Blog Wrap-Up

Taylor’s Yearly Wrap Up – 2015

So 2015 has been an amazing year for me in more ways than one. And a big part of my year has been books. Buying books, reading books, blogging about books. This has been my biggest year for books ever. I’ve had to buy three new book cases to fit my allnew books that I’ve acquired this year. I’ve read 259 books this year, which is so much more than I thought I could read. I’ve read so many amazing books this year and made so many amazing friends though book related social media. Stephanie and I started this blog in February and I couldn’t be more grateful to everyone who’s supported us this year. It’s been amazing and I know next year will be even better.

221 Books 

Onyx  by Jennifer L. Armentrout – 3/5 stars

Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale by Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan – 4/5 stars

Ghost Moon Night by Jewel Allen – 4/5 stars

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – 5/5 stars

Golden Son by Pierce Brown – 5/5 stars

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger – 3/5 stars

Tricks by Ellen Hopkins – 5/5 stars

The Assassin and the Pirate Lord by Sarah J. Maas – 5/5 stars

The Assassin and the Healer by Sarah J. Maas – 5/5 stars

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd – 2/5 stars

Rise Again by Ben Tripp – 4/5 stars

The Assassin and the Desert by Sarah J. Maas – 5/5 stars

The Midnight Heir by Cassandra Clare & Sarah Rees Brennan – 5/5 stars

The Assassin and the Underworld by Sarah J. Maas – 5/5 stars

Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton – 2/5 stars

The Gathering Dark by Christine Johnson – 2/5 stars

Hansel and Gretel by Ian Wallace, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm – 3/5 stars

The Assassin and the Empire by Sarah J. Maas – 5/5 stars

The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen – 2/5 stars

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen – 3/5 stars

Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis – 3/5 stars

Lenore by Edgar Allan Poe – 4/5 stars

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe – 3/5 stars

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas –  5/5 stars

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – 5/5 stars

Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole – 5/5 stars

Markheim by Robert Louis Stevenson – 3/5 stars

Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde – 4/5 stars

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll – 4/5 stars

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – 5/5 stars

The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen – 4/5 stars

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – 5/5 stars

Blackbird by Anna Carey – 2/5 stars

The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan – 4/5 stars

Let It Go by D.C. Renee – 4/5 stars

Soul Crossed by Lisa Gail Green -1/5 stars

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – 5/5 stars

Red by Alyxandra Harvey – 3/5 stars

The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, and Sarah Rees Brennan – 5/5 stars

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B by Teresa Toten – 2/5 stars

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – 5/5 stars

Treasure Darkly by Jordan Elizabeth Mierek – 1/5 stars

Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston – 3/5 stars

PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern – 2/5 stars

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – 5/5 stars

Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori M. Lee – 3/5 stars

Timebound by Rysa Walker – 3/5 stars

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi – 3/5 stars

The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde – 3/5 stars

Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams and Meryl Streep (Narrator) – 4/5 stars

Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz – 3/5 stars.

Love, Lucy by April Lindner – 4/5 stars.

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi – 5/5 stars.

Just Ella by Margaret Peterson Haddix – 1/5 stars.

Tied by Laney McMann – 2/5 stars.

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare – 2/5 stars.

Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout – 5/5 stars.

The Field Guide by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi – 5/5 stars.

After by Anna Todd – 0.5/5 stars.

The Seeing Stone by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi – 5/5 stars.

Eve & Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant – 3/5 stars.

Trust in Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout – 5/5 stars.

Benjo by Shira Ohayon – 4/5 stars.

Lali of The Lill by Adi Mandal – 3/5 stars.

The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun Hutchinson – 4/5 stars.

Still Waters by Ash Parsons – 5/5 stars.

Losing it by Cora Carmack – 3/5 stars

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick – 5/5 stars.

Hit by Delilah S. Dawson – 2/5 stars

Lucinda’s Secret by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi – 5/5 stars

Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire – 3.5/5 stars

Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll – 4/5 stars

Welcome to Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare – 2/5 stars

 Moonlands by Steven Savile – 3/5 stars

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver – 4/5 stars

Velvet by Temple West – 4/5 stars

Blur by Steven James – 5/5 stars

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover – 5/5 stars

Dying for a Living by Kory M. Shrum -4/5 stars

The Heir by Kiera Cass – 1/5 stars

Between the Spark and the Burn by April Genevieve Tucholke – 5/5 stars

Let Me Go by D.C. Renee – 4/5 stars

Sea of Stars by Amy A. Bartol – 4/5 stars

Those Girls by Lauren Saft – 1.5/5 stars

Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling – 5/5 stars

We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist – 5/5 stars

Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger – 3/5 stars

Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren – 1/5 stars

Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan – 4/5 stars

The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp (Our May Book of the Month) – 4/5 stars

