Blogmas 2019: My (short) Year in Books, Newfound Loves & Dreams

This year has flown by. Quite literally, actually. I’m not sure when it became December, or when Autumn faded into Winter so seamlessly, but it did. And now everything is moving so fast that I’ve completely forgotten my Blogmas plans, finishing my Goodreads challenge and rushing to buy gifts…

If you had told me we’d be two days from Christmas Day this morning, I’m pretty sure I would have laughed a very panic-ridden omg what even is this kind of laugh. Now we’re so close to the New Year (and full of immense things to look forward to) I thought it was about time that I look (briefly) back on the year and everything that I’m proud of, thankful for, and everything that’s happened on PLM that needs recapping!

Books that I’ve read (so far) in 2018…
  • Shadow of The Fox by Julie Kagawa
  • The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson
  • The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke
  • Vicious Rumer by Joshua Winning
  • Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios
  • A Storm of Ice and Stars by Lisa Lueddecke
  • That's Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger
  • The Adults by Caroline Hulse
  • These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
  • What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli
  • Show Stealer by Hayley Barker
  • Save the Date by Morgan Matson
  • The Woolgrower’s Companion by Joy Rhoades
  • Jiddy Vardy by Ruth Estevez
  • One Small Thing by Erin Watt
  • The Scent of You by Maggie Alderson
  • Arrowheart by Rebecca Sky
  • Puddin' by Julie   Murphy
  • The Summer of Us by Cecilia Vinesse
  • I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman
  • Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
  • The Girl in the Broken Mirror by Savita Kalhan
  • The Leavers by Lisa Ko
  • A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews
  • The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
  • In Search Of Us by Ava Dellaira
  • The Unpredictability of Being Human by Linni Ingemundsen
  • Force of Nature by Jane Harper
  • The Guilty Wife by Elle Croft
  • The Fandom by Anna  Day
  • Kiss Me in New York by Catherine Rider
  • A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael  Allen
  • Meet Cute by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Shell by Paula Rawsthorne
  • A Taxonomy of Love by Rachael  Allen
  • Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon
  • Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
  • Cordially Invited by Zoe Sugg
  • What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli
If I had to pick my TOP THREE favourite books I’ve read this year, they would be:
1. What If It’s Us
2. Puddin’
3. Whiskey In A Teacup 

I know what you’re thinking, a non-fiction book made the top three?! Well, if you had read Reese’s book, you’d know just how gorgeous it is. I fell head over heels for the pictures of growing up in the south, the recipes, the everything. For What If It’s Us, being number one, it’s very rightly so. I can’t believe how beautiful the story was. Just thinking about it gets me RIGHT IN THE FEELS. And then there’s Puddin’ and I’m saddled up ready to slip back into the Dumplin’ universe and root for my girls. 

This year, me and Sophie from 23 Review Street (also my IRL Sister) went to London! It’s our third trip (we went with Scholastic and on a vacation a year ago) and saw so many incredible things. We managed to snag a picture with the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child sign and also went to TONS of book stores. Did you know the Foyles there has SIX FLOORS?! Yes. It was so incredible. I think I got lost like five times and bought my weight in books but it was the BEST. We go to London every year, so in 2019 I’m definitely looking forward to going again. 

This year I also launched – a site for HTML Coding tips, freebies and tutorials! It’s my first step in a creative outlet and it launched in September of this year. It’s been so incredible getting to share so many tips with other bloggers and a little wisdom. In 2019, I’ll be making it even better and BRIGHTER. Everything can only get better! 

When LCC came into my life, it only changed for the better. And I am so thankful for everything that it’s brought! LCC has gathered such a huge amount of love and I’m so excited for what 2019 will bring for this little candle shop!

Pretty Little Memoirs means the world to me. I started this book blog in 2012 and it’s carried me through illness, success, failure, friendships, connections and getting to take part in things I thought were only in dreams. I want to say a HUGE thank you to the Publishers, Authors, PR, Bloggers and Readers that have made my 2018 so memorable and I am forever thankful for your love and support in making PLM the best I can. I know that lately it’s been hard finding the time to post, keep a schedule and more, but my love for this blog and you all, will never, ever change.

What are your plans for 2019?

What was your favourite read of the year?

Let me know in the comments or on twitter @LittleMemoirs! 

happy reading! (and Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!)

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