December was a strange month. Not only did it fly by with Christmas looming in the distance, the first couple of weeks were stressful due to my boyfriend’s operation. The Christmas break allowed me time to relax, de-stress from the last few weeks and spend some quality time with the ones I love (although I wish I hadn’t been ill for most of it).
Today I just got home from my holiday in Ireland with my dad and family (btw, flying in the wind is not fun) and I am ready for the New Year, heading back to work and setting myself some goals to achieve in 2018. When I was thinking about what I wanted to achieve, I decided to make them as realistic as possible. Here are just a few:
- Finish writing my novel (I’m 50,000 words in and hope to finish it and have it edited by the end of 2018).
- Read 50 books (seems do-able with one a week).
- Work on my health and fitness (this is one I know will take time, but I am more than willing to commit).
- Post more regularly on my blog (If I can do at least 3 a week, I’ll be happy).
- Save money (this will be the most difficult for me, I like to buy things).
- Always look at the positives in every situation (if the last few months have taught me anything, it’s that things aren’t always as bad as they seem).
Fingers crossed, that at the end of 2018 I can look back on these and say that I completed them. Now to go onto the important things, the books I read. While it may not seem a lot, I have to remind myself that it was a busy month and I can work on it in the New Year.
Books I Read…
Everless By Sara Holland
I feel that Everless was one of my favourite reads of 2017, if not my favourite one! It was incredible, original and fast paced. Everless was everything I love in a book and I cannot wait for the sequel. I was easily able to give it five stars and you can check out my review here.
Angelfall by Susan Ee
Finally I got around to reading Angelfall after hearing so much about the series and I have to say that I enjoyed it. While it isn’t what I am used to reading now (I prefer Fantasy books and novels with a more grown up POV), it was a great change of pace and was worthy of the 4 stars. You can read my review here.
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
All I can say is, Holy crap…this book was incredible and that ending was amazing. I loved Crown of Midnight even more than Throne of Glass (if that is even possible) and I have a feeling this series is going to get better and better with each one. Easily a five star read and you can check out my thoughts here.
I guess 3 books isn’t too bad considering all that happened in the space of a month. I am aiming to read at least 4 every month if I can and maybe sometimes I will read even more.
Hopefully you managed to read some incredible books in the last month of 2017 and here’s to many more in 2018!