Sanctum by Madeleine Roux – 3/5 stars

The Infinite by Lori M. Lee – 3/5 stars

The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco – 4/5 stars

Out of Control by Sarah Alderson – 2/5 stars

The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker – 5/5 stars

The Wedding Virus by Natalie Shell – 3/5 stars

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han – 5/5 stars

After Hours by Claire Kennedy – 3/5 stars

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover (reread) – 5/5 stars

Endangered by Lamar Giles – 3/5 stars

Unite Me by Tahereh Mafi – 4/5 stars

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen – 5/5 stars

World After by Susan Ee  – 4/5 stars

The Martian by Andy Weir – 4/5 stars

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg and Siobhan Curham – 1.5/5 stars

Bomb by Sarah Mussi – 2.5/5 stars

The Sky Realm by Sheeza Iqbal – 4/5 stars

Brutal Youth by Anthony Breznican – 3/5 stars

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen – 3.5/5 stars

Passover by Frances Williams and Robert P. Arthur – 2/5 stars

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – 5/5 stars

Seriously Mum, What’s an Alpaca? by Alan Parks – 3/5 stars

Hunter by Mercedes Lackey – DNF (But I plan on re-reading)

Alive by Scott Sigler – 5/5 stars

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – 4/5 stars

Rust: The Longest War by Jonathan Waldman – 3/5 stars

Soul Corrupted by Lisa Gail Green – 2.5/5 stars

Tales from the Back Row by Amy Odell – 3.5/5 stars

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo – 4/5 stars

Frostbite by Lynn Rush – 2/5 stars

Pursuit by Steve Monroe – 3/5 stars

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston – 5/5 stars

Mad About the Hatter by Dakota Chase – 2/5 stars

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman – 5/5 stars

The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender – 4/5 stars

Catacomb by Madeleine Roux – 3/5 stars

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – 5/5 stars

Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini – 3/5 stars

The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey – 4/5 stars

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch – 4/5 stars

Confessions of a Hater by Caprice Crane – 3/5 stars

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner – 4/5 stars

Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell – 5/5 stars

Air Awakens by Elise Kova – 4/5 stars

Crown of Midnight by by Sarah J. Maas – 5/5 stars

Tesla by Mark Lingane – 2/5 stars

The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper – 2/5 stars

The Gemini Virus by Wil Mara – 2/5 stars

Shattering Glass by Gail Giles – 5/5 stars

Life and Death by Stephanie Meyer – 1/5 stars

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll – 3/5 stars

Mosquitoland by David Arnold – 5/5 stars

Light of Dawn by Komali da Silva – 4/5 stars

A Window Opens by Elisabeth Egan – 3/5 stars

Not Quite Dead by Lyla Payne – 3/5 stars

Croak by Gina Damico – 5/5 stars

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine – 4/5 stars

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly – 5/5 stars

Tempting the Best Man by J. Lynn – 5/5 stars

New World: Rising by Jennifer Wilson – 4.5/ 5 stars

Don’t Forget To Breathe by Cathrina Constantine – 4/5 stars

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich – 3.5/5 stars

New World: Rising by Jennifer Wilson – 4.5/5 stars

Don’t Forget To Breathe by Cathrina Constantine – 4/5 stars

NYV: PUNK by K.D. McQuain -3.5/5 stars

New World: Ashes by Jennifer Wilson – 5/5 stars

The Rose Society by Marie Lu – 5/5 stars

News of the World by Paulette Jiles -3.5/5 stars

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater – 5/5 stars

A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes – 5/5 stars

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis – 4/5 stars

The Night Parade by Kathryn Tanquary – 4/5 stars

Right Kind of Mistake by Rebecca Thomas – 3/5 stars

Elora of Stone by Jaime Lee Mann -3.5/5 stars

Inconceivable by Tegan Wren – 5/5 stars

The Worlds Traveler by M.L. Roble – 3.5 stars

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell – 5/5 stars

Forgetting August by J.L. Berg – 4/5 stars

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom – 5/5 stars

Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl – 4/5 stars

Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall – 3/5 stars

Black Five by J. Lynn Bailey – 3/5 stars

The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle – 4.5/5 stars

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson – 4/5 stars

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews – 1/5 stars

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken – 4/5 stars

Storm Front by D.L. Robinson – 4/5 stars

Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young – 3/5 stars

Winter by Marissa Meyer – 5/5 stars

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – 5/5 stars

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – 5/5 stars

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – 3/5 stars

Uprooted by Naomi Novik – 4/5 stars

Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld, Margo Lanagan, Deborah Biancotti – 3/5 stars

