Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!

It's time to look back on 2014 and look ahead at 2015! So, we'll look back on 2014 first. I at first challenged myself to read 150 books, but due to life and other things, I brought it down to 100. In total, I read 130 books! I did not get my driver's license in 2014, but I am taking my practical test this month! I did actually finish buying at least of the series that I own - I don't know how that happened, but it did. I cleaned my library and room - multiple times. ;) But I did not do a bookshelf tour. I promise that I will. I first need to finish learning my way around Robert, my new camera.

I'm doing any New Year's Resolutions this year because I kind of just want to see what life throws me and go with it. Oh, except I'm going to BookCon. That is totally happening!! And January 6th, I get to meet Brandon Sanderson. I might even get to meet Joelle Charbonneau!

I started out with a list of books I planned on reading throughout the year. I got through roughly half of them. And this year, I have a 2015 reading challenge I'm doing! Should be a lot more fun. This is the reading challenge:

Read A:

  • A book with more than 500 pages
  • A classic romance
  • A book that became a movie
  • A book published this year
  • A book with a number in the title
  • A book written by someone under 30
  • A book with nonhuman characters
  • A funny book
  • A book by a female author
  • A mystery or thriller
  • A book with a one-word title
  • A book of short stories
  • A book set in a different country
  • A nonfiction book
  • A popular author's first book
  • A book from an author you love that you haven't read yet
  • A book a friend recommended
  • A book that won a prize
  • A book based on a true story
  • A book at the bottom of your to-read list
  • A book your mom loves
  • A book that scares you
  • A book more than 100 years old
  • A book based entirely on its cover
  • A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't
  • A memoir
  • A book you can finish in a day
  • A book with antonyms in the title
  • A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit
  • A book that came out the year you were born
  • A book with bad reviews
  • A trilogy
  • A book from your childhood
  • A book with a love triangle
  • A book set in the future
  • A book set in high school
  • A book with a color in the title
  • A book that made you cry
  • A book with magic
  • A graphic novel
  • A book by an author you've never read before
  • A book you own but have never read
  • A book that takes place in your hometown
  • A book that was originally written in a different language
  • A book set during Christmas
  • A book written by an author with your same initials
  • A play
  • A banned book
  • A book based on or turned into a TV show
  • A book you started but never finished

I have at least half of these covered already, so this should be super fun! I hope you guys have a wonderful beginning to 2015! I certainly have some exciting things planned, and I have a good feeling about the year in general. And I hope to see some of you at BookCon! 


  1. Wow you get to meet Brandon Sanderson!! That is amazing, he is my favourite author. Best of luck with the reading challenge, looks like a good one :)

    1. I know!! I am so excited! I have a million questions to ask him and I know they will all disappear as soon as I meet him!

  2. Awesome reading challenge! I hope you have an awesome start to your year too. I'm jumpstarting with finishing the first draft of my current novel and hopefully getting my hedgie so maybe I won't get depressed as usual. Of course, now that I'm watching Supernatural, I'll probably be more emotionally compromised than depressed :P

    1. Thanks, Hazel! The same for you! I can't wait for you to get your hedgie, and don't worry - we'll both be emotionally compromised by Supernatural. ;)

  3. Good luck on the driving test, and we'll definitely have to meet up at BookCon!

    1. Thanks! And yes, we are totally meeting up at BookCon!


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