Looking Back at 2016…

Happy New Year!!

Now that 2017 has arrived, I thought that it would be interesting to take a look back at 2016, before looking ahead to 2017.

I started blogging in May 2015, so 2016 was my first full calendar year as a blogger.  I think that my blog posts have improved over this time, and I’ve enjoyed the process more.  There were times, initially, when I found the whole blogging process to be quite stressful – particularly as I felt the need to blog more regularly.  Of course, the only person putting any pressure on me was me, and by accepting that I can’t blog as often as I might like, I’ve been able to relax and enjoy it more.

And traffic to my blog has increased, due in no small part to the wonderful bloggers and readers who visit, share my posts and come back for more.  You’re all wonderful, and it really is appreciated.

Thanks are also due to the wonderful authors and publishers who’ve provided copies of their novels for review – there’s no post quite as exciting as book post, and it has allowed me to discover new authors and novels that I might not have come across otherwise.

I’ve mentioned previously that I’m a data analyst by trade, and so I thought I’d incorporate some stats for the previous year.

In 2016, I read 111 books, totalling 38,444 pages.  To break it down further:


Of my blog posts, the most viewed were:

  1. The Brilliant & Forever by Kevin MacNeil
  2. 2016 Man Booker Prize Longlist Prediction
  3. The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
  4. Ninja Book Box Unboxing – Nov 2016
  5. Dark Water by Sara Bailey

So that was 2016!  Thanks again to everyone who stopped by!


    1. Sometimes I’m not sure which I enjoy more – the reading and the blogging, or the spreadsheet I use to keep track of it all 😉

    1. Thanks, Renee! It’s a little lower than previous years, but quite happy with it! Here’s to a wonderful book-filled 2017! 📚

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