January 2015: Recap & Wrap-Up!

If I thought last year went fast then I have no idea what happened to January. No really. Where did January go!? 2014 went by too quickly and one month of 2015 is already gone. BUT the good news is, I already feel good about what I read in January and what I’ve accomplished! I lowered my Goodreads challenge to 100 books for the year. The past two years I’ve read over 120 (130 books two years ago) but I was so stressed out about always keeping up with my challenge that it took some of the fun out of it. I’m already just RIGHT on track with 100 books but it feels good to be on track and then slipping ahead every now and then!


  • Number of Books Read In January: 8. Hooray! That’s a pretty good start to the year!
  • Popular Search Terms:  “the kill order” & “books like if I stay” // “book addict’s guide” // “where she went ending” (they are pretty much the same nowadays!)
  • More Amusing Search Terms: “bestfriends turn lovers short erotica stories” (not that kind of blog!)  // “is emilie de ravin on the cover of where she went” (she is NOT… but it looks like her!) // “teenage romantic love story:i had sex with my bestfriends brother” (well okay then)
  • Most Referrals (non-social media): Rather Be Reading, What Sarah Read, So Obsessed With
  • Where My Blog Most Often Leads You (non-internal/social media)Tripping Over Books, Books Take You Places, Feed Your Fiction Addiction



 When Joss Met Matt – Ellie Cahill       I was here

Other Reviews Posted

Goodreads Reading Progress


Bloggers featured on Book and a Beverage

Other Features & Discussions


  • February’s focus for the Book Blogger Organization Challenge is all about blog maintenance! If you need to fix up old reviews, correct broken links, install new plug-ins, update graphics, and more, come join us!
  • I’m at ALA this weekend so keep your eyes peel for a recap, photos, and more!
  • MORE BLOG TOURS. I have at least three more to come but I promise, they’re all for books I’ve really, really loved!
  • Andi’s ABCs and I are bringing you yet another feature! It’s called “Have You Seen This…” and it will be a new spot for people to hunt for hard-to-find editions of books. Check back February 6th!
  • Lots of reviews coming up, plus I’ll be on a Valentine’s-themed blog hop!
Hi, I'm Brittany!
Hi, I'm Brittany!

I'm an avid reader, candle-maker, and audiobook lover! Here you'll find book reviews, fun blog posts, and my other loves of photography & craft beer!

Recently Read

Dead Moon
The Fold
Instant Karma
American Girl
The Recovery Agent
The Harbor
One of Us Is Dead
The Last Thing He Told Me
Hook, Line, and Sinker
It Happened One Summer
The Good Lie

Brittany S.’s favorite books »

4 thoughts on “January 2015: Recap & Wrap-Up!

  1. Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

    Oo I am looking forward to that new series from you and Andi. Girl, you are so creative, I don’t know how you do it! It was so good seeing you this weekend! And it looks like you had a fabulous month in general – your posts were spot on! I hope February is just as great 😀

  2. Alexa S.

    I share your sentiments on January, B – it just blew by! Hope you’re having an awesome weekend at ALA MW, and can’t wait to hear all about your adventures 🙂

  3. Estelle

    I am so unbelievably behind on everything but I wanted to come by and say hello. 🙂 Hope you have fun at ALA and things are going well for you the past few weeks. I am feeling the same way you are about this month. It’s CRAZY how fast it went and it’s like Christmas didn’t happen… although, I guess it won’t be too long until it pops up again.

    <3 <3 I'm currently discussing my Pub Date with James. Can't wait!

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: