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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November/Birthday Book Haul 2016

Hello guys~ It’s been awhile since I posted, and even longer since I posted a book haul. You may or may not know, last month, November, was my birth month. I am born on the 30th of November, and because it was my birthday, I received discounts at my local bookstore. So, of course, I went all out and bought books.

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Tadaaa~! This is my November/ Birthday book haul. I bought all but one at my local bookstore, MPH Bookstore. And for An Illustrated History of Noble Shadowhunters and Denizens of Downworld, I bought from Book Depository.

an-illustrated-history-of-notable-shadowhunters-and-denizens-of-downworld-9781471161193_hr1. An Illustrated History of Notable Shadowhunters and Denizens of Downworld by Cassandra Clare and Cassandra Jean

So, I bought this mainly because I’m such a Shadowhunters chronicle fan that I have to own all Shadowhunter-related books out there.

Of course, that’s not the only reason I bought this. I bought it because I really love Cassandra Jean’s arts for TID, TMI, TDA, TLH, and Bane Chronicles too.

And another reason is…I write fanfictions. Therefore, this book is great for research purposes 😀

1481443259-copy2. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare

I have read these novellas earlier this year. I owned the eBook copy for the novellas, but as I mentioned before, because it is Shadowhunter-related, I have, no need to own the physical copy. So, tadaa~ I bought it.

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3. What’s A Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne

I’ve read the previous two books (Am I Normal Yet? and How Hard Can Love Be?) and I really loved them. Which is why, I bought this one too. I would’ve bought it earlier, but if I waited till my birthday, I get a discount. So there~ :3

 

 

 

 

97814749272224. …And A Happy New Year? by Holly Bourne

I bought this one from the same bookstore, but unlike the others, I bought this one at one of the outlets in my town instead of online. Because for some reason, the one online was listed as “Paperback” and the one sold at the outlet was hardback and sold at the same price…which was weird. I didn’t have the chance to email customer service, so I bought the one at the outlet instead. Better safe than sorry, right? Plus, hardcover!! And the cover is beautiful~ ❤

 

 

978014135705825. Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

I’ve always loved reading books about mental illness or some disorders. In this book, one of the main character has a cognitive disorder called Prosopagnosia. I’ve only once read a story where someone had the same disorder (but it was a fanfiction), and it was great. So, I’m really looking forward to reading this book.

 

 

 

the-fall-of-butterflies6. The Fall of Butterflies by Andrea Proter

I’ve been wanting to buy this book since it came out but I kept on buying other books first. This book has all the elements that I like in YA Contemporary so I am looking forward to reading this. The rating on Goodreads is only 3.4 / 5 stars though, but I’m hoping that it doesn’t disappoint me.

 

 

 

9780373212057_fc_proof7. The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Just like The Fall of Butterflies, I’ve been wanting to buy this book since it came out, but I ended up prioritizing other books. And similar to the Fall of Butterflies, this book also has all the elements that I love in YA Contemporary. I am really looking forward to reading this.

 

 

 


So… That concludes my November/Birthday Book Haul. Is there any books that I’ve listed out that you’ve read and loved, or wanted to read? Also, isn’t it sad that all the books for my birthday book haul, I bought myself. For my birthday present. LOL