2013 has been a year with amazing highs and awful, awful lows; it’s definitely one I won’t forget for a long time. So here you go, my year in review, bookish and personal.
I graduated from uni in Bath Abbey with an upper-2:1.
I lost my mum, my nan and my cousin.
I turned 21.
I got my first, and second, job.
I went to 7 gigs: McFly, Sleeping With Sirens, Funeral for a Friend, The Summer Set, Deaf Havana, Bring Me the Horizon and Warped Tour UK.
I had two weeks of work experience at S&S (my dream position).
I did work experience at Chicken House.
I went to see Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens in London and went for drinks afterwards with some cast members and the director.
I read 159 books.
I met JK Rowling with Carly from Writing from the Tub and nearly lost my cool.
I began 22 new series.
I met Stephenie Meyer and my 13-year-old self cried with joy.
I read 17 debuts.
I had afternoon tea with Maggie Stiefvater.
I read 59 contemporary YA novels.
I interviewed Sarah Dessen.
Sarah Dessen replied to my tweet.
I read 58 UKYA novels/novellas.
I interviewed Meg Rosoff.
I read 4 classic novels.
I read 11 dystopian novels.
I read 11 historical novels.
I read 8 adult novels.
I posted my 1000th blog post (this one!).
Undone, Cat Clarke
The Indigo Spell, Richelle Mead
The Bunker Diary, Kevin Brooks
Drowning Instinct, Isla J Bick
ACID, Emma Pass
Dangerous Girls, Abigail Haas
Have a Little Faith, Candy Harper
Boy Meets Boy, David Levithan
How to Love, Katie Cotugno
Fangirl, Rainbow Rowell
Such a Rush, Jennifer Echols
My Life Next Door, Huntley Fitzpatrick
Graceling/Fire/Bitterblue, Kristin Cashore
The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
Is It Just Me?, Miranda Hart
Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell
How was our 2013?