Books I’ve loved this year and other things I liked! // Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag 2.0 – 2017 Edition

Thought of the day: We’re halfway through the year, HOW???

I can’t be the only one who thinks someone fast-forwarded through this year? If someone did can I ask them to fast forward to future book release days thanks.

Sooooo we’re now at the end of June, halfway through the year, and I thought it would be fitting to do the Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag! I did one for last year I think? I wasn’t tagged by anyone this time but psh, rebel here.

Oh and I’m also going to be linking up with this week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt for “Best Books You’ve Read in 2017 So Far”!


Best book(s) I’ve read so far in 2017

*Brb, gotta go check my Goodreads reading challenge tracker.*

BACK! I’ve read 35 books so far this year which is decent considering my months of slumps and work! I’m hoping to get more reading done over July and August though. Here are some of my favourites (that you MUST READ IMMEDIATELY obviously):

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis (4.5 stars): This was my first read of 2017! And it did not disappoint at all, it was such a hard read at times but it was so worth it. Trigger warning for rape though!

Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown (5 stars): Ahhh SO GOOD. This was like a sci-fi/fantasy and half dystopian all in once? Usually something like that becomes a mess of an identity crisis but it was actually so amazing and I loved it so much. ❤

The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski (5 stars): The finale to the Winner’s Curse series was SO GREAT! I’m so happy with how it ended, it was action-y and although I think the second book was my favourite, this is a really great end. ❤

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera (5 stars): Adam Silvera is one of my favourite authors ever!! And this book, was nothing less than what I’d expected. It’s emotional, it’s messy as hell (seriously these characters are FLAWED to the max haha) but that’s a form of life, isn’t it?

A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab (5 stars): CAN WE JUST. SQUEAL. OVER. THIS. MASTERPIECE. Absolute perfection and everything I wanted and moreeeeee. ❤ My precioussss children omg.

A List of Cages by Robin Roe (5 stars): Ahhh I almost forgot how much I loved this book!! (I have horrible memory remember) But it is amazing, SO HEARTBREAKING and emotional but so utterly perfect. It does heavily feature child abuse, but there’s also a focus on friendship and has a sort of brotherly relationship between Adam and Julian and AGH. Read it. Just read it. I have no other words.

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh (5 stars): This is marketed as a retelling of Mulan, which is what initially drew me to the book apart from the author, and although it’s not really a retelling, just inspired and similar in the girl-disguises-as-boy element, it was still such an incredible read! I loved Mariko, the action, reading about the Black Clan, I can’t wait for the sequel!! (A YEAR GOSH.)

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (5 stars): Readitreaditreaditreaditreadit!!! You MUST have heard of this one, it’s been everywhere and my praises are endless! SUCH a phenomenal read and so heartbreaking but also so full of hope and an amazing representation of the Black Lives Matter movement occuring today. Starr, her family, everyone is just so dear to my heart.

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli (5 stars): Becky Albertalli is one of the best authors ever??! #fact I ADORED Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda when I read it last year, and this book was no exception! I will say I liked Simon a bit more, but The Upside was still such a lovely and adorable read!! I could relate to Molly so much and I LOVED the diversity. ❤

Whisper to Me by Nick Lake (4.5 stars): Eeeee such an incredibly heartbreaking but honest portrayal of mental illness and trauma! I felt SO BAD for the main character (Cassie was her name I think? Hi, I’m a goldfish.) and aghhhh. So much emotion and I thought it would be a cute read? I mean just look at the cover. BUT NO.

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han (5 stars): SO SO CUTE I love Peter and Lara Jean so much omg *cries* This finale was unexpected but so so perfect. Also more baking!! And it gave me an excuse to reread the first two which were PERFECTION (though I prefer the first book the best I think).

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas (4.5 stars): I finally read it!! (Do I get a prize? No? How disappointing.) It was such an amazing finale as well, the first part of it kind of dragged for some reason but the ending was sooooo full of action I loved it!! All my precious children so fabulous! I also got the chance to reread ACOMAF which I think is my favourite of the series, but either way. ❤

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (5 stars, reread): Okay, fine this is a reread but I’m making an exception! It was utter perfection and I remembered how much I loved August, poor soul. I need to read Our Dark Duet though??! I read this like a week ago, I should be onto ODD by now, but no?? Idek why, I have the book! So…

Geekerella by Ashley Poston (4/4.5 stars): Ahhhh I am now convinced fangirl/geeky books are the best things ever and I am utterly in love!! This is a geeky retelling of Cinderella (in case you couldn’t tell lol) and it features the most amazing characters (though the side characters are kind of complete caricatures, but aside from that) and it’s basically a fangirl/fanboy appreciate book?? So YAS.

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson (4/4.5 stars): I finally read it! And I am now a complete Morgan Matson fan. ❤ I did love The Unexpected Everything, but I forgot how much fun it was. This one was so sweet and so much fun as well and someone just give me all her books? I need to read them all now.

How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake (5 stars): Read this!!! SO important, oh my gosh. Ft. Bisexual main character (who’s comfortable with her sexuality!!) and a biracial female love interest, but more than that, an utterly heartbreaking (and unhealthy) mother-daughter relationship. GAH. I HAD TOO MANY FEELINGS.

OH and a couple others that I didn’t get to add to the gallery include If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo (ft. transgender rep <3) and Tiny Pretty Things by Sana Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton (such a vicious but diverse and intriguing read) AND also my Six of Crows reread!! To anyone who hasn’t read Six of Crows: READ IT!!! It garnered a reread from me even though I don’t do rereads for finished series? That’s how fabulous it is. ❤

Best sequel of 2017 so far?

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab (5 stars, reread): SO MUCH LOVE. ALL AROUND FABULOUS omgggggg V.E. Schwab is literally one of my favourite authors ever and I love this series so muchhhh. Kell and Lila and Rhy and Alucard and even Holland are all sooooo precious and this book was so good!! ❤ ❤

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (5 stars, reread): I reread this one in prep for ACOWAR and AGH. THE FEELS!! It was just as how I remembered it. I loved seeing Feyre’s character grow and her relationship + banter with Rhys was A+!! Also the Inner Circle is actually the bestttt *cries* ❤

New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.

UM was this supposed to be only one book?? HAHAHAHA.

