Hi everyone! I don't think I've ever done a year in review post before but I wanted to make a special one that included all the bookish things in my life besides actually reading (I plan to do a top books of 2018 as well in a few days so look out for that). 2018 has been an amazing year for me book wise because I feel like often times reading is such a solitary act, and to have the opportunity to share that with others is really lovely.
I started not one but two book clubs this year! I have one with besties I've known since highschool and university days called #smrtkidsreadinclub and we meet monthly to read a book over drinks or food. Each person gets a designated month so it's been great discovering new genres and also changing up where we meet. I love these meetings so much because it's not only a time to discuss the book of the month, but also a time to catch up with my friends. I also find that I often change perspectives too after hearing how my friends read a book and it's so fascinating to see what everyone takes from a book. In addition to that, I have another book club with three very lovely fellow bloggers, and we started the #supersexybookclub, where we read two romance novels a month! It's been so much fun reading and then going out for dinner and drinks once a month with them. I feel like this year I really embraced my romance reading side and to have a solid group of friends to share that with is very special.
Our first #smrtkidsreadinclub meeting at the Famous Last Words Bar and second photo is our first #supersexybookclub meeting at Terroni's
Also wanted to share photos from a super fun christmas party for #smrtkidsreadinclub where we had a fun bookish swap and one of the members, Liane, made us very beautiful custom bookmarks ;) They look amazing! (be sure to check her work out here)
I attended a few book previews this year with the Indigo Fall Preview and the PRHC Fall Preview being my favorites. I always love attending these events because as a blogger and bookseller, it's so helpful to learn what's coming out and how to pitch the books. Also a good time to catch up with fellow blogger friends. I love the Toronto #bookfam and I'm so glad to know such wonderful, creative, and supportive people!
Jess & Michele hosted a really fun screening for To All The Boys I've Loved Before and it was filled with lots of cookies! ^^
#supersexybookclub took a field trip to Chapters Brampton to meet Helena Hunting! <3
#bookmas dinner this year with the gang at Kelly's Landing! So much fun! <3
AND LASTLY, BUT NOT LEAST..
I got engaged last month and it's been super exciting times. I wanted to share this special bit since the proposal did include a book and it's just been really fun wedding planning (hello wedding books and magazines), but also reading lots of wedding related stories (bless romance novels).
It's been a great bookish year and I can't wait to see what next year has in store! :D