Monday 8 January 2018

Year in Review: 2017

I'm back!!! Hey everyone, how's 2018 treating you so far? I know I've taken a bit of a hiatus, but I have so many ideas this year and I can't wait for 2018 in terms of blogging, writing, and of course reading! But for now, here's a list of all the things I did in 2017:


I read 84 books in 2017, completing my goodreads challenge of reading 80 books! My favourite book from the year was by far Station Eleven, I'm sure you all are tired of me talking about that book. My favourite 2017 release was The Hate U Give. 2017 was great in terms of diverse books.


I kinda slacked off this year when it came to blogging. I took a lot of hiatuses and reduced my frequency in posting, but that was all because of the major changes that happened in my life this year. Now back into the swing of things, I hope to be posting more.

I was also thrilled that many bloggers came back from hiatuses this year! Claire @ Clairefy and TT @ Intro to Blurb to name a few. It's exciting to see some familiar faces making their return.


Well, what didn't happen this year?! I graduated high school, got to see many sights and sounds of Europe, attended FanExpo and met some of my favourite people, and of course, started university. It hasn't been easy and honestly I feel like my anxiety has been through the roof more than ever this past year, but all things just take time. I'm starting 2018 with a clean slate and a want for change.

My 2018 Goals:

This all brings me to my 2018 goals. This year, I want to get back into writing. I have a good book idea and I want to start getting it going, and I'm taking a creative writing course this year which I'm sure will help.

I also of course want to post more and want to work on scheduling posts every Monday and Wednesday. No more writing posts on the day that they go up.

I would love to get a job soon as well. University is not cheap and I like the idea of having a little extra money.

That was my 2017! I'm excited for 2018 and I hope it'll be great. How was your year?

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. Somehow I never got around to reading The Hate U Give but coincidentally enough, I'll be reading it for an English course next semester! I've heard so many good things about it; I'm hoping I love it as much as everyone else. I hope you have a lovely 2018 and good luck with your creative writing!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. Thank you Laura! I hope you love THUG. To be honest, I have yet to meet someone who hasn’t absolutely loved it!

  2. I need to get around to reading The Hate U Give. I've heard nothing but great things and really need to pick it up. I hope you have an amazing new year and can't wait to read all the new content on your blog.

  3. Well done Em! Hope you have the bestest year ever! XD