Hey all, Dani here.
Well, 2016 is officially over, and I honestly hope that 2017 is a better year overall. What I can be pleased on over the past year was my bookish accomplishments. I started this book blog and did a pretty decent job at consistent posting. I also managed to read 134 books over the year, most of which were amazing, and there were quite a few that were a deviation from my norm of fantasy and paranormal.
I guess the other part of 2016 I should mention is my end of year wrap up and book haul. Because of NaNoWriMo I didn’t do a November wrap up, but I did read three books while writing on my novel, and then in December I read seven books, so let’s jump into this wrap up.
Dreamworld by Rachel E Kelly (5 stars)
Amazing Fantastic Incredible: A Marvelous Memoir by Stan Lee (4 stars)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling (4.5 stars)
Let Your Heart Be Light by Crista McHugh (4.5 stars)
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick (5 stars)
The Wicked + The Divine, Vol 4: Rising Action by Kieron Gillen (4 stars)
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls and Everything In Between by Lauren Graham (5 stars)
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid (5 stars)
Freeks by Amanda Hocking (3.5 stars) (ARC)
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers (5 stars)
Next up on the wrap up for 2016 would be my last couple book hauls. Because of these, I have so many great books to look forward to reading. Between these and some of the releases I’m anticipating, I don’t know how I’m going to squeeze all these books into my reading time. Maybe I’ll just have to sign up for more readathons.
My November book haul was actually fairly small in size (for me). I was trying to keep myself in check, especially because of NaNoWriMo. I didn’t want to be tempted by too many great new books. But my December book haul was awesomely ridiculous. Between Christmas gifts, my subscription boxes, gift cards, and a random trip to Barnes & Noble, I ended up with quite a few awesome books. It makes me wish that I had just a bit more free time for reading. I’ll find a way to read all of these eventually.
Finally, there is my January TBR. Now, quite a few books I have on my reading list for the month will actually be released in January so I had to pull their cover images off the Internet, but there’s a few I have from recent book hauls.
I am so looking forward to reading these books, and I sincerely hope that I’m able to get through all of these in January.
All right, well I think that’s it for now. Did you guys get any really awesome books or bookish merch in December? Are there any books you are really looking forward to reading in January? Let me know in the comments.