2015| A Year In Review

Happy New Year everyone!

This time last year, I decided to start a blog, and here we are a year later with quite a lot more books, and a few more readers! Thank you for being dedicated readers to Fiction Depictions this year. 🙂

In 2015, I had a number of ambitious goals and challenges set for the year. Some of these goals were simple to achieve, while others I majorly failed at.

That being said, lets take a look at the challenges, goals, and books that were read and reviewed on Fiction Depictions in 2015.

Goals Set For 2015

Read the following:

  • 50 books in total
  • 12 classics novels
  • 5 “TBR” (To Be Read) novels
  • 10 non-fiction novels
  • 2 french books

Here is how I did

January:

  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  2. A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz

Running Total: 2 books

February:

  1. We Were Liars by E.Lockhart
  2. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  3. Classic Challenge: Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Running Total: 5 books

March:

  1. The Kite Runner: graphic novel by Khaled Hosseini
  2. Half Brother by Holly LeCraw
  3. Classic Challenge: Moby Dick: graphic novel by Herman Melville
  4. Classic Challenge: The Magicians Nephew by C.S. Lewis

Running Total: 9 books

April:

  1. All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  2. The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens
  3. After Helen by Paul Cavanagh
  4. Unsinkable by Silken Laumann
  5. Classic Challenge: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  6. Classic Challenge: The Spectacular Tail of Peter Rabbit

Running total: 15 books

May:

  1. Boo by Neil Smith
  2. We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen
  3. The Knockoff by Lucy Sykes & Jo Piazza
  4. The Girl on the Train
  5. Classic Challenge: The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis

Running total: 20 books

June:

  1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  2. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Running Total: 22 books

July:

  1. In the Unlikely Event by Judy Bloom
  2. A Robot in the Garden by Deborah Installs
  3. Alive by Scott Sigler
  4. A Bug in a Vacuum by Mélanie Watt
  5. Mãn by Kim Thúy 
  6. Classic Challenge: Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Running total: 28 books

August:

  1. Circling the Sun by Paula Mclain
  2. Where she went by Gayle Forman 
  3. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
  4. The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
  5. Armada by Ernest Cline
  6. Missing Steps by Paul Cavanagh

Running total: 34 books

September:

  1. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  2. The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
  3. Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
  4. Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling

Running total: 38 books

October:

  1. Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies by Sizer, F.S., Whitney, E., & Piche, L.A.
  2. The Alternate Introduction to Biological Anthropology by Jonathan Marks
  3. Ethics and Issues in Contemporary Nursing by Burkhardt, M., & Nathaniel, A.

Running total: 41 books

November:

  1. Archaeology Essentials: Theories, Methods & Practice by Renfrew, C., & Bahn, P.
  2. Microbiology Fundamentals: A Clinical Approach by M.K. Cowan
  3. Human Anatomy & Physiology, The Unity of Form and Function by K.S. Saladin

Running total: 44 books

December:

  1. Conversations for Two by Jacqueline Markowitz *review to come!
  2. Animal Farm by George Orwell
  3. The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood *review to come!
  4. Go Set A Watchman by
  5. L’omelette Au Sucre écrite par Jean-Philippe Arrou-Vignod
  6. Princess Pistache écrite par Marie-Louise Gay

Running total: 50 books

Achieved:

  • Classics: 7 books (goal not met..)
  • TBR Pile: 5 books (goal met!)
  • Non-fiction: 10 books (goal met!)
  • French:  2 books (goal met!)
  • Fiction:  23 books (goal met!)

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Therefore, I did end up reading 50 books this year if you count a few textbooks and university readings in there, however I was unable to achieve my goal of reading twelve classics this year.

2015 was a great year, but here’s to making 2016 even better! What are your reading goals for the year? Stay tuned for my post on the challenges I will be taking part in this year.

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Until next time,

Emma

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