2016; A Year In Review

wrap up

I started this blog in late January/early February with a lot of hopes. I like to think I accomplished most of them, with a slight blind eye to the reading slump I experienced during the summer months. My goals for 2017 are much clearer now, this was my first time really sitting down and blogging and I learned a lot. More on that below!

I’ve got a short review of my year in books below. Looking forward to accomplishing more in 2017!

MY FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2016

Surprisingly this didn’t take me long to pick which of the 66 books I truly loved this year. Bardugo’s Six of Crows series was the only 5 star reviews. And other books that stood out but I kept rated 4 stars were Maas’ A Court of Thorns & Roses, Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic and Charish’s Owl and the Japanese Circus. The fantasy trend is pretty noticeable here.

READING STATISTICS

I’m a sucker for numbers and breakdowns. While not as impressive as past years (thanks GoodReads for keeping such exciting data!), I think I did alright for someone who spent the last year very very busy.

Read: 66 (only one of these is a re-read!)

Pages: 23,495

Average Rating: 3.2 stars

DNF Reads: 5

Different Authors: 47

 


2017 Goals

  1. Post with semi-regularity. I’m aiming for once to twice a week for reviews. Scheduling reviews ahead of time so that there is some consistent flow to the content here.
  2. More content outside of just reviews! I’ll focus on this aspect a little later in the year, once I feel confident I won’t skimp when it comes to posting!
  3. Read at least 1-2 books of my TBR list! I’ve got almost 300 books listed on this via GoodReads, and a few that have collected dust on my book shelves so I’d like to really get cracking on all those books I said I wanted to read but haven’t yet.

 

In the next week or two I’ll be doing some massive redesign to The Artemis Reader – a new look for a new year. Stay tuned for more information.

Hope all of you had a wonderful holiday and a very happy new year!!

 

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