Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Month in Review for January 2016: Post #365

George enjoying his fortress of boxes
I'd noticed I was edging closer to 365 published posts throughout January, but didn't make it until today. There is now a different blog post you can read each day of the year here on Victorian Soul Critiques... which may explain my record-breaking pageviews this month. Or not. Who knows why people click on my stuff?

 Total Posts: 16
  Total Critiques: 5
    Fantasy: 1
    Historical Fiction: 1
    Part of a Series: 4
    Vintage Sci-fi: 2
    Steampunk: 1

Most Popular Posts of January:
Early Critique: "The Custodian of Marvels (Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire #3)" by Rod Duncan
Announcing Feel the Paper Love February
Reigniting Your Passion... For All Those Books You Bought a While Ago
SFF: The 5 Literary Characters that Feel Like Your Old Friends
My Best Reads of 2015
Month in Review: December 2015
"Adulthood Rites (Xenogenesis #2)" by Octavia E. Butler

Pageviews for the Month: 2267! (Record-Breaker)
Comments: 24! (Record-Breaker)

Reading Challenges Update:

#VintageSciFi (January)

I read the complete Xenogenesis Trilogy by Octavia E. Butler (published 1987-1989) for Vintage Sci Fi Month, and reviewed the first two. The last one's a bit of a difficulty to review because it's pretty far-out (and the reason I had to add Genderless Main Characters to my Reading Stats).

Travel the World in Books Challenge

Applicable Books:
Virtuous Scoundrel (The Regency Romp Trilogy #2) by Maggie Fenton (set in London, England)
A Rogue by Any Other Name (The Rules of Scoundrels #1) by Sarah MacLean (also set in London, England)

Total for 2016 So Far: 2 of 15 Books, 1 of 5 Countries

Reading Stats:

Books read this Month: 10

Book Stats:
Has a Diverse Main Character: 4
Doesn't Have a Diverse MC: 6
Female Main Character: 5
Male Main Character: 2
Gender-Neutral/Genderless Main Character: 1
Pair and/or Group of Female/Male Main Characters: 1
 Fantasy: 2
 Vintage Sci-fi: 3
 Sci-fi Dystopia: 1
 Historical Romance: 2
 Steampunk: 1
 Urban Fantasy: 1
Published in 2016: 1
Published in 2000-2015: 5
Published in 1990s: 1
Published in 1980s: 3
Self-Published, Small Press, or Other: 1
Traditionally Published: 9
Series Books: 8
Standalones: 2
Ebook Version: 10
Paper Version: 0!
Favorite of the Month: The Custodian of Marvels (Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire #3) by Rod Duncan (if you hadn't heard yet).
Least Favorite of the Month: A Rogue by Any Other Name (The Rules of Scoundrels #1) by Sarah MacLean (Drama that lingers too long and a hero who rubbed me the wrong way. It was okay).
From the-pile: 0
From the-invisible-pile: 7
Recently acquired: 2
For review: 1
Added to the-invisible-pile: 4
Books bought: 1
Pages Read in 2015 Thus Far (according to Goodreads): 3193 pages

5 Stars: 1
4-4.5 Stars: 6
3-3.5 Stars: 2
2-2.5 Stars: 1

Author Stats (1 = 1 book read by x author):
Male: 2
Female: 8
Male/Female Team: 0
Diverse: 4
Not-so-Diverse: 6
Living: 7
Deceased: 3

Planning to Read in (Feel the Paper Love) February:

Paper. Lots and lots of paper books. For a TBR, look here.

Upcoming Posts:

Lots of posts for Feel the Paper Love February- think Paper Love.

As for reviews, I'm severely behind on my list- I have 10+ reviews in my draft bin, but none of them are guaranteed to be written. Since I've reviewed all my review books, I kind of get lazy with my recreational reads. You can expect reviews this month, but I'm not sure which ones they'll be.

Happy Reading!

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