Our Dark Duet: I. Must. Read. This. I even reread This Savage Song to prep??? LIKE.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and VirtueThis just released today!! SO EXCITED oh my gosh.

Queens of GeekGEEK is in the title and also there’s bi rep + autism rep + POC main characters? GIMME.

When Dimple Met RishiI JUST KNOW I WILL LOVE THIS ONE GUYS. *cries* I neeeeeeeeed it.

Saints and MisfitsThis one sounds so good! I haven’t read a book with a Muslim MC.. ever? SO YES.

Lord of ShadowsI’M SCARED GUYS. This book will destroy me? Or perhaps the wait for the next book will? (2 YEARS WHAT)

Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.

Pff I remember why I struggled with tags so much. Why am I so extra guys somebody stop me??? IT ASKS FOR ONE. Oh well.

Wicked Like a Wildfire by Lana Popovic (Aug. 15): Magic! Possibly forbidden love! Sisters! Other stuff!

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (Aug. 29): Wonder. Woman. Leigh. Bardugo. Must I say more?? I am currently rereading the Six of Crows series even though I hardly ever do rereads unless the series is unfinished. SO YES I KIND OF ADORE HER??

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller (Sept. 5): Genderfluid MC in a fantasy novel? Sign me up!

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (Sept. 5): It’s Adam Silveraaaaa!! And another heartbreaking title and synopsis, of course I have to read it.

Warcross by Marie Lu (Sept. 12): Okay, I’ll hold back on the cover because it’s Marie Lu!! I loved her past books (still need to finish The Young Elites series whoops) and this sounds so good!!!

Invictus by Ryan Graudin (Sept. 26): Adored both the Wolf by Wolf duology and The Walled City! I have high hopes for this one AGH. ❤

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo (Sept. 26): Another Leigh Bardugo book YAY!! It’s like a collection of short stories I think? And they’re set in the Grishaverse SO YESSSS.

Wild Beauty by Anne-Marie McLemore (Oct. 3): Oooooh pretty cover and also DIVERSE, featuring POC main characters as well as bi rep and I heard it has an amazing bookish family?!! I NEEEED. ❤

27 Hours by Tristina Wright (Oct. 3): SO. MUCH. DIVERSITY.

All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater (Oct 10): Maggie! Stiefvater! DONE.

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao (Oct 10): I looooooove the idea of this!! An East Asian retelling of the Evil Queen? GIRL PLEASE.

This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis (Oct 10): I loved Mindy McGinnis’ The Female of the Species, so I was so excited to see she has another book coming this year!

Renegades by Marissa Meyer (Nov. 7): I will read anything Marissa Meyer writes! ANYTHING.

The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin (Nov. 7): This is actually a spin off series on the Mara Dyer trilogy! I read those books a while ago but I loved them and I can’t wait to read this one!

Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza (Nov. 7): Anxiety + ADHD rep + fangirls?? I’ve read only a few reviews but they sound AMAZING and now I really want this book agh.

The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle (Dec. 26): Do I have any idea what this is about? Nope. Did I need a fourth book for my gallery yes yes indeed. It does sound good though! 🙂

Biggest disappointment.

UGH I hate that this was a disappointment!! Because I was looking forward to The Love Interest SO MUCH and it sounded so gooddddd. Agh. And although it was entertaining enough to read (I read it in like, a day) and the romance was cute, I feel like the characters could’ve been… more interesting, perhaps? Caden, especially, as the MC. Maybe if we had Dylan’s POV as well? I don’t know, the execution was just lacking something for me. 😦

Biggest surprise.

Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton:  I did not expect how vicious it would be?? But also how heartbreaking? But like the characters are SO MEAN. Omg. But they have stellar backstory and they’re fleshed out? But still horrible? AGH. I need to read the sequel sometime…

Favorite new author (debut or new to you).

GUYS The Hate U Give is SO GOOD!! It’s Angie Thomas’s debut novel and aghhh it’s so fabulous and I can’t wait to read more of her books, she has become an auto-buy for me for sure!! If you haven’t read it: READ. IT.

Newest fictional crush.

Oooh I don’t know… I’ll go with either Darien from Geekerella or Frank from Since You’ve Been Gone!! Recent-ish books I adored and both are just so sweet. ❤ OH and Peter from the Lara Jean trilogy too oh my gosh.

Newest favorite character.

AHHHH SO MANY but I’ll go with Molly from The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli! I saw so much of my younger self in her and I loved her so much. ❤

Book that made you cry.

I didn’t actually cry reading Whisper to Me!! But I did not expect the amount of emotions I would have with this??? It was so good though and  it was SO EMOTIONAL at times gosh. So I remember I wanted to cry, which counts right? OH and A List of Cages too, gosh I think I actually did cry at one point for that one. My heart just hurts thinking about ittttt somebody comfort me. *cries* And most recently, How to Make a Wish for sure!! I did not expect the onslaught of emotions for that one either, Grace’s relationship with her mother broke me omg. I teared up at a couple of points?? And I hardly ever??? SO. (readitreaditreadit)

Book that made you happy.

OOOH that’s a comfort!! So many, Geekerella and Since You’ve Been Gone are two that come to mind (SO SO ADORABLE) but I’ll go with the Lara Jean trilogy because I already used the other two earlier and also because I need to shout some appreciation for this series??! I reread the first two and read the third this month and AGH so cute and I smiled and laughed so much reading it!! ❤

The covers just SCREAM HAPPY. ❤ (Even though she’s not smiling in any of them what’s up with that?? Talk less, SMILE MORE.)

Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year.

Er… Does Beauty and the Beast count?? Because that one was AMAZING and hands down my favourite movie I watched this year, let alone book-to-film adaptations! It was.. inspired by a book?? Kind of? I mean the original Disney one was? Kind of? Shush, it counts.

Favourite* review you’ve written this year.

Okay, I wrote SO LITTLE reviews this year agh. *hides* But I did like the ones I did write? I think I’ll go with my review for The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Saenz, simply because I tried out a new format and I really liked it ahah. I also loved writing my review for The Hate U Give!

*Can I switch this auto-correct dictionary thing to Canadian?? Please??! It’s constantly underlining my u in ‘favorite’ how rude

Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received).

