Wednesday, January 13, 2016

What's Next For This Bookish Person

What does a bookish person want for the New Year? Now that is really difficult to articulate since a bookish person like me would tell you that I want to read all of those books on my TBR pile and review them all as soon as I am done. It’s more like a fantabulous wish, really. Most of us bookish people live in fiction if you know what I mean.

Taking a good look at 2015 will probably make a good sense of what I do want for 2016, then. Goodreads made a beautiful illustration of each member’s Year 2015 in Books, and here is mine (click on the photo below).

 My Year 2015 in Books

 Last July 2015, I posted the best books I’ve read for the first half of the year. And to that I am adding these beauties:
BEST BOOK of 2015
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee – This will always be beautiful, maybe, no matter how many times I reread it. I will always love Atticus, I guess.
  • The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence – I’m so enamored with the kind of friendship Alex showed here. It is a story not easily forgotten.
  • Slade House by David Mitchell – This one is short but an unrelenting thrill. Just brilliant!
  • Night Study by Maria V. Snyder – I am ridiculously biased toward this series. I love every detail, every character, and the development of the story. It just keeps getting better every time. Release date on January 26, 2016.
  • The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick – Arthur Pepper is one hell of a guy to root for. He is curiously charming –all heart and nothing less. He’s coming out this May 2016.
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The Goodreads’ illustration and this list will tell you that I almost read anything, although I still prefer seeking the books I want to read for authentic enjoyment. So, what does this bookish person want for the New Year? I want satisfying reads. It doesn’t necessarily have to make me happy. It may leave me in a pile of tears and snot, for all I care, as long as I’m fully satisfied. Satisfied in that sense where I am able to hold on to something substantial and not easily forgotten.

On that note, I may have to forego my yearly challenge. I’ll read how many books I can read. Sure, 75 was a good number. I was not really pressured, or anything, to reach that number. But having an actual number out there seems restricting as it is. So, no more numbers.

I’d like to add more buddy-reading this year. Last year limited me to Perdido Street Station and When We Were Orphans; and that’s so sad. I miss the ‘Wenches of TFG’ very very much!

The TFG Dare To Read Challenge could have been better. Yeah, sure, I’ve accomplished them, but I’m hoping that this year’s challenges will be better.

I may also have to make some changes on the book requests. I’ll make a separate post for that one, including my plans for this blog.

For now, I’m happy to be up and about and blogging once again. Thank you for staying with The Page Walker all through 2015, and hope that you keep on visiting. 


  1. I always love visiting your blog, Mommy L. Keep blogging! :)

  2. I miss the Wenches of TFG too! Winds of Winter where art thou? Haha. Here's to a year of satifying reads Mommy L! :)

    1. I really wish I could tell GRRM not be too depressed about Winds of Winter, that it's okay, that we are waiting, and that we are still going to read it anyways despite the HBO S#6. It will be like a celebration for the "Wenches" when WoW comes out, right?
      Thanks for dropping by, Tin! ♥

  3. Oh, wow. No numbers for this year! I still set up a reading goal of 40 books but other than that, I don't have any specific reading resolution. I miss the wenches, too! Happy new year, Louize! <3

    1. The wenches should set up a buddy-read while waiting for WoW. Whachu think? :)