Looking Back at the Past Decade: 2015 A Bookish Year in Review

For the past few years on Goodreads I have done a wrap up of my reading years. So to celebrate the past decade I have decided to share my yearly wrap ups from 2015 to 2019.

I am starting with 2015 which was a very brief look back at the year but it is interesting to see the evolution of my reading habits.

2015 on Goodreads

This year I made the leap to start reviewing on Goodreads and it has been a really fun experience. I have enjoyed writing reviews as they have helped me to think more critically about the books I am reading.

I have also really enjoyed making lots of new bookish friends through Goodreads and it has made my reading life feel a lot less solitary.

Overall I read 100 books which is a big increase on last year when I just read 64. My average rating for the year worked out at 2.7 which is a little bit disappointing as I would have liked to have read more books that I would have loved.

I think my low average rating has to do with the fact that this year I read a lot of women’s light fiction which is a genre that I am beginning to get tired with. My intention is to spread my reading wings a little more widely next year and read a wider array of genres.

My five star reads this year were:
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Champion (Legend #3) by Marie Lu
I Heart London (I Heart #5) by Lindsey Kelk
I Heart Christmas (I Heart #6) by Lindsey Kelk

But the book I have to give an honorable mention to is Asking For It by Louise O’Neill. This book moved me so much that it is the reason I felt motivated to start writing reviews and then to reach out to other Goodreaders to make new bookish friends to discuss books with. I have been using Goodreads since 2010 but this is the first year that I have been a truly active member of the site and used it for more than a method of just recording what books I either want to read or have read.

I hope 2016 is an even better bookish year with even more bookish friends.

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