There are SO many more, but I went with the first few I thought of reading most recently haha. 😛

I’m not going to be tagging anyone, but here’s the list of questions without my answers if you want to do this tag!! (It was a pain to copy and paste these from my last post ugh so I’m saving anyone the effort haha.)

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2017?

2. Best sequel of 2017 so far?

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to?

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year?

5. Biggest disappointment?

6. Biggest surprise?

7. Favorite new author (debut or new to you)?

8. Newest Fictional crush?

9. Newest favorite character?

10. Book that made you cry?

11. Book that made you happy?

12. Favorite book to film adaptation you saw this year?

13. Favorite review you’ve written this year?

14. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)?

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

What are your favourite books so far this year??! Which of the above books have you read? Come fangirl with meeee! OOh and tell me: What was the last book that made you cry and the last book that made you laugh? ❤ Let us compare books! 😉 Let me know your thoughts and feel free to do this tag as well, if you do, link it back to me so I can come check it out!

Beauty and the Beast Book Tag // Only a few more days!! Shh, I’m not obsessed.

Another Beauty and the Beast-themed post? Why, yes, yes it is. Hush, no, I’m not obsessed with Beauty and the Beast…! But seriously, I haven’t done a book tag in SUCH a long time and this one is perfectly-themed. ❤ I was tagged by Emily @ Embuhleeliest–thank you so much! (My current obsession with Beauty and the Beast is being satisfied with this tag, pretty much so I AM GRATEFUL.)


  • Thank the person who tagged you.
  • Mention the creator; Kirsty at Kirsty and the Cat Read.
  • Match a book to each of the songs/characters below.
  • Tag as many people as you like.

“Tale As Old As Time” – A popular theme, trope or setting you will never get bored of reading

Does the sassy/sarcastic/witty character count as a trope?? I say it does. It’s very common, I think? I will never get bored of reading it though?! Looking back on my reads, so many of my favourite books have at least one, if not more, witty character and I LOVE THEM. They just bring so much light and just always bring a smile to my face. I just get all the banter via them and it’s so amazing, especially if you love the characters. Some of my favourite books with this trope:

Oh my preciouussssss children; Will, Kaz, Nina, Wylan, Jesper & Co, Blue & the Raven Boys (!!!!!!!!!!!)

I can’t seem to think of any contemporary novels right off the bat, which is a problem… #moresassycharactersplz

Belle – A book you brought for its beautiful cover that’s just as beautiful inside too.

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

JUST LOOK AT IT. It’s so beautiful it makes me want to cryyyyy. ❤ ❤ It seems to be a hit-or-miss among readers, but for me it was definitely a hit! I didn’t fall in love with it as much as others, granted, however I did love the beautiful writing and other aspects of it, which is great because THAT COVER. If I didn’t love the story it would be such a shame haha. (Am I the only one who kind of adored Kamala more than the main character though…)

Beast – A book you didn’t expect much from but pleasantly surprised you

Starflight by Melissa Landers

Prior to picking up this book, I had read the author’s previous book, Alienated, which I was not the biggest fan of, so I’ll admit, I didn’t have high hopes for this one? I really shouldn’t judge on past experiences? But, I was wary anyway. Fortunately it seems like I had nothing to be wary of, because I ended up loving this book! I fell in love with the characters the plot was exciting, and it was just a really great experience. I need to read Starfall now though, asap!

Gaston – A book everyone loves that you don’t

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

I wouldn’t say everyone loves this?? Because I do know a fair amount of people who were disappointed/didn’t enjoy this book. However, I think this series in general has a relatively large fanbase and many people did love this one (which is awesome!! GO ENJOY BOOKS, children) but, unfortunately, I just couldn’t help but be disappointed. Mare was so annoying, and there were just many things that didn’t click for me (that I can’t remember specifically because #terriblememory here whoops). I’m holding out hope for King’s Cage though? PRAY FOR ME.

Lefou – A loyal sidekick you can’t help but love more than their counterpart

Sevro from Red Rising series by Pierce Brown

This one was SO hard because generally, I love the sidekick less or equally as much as the main character? But guys, SEVRO. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Darrow, but SEVRO IS AMAZING. I loved him so so so much, and as much as I was concerned with everyone’s fate, his was one that I especially looked out for because guys, he is so great. So loyal, so brave, so fierce, witty and aghhhh. He deserves all the love!! ❤

Mrs Potts, Chip, Lumière & Cogsworth – A book that helped you through a difficult time or that taught you something valuable

A List of Cages by Robin Roe

This book didn’t exactly help me through a difficult time, but it did teach me something so valuable, and SO IMPORTANT. Julian’s story was so heartbreaking, but showed the value of kindness, of friendship, of love, and the profound impact a person can have on others–see?? SO VALUABLE ahhhhh I loved it so much. ❤ ❤

“Something There” – A book or a series that you weren’t into at first but picked up towards the end

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

I haven’t yet read the fifth book, but I really enjoyed Frozen Tides. I got onto a rough start with the first book, mostly due to the characters, and the very cliché plot. Although the clichés didn’t necessarily diminish as the books went on, I did get more drawn to the characters and the action kept me invested, so that’s a plus! I’m looking forward to reading Crystal Storm, though at the moment it’s not exactly a priority… #strugglesoftoomanybooks

“Be Our Guest” – A fictional character you’d love to have over for dinner

Kell and Rhy from Shades of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Did you really think I’d get through this post without mentioning them?? Haha. Nope. But seriously, having these two over for dinner would be so amazing?? Rhy’s sense of humor and charisma is SO GREAT (*cry as I am reminded he is not real*) and KELLLL. ❤ ❤ Why aren’t they reallllllll. *cries some more*

That’s it for this post!! Join me in my B&B-obsessed party (or perhaps not because it is very difficult to escape once you have–I’m warning you!) and let me know your thoughts! What book is your Belle/Beast/Gaston/Lefou/etc? Who would you invite to dinner? (Or you could join me and Kell & Rhy, of course. :P) Happy Tuesday!

