Half Year Haul: January to July, 2016

In case you’re nosy like me, here’s everything I acquired in the last six months!

Lauren Conrad Style by Lauren Conrad // The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison // Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell // A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (read my review here!) // Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Home: No-Nonsense Advice That Will Inspire You to CLEAN like the DICKENS by Thelma Meyer // Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh // The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin (ZOMG) // Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes // The Doctors Are In: The Essential and Unofficial Guide to Doctor Who‘s Greatest Time Lord by Graeme Burk and Robert Smith // Infomocracy by Malka Ann Older // Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeffrey McCarter

Top Ten: Goals for 2015

logo-TopTenTuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme was book & blogging goals/resolutions for 2015.

My goals:

  1. Participate in and finish the BookRiot #ReadHarder campaign
  2. Read Deborah Harkness’ All Souls trilogy
  3. Read Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven and Andy Weir’s The Martian
  4. Read George Eliot’s Middlemarch in order to fully understand Rebecca Mead’s My Life in Middlemarch
  5. Read John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Let the Right One In so that I can then watch its two film adaptations, Let the Right One In and Let Me In
  6. Read Lois Lowry’s The Giver series
  7. Read all of Rainbow Rowell‘s books (except Attachments, which I actually read in 2012 and got a like from Rainbow herself on Tumblr after posting a quote – like, oh my god, whoa #nojoke)
  8. Read Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Complete Sherlock Holmes, vols. 1 & 2
  9. Read the following YA series that I completely missed over the past 5 years: Anna and the French Kiss, Divergent, If I Stay, Just One Day, and Shatter Me
  10. And blog at least once per week