2016 End of the Year Thoughts & December Wrap-Up

What a year 2016 turned out to be!

The Blog
I ended up with 315 posts for the year.  I am really very happy with that number.  I feel like 2016 is the year that I really became of part of the book blogging community even though I have been blogging for 3 years.  I didn't always get around to all of the blogs as much as I wanted but I really enjoyed seeing everyone's take on things this past year.

I barely made my Goodreads goal in 2016.  I set my goal at 150 and ended the year at 152 - I was really nervous there for a minute. 

Some of my book stats for 2016
  • I listened to 44 audiobooks this year including some short stories and some really long ones including 2 books in the Outlander series.
  • I was pretty generous this year with an average rating of 3.9 stars which may be higher than usual because of the number of 5 star re-reads.
  • I had 12 books that were re-reads in 2016.
  • I had 3 books that I started but couldn't finish.
Favorite Books from 2016 (not including re-reads)

December 2016

As you would expect during the month of December, I had a busy month.  I enjoyed the holidays and getting a chance to spend time with family.  

Books Read

Audiobooks Completed

Reviews Posted
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What were some of your favorite books in 2016?


  1. Great job on getting to your GR goal! haven't read any of your 2016 favorites but there a quite a few on my TBR. Maybe next year!!

  2. I'll be getting Fire Touched at the end of the month when the paperback finally comes out so I'm looking forward to that. I'll need to wait until about 2018 to get my hands on the new one which is frustrating!

  3. I'm glad to see Magic Binds making a lot of favorites lists. Happy New Year!

  4. 2016 had so many great books. I just love Illona Andrews. I made my goodreads goal, but toward the end there I was getting a bit worried. I am hoping 2017 will be better. Good for you listening to so many audiobooks.

  5. Great job on your Goodreads goal and on a great reading year! I'm super impressed with the reading you got done in December! I ended up in such a slump in December but had a good time reading a few rereads. Love the books you have coming up! Happy New Year!

  6. 315 posts is great! Congrats on meeting your Goodreads goal. I see Breath of Fire - I'm glad you enjoyed that book. I hope you have a great month in reading, Carole!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  7. You did great on the posts and review numbers for your blog. Getting over to other blogs and commenting can be tough.

    Nice group of 'Best of' Books. I loved several of those, too. Neat how many audios you did especially the longer Outlander ones.

    Some good ones to look forward to as well. I still have Silence Fallen on my can't wait to read list.

  8. I need to work on my January TBR. I've been reading, just not planning so much. Maybe tomorrow. I'm so glad to see you enjoyed Menagerie. That's one of my favorite books! Great luck with all your 2017 goals.

  9. 315 blog posts is amazing. I am glad you are feeling more at home in the blogging community, Carole. After three years, you're almost to mid-life already. :-) It looks like you read quite a few great books this past year. I haven't read any of your favorites, but I want to. Have a Happy New Year!


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