Hello! Good morning/afternoon/evening to you, you wonderful bookworms! How is everyone? I hope you’re all having a glorious holiday, celebrating a happy Christmas, or looking forward to the new year. I certainly am. I’m going into Grade 12 this year, so it’s the final run home of this era of my life. Hopefully I can squeeze some reading in there too (who am I kidding, of course I can) 🙂
The end of 2017 was a bit of a flop for me in terms of books and reading. Did you know that my last post on here was my September Wrap Up? Yup, that’s right, September. All the way back there. And I’m a bit ashamed to say that I didn’t read much after that either. I tried, trust me, but I just couldn’t get into anything, and at one point I believe I was reading 6 books at once.
But the end of 2017 and start of 2018 will hopefully change all that. Last year my reading challenge was 50 books, and I surpassed this goal with a mighty 54! Woohoo! I was hoping to get to 60 by the end of the year, but as I said, my reading habits went down the drain in the last few months. But let’s see what some of my favourites are (I’m going to be harsh):
- A court of Wings and Ruin
- A Darker Shade of Magic
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone
- Strange the Dreamer
- Defy the Stars
- Six of Crows
- The Night Circus
And I don’t know whether this is an absolute favourite, but I really really loved A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness.
There were many more that I enjoyed thoroughly, and sadly a few that I didn’t. And that reminds me, I need to set up my TBR for this new year. Does anyone have any recommendations that I can add straight away? I would like to get a list going in my bullet journal (extra question: who else uses a bullet journal?)
My new reading challenge, that I literally just set actually, is 60 books. I think I can make that goal, but that means I’m going to have to start reading now… shouldn’t be a problem for me 🙂
And, as I say every year, I need to be more active on this blog. This year’s going to be full on, so I will try my very hardest, but when a reading slump happens, what can you do? I’m going to make a list of what to read, and stick to that list… hopefully
Also heads up for my fellow Brisbane-ers, Lifeline Bookfest is coming up!! If you can make it, I definitely recommend cause it’s a-MAAAAZZ-ing! See the link for more information:
Hope all you lovely people had a merry Christmas, have a very happy new year, and of course, keep on reading!