EDIT: I didn’t tag anyone for this, but if you want to do this tag, GO FOR IT. I take back any of my warnings, come join me in my B&B party and link back to this post if you do the tag. And if you have done it already, be sure to send me the link down below so I can come check it out. 🙂

The Blog Most Likely To… | TAG

Hey everyone! I haven’t done a tag in a while, so I thought I might as well do this one–in which I was tagged in by Summer @ XingSings. Thanks so much, Summer! This tag is one I had meant to do for a while now actually, but I never got around to it. It was created back when it was the release of Huntley Fitzpatrick’s novel The Boy Most Likely To (which I have yet to read, admittedly–I will, one day, promise!) and was really popular for a while! Now it’s just drifting around, I think. XD Basically we just share our own blogger superlative, and some other stuff (I think?), and invite others to do the same (as per usual in a book tag).

The Blog Most Likely To

Alright, so are you ready for this? It was actually kind of hard to come up with only one, but finally I have reached one! And naturally, I cheated a bit and meshed two into one. Okay, here it is:

The Blog Most Likely To… Be Behind On Literally All The Reviews (And spend time squealing about books and chocolate instead)

Allow me to explain. (Yes, I realize you guys are all smart little minions but I am smarter* so hushhh)

If you’ve been around for a while, or even a bit, you know this is (unfortunately?) 110% true. As much as I would love for all of you lovely people to deny it, you just can’t. XD It’s totally not intentional, I swear it! But I just can’t keep up with writing reviews. Once I started slipping, it just kind of snowballed and now I can’t get out of it, aghhhhh. I literally have books I read over a year ago, like in May 2015, that I still haven’t reviewed, despite making a draft, telling myself I’d write up a review, etc. etc. I don’t know. LE SIGH. Around 98% of the time, I’m eating chocolate and read a new book rather than writing a review for the book I recently read.. which is really a bad habit of mine. I really enjoy writing reviews, I do! It’s so much fun expressing my thoughts on a book, especially if it’s one I loved.. or hated. 😉 But despite that, I seem to always never get them written?

*Hey, I like to dream, alright? No raining on my parade here.

Why do I procrastinate so much? 

(I mean, eating chocolate instead is time very well spent, in my book, but others may not see it that way. :P)

  • I love reviewing, but reading often becomes first for me. There are so many books to be read, I just want to keep picking up another book once I finish one! And once that happens, I get caught up in another book, and then another, and then another, and then.. I find that instead of one review to write, I have, like 5. And then 10. And then.. yeah, you know what I mean. 😀
  • I don’t always like to write reviews right after finishing a book, because I feel like at that time, I’m most likely still reeling from the ending and everything, so it wouldn’t be a very helpful or 100% accurate review because I’d most likely either hype it up way more than I actually mean to, or, the opposite. So. I like to wait a bit more, to clear my head.. except then I kind of don’t get around to writing the review at all, because of what happens in the above. *SIGH* I am terrible, guys.
  • Squealing about books and chocolate is so much more appealing sometimes? I like my books, and I like my chocolate too much, guys. #sorrynotsorry

 I think I’m supposed to offer examples as well? But I can’t exactly do that, so… I’ll skip to the tagging!

This post is turning out to be very short! But this tag was a lot of fun to do–it was interesting to come up with the superlative, at least.

As usual, no pressure if you don’t want to do this tag! And if you want to do it, but your name isn’t on here, don’t feel shy to go right ahead and do it! Let me know in the comments if you’d like to do it–and if you do it, please link back to this post so I can come check it out! ❤

Alright, so I think that’s it for this tag! What do you think? Do you agree with the superlative I chose for myself? (I won’t be too offended if you do. :P) Do you think I deserve another superlative instead? What do you think your own superlative would be? Let me know all and any thoughts in the comments! ❤
I hope you’re all enjoying your weekend!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

The Book Courtship Tag | Where no one is surprised when I fangirl over books. (Again.)

Hello bookworms! How’s your Monday morning so far? I was almost not going to post today but then I discovered this tag sitting in my drafts, and it seemed interesting so I thought I might as well do it. Plus I found that I already had more than half of it done, sooo #convenient. Not to mention it seems like a lot of fun! Okay, okay, let me just get onto the details of the tag before I continue making excuses nobody is believing.

This was something I was tagged in 2015, I think? By Erika @ Erika in Bookventureland and Josie @ Josie’s Book Corner, and more recently, Summer @ Xingsings. Thank you so much! I’ve known these bloggers for a long time now, and I mean it with all my heart when I say I love them and their blogs! Which basically you must go and check them out if you haven’t already!! ❤

The Book Courtship Tag

Phase 1 – Initial Attraction: A book that you bought because of the cover?

Erm, every book on my shelf right now?? Lol, just kidding, but probably most.. #noshame But if I were to choose just one, well, obviously my go-to answer for this would be A Thousand Pieces of You (omgggg that cover is SO GORGEOUS. Love at first sight, people!) but in an effort to be creative (ha. Me, creative? Eh, I guess I could try.) I’ve went with a different book:

First and Then

I couldn’t resist, okay? I mean, just look at that cover. IT’S SO PRETTY. I had to! ❤ Though after reading a few reviews on it, I dunno when I’m going to read it… not sure if it’s going to be something I’ll love, you know? But it looks damn good on my shelves! Lol.

Phase 2 – First Impressions: A book that you bought because of the summary?

I like to think most books I buy are based at least on the summary, so there are several I could choose for this, I think. But I’m going to go with:

Snow Like Ashes

When I read the summary of this book, I knew I had to read it! And thankfully, it paid off because I loved this book. 😉 I have a review on it if you want to check it out!

Phase 3 – Sweet Talk: A book with great writing?

Ooh, there’s actually a lot I could choose for this one?? Either I’m really easy to please in the writing department or I’ve been reading really well-written books, I don’t know. But it was quite easy when this book popped into my head:

The Summer of Chasing Mermaids

This book seriously has such BEAUTIFUL writing. omg. I only wish I was able to write like this?? Because it was just so lovely. Go read it if you want proof! Or check out some of its quotes, I swear they’re amazing.

Phase 4 – First Date: A first book of a series which made you want to pick up the rest of the series?

Ooh, there’s been quite a few good first books I’ve read! It’s hard to choose just one (duh, as it always is) but I’m going to go with Shatter Me:

Shatter Me

Once I finished this book I just had to read the next one!! (And for the record, I’m totally glad I did, because the series just got better. YAY!)

Phase 5 – Late Night Phone Calls: A book that kept you up all night?

