Kissing 2015 Goodbye

Hi guys! Long time no blog, huh??

Long story short about where I’ve been – in September, work and life started to weigh really heavily on my mind, and I found myself super uninspired. I kept up with my Novels and Nail Polish Instagram account, but I couldn’t bring myself to do much of anything past snapping a couple photos and painting my nails once a week.

But here we are, just a few hours away from 2016, and I’m ready to get inspired again! So here’s what I was up to in 2015 & some my goals for 2016!

2015 Reading Challenge – Looks like I’m finishing out 2015 with 57 of 60 books read! This is by far the highest number of books I’ve read in one year, so I’m definitely proud – even if I didn’t reach my goal. Check out my Goodreads or reading challenge page for a full list of the books I read!

New Bookshelf // Novels and Nail Polish

Bookshelf Beauty – I ran out of places to put my books, so a couple months ago I bought a new – and BIGGER – bookshelf! It’s basically my most prized possession at this point. Though if I’m being honest with myself, I’ll probably need another one soon because this guy is already full! And if you’re wondering, those super fun string lights are from Bright Lab Lights & I love ’em!

Novels and Nail Polish YouTube Channel – Earlier this year, I started up my YouTube channel, and while I only have 5 videos, I’m really happy with what I’ve done so far! Making videos definitely took a hit when I stopped blogging, but this is something I’m going to really work on in 2016. Keep an eye out for hauls, tutorials and more coming soon!

The Year of Fantasy YA – This year, I read a TON of YA Fantasy novels. I kicked off the trend early in the year when I re-read HP, The Lunar Chronicles and the Grisha Trilogy. And pretty much my entire summer was taken up by The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. Lastly, I finally fell in love with the Throne of Glass series in the fall. Basically, I’m obsessed with all of them! I can’t wait to see what books I discover in 2016!

Queen of Shadows cover-inspired manicure // Novels and Nail Polish

#Bookstagram – 2015 was another amazing year for the Bookstagram community. I know I’m continually inspired by the gorgeous photos I see my fellow bookworms post every day. I think it’s easy to forget sometimes that we should post because we love it, so 2016 is going to be all about gratitude, choosing happiness and not comparing myself to others on social media!

Novels and Nail Polish 2015 Best Nine on Instagram

What are your 2016 goals – blog-related or life in general? Happy Reading!


3 thoughts on “Kissing 2015 Goodbye

  1. Happy New Year Taylor! You are off to a great start and I look forward to continuing to hear all the fun, happiness and success that comes with it this year for you! ❤️

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