Well, December just seemed to fly by! I had a couple weeks in a row of posting something every weekday, which is something that hasn’t happened in VERY long time (lots of memes and tags, but I enjoyed them!). My Christmas spirit has lasted all throughout the holiday which is another thing that hasn’t happened in awhile. I see a lot of people say 2016 was the worst thing ever, but for me I didn’t think it was any worse than any other year. Below is my small Christmas Book Haul – I got my 3 favorite books of the year and a couple of B&N gift cards.
I can’t decide yet if I want to post a 2016 Recap or not, so in the event I don’t post it there, be sure to check out my Year in Books from Good Reads (and feel free to leave me a link to yours – I love these lists!).
Books Read: 10
Favorite Book I Read This Month:
My Lady Jane! I basically had zero expectations for this book and I ended up absolutely loving it! It’s so funny. Definitely one of my favorites of the year.
Books Read in 2016 Overall: 136
Books Reviewed: 3
More Than Friends by Jody Holford – 3/5 Stars
Once Upon a Wine (Black Dog Bay #4) by Beth Kendrick – 4/5 Stars
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows – 4.5/5 Stars
Top Ten Tuesday: New-To-Me Authors I Read in 2016
Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Want to Finally Read in 2017
Top 5 Wednesday: Series That Got Worse with Each Season
Top 5 Wednesday: Fictional Items You’d Give as Gifts
Reviewing the Unreviewed: December 2016
Looking Forward to January:
I’m excited for By Your Side by Kasie West and On Second Thought by Kristan Higgins. Both their books are always so cute and they will be the perfect pick me up while we’re in the middle of Ohio’s winter. Other than that, I have a couple reviews already drafted so I’ll hopefully start the new year of blogging on a high note.
17 thoughts on “December 2016 Recap”
I love end of year recaps and for me it was a great reading a blogging year! Have a Happy New Year. I’m looking forward to reading what’s up with you in 2017!
Thanks! Have a happy new year, as well!!
Great month! I agree…it wasn’t any worse than any other year for me. I don’t get heavily invested in politics and I think that’s where everyone really struggled whereas I try to remain oblivious. Probably not the best approach but it saves me the stress!
I’m feeling an urge to buy books coming on. But that would require me leaving the house…
Thanks! Yeah staying oblivious is a pretty solid coping method as far as I’m concerned. I stay buy books online so you don’t have to leave the house! I go a couple of B&N gift cards for Christmas so I’m excited to download some Nook books! I have a lot of library books I need to get through first, though.
I’m so excited! My Lady Jane was $1.99, so after reading your amazing review I was able to buy it! I hope I can get to it int he next month or two. Congrats on a great month!
Hooray!!! I hope you love it as much as I did! I can’t wait to hear what you think of it.
Also, are you still having blog issues? Yesterday your post showed up in my Reader, but when I clicked on the link the page wouldn’t open. And I just tried it again and it still says it can’t find the page.
Shoot. It might have to do with the fact that I switched hosting providers yesterday. I was having so many problems. Here’s a fresh link to my site. It’s the same, so I’m not sure why it’s having troubles. http://anovelglimpse.com/
Ok, that one worked! Thanks! I hope your new hosting provider gives you less problems!
I hope so, too. It’s weird, though. I don’t think my posts are showing up in WP Reader anymore.
Oh that’s not good! That’s mostly what I use to visit people’s blogs. I do have Bloglovin’, but I can’t even remember the last time I signed into that.
I haven’t used Bloglovin’ in forever. I’m worried I’m not going to have visitors anymore. 😦 We’ll see what happens.
I’m sure you still will!
Your end of the year posts are always so much fun to read. You had a busy December! I look forward to hearing what you think of BY YOUR SIDE and ON SECOND THOUGHT. I’ve been toying with getting them.
Thank you! I’m really looking forward to those books. You can’t really go wrong with either author!
Golden Son! I loved the Red Rising series. It was one of my favorites. Great haul!
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Thanks! Golden Son is my favorite of the series and it’s the only book I didn’t have in any format.