Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 In Review

2016 is ticking down to usher in 2017. I took a couple thousand or so pictures so here are some of my favorite pictures from the past year. 

Now to books. 

This was the last book of 2016. The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff. 
Last year I read 100 new books. This year I managed to hit 55. Even though I didn't hit as many as last year, I still read some great books. So out of the 55, here are the best ones. 
Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas. 
This is a new adult fantasy series with a strong female protagonist (she's a talented assassin with a taste for the finer things in life. I really enjoyed these and can't wait for the next one. 

Next up is It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. 
I was still on the cruise when it came out and the second I got home I went to buy it. I wasn't disappointed. It's a contemporary hard issues new adult book that stayed with me long after I read the last page. The author's note at the end made the novel even more real. 
My last favorite book of 2016 was also by Sarah J. Maas. It's A Court of Thorns and Roses series. 
It's another aew adult fantasy set in a really cool world. When Feyre goes hunting to try to feed her family, she kills a wolf. Not long after a creature comes to demand retribution and Feyre is sucked into the world of the Fae. I loved the characters in this and again, Maas created a strong female protagonist. 
How was 2016 for you? Do you have anything that you're happy about accomplishing? Read any good books?


  1. I can't believe you read 100 books! I don't even think I read 10 lol Hope 2017 is even better for you!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

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  3. Kimberly @ Berly's KitchenJanuary 1, 2017 at 7:53 PM

    These are some beautiful photos! I wasn't expecting the one of the cat after seeing all the horses. :) Best wishes in 2017!

  4. I love these .. what a beautiful collection of photos from the year. Hopefully lots of happy memories!

  5. Love these photos so much! As a horse owner and horse lover, I truly appreciate the effort that goes into taking shots of them-they are truly beautiful subjects!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  6. Oh man! 100 books?! Okay that's #bookgoals for sure!