Ehh, sooo all the books I’ve loved?? Only half-joking. A lot of the books I’ve loved usually ended up being books I couldn’t put down, you know? And who needs sleep, anyway? But I’m going to go with one of them that popped into my head:


This book was so addicting! I just flew through it, and it definitely kept me up way past my bedtime, oops. Then again, my bedtime is hardly set these days, soo. Point is, I stayed up really late for this one! #noregrets

Phase 6 – Always on my mind: A book you could not stop thinking about?

Omg this book!! I love it so much. You guys saw this coming, didn’t you?? 😀

The Wrath and the Dawn

After reading this I couldn’t stop thinking about it! I am positively dying for the next book, oh my god. ❤ ❤

Phase 7 – Getting Physical: A book which you love the way it feels?

Okay, so although I wasn’t a huge fan of the actual story, I loved the feel of this book:


I have the hardcover of it, and it feels amazing! Only wish the story was just as good… :/

Phase 8 – Meeting the parents: A book which you would recommend to your family and friends?

Oh! (Aside form Harry Potter, of course), definitely this book:

A Monster Calls

This book is SO AMAZING—Go read it asap if you haven’t already!! Such a powerful and heart-wrenching read. (On a completely unrelated note; I’m so excited for the movie!)

Phase 9 – Thinking about the future: A book or series you know you will re-read many times in the future?

HARRY POTTER. My childhood. My love. My bookish comfort. That is all.

Harry Potter series

BUT if I was to give another shot at being creative (even though it’s not even creative, really), I’d go with The Infernal Devices because THE FEELS. Will never get old!

TID trilogy

Phase 10 – Share the love: Who do you tag?

Not sure who did this and who didn’t, so I’m going to tag a few people—feel free to ignore it if you don’t want to do it or if you already have. And if you haven’t done this, but want to, just let me know! I’d love to tag you and add you to the list. It would be great to see everyone’s answers. 😉

So that’s it for the Book Courtship tag! This was lots of fun; again, I urge you to do this if you’re interested! Just link back to this post so I can come check it out (and fangirl along with you, of course). XD And if you don’t want to do it, that’s perfectly fine, just ignore it or just let me know. This was such a refreshing and fun tag! But unfortunately this is the end of this post. ❤ Hope you all are enjoying your Monday! Happy reading!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

The Valentine’s Day Posts Continue…! | R.I.P It or Ship It Book Tag

A book tag where I get the opportunity to ship characters with characters from other books?!! YES PLEASE.

Hello, and welcome to another Valentine’s Day-ish post—the R.I.P. It or Ship It tag!! This technically can be done at any time of the year, but I thought around Valentine’s Day was a fitting time, don’t you think?

So basically what we have to do is write down an even number of characters from books you’ve read on little slips of paper, fold them, mix them together, then pick up two names (without looking, of course!) and choose whether you ship it or rip it. I don’t think there’s any specific limit or a specific number as to how much you’re supposed to do, so yay! Freedom, lol.

This is going to be pretty hard, seeing how I LOVE MY SHIPS TO DEATH, but I shall give it my best. Yes. Because I’m brave like that. THIS IS HARD, people. And I’m saying this even though I didn’t start the tag yet. OKAY. Let’s do this. *Deep breath*

The Rip it or Ship It Book Tag

So, I wrote down names from a variety of books—better get comfy because I kind of went overboard with the number of them?? But who cares, it was too hard to resist once I got started, haha. (I believe the books/series I used are: Harry Potter, The Infernal Devices, The Mortal Instruments, Twilight, Penryn & the End of Days, The Lunar Chronicles, Throne of Glass, The Selection, Red Queen, Shatter Me, Six of Crows, and Percy Jackson. Yes, I realize that’s an insufferable amount of books, but they’re awesome, so it doesn’t matter.) On to the rounds!

Round 1 – Jem (The Infernal Devices) + Bella (Twilight) 💔

OH MY GOD RIP RIP RIP!!! NO. I refuse to even think about the possibility of this, because this is just NO. Gah. I’m sorry, but sweet, precious and loving Jem deserves more than someone like Bella. No offence, or anything, but I love Jem and I cannot accept this ship. I refuse. RIP!

Round 2 – Raffe (Penryn & the End of Days) + Inej (Six of Crows) ❤

AGH this one is hard!! The fangirl inside of me is insistent on keeping Raffe with his ship (yess Penryn) and Inej with hers (omg Kaz yes)… but I have to admit this wouldn’t be so much of a terrible of a pairing! Inej is kind of like Penryn; they’re both really strong characters, you know? And both Raffe and Kaz have that bad boy quality to them… so I guess I’m going to say a tentative ship for this one?

Round 3 – Dorian (Throne of Glass) + Katniss (The Hunger Games) ❤

Omg Dorian!! My heart breaks for him, really. He was one of the first love interests I fell in love with while reading ToG, and I can’t really forget him! And Katniss, well, she’s Katniss. Although, again, I get the urge to rip this (I’m really biased, okay?) I’m going to put that aside and say ship, because I actually can kind of see this happening? Dorian has a fire in him, but he’s also such a sweet person, and I think that would go well with Katniss. SHIP.

Round 4 – Isabelle (The Mortal Instruments) + Jace (The Mortal Instruments) 💔

Omg nooooooo. What a coincidence it’s this pairing that came up though, LOL. But nope nope nope, this is an absolute RIP!! Aside from the actual ship (which is fabulous) Isabelle and Jace are like, no, pretty much siblings in every way that matters, so RIP.

Round 5 – Aspen (The Selection) + Will (The Infernal Devices) 💔

THESE PAIRINGS THOUGH. XD But seriously, nope!! I don’t see this.. maybe I’m just biased because Aspen was more of a ‘meh’ character to me than anything else and I LOVE WILL (not to mention Wessa!!) but this just doesn’t work. RIP.

Round 6 – Valentine (The Mortal Instruments) + Cress (The Lunar Chronicles) 💔

Okay, okay, I promise I won’t rip ALL of the pairings, but.. nooooope. Ripping this one for sure! Valentine, is like, twice the age (or even more) of Cress. SO EW. Also he’s evil, and.. Cress isn’t. She’s the opposite, really. More of a damsel than anything else, and definitely doesn’t deserve someone like Valentine! RIP.

