Feb 23, 2015

It's 2015! And yes, I'm still alive.

Soooo... *looks around* *shrugs* Well, guess who's back! And for good this time, I hope. I think I'm getting better at striking a balance between work, school, and reading, so let me try to get back to blogging, as well. Posts will be significantly lesser than they were before the slump, but they'll come ;D

Anyway, for my first post this 2015, I thought I'd look back on the previous year, book-wise. I horribly failed  my 2014 Goodreads reading challenge, which was a shame, but I'd rather read than dwell on that loss lol. But before I get back to my current read, let me present to you (in no particular order) my...

1) Kiss the Sky by K.B. Ritchie
       The Addicted series is one of my favorite NA series and this spin-off jst made me fall in love with the characters even more! I'm totally left behind because of the reading slump but the upside is that now, I have Hothouse Flower and Addicted After All to binge-read one after the other.

2) Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
       Ah, this book. This book. I read it twice last year, which I'm pretty sure shows just how much I loved it. In fact, I will be reading it again some time this year because I need to review it!

3) Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins
       And this one! Good lord. This is, without a doubt, my favorite Perkins book. I remember having my heart in my mouth the entire time I was reading this, and I certainly can't wait to revisit the story soon.

4) Melt by Selene Castrovilla
       Can someone please remind me to prepare myself before I start reading a Selene Castrovilla book? Maybe then my sanity would be ready for the devastation her words never fail to bring me.

5) The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
       So I finally got around to picking up Julie Kagawa's books and holy cow, what brilliance I'd been missing. The ending to this third book is epic enough to be a series-ender, but thank heavens it's not because I'm positive I'd have gone mad if it was.

6) The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
       Aaaand here comes the series-ender. (Although it's quite not because of the spin-off series lol whatevs)

7) Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong
       This is my first Kelley Armstrong book, and it surely did not disappoint. Let's not even talk about that ending because I still can't even.

       Two words: Peter Kavinsky.

9) Wings by Elizabeth Richards
       Thanks to this post, I'm now reminded that three of my favorite series ended last year. *sniff* Anyway, the Black City trilogy is something I'm planning to re-read because I feel like I rushed through all three books the first time around. 

10) Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
       W-what do you mean, no more Warner?! No!

11) Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
       And no more Aria/Perry?!?! Nooooooo!

12) Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
       Another year, another Dessen book that I loved so much, I couldn't review it. Ugh. I have a third book by her buried somewhere in my pile of books - I should get to that one soon.

13) Just One Day by Gayle Forman
      This is one book that needs to get the movie treatment. That'd be real awesome. I've also read Just One Year, but Just One Night is still sitting in my Kindle shelf, waiting to be opened.

14) White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout
       Last but not the least, this baby. The sequel's been on my shelf for months since I borrowed it from the ever awesome Louisse but I've yet to read it (eeep so sorry I haven't returned it!)

And that's it! I'm looking forward to more great reads this year; I just hope I find more time for them. But what about you? What were your fave books from last year, and what titles are you excited for this 2015? Please do share them with me in the comments because God knows I need to add more books to my to-read list!