Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of you! I'm working night shifts at the moment so I won't get to see the new year in party style but that's OK. I want to say a huge thank you to every one of my followers for taking the time to read my reviews and posts and also comment on them. Each and every comment means a lot to me so thank you :)

I know a lot of people are doing "wrap up" posts or "Top books of 2010". Initially I decided not to do this but I've changed my mind so here's some books I loved in 2010!

Matched by Ally Condie

An AWESOME dystopian novel from Ally Condie which I lusted after from the moment I heard about it (thank you Melissa Marr). Thankfully, it was everything I wanted and more. I absolutely fell in love with this book and had to buy a copy for my sister for Christmas. This book comes highly recommended by me. Check out my review here.

Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

Another book I lusted after was Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers. I LOVE THIS BOOK. I never thought I would fall for a sexy demon but Lisa bowled me over with her sexy, funny characters. I loved the story and I CANNOT WAIT to read the sequel. I've been a bit late with this review but it's coming!

Absolution by Jennifer Laurens

I love Jennifer Lauren's writing, the Heavenly series in particular. Absolution is the final book in the series and again, beautifully written. Read my review of here.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver is fast becoming one of my favourite writer's. Before I Fall was a fantastic, thought-provoking debut and I love reading her blog which features lots of writing advice! I've recently read the first chapter of Delirium and I cannot get it out of my head! I'm sure this will be on the Top Books for 2011 list ;) Read my review of Before I Fall here.

Forget You by Jennifer Echols

Forget You is the first book by Jennifer Echols that I've read and I absolutely loved it!! I've since bought all her books and am going to work my way through them (who am I kidding, it's not exactly work, it's a PLEASURE). An Awesome book that isn't afraid to show teenagers in a realistic light. Read my review here.

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

This is cheating slightly since this book comes out in January 2011 but Across the Universe by Beth Revis is one of my most favourite debut reads EVER. I'm struggling to express just how much this book rocked my socks off. I LOVED IT and I can't wait to share my review with you (coming soon).

As I'm a huge fan of making lists, I want to share some personal highlights from 2010 with you...

1. Starting this blog - I've made so many friends and learnt so much about books and the publishing industry. I love hearing about upcoming movies and being able to say "I've read that, it's a GREAT book". I get so much joy from reading, writing and blogging. Obviously I also appreciate the fact that I get to read books before they are released but I still buy finished copies of the books I love :)

2. Starting and FINISHING Nanowrimo. I always thought I would quit but I didn't and actually completed a 50,000 word first draft of my novel. I've never written that much for one story so I even shocked myself!

3. Starting UK Book Tours and being in touch with publishers so that I can tour ARC's. I love the fact that the UK crowd gets to read books that they may have not had access to otherwise.

4. Meeting publishers and going to blogger events in London. I really appreciate how nice they are to us and thank us for our hard work.

5. Meeting (well sort of) my BFF Jordan Deen, author of The Crescent and upcoming sequel Half Moon. I won a copy of The Crescent and absolutely loved it! I struck up a friendship with Jordan and we've been besties ever since. I <3 her.

Well, I hope you all had a good year and I wish you an even BETTER year in 2011. Here's to GREAT books, GREAT reviews, GREAT friends and GREAT experiences.

10 comments:

  1. Yay! Happy New Year lovely - see you soon :D x

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  2. Happy News Year!! I hope 2011 is a awesome year for yah!!!

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  3. Happy New Year Lynsey :o) I hope 2011 brings you everything you could wish for!

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  4. Matched and Before I Fall were two of my best books for 2010 too (I resisted adding Across The Universe as it was 2011 but it was way up there with them for sure!) Thanks for UK BOOk tours which let me read 2 of my best books early...you rock! Happy New Year x

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  6. Oh I agree with your choices for favorite books of 2010! Of course I also read the entire Hunger Games trilogy in that time, so I would also have to add that!

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  7. It sounds like you've had a wonderful year, both reading-wise and blogging-wise :) I'm so glad that you started up both this blog AND UK book tours :) You are incredibly awesome! And Happy New Year!

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  8. Happy New Year honey.
    You are amazing, you work, blog and run the tour site *phew*
    I adore being part of the UK blogger 'family' and thanks to you have been able to read some truly amazing books.
    I actually agree with most of your choices of book highlights of the year but I havent read Across The Universe yet ;D
    I hope 2011 is magical for you, you desereve it *hugs*

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  9. Thank you for all your comments and Happy New Year to you all!

    Vicki - you're most welcome! That's the point of UK Book Tours and why I set it up. Thanks to you, Emma and Clover for making me feel like it was worth it :)

    Magan - OMG me too! I read them all within a week and LOVED them :) Damn, I still need to write some kind of review for them!!

    Asamum - You MUST read Across the Universe! And thanks for your lovely commen, sometimes you make ME want to cry x

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