Round 7 – Mare (Red Queen) + Juliette (Shatter Me) ❤

YES, FINALLY! A pairing that I actually.. kind of ship?! I mean, Mare and Juliette can both most definitely kickbutt, and I think their personalities would compliment eachother very nicely. 😀 So, SHIP! (But of course, Juliette and Warner is absolute perfection.)

Round 8 – Kai (The Lunar Chronicles) + Levana (The Lunar Chronicles) 💔

Another same-book pairing? And… THIS one, out of all things?! *Dies on floor laughing* If you guys have read the books, you know why I say RIP RIP RIP for this one! lol.

Round 9 – Hermione (Harry Potter) + Magnus Bane (TID/TMI) 💔

HA. I was kind of tempted to ship this one for a second—just because this would be such a hilarious and ridiculous pairing!! Okay, maybe in some alternate world this would work, but… I just don’t see this one? XD Maybe on Magnus’s side there might be some spark of interest, but nothing more than that, in my opinion. But it’s undeniable that this would be hilarious! But, RIP.

Round 10 – Celaena (Throne of Glass) + Cal (Red Queen) ❤

LOL I doubt Celaena needs ANOTHER excuse for an extra love interest (trust me, she has or has had plenty of those) but I think I’m going to ship this pairing! Celaena is kind of similar to Mare (who Cal’s attracted to), and Cal in turn seems like someone who Celaena would be interested in. Is it just me that thinks Cal is kind of like Chaol? Kind of, at least, you know? But, yes. Celaena and Cal wouldn’t be too bad! SHIP.

Round 11 – Thorne (The Lunar Chronicles) + Kaz (Six of Crows) ❤

Yay, another ship! This pairing actually works, in my opinion. Both of these characters have a sort of roguish charm to them and I feel as if they’d go perfectly together. (But the original pairings are totally OTP.) SHIP!

Round 12 – America (The Selection) + Tessa (The Infernal Devices) 💔

Wait a minute… wasn’t there an earlier pairing of Aspen and Will..? Aspen… America… Will… Tessa. Whoaaaa coincidence, much? But, like the earlier one, I’m going to have to rip this one too. I didn’t absolutely detest America, but NOPE I would definitely not put her with anyone deliberately, especially not Tessa! Nope, RIP. 

Round 13 – Kenji (Shatter Me) + Wolf (The Lunar Chronicles) 💔

As much I’d love to support this pairing… I just can’t. Nope. Their characters are just too different and I just don’t think it work, you know? I know there’s the whole opposites attract thing, but seriously, I don’t think this is one of those cases. RIP. 

Round 14 – Simon (The Mortal Instruments) + Edward (Twilight) ❤

LOLOLOLOL This would be the best comedy show everrrrrr. Omg this isn’t even a real ship, and I don’t actually ship this, but this is just too funny to rip. XD Sooo.. fake ship, I guess? (Even though technically these are basically all fake, lol.)

Round 15 – President Snow (The Hunger Games) + Harry Potter (Harry Potter) 💔

HA NOPE. Aside from the fact that President Snow is, like, the age of a grandfather (or a great-grandfather) and Harry is… well, waaaaaay younger (omg I kind of just died of disgust there…) this just won’t work! LOL. RIP.

Round 16 – Penryn (Penryn & the End of Days) + Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles) ❤

I can actually see this one happening!! Penryn and Cinder are both very determined, and strong characters and I think this would totally be an awesome pair. Just think about all the awesome things they could accomplish and all the people they’d be able to take down! 😉 YES. I ship this!

Round 17 – Nina (Six of Crows) + Maven (Red Queen) 💔

I swear, most of my reactions to these involve be dying on the floor laughing because… #LOL. Can you see this happening?? ‘Cause I certainly can’t… for a few obvious reasons—which I of course can’t name because of spoilers! But lol this is definitely RIP! (Also I love Nina and Matthias…!!)

Round 18 – Winter (The Lunar Chronicles) + Warner (Shatter Me) 💔

Agh, I seriously feel like I’m ripping basically all of these.. but I’m not trying to! These pairings are just not compatible.. not my fault! But NOPE I can’t see this. I just feel as though Warner would tire to quickly of Winter’s personality, you know? He’s not patient enough to endure her.. mental issues, persay. RIP. ALSO Juliette + Warner= OTP.

Round 19 – Percy (Percy Jackson) + Annabeth (Percy Jackson) ❤

OMG YES YES YES. (!!!) This is absolutely amazing—and I didn’t do this on purpose either!! Percy and Annabeth are one of my absolute OTPs, why are we even questioning this?! SHIP.

Round 20 – Jacin (The Lunar Chronicles) + Ron (Harry Potter) ❤

Ahahaha this would be the best bromance ever! Ron is a lot more relaxed than Jacin, and I think he’d be able to invoke a lot more humor and fun to Jacin’s character, you know? And Jacin in turn might appreciate it, who knows? SHIP.

Round 21 – Clary (The Mortal Instruments) + Adam (Shatter Me) 💔

Nooooooooo! First of all, ADAM IS A JERK. Second, ADAM IS A JERK. Now multiply that statement by 10. (Yes, he’s that much of a jerk.) Even if Clary isn’t perfect either, she doesn’t deserve someone like Adam! RIP.

Round 22 – Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles) + Voldemort (Harry Potter) 💔

Ahhh yes, totally ending on a good note here, aren’t we? lol. But nope! (I feel like those two words have been the most used in this tag whoops.) This is VOLDEMORT we’re talking about. I’d rather see him dead, thanks, rather than EVER see him with Scarlet! Yeah, nope. RIP.

EDIT, February 14th:

I tag…

I apologize in advance if you’ve already done the tag! If you have, no worries, just let me know or leave the link to it so I can come check it out. XD As usual, no pressure if you want or don’t want to do the tag!

