It’s officially 2017! ❤
I couldn’t sleep without writing this post, because I really wanted to post this today. It’s not every year January 1st falls on a Sunday. 🙂
2016 tested me in a lot of ways, but it’s been a great year for my bookish adventures!
BIBLIOPHILE SOPRANO’S BOOKISH AWARDS 2016
Book Boyfriend of the Year: Nero Sison from Beginner’s Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions by Six de los Reyes
YA Book of the Year: The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee
NA Book of the Year: Beginner’s Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions by Six de los Reyes
Fantasy Book of the Year: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson
Mystery Book of the Year: The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby
Sci-Fi Book of the Year: Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
Poetry Book of the Year: The Last Time I’ll Write About You by Dawn Lanuza
#romanceclass Book of the Year: Beginner’s Guide: Love and Other Chemical Reactions by Six de los Reyes
Book of the Year: After You by Jojo Moyes
I just realized I haven’t read a paranormal book in 2016 and that feels weird, but there are new awards! ❤
I haven’t written reviews for some of the winners yet (because college), but watch out for them! These books made my 2016 special and they deserve all the love. ❤
Book Signing Events! ❤
Bookworms Unite 2.0
Bookworms Unite happened AGAIN and it’s the first time my two sisters came with me. Read my event recap here. 🙂
Manila International Book Fair
Another finally! My sister and I went to MIBF 2016! Here’s my event recap! ❤
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2016
It was my goal to read 52 books, but I was able to read 57! 🙂
2016 is the year when I immersed myself in the #romanceclass community by attending events and supporting more books. I also dragged my two sisters with me, because FUN! ❤
I got the chance to attend three #romanceclass events: #AprilFEELSday, #AllTheFeels, and #FeelsFest, but I wasn’t able to write recaps for two events.
One of the best parts of my year is seeing a book boyfriend come alive because of the live readings during #AllTheFeels.
Migs Almendras as Nero Sison. There is no other Nero. ❤
#romanceclass is not just a community now. It’s a family I’m grateful to be part of. ❤
ACHIEVED 2016 GOALS
Meet Ms. Kate Evangelista
I finally met Ms. Kate! It was so nice to see her in person and have her sign my No Love Allowed ARC! ❤
Attend the Manila International Book Fair
I already featured this on the highlights, but…I’M JUST SOOOO HAPPY I FINALLY GOT THE CHANCE TO ATTEND! ❤
2017 BOOKISH GOALS
- Host a blog event to support Filipino authors: I didn’t get the chance to do this last year, so I’ll give it a try this 2017!
- Be more active in bookstagram: I will have a bookstagram re-launch, but posting every day is not a realistic goal for me, so I aim to post three times a week.
- Get chosen as a rep on bookstagram: It has become my dream to be a store representative for a bookish business on Instagram! Fingers are crossed I get the chance!
- Create lasting bonds with bookish friends: I want to have strong connections with my bookish friends by boosting my interactions on social media. I hope my college schedule doesn’t get in the way!
2016 was a tough year for me, but the important thing is I survived. It’s more than enough to prepare me for what 2017 may bring.
Here’s to a 2017 full of hope and possibilities! ❤