Happy New Year!
I hope you had the most enjoyable NYE Celebration, I was fortunate enough to be able to spend mine with my family on Sydney Harbour with great food, amazing company and spectacular views followed up today relaxing on the beach with a good book in hand.
2012 had its ups and downs in my personal life with many changes but for my blog, it was definitely an up! I now have an awesome following and some extremely special regular visitors who honestly make book blogging so fulfilling; it makes my day every time I see a new comment so my heartfelt thanks go out to all of my followers.
There are so many fantastic books being released this year that I can’t wait to get hold of, many are sequels I am eagerly awaiting but there are also some amazing debuts, so I have decided to share my Top 10 most anticipated (in no particular order).
(Clicking on the link will take you to Goodreads)
Altered by Jennifer Rush
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
The Essence by Kimberly Derting
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
The Collector by Victoria Scott
Mortality by Kellie Sheridan
Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Chosen at Nightfall by C.C. Hunter
Goddess by Josephine Angelini
Dare You To by Katie McGarry
I started to do a best of 2012 list but it proved impossible since I couldn’t narrow it down to my top 10, so I picked a favourite/most memorable from each month (release date not month read).
January Blue Sky Days by Marie Landry
February Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
March Perception by Kim Harrington
April The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
June Borrowed Ember by Samantha Young
July Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
August Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
September Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
December Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
My Goodreads reading goal for 2012 was 200, I made it to 187 which I am quite pleased with. My goal for 2013 will again be 200.
I usually set myself the usual New Years resolutions – exercise more, stress less etc. etc.. but usually fail miserably, this year I am going to find the small blessings in all of my achievements be it small or large and appreciate and enjoy every moment of my life with my gorgeous children and amazing husband.
Blog wise, I need to work on a few changes and mix things up a bit – more topic posts and reviews and I’ve decided to take a step back from participating in as many blog tours, I took on waaaaay too many towards the end of 2012 (there were so many amazing books!) but I ended up swamped and blogging became more of a chore so I will only be reading books that I am really interested in reading; I am going back to blogging for fun and as a hobby.
Did you set yourself any resolutions for 2013?
I hope 2013 is a wonderful, exciting, healthy and happy year for you, filled with many new and exciting memories.
Thank-you again for your loyalty! I hope 2013 brings you and your family much joy, happiness, good health and wonderful memories and I look forward to the blogging year ahead.