I'm a little late on this one, but I didn't have my laptop with me while I was away for the Christmas holiday. I also like to make these posts after the year is through -- I'm always worried I'll read an incredible book after I post my list (that would have happened this year, in fact).
Happy New Year! As 2017 comes to a close, 2018 just seems full of promise. I've rounded off my year of reading and am looking forward to sticking to my resolutions and making this space even better for you guys. Let's take a look at the last reading round-up of 2017. Spoiler alert: it was a good month!
This year has nearly come to a close, and what a year it has been! I started this blog back in January, and I must say that it has been an amazing experience. The way I chose and interact with books has completely changed. I’m reading new genres and discovering new authors. I’m thinking more critically as I read and picking up more diverse books and authors. I read more this year than I ever have before (102 books! In one year!). Seriously, this has been an incredible year for reading. But with new reading habits and joining the blogging community comes some difficulties and I've learned a thing or two. So with that in mind, I’ve come up with some reading resolutions for next year.
I was so desperate to get my hands on a copy of A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. When I finally spotted it in a UK bookstore, I snatched it off the shelf right away, and I’m so glad I did. While there was a ton of hype surrounding the publication of this book, I felt like it was well-deserved.
Happy Friday! It has been a really great week! We had snow here in the UK over the weekend. It was so cold, but one of the cosiest days ever. Snow, tea, lots of blankets, and books made for a great day.
I think many of book bloggers have been there before. You go overboard with requesting books and your TBR pile is threatening to crush you -- there’s no way you can read all of these books in a timely fashion. You’re so busy that you can’t possibly dedicate as much time as you’d like to your various platforms. Real life strikes and you find yourself unable or unwilling to keep up with your reading or your blogs.
Happy Friday! Only two more weeks until I head home for the Christmas holiday. While I am filled with holiday cheer (and over excitement), I’ve been happily plowing my way through my December TBR. I managed to finish three books this week between Christmas parties, lunches, wrapping, and decorating. I’m kind of impressed with myself.