This Time Next Year Tag

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening friends! How are you? I hope your week’s going great. I am so eager to finally get some holidays soon, you can’t imagine how much haha. 2016 is ending as well, and today’s blog post seemed kind of fitting…Β 

Just like my twinnie Fadwa, I don’t really like making new resolutions, because I am either likely to forget them, or just fail and either way…well, it seems kind of pointless to me, but hey. How about changing traditions for a while ? Since Fadwa tagged me for this, I thought I’d give this a try…


This time next year, I want to have read as many GREAT books as I read this year.

I think this year was pretty fabulous, bookish wise. Not only I managed to read more than ever, but I discovered SO many incredible authors, books and series that I fell in love with. Never have I loved reading so much than I did this year. I just hope the amazing quest for incredible books keeps on being successful in 2017.

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This time next year, I still want to feel part of the community and love what I do on here.

Despite the drama, and the shattering revelations that some people don’t feel like they belong here in the community, I’m hoping for butterflies, rainbows and pretty unicorns in the bookish community always. I feel pretty grateful for how I feel like I gained something this year, thanks to blogging. Obviously I attained a number of followers I never thought could be possible. Obviously I quite lost my mind a couple times about blogging. But NEVER have I loved something so much than blogging, and feeling part of a community. I hope this feeling will keep on growing.

This time next year, I will have FINISHED my novel.(yeah. one can hope.)

This one’s pretty hopeful and I already see myself not accomplishing that goal anytime soon, but well. I guess if I wrote this out there maybe it’ll make things happen. Just to read the whole damn thing finished, and actually making sense. Or not.


This time next year, I’ll figure out whatever it is that I really want to do (or whatever, just insert happiness somewhere in this. that’s all).

Because why DOES life has to be so complicated, and how do people just figure out things ? Or does everyone pretend they’re great and loving what they do and just pretend their way through life ? I wonder. I don’t want to feel this way, I don’t want to pretend, I want to feel happiness, purpose, belonging, home.

What do YOU want to be doing this time next year? Read even MORE books? Try to control your endless TBR ? Live inside of a bookshelf ?

Can you relate to some of my “resolutions”? Let’s chat in comments! πŸ’¬

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56 thoughts on “This Time Next Year Tag

  1. Definitely relate to not making resolutions!

    My only certain plans are to meddle with the design of my blog (because it’s just time), and to try to read only new books for a while (meaning not a lot of re-reads). Otherwise no goal-setting (so I won’t be disappointed, haha).

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  2. I can totally relate to this post,as I don’t believe in new year resolution .I suck at them…but what I do want next year is to control my never ending tbr and also be happy ( most important)πŸ˜„,maybe some few blogging friends maybe….

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  3. I love this tag so much and these are great resolutions as well Marie. ❀ Hopefully the first two should be easy for you to keep because I'm pretty sure you're doing them already, and it's not even January yet! πŸ˜€
    Good luck with the third though. I've never finished writing anything, which could be down to my major procrastination problem, but I know writing is hard so seriously good luck.
    Hopefully these will all be resolutions you manage to keep for the whole of 2017. I'm not too great at that myself; I last maybe a month before all mine are broken! πŸ˜€

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      1. That’s all right! ❀ I'm sure it will be worth it when you have finished, the sense of accomplishment more than anything else will be an amazing feeling.
        Ah so I'm not the only one who is terrible with resolutions! Still maybe this year will be the exception. πŸ˜€

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  4. I rarely make resolutions (and rarely keep them >.<), but I would like to read even MORE books next year! I had a horrible slump this year and I'm still in recovery mode from it.

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  5. Oh yeah!! I relate too well with this post. Especially the part where you want to figure out watever it is that you really want to do. And also the resolutions part. Cheers to not being able to keep them!!

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  6. I totally relate to your “resolutions”! Even though 2016 has not been so great in general, the reading I got done was AMAZING! I discovered so many great new books, series and authors and I can only hope that continues in 2017 πŸ™‚ Also, the book blogging community has been one of the highlights of the year, so I’d be happy if that remains in 2017 because blogger friends are ❀ ! And then yes, general happiness and figuring out what I want would be great for the next year πŸ˜‰

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  7. You can finish the book! I believe in you! And looking at the titles set to come out next year, I’m sure you’ll have no trouble reading to your heart’s content. πŸ™‚

    As for knowing what you want to do, I personally found that just trying a whole bunch of things led me to what felt right. It may not be what I do forever and things may not go to plan, but I’ve prayed and sought a lot of opinions on it and I think this is what I’m supposed to do for now. You’ll get there, too!

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  8. Fantastic post Sweechie! This first year of blogging and falling in love all over with books has brought me so much that I can only hope to be blessed with as many awesome adventures with books as I did in 2016. Now that I know I can read that much, I want to find even more time to devote to reading 😍 I so hope you finish your novel, I can’t wait for you to share it πŸ˜€ That’s the selfish and curious me talking, haha! I hope you can find whatever makes you happy ❀

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  9. Overall, I’d say I was pretty happy in 2016 so I hope I’m just as content next year. In terms of life I just hope that all my friends and family stay healthy. As for blogging and reading related things, I hope for the same as you. πŸ™‚

    I loved reading your heartwarming answers. This is such a fab tag. ^.^ And I know I always say this, but I’m going to say it again I always like the gifs you use, haha. XD

    Anyway, I hope you have a warm Christmas, Marie! Wishing you a safe and nice New Year. ❀

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  10. I don’t normally make resolutions either but these are great Marie! πŸ˜€ I too want to keep reading fabulous books and yes be a part of this community. I only joined the blogging world this year but it’s been an incredible experience even with its drama hahaha good luck with your novel! I will definitely want to read it ❀ and yes to figuring out what to do with life. I used to think that adults had it all figured out, you know, but ever since I graduated from uni I felt like I'm more lost than ever?hahaha so it's definitely on my resolution as well! Hope 2017 will be better for us and everyone else πŸ˜€

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    1. Is it weird that I find it crazy how you’ve only been blogging this year?? I feel like you have been here for so long, you feel so established in the community and, well, just are such an awesome blogger overall ❀ ❀
      Oh I am SO happy you're feeling the same way. Since I graduated, I feel more lost than ever as well, hahaha, I'm just hoping to find some good direction sometime πŸ™‚ Thank you so, so much! ❀ ❀

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      1. Hahaha that is SO SWEET of you Marie! ❀ I knoooow it's like all this time I was in school and uni I was always looking forward to graduating and now that I finally did, I have nothing to look forward to anymore πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ ahh hope we both do real soon! πŸ˜›

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  11. Hi, Marie. Awww! I love this tag of yours. I can’t promise myself to read more books next year since I’ll be busy preparing for my senior year in college. I’ll be very busy studying but I am not leaving this community! The book community has given me hopes and dreams that I would fulfill someday. πŸ™‚

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  12. I have no idea what I’ll be doing next year too. Depends on where I end up going to university, I guess. But I want to have finished my current novel and made new friends and kept old ones and read good books and kept loving blogging. (Let’s not analyse that grammar, okay?). I really love your resolutions, and I totally think you can do it!

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  13. I do hope all your wishes come true for 2017. There’s nothing like being able to read countless AMAZING books, feeling loved and belonging to a community and finding happiness in life, whatever form it takes! I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday and I wish you a Happy New Year, Marie! πŸ™‚

    – Lashaan

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