2016 is the year I started to hoard, read, and sniff books again so before this year ends, I’m going to share with you some photos of my first bookshelf, the titles I have bought/received and read as well as the list of the book-related events I participated in within this 12-month period. I’m not going to include reviews of each book and the account of my bookish experiences because I don’t have much time and I don’t want this post to be too long. But don’t worry, those will be out soon! 🙂
MY FIRST BOOKSHELF
Last February, my good mother perceived my intense need for a bookshelf because the number of books I own was slowly increasing so we went out to buy one. My first bookshelf is not expensive at all but I think it can house the books I will be buying in the future.
My cat got extremely excited the moment it arrived that he immediately hopped on it. He must’ve thought he was a book for a second. Lol.
My siblings helped me arrange the books and gods, when we finished, we stared at the view and it was astounding!
2016 BOOK HAUL
Since I just started blogging this December, the last month of the year, I’m going to show you the entirety of my book collection instead of showing you my monthly book hauls.
Here’s the photo pool of the books I purchased this year. I know these are not as many as others’ but that will suffice for now.
These are mostly Young Adult Literature but I’m trying to read books from other genres as well.
THE DIVERGENT SERIES:
BOOKS BY CASSANDRA CLARE:
RED QUEEN SERIES:
BOOKS BY SARAH J. MAAS:
BOOKS BY SYLVIA PLATH:
BOOKS BY LAUREN KATE:
E-BOOKS/ARCs I RECEIVED FROM NETGALLEY (THIS DECEMBER):
MANGA CLASSICS FROM NETGALLEY:
E-ARC FROM DANIELLE ESPLIN
I want to thank these publishers and this author for letting me view the eARCs in advance:
- SOURCEBOOKS Fire/Jabberwocky – Ultimatum, Stranger Things Have Happened, The Bone Witch, The Dead Inside, and Speed of Life
- ABRAMS Kids – Done Dirt Cheap
- Udon Entertainment – Manga Classics
- Aria – Missing
- Danielle Esplin – Give it Back
My reviews will be out next year.
BOOK SIGNING EVENTS
This year, I attended four book signing events hosted by National bookstore. Here is the list of the amazing authors I met, arranged in chronological order:
- Victoria Aveyard, the author of the Red Queen series. (March 6, 2016 – Glorietta 1 Ayala Center, Makati City)
- Sarah J. Maas, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as a USA Today and international bestselling author. (March 13,2016 – Glorietta 1 Ayala Center, Makati City)
- Jennifer Niven, the author of All The Bright Places and Holding Up The Universe (May 29, 2016 – Mega Atrium, SM Megamall)
- Lauren Kate, the author of the Fallen series and the Teardrop series (November 6, 2016 – Greenbelt 5)
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Here’s to new beginnings. Happy New Year! 💥