Looking Back on 2017

Following the tradition in 2015, doing an End of Year post in January instead, so that it’ll include EVERYTHING, up to what happened on Dec 31, 2017. I also thought it’d be good to have a comparison over the years of reading. I’m not good with charts, so it’ll have to be a summary.

2012

Total Books Read: 130 (Novella: 43)
Reviews Written: 76

2013

Total Books Read: 104 (Novella: 33)
Reviews Written: 73

2014

Total Books Read: 81 (Novella: 19)
Reviews Written: 54

2015

Total Books Read: 161 (Novella: 58)
Reviews Written: 100 (yes!)
Genres most read: (at a glance) Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, YA and Fantasy

2016

Total Books Read:  131 (Novella: 40 )
Reviews Written: 83
Genres most read: (at a glance) Contemporary Romance, YA

2017

Total Books Read: 127  (Novella: 46)
Reviews Written: 100
Genres most read: (at a glance) Contemporary Romance, YA, Historical Romance

I’m going to revise my excel spreadsheet so I can do a better job of reporting on the genres. Plus, I may actually be able to do a chart or pie graph or something

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My Top Ten of 2015

If I could give it 10 stars, I would!

PLAYING WITH FIRE is the magnificent, hot hot hot follow up to Flirting with Fire. What makes it hot? Dominant hero, saucy-mouthed heroine, power games in and out of the bedroom. Combine that with witty dialogue, and you’re in for an amazing ride you don’t want to end!

This book is so so good that I wonder how the author could top this one. Still, I’m willing to see her try with Wyatt’s book, Sparking the Fire.

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BLURRED LINES is a raw, no-holds-barred portrayal of two best friends making the choice to become lovers, and it’s the best I’ve ever read!

There was no slow moment in the story; the stakes got progressively higher with each chapter, along with the tension. The pace was just right, and the writing flowed smoothly. The characters were empathetic, flawed and believable, and together, they were hot hot hot! There was no superfluous intimate scene, and I love that!

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Looking Back on 2015

I decided it’s better to do this end of year thing in January instead, so that it’ll include EVERYTHING, even what happened in Dec 31. Who knows, I might catch up with 100 reviews on that day. And guess what, I did!

I thought it’d be good to have a comparison over the years of reading. I’m not good with charts, so it’ll have to be a summary.

2012

Total Books Read: 130 (Novella: 43)

Reviews Written: 76

2013

Total Books Read: 104 (Novella: 33)

Reviews Written: 73

2014

Total Books Read: 81 (Novella: 19)

Reviews Written: 54

2015

Total Books Read:  161  (Novella: 58)

Reviews Written: 100 (yes!)

Genres most read: (at a glance) Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, YA and Fantasy

Maybe next year I can do a chart or pie graph or something

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Looking back on 2014

This blog may have started in 2015, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t do anything before that! 🙂 I’ve never done an end of year survey before, but I realize I should note down what I’d done or else…it would be as if I hadn’t done anything at all!

Though I have records in my spreadsheet, I’ve never listed it down on my blog before. So, here’s a simple count from 2012.

2012

Total Books Read: 130 (Novella: 43)

Reviews Written: 76

2013

Total Books Read: 104 (Novella: 33)

Reviews Written: 73

2014

Total Books Read: 81 (Novella: 19)

Reviews Written: 54

Looks like I was really busy in 2014 if I can’t even hit 100 books a year.

The genres read are mostly romance, but I discovered some really good YA,  NA, and chick lit, such as Love Like the Movies (chick lit), Death Sworn (YA), Stolen Songbird (YA), Make It Count (NA), Isn’t She Lovely (NA) and The Jewel (YA).


2015 releases I most anticipate: the next installment in Karen Robards’ Dr. Charlotte Stone series