2017 Wrap Up - A Year Full of Adventure

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I still in disbelief, how fast 2017 has ended. 2017 is a year of riding a roller coaster - our life is full of ups and downs. Starting from job to life to financial to every single thing happened in my life and I conclude that it is worth of life lesson.

Speaking of job, I am currently looking forward to working at Retailer store once again because I enjoy meeting new customers and you know, learning many new things on-the-job so, yeah, I am currently looking for a job near my house which if you know where then you know where will I work. So, say hi to me if you see me, okay lol I'm not yet working anywhere tho still waiting for an interview. Please pray for me to have a job as soon as possible. Thank you 😘

Anyway, let's me share with you 2017 wrap up which this will also going to be December wrap up post. Let's start, shall we?

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It seems that the number of books I have read is kind of the same every month around 5-6 books. I guess that is okay - for me. I have read 2 fantasy, 1 thriller, 1 horror and 2 contemporary romance.

Tainted Legacy by Tabitha Peattie -
Tainted Legacy is a story of Ava Black from Black family which has a big reputation in the Gifted Community but people around Ava hate her and also afraid of her and she didn't know why. It's a family secret which she needs to uncover herself.

The Heartbreak Cure by Amanda Ashby -
Do you believe in second chance?

Fire's Kiss by Brittany Pate -
Fire's Kiss, what shall I say? A paranormal fantasy that's amazing! Please please read my full review, you will know why hihi

Triple Cross Killer by Rosemarie Aquilina -
A book that made me fidgeting when reading it and literally made me shout to it because of what happened in every situation appear in the book. A self-claimed - "Santa Claus" - thinking he is a savior for the kids when he is not.

Love Between Enemies by Molly E. Lee -
Another interesting book I have read from Molly E. Lee. Both of the girl and boy is a fricking genius and always has been competitive with each never has a proper conversation until when the scholarship has announced and Gordon didn't get it instead Zoey, a girl who has everything actually got it - that's the beginning of the worst things to happened between the two of them somehow, love makes their way.

Broken Chords by Jessica Bayliss -
Finish reading this book just right on time, on 31st December 2017. Astral projection? The author has done a great job in describing what it is. If you enjoy reading horror, you might want to consider reading Broken Chords. It happens during a music festival.

My initial goal in 2017 was to read 100 books somehow I didn't achieve the goal that I only read 80 books. Well, I still am proud of myself for having to read that amount of books. You can read this post (2017 Goodreads' challenge) to know what books I have read.

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A year full of unexpected purchasing and received which I am still happy seeing them (I mean, books) at my bookshelves waiting for me to pick them up and start reading. I can say that I'm going to start reading them soon. Anyway, here is my book haul from early 2017 to end of 2017.

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A mix of books I bought and received. Book I bought from MPH Bookstore, SunMag and from Big Bad Wolf Book Fair. Here is the list of books I bought:

The End of the World As We Know It by Iva-Marie Palmer
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
Soundless by Richelle Mead
Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between by Jeniffer E. Smith
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

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These books are most of it is won from a giveaway I participate in and one of the books I am my very very first physical ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) that I received from the publisher which I am so excited! Now, let's see the list;

Find Her by Lisa Gardner
Oleah Chronicles truth by Michelle Johnson
Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index by Julie Israel
Antara Langit, Bumi dan Dua Hati by M Hany Hisham

and here is my very first physical ARC which I received from the publisher because I'm participating in Blog Tour for the book in April 2018.

The Man on The Middle Floor by Elizabeth S Moore

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The last book I received from the author itself is The Unity Game by Leonora Meriel and I'm currently reading it. I can't wait to share with you what it is about.

A fantastic year full of amazing books!

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Is this too many? I don't know why but yup, I kind of want to buy more stationaries ever since I started my own bullet journal. I have been buying washi tapes and it will be more in the future, that's a guarantee because of it just so beautiful and I could not resist to not own it.

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The first early 2017 is a rough year but middle towards the end of the year is decent yet happier days. 2017 has witnessed our tears rundown from our face and laughing filled around the house.

A family is everything that always supports each other and the love they give us every day is the most precious ever in our life. Alhamdulillah. Thank you, Allah swt.

In the middle of the year is where we have moved to our new home and start our new life. It is fun living here after so many years living in the sky (condominium, I mean) which is wonderful but I miss playing outside - riding bicycle and all.

Also, chop my hair short was a bit blergh. The thing is that I only wanted to cut my hair on shoulder length instead of the person done it wrong by cutting way too short T_T Now, I have to wait for my hair to grow long again which takes quite some time.

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In October 2017, me and my two sisters have planned to go to Sunway Lagoon. We have been missing this place after years didn't visit this place and having a great amount of fun riding all the rides, plays with the water, riding the slides especially vuvuzela - I must say, the rides super crazy but we definitely enjoy it very much that we ride it again and again.

Thinking of doing it again this year. Insha Allah. We will see how it goes. Once a year, it won't hurt ya, right?

2017 is a year full of activities with my family. Watching a movie at the cinema for an uncountable time and many other wonderful activities we did and we are planning to do more activities this year which we are all excited about it.

2017 is a year where most of my close friends have all getting married last year meaning I have been slowly not hanging out with them. Not because I didn't want too but it was because they are already married and ever since I'm moved to a new place which a bit far (with a toll) so, kena jimat cermat ler. T_T

I guess the post has been longer than I intend to so, I guess I should stop now. I would say there are many things I have learned in 2017 which I'm going to take it as a positive thing and leave all the negative things far behind.

May 2018 going to be full of wonderful things to me and my family and also to everyone who happens to read this post. I wish we all going to achieve our goals and be successful. Insha Allah.

Until next post.

Fatina xx


Mayy Jie said…
80 buku, banyak tu, congrats! Semoga dapat beat jumlah tu 2018 ni, hihi.
syasya said…
happy new year! :)
Syakier Salleh said…
Hopefully I could read more like you this year since I have lots of unread novels on my shelf.

Anyways, Happy New Year Fatina. May this year would be another amazing year for you.