Most Loved Posts at Girlxoxo This Year #AYearofFaves was going on pretty well for about 3 years before I decided to start afresh. Time and other commitments necessitated a change, so I removed all my posts over the summer of 2015 and started over with a slightly different format. Things didn’t change much, but what you’ll see now is a few less posts, still lots of bookishness but in the form of reading lists. There are no more individual reviews, but a few more digital lifehacks and the way apps and software make life a little easier. S

Of course, I reposted some of my favorite content from the past while adding fresh new content. My first post back was a repost – On Only Reading Books You Can Relate To … Why? This is about why I choose to read books with characters that are different from me (and my circle) – diverse books – and books set in different places.

If I only read books “I can relate to” I would never read …

– Books written by men
– Books with vampires, werewolf, zombie, shape-shifters etc.
– Books written by someone that is not Black
– Books with Gay characters
– Books narrated by young adults (or kids)

And then there’s the blog events hosted here at I dubbed October #WickedGoodReads which was all about my love affair with dark, creepy reads. I know that’s not everyone’s thing, but if you can’t relate to {The Zombie Edition} …maybe I can entice you to try at least 1 of the books from the list of  4 Haunted House Books You Should NOT Read When You’re Home Alone 🙂

Wicked Good Reads

The other blog event is #AMonthof Faves which I co-host along with Traveling with T and Estella’s Revenge a. In December, we focus on looking back at your life and your blog. Writing prompts are posted in advance, and we have a fantastic community posting their fave everything.

Favorite Things

The most popular “reader’s favorite post” is The Master List of Book Blogging Memes

Book Blogging Memes

This post gets updated every year, so stay tunes next month for the 2016 edition.


The most liked digital lifehacking post is How To Use Evernote As A Blogging Editorial Calendar. This is the system I use to keep my blogging calendar / schedule – very easy to maintain since Evernote can be accessed via the web, downloaded as a computer program, or a smartphone app. I use the FREE version still.

App Love for Evernote

Finally, the most loved #bookish posts have been 3 Popular Books Worth the Hype. Would you agree or disagree?

Books Worth the Hype

Thanks for engaging with me in 2015 – and 2016 is going to be even better! 2014 as a year sucked for me, 2015 was pretty decent, and I’m hoping 2016 will be even better. How was your year – in reading or in life?


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  1. Deleting your old content is such a huge step toward making your blog what you want it to be. Congrats! I really enjoy your lists and digital hack posts. Can’t wait to see what you do in 2016!

    Thanks for hosting. I had fun!

  2. Wow, I didn’t realize you had deleted all your posts, freshened them up and added them back. I’m working on updating images slowly but surely this year too.

    Well I hope your year is full of fun and awesomeness!

  3. Wow….great choices.

    Going to check out the master list of book blogging memes.

    Happy New Year, and thanks so much for hosting this MONTH OF FUN!!

    Silver’s Reviews
    My A Month of Faves

  4. Hollie

    Dec 31

    I love all your posts, your blog is the one I continuously come back to when I’m wanting new recommendations for a book that’s outside of my typical comfort zone! 2015 kind of sucked for me, so I’m hoping 2016 will be a lot better! Happy new year, Tanya!