***The Tales Compendium blog is currently on hiatus. However you can still following along via the Instagram feed!***

Monday, December 28, 2015

As 2015 Comes To An End...

Well it's that time of the year again... December is coming to a close and I lament the fact I haven't read anywhere near as many books as I wanted to and that my To-Read pile has grown to dire heights.

I read 21 books this year, some of which I never got to write reviews for including Every Word, the final in the Mycroft and Watts series by Ellie Marney which I adored; Out of Control by Sarah Alderson, which I scrambled for after loving Conspiracy Girl; One True Thing by Nicola Hayes as I tick off all the fab Aussie YA on offer; and Storm and Spark in Brigid Kemmerer's Elemental series, featuring the delicious Merrick brothers!

So out of those 21, the question is, what did I love the most? Well I was able to narrow it down to three and funnily enough, one is OzYA, another is US, and the third is UK. These were amazing and I highly recommend you read them all. Click on the covers for the links to my reviews.


      
2015 Faves!

This was my 6th year of blogging and the only thing I love more than reading all the incredible YA lit that is produced, is being part of the amazing community. I've been rather absent this year, particularly in the last 6 months but I have been so proud of watching how everyone has come together in support of the LoveOzYA movement and those who continue to spread the OzYA love. It warms my heart every time I see a shout-out. Check out the hashtag #loveozya on all platforms!

I also joined the bookstagraming crowd which has been super fun. I've included a sample video below with some of my pics. Come follow me at @thetalescompendium


There were so many exciting books released this year and evidently, I didn't get to most of those on my TBR. But with this sadness comes the excitement that I always get through a rather large portion of my yearly tally in January. So with that in mind, I have set aside part of the pile to tackle throughout January. 


I'd love to hear what your favourite reads of 2015 were and what you can't wait to tick off your TBR in 2016. Leave a comment below! No matter how large my pile is, I'm always looking for new stuff to add to it!

29 comments:

  1. There are so many books I didn't get this year either :( I love that you have on US, one UK and one OZ book as your faves! I have only read one of them (the Jandy Nelson).

    Hope your January reading is going great!

    I have been missing from the blogosphere a lot last year, too. Just busy with uni and really unmotivated to spend extra time on my laptop after all the uni laptop time. Hopefully I won't let things slide so much this year!
    x Nomes

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It totally worked out by accident that they were all from different countries! haha :)

      Sadly my January reading is going slowly -I'm just so unexpectantly busy and I hate starting a book and knowing I won't be able to read more than a chapter in the time I have. I like to sit and try read at least half all in one sitting! So far I've read The Protected and The 5th Wave. Fingers crossed I can start another tomorrow... and find the time to write review! xx

      Hope you have found some time to get stuck into your TBR!

      Delete
    2. "I’m in my last year of high school and your blog has definitely inspired me to chase my travelling dreams :)
      Was just wondering though, is a web blog essential/necessary in funding your travels or could your travels be funded from other things?
      What else could provide as a main resource for funding travel?
      Regards
      Best VPN Providers Darknet markets Adult Porn Nordvpnreview access the deep web

      Delete
  2. I know the feeling! My TBR pile has become a total monster but I keep feeding it anyway lol XD

    ~ Booknut101 @ 21st Century Once Upon A Times

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We just can't help but add to it, hey ;) So many books, so little time.
      Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  3. Its great to have see a post like this very much delightful to read.
    Regards,
    Deep Web Links

    ReplyDelete
  4. Out of Control is a really addictive action packed book thoroughly enjoyed it, had it read in a day and half. Couldn't put it down ... Well worth it :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such a very useful article. Very interesting to read this article.I would like to thank you for the efforts you had made for writing this awesome article. lesmeilleursvpn

    ReplyDelete
  6. I can set up my new idea from this post. It gives in depth information. Thanks for this valuable information for all,.. vpn austria

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for sharing this information. I really like your blog post very much. You have really shared a informative and interesting blog post with people.. vpnveteran.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I can set up my new idea from this post. It gives in depth information. Thanks for this valuable information for all,.. lemigliorivpn.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Amazing post! I appreciate your hard work. Thank you for sharing. I have also share some use full information.
    Drone pro review
    PhotoStick Mobile Review
    mosquitron reviews
    eco beat earphones review

    ReplyDelete
  10. There are so many books I didn't get this year either :( I love that you have on US, one UK and one OZ book as your faves! I have only read one of them (the Jandy Nelson).

    Tulisan innalilahi yang benar | Driver Motherbords H110M4-C2H |Pencipta lagu burung kakatua | Cara menjadi rekanan ovo | Program CSR Perusahaan

    ReplyDelete
  11. I really loved reading your blog. It was very well authored and easy to understand. Unlike other blogs I have read which are really not that good.Thanks alot! buy instagram likes paypal uk

    ReplyDelete
  12. Nice post, thanks for sharing your thoughts
    https://www.topgiftsreview.com/xy-findit-review/

    ReplyDelete
  13. nice post, thanks for giving us such valuable information. Keep it up.
    Kailo Nanotech Patch Review

    ReplyDelete

  14. Hey friend, it is very well written article, thank you for the valuable and useful information you provide in this post. Keep up the good work! FYI, please check these depression, stress and anxiety related articles:


    12 Ways To Stay Positive In Life Always

    10 Mistakes Made By People Who Fail

    31 best ways relieve stress


    Mental Stress in Children


    Depression In College Students


    How To Save Your Relationship


    Depression in Men

    ReplyDelete
  15. Reading books to acquire knowledge is the basic process that enables you to see things with new perspectives. The books you mentioned in your post have a great background in this regard. PhD Dissertation Writing Services

    ReplyDelete
  16. Teal Swan is the author of six internally published books, creators of hundreds of frequency illustrations, as well as the popular Ask Teal YouTube series.

    ReplyDelete
  17. uch a, good piece of writing and nice urging commented at this place, I am truly enjoying by these.
    Best Nail Clipper

    ReplyDelete
  18. Extraordinary bit of substance in the wake of perusing this I'm feeling overpowering to such an extent that I've increase a type of information from this page. Keep doing awesome!! Much obliged to YOU!

    Hearing Hero Reviews

    ReplyDelete
  19. Your style is unique compared to other people from whom I have read material. Thanks a lot for posting when I get a chance, guess I'll bookmark this site. Complete the online application to Turkey from on the Turkish eVisa website and confirm your application and pay e visa Turkey Cost. Within minutes

    ReplyDelete
  20. Such a very informative article... I appreciate your work, keep it up... India has so many places for vacation, sightseeing, and traveling to India. With an Indian e-tourist visa, you can explore all the places in India that have too many things to do.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thanks so much for this information. I have to let you know I concur on several of the points you make here and others may require some further review, but I can see your viewpoint. riatoto

    ReplyDelete
  22. I'm thoroughly impressed by this article! The way it explores [insert specific insight or point from the article] is both insightful and thought-provoking. It's like peeling back the layers of reality to reveal deeper truths. I can't wait to share this with my peers and dive into discussions about its implications. Keep up the excellent work; your ability to stimulate critical thinking is truly commendable.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Fabulous post! 🌟 Your insights are on point. Your writing style is both engaging and informative—an absolute joy to read! The approach you've taken on this topic is fresh and intriguing. I'm definitely saving this for future reference. Your tips are practical and easy to implement. Keep up the superb work, and I look forward to more of your content!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...