Happy New Year, fellow bloggers! I hope you had fun on the last night of 2015, and that 2016 will be a fantastic year, filled with love, joy, good health, happiness, success, a little naughtiness and amazing books.
2015 in Numbers
2015 was a good year for (un)Conventional Bookviews, I read a lot of great books, and I met some new blogger friends. I was lucky enough to be able to travel to Dallas to participate in my first ever book convention RT, and it was so much fun to hang out with other bloggers – and authors! – in real life.
In 2015, my blog had almost 52’000 views, 17’000 unique visitors, and 9’920 comments. My most popular post in 2015 was the 2016 New Release Challenge sign-up post, which is good, I hope the challenge will be successful! My most popular review was for Tough Love by Lori Foster.
And It has been a lot of fun to get to know some new bloggers, as well as hanging out with those I already know and love. As I did in the beginning of last year, I want to share one of my favorite books with my top five commenters! So Brandee, Lorna, Lekeisha, Naomi and Melanie – please send me a private message somehow, either by e-mail or via twitter or facebook, so that I can e-mail you a kindle copy of a book I loved in 2015 and that I think you’ll love as well.
Thank you so much for commenting often, ladies, it’s always a pleasure to see your name show up on my screen 🙂 If you other bloggers don’t know them yet, you should check them out where they blog! They are amazing!!
Some other 2015 Numbers I wanted to share are: I read 266 books, the shortest was only 10 pages, and the longest over 700 pages. I had quite a high average rating, too, which means I was pretty good at picking books I thought I’d enjoy.
Out of the 266 books I read, 111 were ARCs, so that means I wasn’t too bad about reading my own books in 2015, I thought most of the books I bought were still hiding on my kindle, actually. I have set my Goodreads challenge to 180 books for 2016, because I know I have work from January through June, plus I will have one last class at Uni, and I have to write my MA thesis.