2016 doesn’t get the last word – I do.

Can we take just a second to reflect back on this year? I mean, what a freaking crazy year it’s been! My little brother married my best friend. Y’all, that’s the stuff books are made from. I got engaged to the love of my life! I turned 29. Bringing in the last year of my twenties sucks, but I’ll make the most of it – I’m still in my twenties till June ’17! RD BERG and I started co-writing a RomCom and I have several projects in the works along with my nursing career building up higher.

Although 2016 brought me a lot of happiness, it also brought with it life changing events. I lost my brother-in-law suddenly in October. He was a very talented artist and great dad to my niece – in general, a great person. I’m very lucky to have known him and our family misses him every single day. My Granny had a medical scare, and just so you know – she’s what makes my heart tick. Forget all that oxygen BS. I just need her. Anyways, I’m blessed that it was only a scare and as she told me, “You can put your black dress back in the closet. I’m not going anywhere.”

I’m as ready as the next person who says, “Bring on 2017.” But, not because 2016 was bad, or good. But because there is a season for everything in life and as the year of 2016’s leaves fall off, and next years begins to bloom – so does hope. Enjoy your family, feel the sun against your skin and the wind in your hair, but most of all live your life to the fullest in 2017. This is it, another day! Let’s do this 2017.

Here is my top 12 reads for 2016, because I couldn’t pick 5 or 10. *Shrugs* These are in no certain order.

King by T.M Frazier  The whole entire series – MIND BLOWN.

How to Date a Douchbag by Sara Ney This is a new to me author and so, the stalking has just begun.

First Taste by Jessica Hawkins A *New to me* author and damn, does she have a way of words.

Weightless by Kandi Steiner I love this lady, and her words hit me square in the heart.

Tapping the Billionaire by Max Monroe If you hate to laugh, don’t read this.

To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise This book pulled me out of a book funk, and I’ve been in love since.

Bright Side by Kim Holden I use to hate hugs. Now, I hug. It’s awkward, but I do it. <3

Soaked by Stacy Kestwick Stalking her for life.

Right by Jana Aston Well, you can’t go wrong. See what I did there?

Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas If you want to say wtf, in a good way, read!

Yours to Bare by Jessica Hawkins I like her words. A LOT.

This book world is so amazing and every single day, it blows my mind. Cheers to a new year, and many new reads!



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