Ringing in the New Year Book Tag (2017 Edition)

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Happy New Year!!! In the spirit of the new year of 2017, I’m doing the Ringing in the New Year Book Tag again. If you want to check out the 2016 tag, go here.

The Rules:

  1. Link to the original post (Bookmark Chronicles)
  2. Answer the questions below
  3. Tag 3-5 friends!

Best book/series that you’ve read in 2016

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Authors that you’ve recently found and would like to read more of in the new year

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Most anticipated book turned movie?

best2016_3I’m not even sure both these movies will be out in 2017 or 2018… and I don’t care! I’m excited for both adaptations of Everything Everything and Simon Vs.


Name a character that you wouldn’t mind sharing a kiss with at midnight (if there is one)

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What’s on your TBR for 2017? (Top 5 will suffice if IT’S an extremely long list!)

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How many books do you hope to read in 2017?

I’ve read over 200 books this past year, so I’ll aim for 150 on my goodreads challenge? Or do you guys think I should aim higher?


Will you participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge (or any others)?

I most certainly will. The goodreads is a mandatory one for me, though as you can see above, I’m still not 100% sure on what my number will be. Then I’ll do the 2017 New Adult Reading Challenge created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much. You can check it out here.


Any New Year’s Resolutions? (bookish and otherwise)

I will leave you a link to my Resolutions blog post, because it just seems silly to repeat myself :P.


Once again, Happy New Year! I hope that 2017 will bring you everything you guys wish for. I will tag whoever wants to do this fun tag ;).

Ringing in the New Year Book Tag

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Happy New Year!!! In the spirit of the new year of 2016, I’m doing the Ringing in the New Year Book Tag, and I was tagged by Jackie @fallinlovewiththesoundofwords. Thank you Jackie!

The Rules:

  1. Link to the original post (Bookmark Chronicles )
  2. Answer the questions below
  3. Tag 3-5 friends!

Best book/series that you’ve read in 2015 

My favorite series of 2015 was the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas, it is just outstanding.

Authors that you’ve recently found and would like to read more of in the new year

I found a lot of amazing authors this year of 2015, considering that I read more in 2015 than I ever remember reading in my whole life, but one author that I definitely want to read more of is Colleen Hoover. I only read a novella by her, and I want to read a few of her books in 2016.

Most anticipated book turned movie?

fantastic-beasts-08Probably Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling. I’m super curious about this one, because there is not actually a book plot to follow, and everything will be brand new. 😀 And obviously, I trust Jo, she’s the best!

Name a character that you wouldn’t mind sharing a kiss with at midnight (if there is one)

Rowan Whitethorn!!! My answers are always between Rowan and Jem…

What’s on your TBR for 2016? (Top 5 will suffice if IT’S an extremely long list!)

This year of 2016 I really want to read:

  • The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern) – Kat and Cátia will be happy when I finally read this one 😛 ;
  • Little Women (Louisa May Alcott);
  • Shadow and Bone (Leigh Bardugo);
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here (Patrick Ness);
  • A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness);
  • Illuminae (Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff).

How many books do you hope to read in 2016?

I was just talking to Kat the other day about this. This past year, my original goal was something like 30 books, and I ended up with over 90. I have no idea how much free time I’ll have this coming year, but I’ll probably aim for 60 books or something like that. Or, I could go totally crazy and challenge myself to 100… what do you guys think?

Will you participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge (or any others)?

2016readingchallengeOBVIOUSLY!!!! I’ll do the Goodreads Reading Challenge and the Popsugar 2016’s Ultimate Reading Challenge :D.

Any New Year’s Resolutions? (bookish and otherwise)

I’ll redirect you to my Resolutions for 2016 post 😉 !


Once again, Happy New Year! I hope that 2016 will bring you everything you guys wish for. I will tag whoever wants to do this fun tag ;).

 

The Year of Taking Chances (Lucy Diamond)

>>>>  Nº 13 on My 2015 Reading Challenge – A book set in a different country <<<<

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Because love is always worth the risk… 

It’s New Year’s Eve, and Gemma and Spencer Bailey are throwing a house party. There’s music, dancing, champagne and all their best friends under one roof. It’s going to be a night to remember. 

Also at the party is Caitlin, who has returned to the village to pack up her much-missed mum’s house and to figure out what to do with her life; and Saffron, a PR executive who’s keeping a secret which no amount of spin can change. The three women bond over Gemma’s dodgy cocktails and fortune cookies, and vow to make this year their best one yet. 

But as the months unfold, Gemma, Saffron and Caitlin find themselves tested to their limits by shocking new developments. Family, love, work, home – all the things they’ve taken for granted are thrown into disarray. Under pressure, they are each forced to rethink their lives and start over. But dare they take a chance on something new?

I liked this book a whole lot more than I was expecting. I had just finished reading The Perfect Match, by Katie Fforde and my expectations were kind of low – having that book been a bit less stellar than I had hoped.

The Year of Taking Chances follows the first months of a new year of 3 very different women. Gemma, mother of 2, with the perfect husband, is suddenly at a loss when her loving husband suffers an accident that leaves him unable to work and depressed. Having to earn money, which she hadn’t done in years and trying to save her marriage at the same time, she finds two friends in Saffron and Caitlin who become her pillar.

Caitlin is dealing with the death of her mother and just having found out that her boyfriend was cheating on her. A little lost, with no idea who or what she is, she soon discovers that she’s adopted and finds her solace working with Gemma and Saffron. Oh, she also finds the love of her life.

Saffron lives in London, on New Year’s Eve she’s trying to make a big decision. Will she keep the baby? She just found out that she got pregnant of a guy she was having a casual relationship with. She doesn’t want to tell him, because he’s already got 2 kids and mostly because she’s not sure she actually wants to keep it… This is my favorite storyline of the three. I just loved Saffron!

I really liked the writing, even though we have three POV’s with their own storyline, we get developments of every single one of the ladies through the others eyes.

Rating: 3.8 stars

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