Welcome, 2017! (A bit belated but…) // An apology and 2017 January Book Releases!

Hi everyone! It’s been SO LONGGGGG agh. I’m questioning my ability to type proper sentences I’ve been away from this blog for so long. I’m wondering whether I’m even a book blogger, that’s how long I’ve been away. *sob* I missed youuuuuu and it’s okay, I’m not asking for “I missed you too” I just wanted to state that fact. I love you guys and agh 7 MONTHS. All gone. Since my last post. Can you even believe it?? Because I’m still in shock.


But I digress. Where do I even begin at the horrors of these past few months? A little recap:

  • I stopped blogging for more than 7 months, no joke. *cue tears* *hides from mob of angry people*
  • I stopped blogging for more than 7 months.
  • I died and it’s my ghost speaking to you all now. 
  • Don’t worry I’m still alive.
  • I ran out of chocolate.
  • (It’s okay I got more)
  • I ran out of shelf space.
  • But then I got a new shelf. Wait, that’s not a bad thing.
  • Trump became president and my soul is still crying.
  • I stopped blogging for more than 7 months.
  • No. blogging. for. seven. months. Who even am I?
  • I became an adult and started university which is my pathetic excuse for no blogging
  • I stopped blogging for seven months.
  • And I’ll stop here.
  • Was this too much?

Okay I should stop before I drive you insane?? Okay.

But guys, it’s 2017!! And no, I did not just realize this. BUT. I was stating the fact. Though to be honest I’m still kind of shocked. 30 days was not enough for me to adjust to the idea! But it’s okay. I have another 11 months before I go through the whole cycle over again. How has 2017 been treating you so far?? Hopefully well and you’re all good and happy and perhaps stressed because #life. Wait, the last one’s just me. 😉 But really, how’s 2017?

I will definitely try to come up with a more consistent blogging schedule though, this whole posting and then disappearing for 7 months really isn’t doing me any favors and is actually making me quite sad and pressured afterwards. SO. New year, new me! Right? Right. Okay then.

Something that hasn’t changed, though! MY LOVE FOR BOOKS. I promise you, that has not changed and will never change, no matter what my schedule is. Pinky promise and all that jazz! This month has went by so fast, and I swear, the amount of books being released each month kind of drives me insane? Because I cannot keep up, for the life of me. So I’ve decided to make a list of the books that was released this month! I’ve done this before in the past, and I usually do it at the beginning of a month, but, well..

So let’s do this!


January 3rd

January 10th

January 17th

January 24th

January 26th

January 31st

Books I especially look forward to:

  • History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera: ADAM. SILVERA. That’s all I need to know. GIVE ME plz.
  • Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Caraval #1): Tbh I’m not sure what this one’s about? But it seems interesting!
  • By Your Side by Kasie West: Kasie West’s books are so adorable!! I want thissssss.
  • RoseBlood by A.G. Howard: Phantom of the Opera retelling? Sign me up!
  • Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth (Carve the Mark #1): I’ve read mixed reviews, but I’m still hoping it’s good? I enjoyed Divergent well enough, hopefully this one’s just as good or better?
  • Windwitch by Susan Dennard (Truthwitch #2): I really enjoyed Truthwitch, and I’ve heard good things about this one so super excited!
  • Frostblood by Elly Blake (Frostblood Saga #1): Ice and blood and fantasy and all the good things. Yum.
  • The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden: Positive reviews! Fingers crossed.
  • The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles: Ummm… the cover is kind of super pretty soooo.
  • All of the other books, tbh. I was just too lazy to write a reason for why I want them? Pretty much because most of these all have #prettycovers and I’m just slightly obsessed with books in general? Just slightly.

Omg, so many good books. I hope. They look good so I’m just judging from the covers, once again. Nothing new, right? I hope you guys have had a great year, hope you’re enjoying this brand new year, and I’m looking forward to talking to you all once again! (AFTER 7 MONTHS *sobs again*) What books are you looking forward to? Have you read any of these books? If you have, tell me if you liked/disliked because right now I haven’t read a single one of these?? And I need your opinions. (I know, I know. I’ll get on it.. sometime.)

Hugs! ❤

Until the Next Meal, Analee

24 thoughts on “Welcome, 2017! (A bit belated but…) // An apology and 2017 January Book Releases!

  1. Welcome back to blogging!!🎉 hey we all need breaks sometimes, right?!? 😜 And ooh so many beautiful and wonderful books here. I’ve already read History is All You Left Me and can 1000% confirm IT IS BRILLIANT AND HEARTBREAKING. So so emotional omg. And I’m excited for Heartstone (dragons!) and Carve the Mark too!! I’ve got them both preordered.😍

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    • Thank you!! ❤️ You’re right, I’m just sorry it was such a long one; I’ve missed blogging! It makes coming back all the more special though haha. ❤️ Omg I’m so excited for History is All You Left Me, doubly so after your praise ahhhhhh I WANT. I can’t wait to read Carve the Mark and check out Heartstone as well! ❤️


  2. AHHHH welcome back Analee! I hope you’ve been well during your absence, and I’m happy to see you posting again. I missed you!

    Ooh I missed out on some of these releases – had no idea they were being released in January! I’ve read Frostblood (which was not bad!) and I’ve also read Flying Lessons and Other Stories, which I WHOLEHEARTEDLY ❤ recommend! It’s such a lovely anthology and had some wonderful, wonderful stories. I think you would enjoy them!

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    • Thank youuuuu!! ❤️❤️ I’m so glad to be back and I didn’t realize until now how much I’ve missed blogging! I missed you too, looking forward to talking more often now haha. ❤️
      Glad to hear you Frostblood was a good read! Looking forward to it more now. And omg now you’ve got me putting Flying Lessons and Other Stories higher on my priority list! It seemed interesting but I didn’t recognize many of the authors so I didn’t pay it much attention. But now I definitely will, I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  3. It’s good to have you back Analee cause I really missed your posts! So many wonderful books! I liked Frostblood, Alchemists of the Loom and You know my name. RoseBlood turns out to be a disappointing read for me but I hope you enjoy it more than I did. I’m looking forward to Caraval, Carve the mark, windwitch, the bear and the nightingale and the gilded Cage. I haven’t heard about Heartstone but it’s definitely sounds like my kinda read cause I love pride and prejudice retellings and also dragons. Adding it to my tbr! I hope you have a great day and I’ll look forward to more of your posts! 😀

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    • Thank you, it really does! I can’t believe it’s been a whole 7 months, my god. I’m glad to be back though! ❤️
      Glad to hear it! It seems like a great book, I hope I get the chance to read it as well.


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