Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 in Review: Books

Let me start off by saying that this is not a story about all the books I've read this year because, as embarrassing as it is to admit for a self-proclaimed bibliophile, I *think* I only got to finish a single book - "I Wrote This For You (Just The Words)" - for the entire year. One. Uno. Eins. I know, I'm so ashamed that I want to semi-voluntarily hand off my bookish nametag to the authorities. *cry*
But on the brighter side of things, another 365 366 (Yay, Leap Year!) days is in the horizon, which makes for more time to actually finish reading books!
There are quite a few titles I'm currently reading, 2 of which are on the list of my acquisitions for 2015.
Et voila!

  1. Her Symmetry - Audrey Nieffenegger
  2. Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
  3. The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
  4. High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
  5. Me Before You - Jojo Moyes
  6. All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
  7. Outlander - Diana Gabaldon - Currently reading
  8. Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2) - Diana Gabaldon
  9. Voyager (Outlander #3) - Diana Gabaldon
  10. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Mark Haddon
  11. On Love -Alain de Botton
  12. No One Belongs Here More Than You - Miranda July
  13. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage - Haruki Murakami
  14. Adverbs - Daniel Handler
  15. The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera
  16. The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
  17. Wonder - R.J. Palacio
  18. Landline - Rainbow Rowell
  19. Yes Please - Amy Poehler
  20. Year of Yes - Shonda Rhimes - Currently reading
  21. The Girl With a Clock For a Heart - Peter Swanson
  22. Dirty Pretty Things - Michael Faudet
  23. Sounds Like Me (My Life So Far In Song) - Sara Bareilles
  24. Where'd You Go, Bernadette - Maria Semple

These books came from different places all over - a few were secondhand from fellow bookish cool kids on Instagram (Hi @thunderpopcola and @tiltingplanets!) while some were from my Books Kinokuniya trip when I was in Thailand earlier this year; the big stack was from this year's Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) which was a real blast! I'm definitely looking forward to #MIBF2016!! I got "The Girl with a Clock for a Heart" as a freebie from #SpellSaab12 (which I promise I'll write about soon enough!!) courtesy of the kind folks at Fully Booked. The rest are from this amazing online bookshop that offers free shipping WORLDWIDE and very kindly gives out free bookmarks with every single order - Book Depository!!! No doubt that I am one happy customer :)

I have a LOT of reading to catch up on (and Media Noche eating to prepare for, haha), obviously, so I'll be leaving you now with this --

Book Depository's The Best of 2015

"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself." -- Neil Gaiman

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!!! May your 2016 be as abundant and blissful as ever and filled with stories and adventures with your yet to be named new favorite book/s!!!

P.S. Hi blog, I missed you so much!!!!