A Recap of 2016

Hi everyone~ 🙂 Today is…*drumroll please*…the 1st of January 2017, and so, I’ve decided to look back at all I’ve done in 2016 and recount all of them—okay, not all of them, but just the important ones—here.

Since this is first and foremost, a book blog, I shall start with all the books that I have read this year (including rereads).

Books I’ve read in 2016:

  1. Artistic License – Katie Fforde
  2. The Accident Season – Moïra Fowley-Doyle
  3. All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
  4. Anatomy of a Misfit – Andrea Portes
  5. The Shadowhunter’s Codex – Cassandra Clare, Joshua Lewis
  6. The Madman’s Daughter – Megan Shepherd
  7. Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell
  8. The Reluctant Heiress – Eva Ibbotson
  9. Recipe for Love – Katie Fforde
  10. A Countess Below Stairs – Eva Ibbotson
  11. The Selection – Kiera Cass
  12. The Elite – Kiera Cass
  13. The One – Kiera Cass
  14. The Heir – Kiera Cass
  15. Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins
  16. Lola and the Boy Next Door – Stephanie Perkins
  17. Living Dangerously – Katie Fforde
  18. Surviving Haley – Brenda Baker
  19. Mr. March Names the Stars – Rivka Aaron-Hughes
  20. Jane Blond International Spy – Brianna Schatt
  21. Closer Home – Kerry Anne King
  22. Wild Swans – Jessica Spotswood
  23. Lie In Plain Sight – Maggie Barbieri
  24. The Lost Hero – Rick Riordan
  25. The Son of Neptune – Rick Riordan
  26. Mark of Athena – Rick Riordan
  27. House of Hades – Rick Riordan
  28. The Blood of Olympus – Rick Riordan
  29. Also Known As – Robin Benway
  30. Going Rogue – Robin Benway
  31. Playlist for the Dead – Michelle Falkkoff
  32. Two Lies and a Spy – Kat Carlton
  33. Sealed With A Lie – Kat Carlton
  34. Lady Midnight – Cassandra Clare
  35. Isla and the Happily Ever After – Stephanie Perkins
  36. Sophie – Jenny Sargam
  37. Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here – Anna Breslaw
  38. Solace – Therin Knite
  39. A Thousand Salt Kisses – Josie Demuth
  40. The Broken One – Christine H. Bailey
  41. You Before Anyone Else – Julie Cross
  42. Kasey Screws Up the World – Rachel Shane
  43. Every Exquisite Thing – Matthew Quick
  44. In the Blood – Sara Hantz
  45. Growing Up – Tricia Sol
  46. Going Wild – Jodi Lundgren
  47. The Trial of Apollo – Rick Riordan
  48. Finding Audrey – Sophie Kinsella
  49. Good Together – Valentina Heart
  50. Me Before You – Jojo Moyes
  51. The Art of Being Normal – Lisa Williamson
  52. Fall – Michelle Chow
  53. Pens and Swords – Rena Rocford
  54. Fans of the Impossible Life – Kate Scelsa
  55. Valley of the Moon – Bronwyn Archer
  56. The Hardy Boys Casefiles: Stress Point
  57. Because I Love You – Tori Rigby
  58. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief – Rick Riordan
  59. King’s Conquest – Valentina Heart
  60. Owner of My Heart – Valentina Heart
  61. Two Hearts One Voice – Valentina Heart
  62. Am I Normal Yet – Holly Bourne
  63. The Shattered Seam – Kathleen Groger
  64. How Hard Can Love Be – Holly Bourne
  65. Savour the Moment – Nora Roberts
  66. Happy Ever After – Nora Roberts
  67. The Raven King – Maggie Stiefvater
  68. One Was Lost – Natalie D. Richards
  69. Poppies For Christmas
  70. My Friends Are All Strange – Margaret Lesh
  71. The French Impressionist – Rebecca Bischoff
  72. The Notable History of Shadowhunters and Denizens of Downworld – Cassandra Clare and Cassandra Jean
  73. What’s A Girl Gotta Do – Holly Bourne
  74. …And A Happy New Year – Holly Bourne
  75. The Secrets We Keep – Deb Loughead
  76. Rush – Sara Bennett Wealer

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Top 5 Favourite Christmas Movies

…or more accurately, top 5 movies I love to watch during Christmas. The movies I pick are not necessarily Christmas-y, but more like the movies I’ve always watched during Christmas, making it my own Christmas day movies tradition. Okay, not really during Christmas, because I usually start my movie marathon several days earlier.

I would’ve make a top 5 fav books to read during Winter/ Christmas but I live in Malaysia, and we don’t have four seasons here, meaning we don’t have winter. And I’m a Muslim, so we don’t really celebrate Christmas. Of course, some families do, just for fun, but my family is just not the celebrating type. Although, my parents did indulge us when we were younger by putting presents in our socks and under our pillow. I didn’t know why I even wrote that, because it is quite irrelevant. Haha


1. The Harry Potter Movies


Yup, that’s right. I usually marathoned Harry Potter movies days before Christmas. If I could pull an all-nighter, I could finish everything in one day. But if not, then I’ll finish everything off in two days.

2. Home Alone 1 & 2


Seriously, two of my favourites (or should I count it as one since I list them as one?). Anyways, I first saw this when I was in elementary school, during the school holidays. In my country, school year is from January – November, so I can’t really say it’s a Christmas holiday since school’s already out too at that time. Back to the topic, it always played on the telly during Christmas, and so I ended up watching it every year around that time.

3. The Parent Trap


I do realize that this is a summer-y movie, but really, I’ll go nuts if I only watch Christmas-y movies for my marathon. Besides, since I was a kid, Disney Channel always played The Parent Trap during the hols so I ended up always watching this too.

4. The Nightmare Before Christmas


This is self-explanatory, right?

5. Lilo and Stitch


Because ohana means family. LOL Okay, that doesn’t even make any sense. Anyways, this is one of my favourite movie to watch during Christmas because it gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling. 😀

So, what are your favourite movies to watch during Christmas? Like the blog post if you like my movie choices ~u^