Monthly Recap! December 2015

Posted January 4, 2016 by Wendy in recap / 8 Comments

recapDecember in Review!

Books Read in December: 4


Audiobooks Listened to in December: 3


Favorites of the month: The Scorpio Races on audio! I love Fiona Hardingham and Steve West narrating!

2015 Challenges Wrap Up:

Re-Read Challenge

Goal: 18
This month: 1. I reread Illuminae on audio and it was so amazing on audio!
End Result: 16/18
I FAILED THIS CHALLENGE. I was so close! But I plan on doing this challenge again in 2016. 🙂


Goal: 25
This month: 1. I read The Scorpio Races on audio and fell in love!
End Result: Complete!! 29/25

aseries3 A Series A Month is hosted by Danielle at Love At First Page.

OKAY. I failed this too in December. However, doing this challenge did allow me to start and read a lot of series I’ve been meaning to read for forever this year! Series read in 2016:

The Bowler University series by Megan Erickson
Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead
The Girl of Fire and Thorns series by Rae Carson
The Wallflowers series by Lisa Kleypas
The Selection series by Kierra Cass
Under the Never Sky series by Veronica Rossi
The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta
Something Strange and Deadly series by Susan Dennard
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

I’m excited to do this challenge again next year and tackle more series on my list!

Favorite Things This Month:

This month was really quiet blog-wise because of the holidays but also because I just still didn’t feel like reading much after Winter. Hello, epic book hangover, right?

We got to go to the Seahawks game vs the Rams!! We had amazing seats and it was SO COOL to be so close to the field! Unfortunately it was a horrible game (sob). We always struggle against the Rams. The Rams got a TD right in the corner of the end zone in front of us which… cool, but not cool we didn’t want that to happen. Sigh. (It’s okay though because I’m typing this while watching them destroy the Cardinals so WOOO!)

It was also a great Christmas with friends and family! I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year! 🙂

How was everyone else’s December? Any special holiday trips/plans/exciting things happen? Which books did you finish 2015 off?



8 responses to “Monthly Recap! December 2015

  1. Aw you were SO CLOSE to completing your reread challenge! I think it’s awesome you’re going to do again. I’ve realized I’m not a reread fan. Which makes me sad because there are some amazing books out there. I’m super excited to do Danielle’s series challenge. I really hope I can knock out some series this year! That’s awesome you got to go to the game, but def sucks they lost! I’m racking my brain and I don’t know that I’ve been to an NFL game before…. So I need to make that happen!

    • NFL games are so fun! But expensive. Which sucks. One day!! And I love rereading. It made me so happy I made time for it last year! Grisha, Jess. I dictate that as your next series 🙂

  2. You had a great reading month! How was Illuminae on audio? I mentioned it to a friend that I wanted to listen to the audio book and they were very displeased, saying I’d miss the visuals and that the visuals were a good half of the book. I have the ARC and the format just frustrated me and I couldn’t get used to it. Even after 100 pages!

    Sorry that game wasn’t the best for you. I’m a hockey fan and when I get tickets to a game, I always try to make sure it’s a team we’re certain to smoke. If I’m paying all that money, I want a victory! Haha. Maybe that’s cheating, I don’t know.

    Are you participating in any reading challenges in 2016?

    • Having read and listened to Illuminae, I’ll say that yes, the visuals will be missed BUT I loved the audio as well. If the format was tripping you up, I’d definitely say give the audio a try because it was such am amazing production. It was unlike any audio I’ve ever listened to. As for reading challenges, my challenges post just went up! 🙂 haha you read my mind.

  3. My copy of The Scorpio Races is looking at me right now as I type this LOL – which means I’ll be reading it veeeerrrry soon! I can’t wait to compare notes with you once I’m done 😀 Same goes for Illuminae really! Oh and I’m reading Winter NOW! Happy January Wendy and all the best in the new year ♥

    • Yay glad you’ll be getting to those soon and YAY that you’re reading winter right now!! 🙂 can’t wait to hear what you think!