Honestly, I have no idea. Apparently I needed to go on an unannounced, unintentional hiatus for a month and a half. But I’m back now, friends!
As an update, I would love to type up every review I missed. And that’s…. a lot. Since I posted my Pride and Prejudicereview, I’ve read twenty-three books. No, seriously. 23! I’ll make a list of them at the end of this post. Actually, I’ll make a list of ALL of my winter reads, since that’s what this post is about.
We all have an extensive laundry list of why 2016 totally sucked, myself included. But I don’t want to look back ten years from now and say “everything about that year was horrible.” I mean, I’ve got two small children. In 2016 my daughter turned 3 and my son learned how to walk and talk. Well… by talk I mean not just babble and grunt. But still. Good things happened in my life and I want to remember them. So without further ado, ten wonderful things that I lived through in 2016:
2016 was the year that I discovered the online book community and started paying attention to new book releases. As such, there were a ton of 2016 releases that I truly meant to get to but didn’t read. Ten of those books were:
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo: actually, I’m reading this book right now!
Everland by Wendy Spinale: a steampunk Peter Pan retelling written by a woman named Wendy. How did I not read this?
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard: I’ve seen very few people say this dislike this book. Plus the cover is gorgeous. I currently have it checked out from the library and can hopefully get to it soon.
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco: I read the first 60ish pages of this book before life started getting super busy and I set it aside. Hoping to pick it back up this week!
The Blazing Star by Imani Josey: one second she’s in history class, the next she’s in ancient Egypt. Just the synopsis is everything my favortite stories are made of!
Metaltown by Kristen Simmons: the author said this was her steampunk answer to Les Mís. I pre-ordered it immediately after that.
Heartless by Marissa Meyer: yet another book I started but haven’t finished yet. But in this case, though, I started in December so I’m still currently reading it.
Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst: I almost bought this book at my independent bookstore, but correctly guessed that it would be in the December Owlcrate. I’m glad I postponed my purchase of it, but that meant I didn’t get it until the end of the year and ran out of time to read it.
I’m still planning on reading these books. Majorly hoping I get to them all this year!