Hullo to everyone out there, even the ones not reading this! Everyone needs a happy hello sometimes. 🙂 It’s Amy here, and before we do anything, how about we just get this over with:
Now that that’s out of the way, I just want to give you all a hug! 2015 is over. Of course, that means so many different things for each of us. For some, 2015 was the worst year of the lives, the best year of their lives, the best/worst year in a while, or just average. But no matter whether yours was amazing, awful, or meh, we all have something in common- we can always have a better one! I hope that each and every one of you (and let’s hope me too) has a better year than the last. 🙂 I hope this is a given, but if there’s ever anything I can do to help with that, whether it be advice, someone to joke around with, blogging help, book suggestions, or something else entirely, please feel comfortable leaving one of us a comment or sending us an email. 😀
If you’re all thinking this will be a New Years’ post (something fantastical and amazing or reminscing- I don’t know how to spell that word, and I’m sorry, but I’m not looking it up right now- about the past) you are sadly WRONG. Of course I have 2016 Resolutions, but I’m also aware that I have read quite a few of those lately, and they were all amazing, and therefore mine will not be better!!! Here’s a few of my favorites:
- Selfie @ The Meandering Course announced an awesome new blog that is going to be focused on making people happy
- Em @ LyfWithEm talked about why she won’t miss 2015 and also what she can do to make 2016 better
- Anthony @ A Very Awkward Blog reminisced (is that right?) about all the wonderful things that happened in 2015
- Keira @ Signing On talks about some resolutions in all different categories
- Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff wrapped up the whole dang year (all in one post!)
So. After reading all of those, I am pumped for 2016!!! Let’s speak of important things. If you have never been on this blog
before, I can assure you that I am speaking of my babies (no, I do not have multiple laptops) AKA MY BOOKS!!!
I somehow convinced Nikki that we need to do some 2016 Reading Challenges and found some really cool ones! The list is not exactly what I would call “final” yet, but it’s got some merit to it. I will possibly also be doing something of my own- there were a couple of challenges that I liked the idea of but did not feel like I would/could complete all of them, so maybe I will gather the ones I like in a jar and have a little fun with that. ANYWAY- there will be a page (this is 99% likely to happen, or I wouldn’t tell you about it. Honest.) coming up very soon with a list of all of the challenges I am doing and all of the challenges Nikki is doing, as well as books we have read so far/plan to read for each. My point is, the two I am most definitely sure I will be doing (as in, it is set in stone) are (of course) the Goodreads challenge and the Popsugar challenge. For Goodreads this year, I am trying to read 175 books, but I am also trying to keep it more up to date and use it to keep better track of books on my TBR. As for the Popsugar challenge, you can see the link to the PDF here or somewhere in this area! I really like nearly all of the challenges (Like seriously, a political memoir. But then, I can see why that’s a challenge) I have tweaked a few of the challenges to make them less personal and/or Young Adult. Here goes!
Fairy Tale- Cruel Beauty
National Book Awards Winner- Challenger Deep
YA Bestseller- Looking for Alaska
high school (I didn’t really start reading Young Adult until I started this blog, so this is the book that got me moving along that path) a while ago (?)- The Immortal Rules
Set in your home
state country- Divergent
Translated to English- Inkheart
Romance in the future- The Crown
Set in Europe- Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Under 150 Pages- In the Forests of the Night (or novella?)
New York Times Bestseller- Six of Crows
Book to Movie Adaptation in 2016- Fallen
Recommended by Someone You Just Met- Finnikin of the Rock (courtesy of Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy)
Self-Improvement- Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (I am doubtful on this one, but here is the Goodreads link)
Book Finished in a Day-
Book by Celebrity- Land Of Stories book 5
Political Memoir- I am Malala (er, shortened version?)
Over 100 Years Older Than You- Pride and Prejudice
Book Over 600 Pages- Winter (bold means I finished it)
Oprah’s Book Club- A Curse Dark as Gold
Science Fiction- The Scorch Trials
Book Recommended by Family- Pretty Little Liars
Graphic Novel- Drama
Published 2016- The Rose and the Dagger
Your Occupation (I call myself a reader, I’m not an assassin or a queen. But that would be cool. Sorry for the disappointment)- Throne Of Glass book 5
Set in Summer- We’ll Always Have Summer (Not sure if this is in summer…)
Book and Prequel- Under the Never Sky and Roar and Liv
Murder Mystery- Pretty Little Liars
Book Written by a Comedian- Hyperbole and a Half (recommended by Anthony @ A Very Awkward Blog)
Dystopian- The Scorch Trials
Blue Cover- Challenger Deep
The First (YA) Book You See In a Bookstore- How to Be Brave
Classic From the 20th Century- To Kill a Mockingbird
A Book From the Library- Winter
Autobiographies- The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire
Road Trip- The Alchemist (recommended by Bhramori @ The Crazy Perfectionist)
Unfamiliar Culture- A World Away
Satirical- Pride and Prejudice
Set On an Island- Island of the Blue Dolphins
Guaranteed to Bring You Joy-
As you can see, bold is for books already finished, and some books I have not figured out yet. I’m still looking for a book I can finish in a day, a book set in summer, a book of poetry, a book with a road trip, and a book guaranteed to bring me joy. If you have any suggestions, please tell me! I’d love to hear from you. 🙂
Alright, this is the moment when I give you my sorry face. Not because I’m about to leave you (although this is true) or because I feel like I’ve bored you (also true) but because I completely did what I said I wouldn’t do! I went and talked about the new year. Oh well. You can all expect to hear from me TOMORROW, (if all goes well- I will try to hold myself to that) because I FINISHED WINTER AND LIKE WHAT WHAT WHAT WHY IS IT OVER NOT COOL NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And last but not least, GO VOTE FOR THE BLOGLOVIN’ BUTTON!!! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, well. You’re my prime audience. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM VOTING? Oh please oh please let me know! I will try to help you out or I will figure out a way to vote for you, hehe! But how do I do this “voting”, you say? Just click on this here linky dinky dink to go to the post with the pictures and poll. If the poll doesn’t show up, well then. COMMENT AND I WILL SEND YOU THE LINK!!! Alright, get voting! I can’t remember exactly, but the last day for the poll is either today or tomorrow, and who knows how to make it last longer? Come on, we haven’t got all week! Literally!
I love all of you guys (PASSIONATELY- sorry, force of habit, it’s a funny GIF), but I have many different numb limbs from sitting here so long. GROUP HUG!!!! Don’t forget to say hi down in the comments! Maybe you can be the person I’m just meeting recommending a book! (If that is so, I love YA!) Okay, I cannot possibly drag this on any longer.
Or can I?
Kidding! More hugs now. TOODLES!!!