I had so much fun with this tag! (I laughed myself to death for half of these, soo YES FUN.) Unfortunately I’m unable to get myself to actually tag a whole bunch of people, so I mean this 145% when I say that I would love to tag you if you’re interested! I TAG YOU ALL. I’ll even go through the hassle of adding your name to the list. 😛 I just can’t go through the hassle right now, you see. This is such a fun tag that I would not want it to go to waste! So please let me know if you want to do it (YOU TOTALLY SHOULD by the way) because I’d love to see what you end up with!
Alright so.. now’s the time you let me know your thoughts!! Which of these pairings do you RIP and which do you ship? Do you agree or disagree with my choices? Let us discuss!!
Also, happy early Valentine’s Day! (I think I’m just going to repeat that all the way until Valentine’s Day actually comes haha). Happy reading, I hope you all enjoy your Thursday!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

Burn, Rewrite or Reread | BOOK TAG

Hey there! I found this book tag type thing from Victoria @ Addlepates and Book Nerds A LONG time ago, and had it sitting in my drafts for so long..! So I thought I might as well do it—even though I have tons of tags I actually was tagged in to do, because I make perfect sense that way. 😉 (Also, hush, this is not a last-minute post because I forgot to do a review today, whaaaat?) Also, do note; I do realize using the term ‘burn’ in reference to books is quite a crime—I am no book burner! XD Remember not to take it seriously, haha.

What to do:

-Randomly choose 3 books. (I used the ‘Random’ option on my Goodreads read shelf.)

-For each group, decide which book to burn, which one to rewrite, and which to reread. (A lot like Kiss, Marry, Kill.)

-Repeat until you completed three rounds (—though I’m doing more because why not?)

Let’s get started!

Round 1

Burn: Matched by Ally Condie. It was kind of a conflicting decision, to put this either in burn or rewrite, because truthfully this book would be completely fine, if it were to be rewritten differently, but in the end, this is going to have to go into the fire! This book really was no fun for me.

Rewrite: Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid. This was not that bad of a novel—I guess there were just too many elements that I wasn’t a fan of. So a rewrite it is!

Reread: Out of these three, hands down, Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi! No competition. I enjoyed it so much more than the other two, and it was such an amazing series ender!

Round 2

Burn: Reawakened by Colleen Houck. Another disappointment! In light of my other choices, this is definitely going to the fire. :/

Rewrite: The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan. Don’t get me wrong, I really liked this book, except as a series finale and with my high expectations, this book is in need of a few rewrites, in some parts! But overall I still liked it.

Reread: The Young Elites by Marie Lu. Currently working on a review for it—it’s simply amazing. A definite reread! ❤ If you haven’t read this book or series yet, definitely do so (or if you want, you can wait for the release of the third book to binge-read it.)

Round 3

Burn: Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier. This wasn’t a bad book, really. It just wasn’t the BEST, and out of these three, I’m afraid this one is what I’m gonna have to go with—though this could just as easily fit into ‘rewrite’.

Rewrite: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. Although I enjoyed this well enough, it would’ve been better if some parts were written differently, in my opinion.

Reread: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. Come on, you all saw this coming, right?? I loved this book and would not mind rereading it at all.. I’m actually considering re-reading it before the release of the second book, but that’s a maybe. 🙂

Round 4

Burn: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. Is it bad that I kind of had no qualms of choosing burn for this one? At least among the other choices. I mean, I don’t know. This just wasn’t something that clicked with me.

Rewrite: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. This wasn’t a BAD book, persay, but it did have its faults! So definitely rewrite.

Reread: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. This was such an entertaining book! I saw some mixed reviews on this before and after reading it, but to me, it was as good as any. Reread for sure!

Round 5

Burn: Bossypants by Tina Fey. Unfortunately I have no qualms about choosing this one for burn either..? Non-fiction/memoirs aren’t exactly my forte…

Rewrite: Insurgent by Veronica Roth. I actually found this to be pretty good (unlike Allegiant…) but it did have a few parts where I wasn’t a big fan.

Reread: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. Gosh, THE FEELS in this one is so intense! I would absolutely love to reread this. *Heart-eyed emoji*

So that’s it for the Burn, Rewrite and Reread tag! To spread some of the fun, I tag:

Of course, like always, if you’ve done this tag or don’t want to do it, feel free to ignore! If you weren’t tagged but you want to do this tag, please go ahead! Let me know and I’ll add you to the list. ❤ As always, comment with your thoughts below!

Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend! (Although I don’t blame you if you’re sad it’s over, haha.) Hugs! 

Until the Next Meal, Analee

2016 Resolutions | TAG

Hello! (No Adele joke this time, I promise.) I’d usually have a Top Ten Tuesday post up today, but I decided to do the 2016 Resolutions Tag today instead, created by Trisha Ann @ The Bookgasm. I know we’re more than halfway through January 2016, but there’s still plenty of time left for completing resolutions, am I right?! I was tagged by Summer @ Xing Sings; Thanks, girl! I had been meaning to do a post like this earlier this month, but never got around to it—now I have reason to, haha. I know this sounds hella repetetive, but I promise you, Summer’s blog is absolutely lovely. Definitely go and show her some bloggish and bookish love!

The TBR Book Tag

Now, let us get onto the tag of really ambitious resolutions…


In 2016, I will…

1. Read at least 170 books.

I set my Goodreads goal to 200 this year, which I will admit might’ve been a bit too ambitious and a bit too unreasonable when taken into account the amount of time I’ll actually have to read. So I’ve decided that if I read at least 170 books, I’m satisfied. But of course, I’m still aiming for 200! XD

2. Diversify my reading. 

I really want to continue the trend of reading diverse books! I know there are a lot of them that I missed in 2o15 so hopefully 2016 is the year I’ll be able to read more of them.

3. Read the books I said I would read in 2015, but didn’t.

There are a LOT of books I meant to read last year, but didn’t, so I’m hoping to read those books this year! I’ll probably start with the ones on this list. Fingers crossed I’ll actually be able to read them this year!

4. Complete the ten series I want to read in 2016.

If you click on the link, you’ll be led to my TTT list of series I am hoping to read this year. I don’t know if I’ll be able to make it to all of them, but I really hope so. They all seem so great!

5. Refrain from buying too many books each month. 

I haven’t done many book haul posts for a long time, but let me tell you, I haven’t been holding back from buying books! I have been going waaaay too overboard. I should give mercy to my wallet! Not only am I quickly running out of shelf space, I’m spending way too much money.

6. Organize my Goodreads shelves.

I really want to sort out my TBR into smaller chunks. Make more shelves, categorize the books into priority and not-so-much-of-a-priority, you know? My TBR is absolutely enormous, but it’s all over the place. I’m hoping to change that this year!

7. Find the courage to send emails to publishers for ARCs I REALLY want.

I keep chickening out of sending emails to publishers! I’m hoping this year I might find the courage to do so. I don’t want to go crazy with my requesting, so I’m mostly thinking of requesting ARCs of books I really want. (Some sequels, some stand-alones,etc.)

