Usually, as we reach the end of the old year and are approaching the new one, I am a mixture or happy, excited and nervous. I’m also a little sad that the year is coming to a close. However, 2016 has been a year I am quite happy to say goodbye to and won’t be too sad to leave.
It’s been a difficult year personally (probably the worst one I’ve had) and so I look towards 2017 with hope that it has got to be better than 2016. Please, 2017? Pretty please!?
One of the few saving graces of this year are the great TV shows I’ve discovered and amazing books I’ve read.
Thanks to Netflix and fiction, I’ve managed to procrastinate beautifully.
Some of my favourite shows this year have been House of Cards (such a fan of Kevin Spacey anyway but he’s brilliant in House of Cards,) The Big Bang Theory, which had me wondering why it had taken me so long to discover it and The Gilmore Girls. I want to go live in Stars Hollow.
Book highlights this year have included so many wonderful books. Some of my highlights have included The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell, Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern, Bridget Jones’ Baby: The Diaries by Helen Fielding, No Turning Back by Tracy Buchanan, Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent, The Comfort of Others by Kay Langdale, Somewhere inside of Happy by Anna McPartlin and Hungry For Love by Lucy Beresford.
Disappearing into stories has been what has helped me most and for that I am so grateful. Reading is one of the best therapies. Speaking of which, i have been taking part in the Goodreads challenge this year. My goal was to read forty books. I am currently in the middle of reading my fortieth book which is My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon. I’m keeping everything crossed that I can finish it and complete my 2016 reading challenge. I will be setting myself a new reading goal in the new year. If you fancy connecting on Goodreads, click here.
I’m hoping everyone has a wonderful new year. I’m off it finish my book in time to settle into the new series of Sherlock on New Years Day.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the visitors to Novel Kicks over the past twelve months.
See you all in 2017.
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