Night Fox by Tia Giacalone – 5/5 stars

Teagan of Tomorrow by Jaime Lee Mann – 4/5 stars

39 Graphic Novels/Comic Books

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #1 by Ryan North & Erica Henderson – 5/5 stars

Saga Vol.1  by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples – 5/5 stars

Saga Vol.2 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples – 5/5 stars

Saga Vol.3 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples – 5/5 stars

Saga Vol.4 by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples – 5/5 stars

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #2 by Ryan North & Erica Henderson – 5/5 stars

Hinges: Clockwork City (Hinges #1) by Meredith McClaren – 5/5 stars

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang – 5/5 stars

In Search of Lost Dragons by Élian Black’mor – 5/5 stars

The Fade Out, Vol. 1 by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips – 4/5 stars

Spider-Gwen #1 by Jason Latour – 3/5 stars

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson – 5/5 stars

Harley Davidson Avengers Issue #1 by Jeff Parker – 4/5 stars

Harley Davidson Avengers Issue #2 by Jeff Parker – 4/5 stars

Runaways, Vol. 1: Pride and Joy by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona – 5/5 stars

Black Panther: Who Is the Black Panther?  by Reginald Hudlin and John Romita Jr. – 3/5 stars

The Immortal Iron Fist, Vol. 1: The Last Iron Fist Story by Ed Brubaker – 3/5 stars

 Runaways, Vol. 2: Teenage Wasteland by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona – 5/5 stars

She-Hulk, Vol. 1: Single Green Female by Dan Slott and Juan Bobillo – 4/5 stars

Marvel 1602 by Neil Gaiman – 4/5 stars

 Captain Marvel (Marvel NOW!) #1 by Kelly Sue DeConnick – 5/5 stars

Captain Marvel (Marvel NOW!) #2 – 5/5 stars

She-Hulk, Vol. 2: Superhuman Law by Dan Slott – 4/5 stars

Family Pets by Pat Shand – 4/5 stars

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Cosmic Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis – 4/5 stars

Hawkeye #1 by Matt Fraction – 4/5 stars

Deadpool: Secret Invasion by Daniel Way, and Paco Medina – 5/5 stars

Deadpool (Marvel NOW!) #1 by Gerry Duggan – 4/5 stars

Deadpool (Marvel NOW!) #2 by Brian Posehn and Gerry Duggan – 4/5 star

Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass & Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe – 5/5 stars

Rat Queens, Vol. 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’rygoth by Kurtis J. Wiebe – 5/5 stars

D4VE by Ryan Ferrier – 3/5 stars

Young Terrorists, Volume 1: Pierce The Veil by Matt Pizzolo, Amancay Nahuelpan – 4/5 stars

The Fox by Frédéric Brrémaud, Federico Bertolucci – 5/5 stars

Tabatha by Neil Gibson, Caspar Wijngaard – 2/5 stars

Oz by Joe Brusha – 0.5/5 stars

Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson – 5/5 stars

Saga Vol. 5  by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples – 5/5 stars

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson, Clayton Cowles – 5/5 stars

Batgirl, Vol. 1: The Batgirl of Burnside by Cameron Stewart, Babs Tarr,  Brenden Fletcher -5/5 stars

The Empty, Vol. 1 by Jimmie Robinson -2.5/5 stars

Death Vigil: Vol 1 by Stjepan Šejić – 4/5 stars

Favorites of the Year

Saga by Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Mass

Winter by Marissa Meyer

Dead of Winter by Kresley Cole

The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Mass

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir 

A Darker Shade of Magic V.E. Schwab

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Tricks by Ellen Hopkins

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Mass

We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist

Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

P.S I Still Love You by Jenny Han

The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

Tempting the Best Man by J. Lynn

The Rose Society by Marie Lu

Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe

Ms. Marvel  by G. Willow Wilson

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

The Wicked + The Divine by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie

In Search of Lost Dragons by Élian Black’mor

In Real Life by Cory Doctorow, Jen Wang

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi 

Wait For You by J. Lynn

Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Blur by Steven James 

A Step Toward Falling by Cammie McGovern

A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes

Hey Sunshine Tia Giacalone 

Night Fox by Tia Giacalone 

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

New World: Ashes by Jennifer Wilson

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

Alive by Scott Sigler 

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Shattering Glass by Gail Giles

These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff





  • Emma The Book Lover

    WOW I looks like you had a fabulous reading year!

  • Taylor

    Thanks! I never expected to read this much in a year but it somehow happened. haha. I hope I can keep it up this year.

  • Terry,Pearson

    I’m always impressed when anyone finds the time to read this many books In a years. Kudos.

  • Giaan Coghill

    How do you find so many amazing books!?

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