8. Make a TBR jar…?

As you can probably tell from the question mark, I’m not as sure for this one. Maybe I will, maybe I won’t, you know? But the idea of it is definitely appealing! The TBR jars I’ve seen always look so pretty and it’s a good way to choose what book to read next off my TBR.

9. Visit the library more often (instead of the bookstore!)

Although bookstores are absolutely fabulous and bookworm heaven, I’d really like to visit the library more often as an attempt to lower the amount of money I spend on books. I haven’t been visiting it as often as I would’ve liked to, so hopefully that will change this year!

10. Make sure that at least 25-50% of the books I read this year are books I bought in 2015 or earlier.

I own way too many unread books, so hopefully if I follow this resolution I might be able to cut down on the amount of unread books I own. Fingers crossed!


In 2016, I will…

1. Have a wider variety of posts each month.

There are so many post ideas I have, yet I never seem to get around to writing them! I’m hoping to make 2016 the year where I actually get those posts written, whether they’re discussion posts, book reviews, book tags, whatever.

2. Try to post at least 1-2 discussion posts per week.

This one is one of the most ambitious resolutions, I think. Unless I had superpowers like Cait who is able to write tons of amazing discussion posts, that is. But alas, I don’t, so I’m just going to have to go off the fact that if I put in some more effort I might be able to post more discussion posts this year! Nothing wrong with aiming high, right? (That question is going to come back to haunt me, I know it.)

3. Reduce the amount of unpublished drafts I have.

The last time I checked (not that long ago) I had almost over a 100? Some of them date way back to when I first started blogging… Yeah, a clean-up is in order for sure!

4. Catch up on my tags and award nominations!

I appreciate SO MUCH (like, really, you have no idea HOW MUCH I appreciate this) all the nominations and tags bloggers have given me over the course of 2015! I promise I will try my best to get to them all this year. ❤ THANK YOU.

5. Be able to find a consistent balance between blogging and life.

I really want to find a good schedule that works for me! Right now I’m doing okay, but it would be tremendously helpful if I were to find a way to get a good balance between blogging and school. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HARD THAT IS. But I am trying!

6. (Try to) Reply to comments as soon as possible.

Often times school and life gets in the way in blogging, and I find it difficult to find the time to answer to comments sometimes! Which really sucks because I appreciate your comments so much and I love talking to you, yet I don’t always get to. So, this year, I want to stay on top of the comment game!

7. Become a blog-hopping pro. 

Now this one is kind of related to #6. With school and everything, it’s hard to always visit EVERYONE’s blog. I really wish I could visit ALL the blogs, but sadly I just don’t have the time and sometimes I’m just too lazy. Attempting to be a ‘blog-hopping pro’ is quite far-fetched, but I’m hoping to at least be able to visit the most blogs as possible this year.

8. Write book reviews more often.

I’m testing out different methods of reviewing right now, and as I have A HUGE pile of reviews that I want to write, I’m hoping to be able to write book reviews more often! Even 1 per week is better than nothing, right?

9. Be more active on Twitter.

It’s amazing seeing how much social media can impact our lives these days. Twitter seems to be a popular platform to meet and talk to other bloggers, which I’m always happy to do! So hopefully I’ll use it more often in 2016.

10. Schedule more of my posts.

WordPress offers the use of a great tool: scheduling! That way if I have a post ready to go, I can schedule it so that it posts automatically when I want it to. This could prove to be very useful at times when I’m really pressed with work—so I’m hoping to use it more often this year!


In 2016, I will…

1. Be more attentive in class.

It’s so difficult to stay focused sometimes! GAH, school. Why must it be so boring? Alas, there’s nothing to do about it other than manage to stay on top of it all. 2016: Time to focus!

2. Try to complete all homework assignments as soon as possible.

Although I’m usually pretty good at this, there are times where I end up prioritizing other things than homework, and in 2016 I hope to prevent that by finishing all homework asap!

3. Try my best to do well in school.

It’s my last year of high school, after all, and I don’t want to be slacking! XD I might as well put all efforts in now—it’ll only help me more in the future, right?

4. Keep my notes organized.

I usually do well enough with keeping notes organized, but I want to take it a step further and actually MAKE SURE that my notes are in order and good to use. Because we all know how hard studying without notes can be!

5. Make sure my locker stays organized.

It’s absolutely horrible when lockers are unorganized! Most of the time it’s really hard to find anything, and it’s never a good sight. So this year, I’m definitely going to focus on keeping my locker in a good condition.


In 2016, I will…

1. Try to be organized in all areas!

Whether it’s school, blogging, or simply just things I need to do, I want to keep organized. I love making lists, so I’ll probably start there. 😉 I know there are many more ways to stay organized though, so I’ll be trying out different methods!

2. Stop devouring all the chocolate I can get my hands on.

If you didn’t know already, I kind of love chocolate..!! And I probably have been eating too much of it lately (IT’S JUST SO GOOD) so hopefully I’ll be better at controlling my chocolate-eating habits. LOL.

3. Get over my fear of dogs.

I’m kind of stretching it here, as I had a fear of dogs for many, many, years now, but baby steps, right? Dogs are absolutely adorable, but I’m always too scared to be around them..!

4. Stop wearing mismatched socks.

I know this is kind of silly, but I have a habit of often wearing mismatched socks—and it’s gotta stop! Hopefully 2016 will be the year it does. 😉

5. Learn to not completely fail at baking.

Me and baking are well-acquainted with eachother…although perhaps not in the good way. Let’s just say I’ve had my fair share of faux pas in the kitchen, okay? There’s tons of delicious-looking recipes I always want to try out, and I really want to do them this year.

Whew, it looks like I have a lot to do this year! I’m kind of curious as to see how it will turn out in the end—will I actually be able to complete these resolutions? It’s doubtful that I’d be able to complete ALL of them, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!

Now it’s your turn! You tell me: how ambitious are your resolutions for 2016? How ambitious do you think MINE are? Too much? Too little? 😛 Do you even make resolutions, or do you just go with the flow? Let me know whatever thoughts you may have below! (THAT RHYME THOUGH.)

Cheers! Hope you all are enjoying your Tuesday. ❤

Until the Next Meal, Analee