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Top 100 Songs 2016

Spotify gave me a playlist of all of my top songs of 2016.

I think you can tell a lot about a person from their music taste, so I thought I’d share mine with you!

Listen to the full playlist here.

Here we go!

  1. Zero To Hero – From “Hercules” [Ariana Grande]
  2. Be Alright [Ariana Grande]
  3. A Spoonful of Sugar – From “Mary Poppins” [Kacey Musgraves]
  4. I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) – From “The Jungle Book” [Fall Out boy]
  5. Moonlight [Ariana Grande]
  6. Oxygen [Tonight Alive]
  7. Get Down On Your Knees And Tell Me You Love Me [All Time Low]
  8. Sometimes [Ariana Grande]
  9. Spirits [The Strumbellas]
  10. To Be Free [Tonight Alive]
  11. The Hard-Knock Life [Annie]
  12. Eyes Wide [Meadowlark]
  13. Agree To Disagree [Meg & Dia]
  14. I Just Can’t Wait to Be King [The Lion King]
  15. Perfume Melody [Pentatonix]
  16. Backseat Serenade [All Time Low]
  17. Boys And Buses [Hayden Panettiere – Nashville]
  18. My New Philosophy [You’re A Good Man Charley Brown]
  19. Two Worlds [Phil Collins – Tarzan]
  20. Fade Into You [Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen – Nashville]
  21. Focus [Ariana Grande]
  22. Marvin Gaye [Charlie Puth feat. Megan Trainor)
  23. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes [Lily James – Cinderella]
  24. Sexual – Oliver Nelson Remix [NEIKED, Dyo]
  25. Something That I Want [Grace Potter]
  26. Prologue: Into the Woods [Company – Into the Woods]
  27. Everybody Talks [Neon Trees]
  28. Honey, I’m Good [Andy Grammer]
  29. Why Do You Let Me Stay Here? [She & Him]
  30. All My Loving [The Well Pennies]
  31. Are There Giants Too, In The Dance? [Meg & Dia]
  32. Why Should I Worry [Billy Joel – Oliver And Company]
  33. Ho Hey [The Lumineers]
  34. One Jump Ahead [Brad Kane – Aladdin]
  35. The Mirror (Angel of Music) [Andrew Lloyd Webber, Simon Lee – The Phantom of the Opera]
  36. Telescope [Hayden Panettiere – Nashville]
  37. Unbelievable [Owl City, Hanson]
  38. No One Is Alone [Anna Kendrick, James Corden – Into The Woods]
  39. Love Is an Open Door [Kristen Bell, Santino Fontana – Frozen]
  40. Undermine [Hayden Panetierre – Nashville]
  41. On The Steps of the Palace [Anna Kendrick – Into The Woods]
  42. Nothing [McFly]
  43. The Phantom of the Opera [Andrew Lloyd Webber, Simon Lee – The Phantom of the Opera]
  44. Barton Hollow [The Civil Wars]
  45. Home [Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros]
  46. I’ll Be Okay [McFly]
  47. Shout Out to My Ex [Little Mix]
  48. All About Us [Owl City, He Is We]
  49. Thunderstruck [Owl City, Sarah Russell]
  50. I Won’t Say (I’m in Love) [Hercules]
  51. True Love’s Kiss [James Marsden, Amy Adams – Enchanted]
  52. Blurred Lines [Robin Thicke, T.I., Pharrell Williams]
  53. #SELFIE [The Chainsmokers]
  54. If I Didn’t Know Better [Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen – Nashville]
  55. The 20th Century Fox Mambo [SMASH Cast]
  56. The Gospel Truth [Hercules]
  57. Hug Me [Meg & Dia]
  58. The Greatest [Sia]
  59. Me Too [Megan Trainor]
  60. Bills [Lunchmoney Lewis]
  61. All About You [McFly]
  62. What’s This [Flyleaf]
  63. Wasted [Tiësto, Matthew Koma]
  64. You’ll Be In My Heart [Phil Collins – Tarzan]
  65. Four Five Seconds [Rachel Potter]
  66. Dreams And Disasters [Owl City]
  67. Na Na Na [My Chemical Romance]
  68. All I Ask of You [Andrew Lloyd Webber, Emmy Rossum – The Phantom of the Opera]
  69. Dirty Paws [Of Monsters and Men]
  70. The Worst Pies in London [Helena Bonham Carter – Sweeney Todd]
  71. I’ve Got This Friend [The Civil Wars]
  72. With You [Cast – Ghost]
  73. I Love It [Icona Pop, Charlie XCX]
  74. The Morning Report [The Lion King]
  75. Tonight You Belong To Me [Josh Ritter, Blake Hazard]
  76. Runnin’ [Gabrielle Taryn, Joshua David Evans]
  77. Problem [Ariana Grande]
  78. Loving You Is The Only Way To Fly [Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen – Nashville]
  79. Your Song [Ellie Goulding]
  80. Dream [Priscilla Ahn]
  81. Country Song [Seether]
  82. A Daydream Away [All Time Low]
  83. Can’t Feel My Face [The Weeknd]
  84. Fixer Upper [Maia Wilson, Cast – Frozen]
  85. Kiss Me Again [We Are The In Crowd]
  86. Letting Go of the Monster [Amy Can Flyy]
  87. Bad Boy [Laura Bell Bundy]
  88. Revolting Children [Matilda the Musical]
  89. Dementia [Owl City, Mark Hoppus]
  90. Ring of Fire [Home Free, Avi Kaplan]
  91. Hey There Delilah [Plain White T’s]
  92. Kidnap The Sandy Claws [Nightmare Before Christmas]
  93. Still Into You [Paramore]
  94. Moon Pride [Sailor Moon]
  95. Intertwined [Dodie]
  96. Good Company [Oliver and Company]
  97. All The Pennies [Mindy Gladhill]
  98. Never Give All The Heart [SMASH Cast]
  99. Fathoms Below [The Little Mermaid]
  100. Don’t Stay Low [The Good Mad]

