Happy New Year!

It’s finally 2018 here in Toronto and it’s still freezing condition. Many of our New Year’s celebration has cut down short, but of course that won’t dampen our spirits. Hopefully, everyone had a fun and safe New Year and I wish all the best for this year.

Anyways, this post is just to wish everyone a good Year and I will be posting my yearly challenges up today. Last year I posted up all my challenges in one post, but I think posting my challenges up one at a time is a lot better for me. I’m able to organize my TBR and wrap-up a lot better.

So that’s it for now and so on and so on…

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Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday!

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Sorry I’m a bit late, but at least better late than never. Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year! Hope everyone had an awesome Christmas and will have a safe New Year. My Christmas was amazing and was able to spend my time with the people I love, and I hope all of you was able to spend their time the way they wanted to.

 

It’s December, so here is a quick update!

Hello, Hello! I’m back from my little vacation very well rested. I was in Vegas a last week and have been busy at work and life the last few days so I’ve been MIA.

Anyways, I haven’t been doing a lot of reading because (1)I’m was on vacation and I don’t really do a lot of reading during my vacation (2) The Christmas Holidays is usually a busy time for me in terms of work and life. However, I’ll still be posting a few things here and there because I still need to finish off loose ends before the year is over.

I’ll try to post regularly for the remainder of the year, but like I said its going to be a busy next few weeks, and might be a little bit off my game. I might not be able to post regular thing such as the Top 5 or Book Date Monday, those will resume in the new year.

Ok, so that’s my quick update and here are some pictures from my Las Vegas trip. Enjoy!

 

Books I want turned into Movies

I’ve been thinking about it for awhile and I really want a lot of books to be made into movies. Really, I think movie producers and writers should get a bunch of books lovers together to get them to brainstorm ‘best books to be made into movies’!

I know that 90% of the time books that are made into movies are usually butchered, but lets just pretend that these ‘movies’ will stay true to the original.

Anyways, here are some of the books that I’m really excited about!

Yes, most of these books are ‘adventure’ style novels, but I enjoy movies like that. Not a fan of drama or romance. Ridley Pearson is actually a screen writer, and please, please make Kingdom Keepers: The Movie, a reality! I actually want to re-read the whole series again.

Let me know if you guys have any books that you’re dying to see on the big screen. Mind you this is not one of those butchered movies, but rather a very well made movie that sticks to the original!

Mid-Year Update

This Mid-Year Update is more like a Mid-Year Freak out! I haven’t been doing a lot of reading lately and the reading that I have been doing I’ve been stalling and procrastinating. ACK! Here is my post for my Reading Challenge for the year 2017, just in case you want to understand my overwhelming goal!

So here’s the quick version of an update, that’s slowly starting to make me panic!

GOODREADS Reading Challenge: I’ve read a total of 32 books out of 70!

I also set 5 other goals I wanted to accomplish this year:

  1. Finish my 12 months Challenge – I’ve been well on this challenge every month except for June. Booo…! I’m suppose to read a none mystery ‘adult’ novel!
  2. Read an adult book that NOT a mystery – ARGH! I’m not even sure why I put this challenge. I’ve actually only read 2 book for this whole year and its almost JULY!
  3. Start and Finish a Trilogy in the same year – This challenge is a tough one for me, tougher than the previous. I actually haven’t started this and this is hitting me harder than the other challenges.
  4. Finish 5 Series that I have started – I’ve actually finished one series already so four more to go. I have 2 trilogies that I only have one more book to go. So I’m fairly confident that I can accomplish this one. YAY!
  5. Read my Fixed TBR: Ummm…yea. I’ve read 5 of the 20 books I wanted to get rid off my TBR.

It’s not pretty I warned everyone and I’ve only just begun (insert crying emoti!)

On top of these ‘Mini’ goals I wanted to accomplish, I also ‘entered’ 4 Blog Challenges.

Dystopia Reading Challenge: Read 6-10 Books 

I’ve read four books so far. Not bad actually, could be worst.

Flights of Fantasy: Read 8 Books extra points for Reading books in the host’s list

I’ve read 6 books out of 8. Whaaaaat…!!! I’m pleasantly surprised. I really do want to read more so maybe I’ll try to surpass 8 books.

Motif Challenge: Read 1 Book a month that fits a certain theme.

