HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! HERE’S TO AN AWESOME YEAR FILLED WITH JOY, LAUGHTER AND OF COURSE, BOOKS! THANK YOU FOR STICKING AROUND AND FOLLOWING MY BLOG. I LOVE YOU ALL!
2016 has come and gone. And what a year it has been. I’ve read many new books, found new favourites and have made such wonderful new friends. 2016 was also the year where I restarted my bookstagram account, created/started using Twitter and started to blog more. It has honestly been a great year for me in terms of being part of the bookish community.
I’m thankful for the wonderful people that I have met, some of which I have met and are absolutely lovely. Special mentions to Denise and Jennifer who are still here for me, even though we’ve drifted a bit, and to all the new people I’ve met including: Anisha, Julia, Jess, Sarah, Dani, Bec, Nicole, Mollie, Sam (so basically the Bookish Melbournites), and to everyone else. Know that I’m so grateful for you, even if I haven’t mentioned you.
2016 was the year where I stepped out of my comfort zone and attended my first book events/launches. I got to meet Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman and they are lovely. I got to also meet some lovely bookish people at these events. It honestly was a fun experience and I cannot wait to see what is in store for me in 2017.
My goal for 2016 was to read 65 books, and I surpassed it by reading 77 books. Two of which were rereads. So I shall present to you my Top 10 favourite reads of 2016 (in no particular order because it was already hard to pick 10):
- A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah. J. Maas
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
- The Grisha Trilogy (Shadow & Bone, Siege & Storm, Ruin & Rising) by Leigh Bardugo
- The Winner’s Trilogy (The Winner’s Curse, The Winner’s Crime, The Winner’s Kiss) by Marie Rutkoski
- If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
- The Iron King by Julia Kagawa
- The Young Elites by Marie Lu
- Simon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
- The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
- Half Bad by Sally Green
Yes, I know I included trilogies but to me, they become one story so I cannot choose. There are so many other books I read and loved.
If you would like to see what I read in 2016, click here for a list.
Overall, 2016 has been fantastic. Sure there have been ups and downs and long periods of me being silent, but at least I can say I tried. Looking forward to seeing what 2017 has in store for all of us. Also, make sure to look out for my bookish resolutions post soon!