Thanks for reading x

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2017 Goals

I have become pretty addicted to BookTubers and YouTubers who make videos about writing this year and one thing that is quite common between them is the way they organise their goals.

Jenna Moreci gives herself between 10 and 20 goals, every three months with the intention of completing at least half of them, and I’ve decided to give this method a try.

At the end of three months I’ll release another blog post to review my progress and set goals for the next three months. As this is my first time attempting this I’ll be setting just 10 goals as a test run.

So with that said, here are my goals for the months of January, February and March 2017.

1. Read 8 books.

Last year I read 31, this year I wish to read 32! To achieve this goal I need to read 8 books every 3 months.

2. Get a job in a book shop.

If you didn’t already know, I want to go into a career in publishing when I leave university, working in a book shop can only help me towards that goal!

3. Get more firsts in uni.

In second year around 30% of my best grades from the year will be put towards my final degree which is why I want to aim for the best grades possible.

4. Get work experience at a publishing house.

I have been sending in applications to publishing houses all year with no luck. This year I need to step up my game and somehow get that work experience.

5. Leave my current job.

My current job has served me well but is in no way related to what I want to do in life, I’d like to make a conscious effort to be moving my life in the right direction.

6. Read The Copyeditor’s Handbook

I want to be an editor/work in publishing someday and a video by MollyReads on YouTube told me that this book is extremely good for gaining knowledge in that field, so I intend to read it in hopes of improving my writing, grammar and editing skills.

7. Start Reading Harry Potter

I am ridiculously behind on this trend. I think I read the first three books at some point, but I really really need to commit to reading the whole series.

8. Read at least one non-fiction book

I read a lot of YA Fantasy, and I’d like to broaden my horizons.

9. Complete character sheets for my WIP

If you didn’t already know, I’m attempting to write a book. I’m taking it very slowly but I would like to make some progress by March.

10. Do some serious world-building for my WIP

I’m writing a fantasy novel and I truly feel like I can’t start writing properly until I know the ins and outs of my world, so that’s something I’d like to work on in the next few months.

So there you have it, my goals for January to March 2017!

Thanks for reading x

 

 

 

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December Favourites

I’ve decided to shake up the way I do favourites! In the past I have listed my favourites through categories e.g. ‘beauty’, ‘fashion’, ‘TV’, ‘books’ etc.

BUT THAT’S BORING.

So, I’ve decided to pick just five things that I have loved in the month of December and share them with you.

So, in no particular order.

  1. This Scarf
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    From M&S, bought for me by Mum and Dad for Christmas! Knitted scarves are my absolute favourite and the ones I had were getting a little shabby. So my parents bought me this new one! It’s sunny yellow, a perfect colour to brighten up a winter day, and long enough to wrap around my neck twice to keep me toasty warm.
  2. This Ring
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    From Pandora, bought by Jordan for Christmas! If you’re a girl you’re probably already familiar with this one. It is the ‘My Princess’ ring and I got it in rose gold. It’s absolutely gorgeous.
  3. These Shoes
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    From Kurt Geiger, also bought by Mum and Dad for Christmas! These are the ‘Sneak’ boots in the colour wine and I am obsessed. I’m also treating them like precious jewels as I’m terrified of scratching them!
  4. Game of Thrones
    Bought by me for Jordan for Christmas! We began watching this on boxing day and have been flying through it, we are currently on season two. I knew there was a lot of hype surrounding this series but I really didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I am!
  5. The Kindrily Series

    This is a book series by Karen Amanda Hooper and this December I read it for the second time. It’s a fictional trilogy which centers around ideas of reincarnation, soulmates, magic and memory loss. It’s one of my favourite series of all time, the plot is unique and gripping and the characters are well developed each with their own distinct voices. I love this series and would highly recommend it to others.

So there you have it! Five things that I was loving in the month of December.

Thanks for reading! x