Thursday, December 12, 2013

What a year it has been...

That it has. 13 has truly has been my lucky year. I look back to a year ago and while I couldn’t reach my Goodreads reading goal, something I never reach – talk about an all time FAIL.

This morning my Dad asked me what I thought about 2013, what had I really done – I assume this is some parenting tactic that he allows me to delve into to give me that push or inspire me to do more. So I listed the highlights of my year – it wasn’t a year that I pinned to a books, or wrote a book, or actually read a lot of books; compared to last year. I wanted to share them with you my reader, fan, liker and the anonymous internet.

1. I lost 20 kilograms
2. Graduated in BA (Hons) Publishing Studies
3. Read my first Ian Banks, The Wasp Factory, and loved it.
4. Reading totalled 39 books this year alone.
5. Changed jobs, and I love it.
6. Went on my dream holiday.
7. Stopped biting my nails.
8. Ran my first 5km and loved it.
9. Joined a bookclub that doesn’t read.
10. Saw Lady Gaga live.

It’s no life changing list, but it’s a list that truly makes me smile. But, let’s get back to the books. 2013 didn’t bring a flashflood of books to the arena, but there were some gems in the pile. Here are my top five books for 2013.

The Supreme’s at Earls All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore (find review here)
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (find review here)
Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis (find review here)
The Secret History by Donna Tartt

So here is to 2014, may it be lucky, filled with books and way more laughs. Have a great festive season readers!


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