Out with the Old, In with the New ~ April 2016 Recap

Posted December 23, 2016 by Michelle in Out with the Old, In with the New / 3 Comments


Berls @ Fantasy is more fun and I are recapping 2016
and looking ahead to 2017, for the next 12 days.
Feel free to join us!
I’ll be sharing highlights month-by-month and giving you a peak at what’s ahead in 2017.


out with the OLD: 2016

During April’s Monthly rewind I wrote this “With all the slumping I have decided that for right now I plan to read what I want. I know books have deadlines and release dates but with my issue I thought I would ignore them all and just read. I will get to them all and will probably wind up reading more of the new release books than I would think but I just want to read and not feel pressure to get stuff done before a certain date. I think this will get me in a much better mood and a more happy blogger ”  I think this was very important statement that I made this year and something I think I had forgotten while I was so deep into the 2016 slump from hell. I believe it has made me think better for the new year.

in with the NEW: 2017

By the end of the year I realized a huge genre change was needed for me and after what I wrote in April, I also realized I needed to read more of what I wanted and that meant cutting down on ARCs…now don’t get nervous, I have no intention of giving up on ARCs I love those but I plan to be a LOT more selective and keep away from the YA romance books that seem to be getting on my nerves more than me loving them. I think I want to read more adult. So 2017 will be a whole new world for Because Reading and the reviews that are posted. I am going to do a lot more Steamy Adult, Still stick with my favorite MG and lots of YA fantasy, steampunk, sci-fi, ect. with light romance. I don’t mind the YA romance I just can’t deal with the YA books that are nothing but romance. I am sure it will change again at some point but for now I really want to read what I want and try very hard to avoid that dreaded “Reading Slump” next year. 🙂

Posts in April ~  34 Posts this month

Books I read this month ~ 9 books read this month

Wanna read the synopsis for some of these? click HERE to see my April Shelf on Goodreads.

Books I reviewed this month ~ 6 books reviewed

My Favorite Book this month:

Once again I was not disappointed, this book was just as exciting as the first one and I adore all the characters. I can’t wait for the next one in the series!


What are you looking forward to in 2017?

Thanks for stopping by to Check out my recap of 2016 and what’s to come in 2017

Have a great day and Happy Reading!




About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, four pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Let’s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!



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