetual Page Turner blog. I always enjoy doing this. If you are interested you can find the questions here!
Number Of Books You Read: 125
Number of Re-Reads: 14!
Genre You Read The Most From: Paranormal!