Ahhhh it’s the end of the year!! Where has the time gone?
My year in reading was … interesting. I had a huge slump in the first six months where I read hardly anything (well, I did read War and Peace and Anna Karenina… but it felt like not much when you read two books in six months). But then in September I discovered Bookstagram, and all of a sudden I was reading again, starting a blog, starting up Goodreads, buying books, obsessing over new fandoms … and back to being Emmeline.
I read 77 books this year.
My Brilliant Career, Anne of Avonlea, Mao’s Last Dancer, War and Peace, Bee Hunter.
Huntingtower, Anna Karenina, Pick Your Poison, Dresses of Red and Gold, Bonhoeffer, Yellow Poppy, The Saga of the Volsungs, Le Morte D’Arthur, The City of God.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, How to Train Your Dragon, The Snow Child, The Treasure House, Act of Faith, The Bone Sparrow, The Ghost by the Billabong, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
The Consolation of Philosophy, Anne of Green Gables, The Count of Monte Cruiso, Black Forest Summer, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Crusoe of Lonesome Lake, Delerium, Pandemonium.
Requiem, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, A Summer Secret, Always Emily.
Vanishing Girls, Eleanor and Park, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The Jewel, Four, The Raven Boys, Geek Girl, Six of Crows.
She is Not Invisible, The Coral Island, The Fellowship of the Ring, All the Bright Places, The Sea of Monsters, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, The Titan’s Curse, The Two Towers, Stiff Upper Lip Jeeves.
My Story: Workhouse, Anna and the French Kiss, A Rose for the Anzac Boys, The Decameron, The Little Bookroom, Throne of Glass, Return of the King, Roverandom, Defiant Birth.
How to Speak Dragonese, How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse, How to Twist a Dragon’s Tale, A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons, How to Steal a Dragon’s Sword, How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel, How to Break a Dragon’s Heart, How to Betray a Dragon’s Hero, How to Fight a Dragon’s Fury.
Blink and You Die, The Road to Gundagai, The Girl From Snowy River, A Waltz for Matilda, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender.
And there you have it, all the books I read this year!
This year was a year of reading and writing and growing. I’m so thankful for everyone I’ve met who’s encouraged me, whether by written word or face to face. Thank you humans for simply existing. For everything.