I actually have only done three of the five months that has passed and I’m trying to finish the book for this month – Destination Unknown!

TBR Challenge: Read 1 Book a month that fits a certain theme AND write a review on a certain date. 

This, I’m proud to say, I’ve been doing well. I’ve been able to finish a book each month, except for April. Took a Holiday in April and wasn’t able to finish the book I wanted for that month. I tried tho, just didn’t make it for the month of April.

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So as you can tell I’ve been using the same books for certain challenges and goals, which I think is valid enough. I’m actually doing fairly well on the Blog Challenges, but horrible in my personal goals, as seen on the first half of this post. I really want to remedy that in this last few months of 2017. I still can’t believe we’re already half way through 2017. YIKES!

Hows your reading goal this year so far? Let me know if you’re freaking out like me, or you’re totally calm and collected because you have your sh*t together.

 

 

Series of Books in 2017

So I was watching booktubers and I came across JessetheReader’s ‘Series I’m going to read in 2017‘. Since I thought it was a fantastic topic, I decided to create my own. I did a similar post last year of series I will be continuing in the future, which can be found here, but these only focus on series that I have started and will finish. Jesse’s topic is a little bit more precise and I thought it would be a cool way to keep track of series I want to finish and series I want to start.

Let’s begin with the series that I want to finish. I actually started a lot of series last year and I want to make sure I catch up on them. I also finished a few series so it kinda evens out.

SERIES I WANT TO FINISH 

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

I read the first book in this series and enjoyed it a lot. I really wanted to continue with it last year, but just lost track of time.

White Rabbit Chronicles by Gena Showalter

I read the first book in 2014 and pretty much got spoiled for the last book, so I’m a bit apprehensive about finish this series. I do want to know what happens to our characters though. So this will be one of those series I want to get a crack on.

Dorothy must Die by Danielle Paige

I actually thought this series will be a trilogy, but I was wrong. This is actually one of my most anticipated release of this year. So of course a must read!

Croak by Gina Damico

The first book in this series is really unique and left me wanting more. I didn’t really prioritize this trilogy last year, but I will definitely get my hands on them this year!

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

I’ve said this a million times on my blog, I’m not a contemporary reader, but I was actually really impressed with Anna and the French Kiss. Since I had fun reading the first in the trilogy, I figured trying the companion books might give me the cuddles again.

The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski

This trilogy was a recent read for me. The first book left off with the cliffhanger an I’ve been meaning to read the other books last year, but, you know, time just flew by.

The Darkest Mind by Alexandra Bracken

This is another one of those trilogies that 2016 didn’t let me finish. I really don’t know what happened to 2016 it’s like one minute its there and the next, its gone!

Deana Madden by A.R. Torre

I’m actually surprised I really enjoyed The Girl in 6E. This was getting all the buzz a few months ago an I definitely had a go at it and really enjoyed it. This is actually the first erotica suspense that I read and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Definitely will be reading the rest in the trilogy.

The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

One of my most anticipated book release of 2017 is the third book in the trilogy. I had a rough start with Illuminae, but ended up enjoying it. I need to see the cover of the 3rd book!

The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke

I wasn’t blown away by the first book in this duology, but I really want to read the second book to see what happens to our two protagonist.

Wolf by wolf by Ryan Graudin

This is one of those books that you can’t pass up once you’ve read the first book. The story is amazing and I can’t wait to see what happens to out heroine.

Phew! That’s a lot of books I want to get to before this year is done. I’m not sure how many I’ll be able to tick off, keeping my fingers crossed, I want to get to all of them!

SERIES I WANT TO START

Here are the series I do want to start for this year. I won’t go into details, like the above part, but I will include the first book in the series.  Of course I won’t try to finish all the books this year, but I want to at least read the first book.

There are more that I want to include, but these are the priority and these are the ones I’m really excited about!

So that’s it for books I want to read in 2017. I’m a bit unsettled that there’s so many books here, but these are just guidelines and wishful thinking!

I’ll look back at the end of the year to see if I have actually accomplished any of these.

Let me know down below if there are books on this list that I should push higher on my TBR pile!

A Break

I took a much needed break on anything bookish. I love reading but I do get burnt out pretty easily. Also, life has been getting in the way lately but I’ve figured out a balance that will allow me to update my site regularly. Anywyas, tune in for more book reviews and bookish related things.