3 Years and Counting- Erin’s Top 5 of the Year + Giveaway

August 26, 2016     erinthebooknut     Uncategorized

Its August again and that means another year has come and gone. We are 3 years old!

This past year has been huge. We saw the move from blogger to WordPress, we saw co-blogger Jenny say her goodbye to blogging, and the introduction of new co-blogger Jennzah. We even saw me finally drag Laura onto our little stage to become my partner in crime in this little endeavor. We got a new look and some new content too! It’s been busy, and I haven’t been around as much as I wanted to, but that’s how it goes. Changes happen.

So now Jennzah, Laura and I want to thank you all for following us this year, and talk a little about our favorites since last August! Each of us will write our own post, followed by our own giveaway. That’s 3 prizes from 3 bloggers!

My Top 5s of the Year:


Captain America: Civil War- yeah, this movie rocked and it rocked hard. My fiancée and I were on opposite teams and we had a blast.

XMen Apocalypse- Yaaaaaas more Michael Fassbender. Gimme gimme gimme.

Deadpool- ok last comic movie, I promise. But really, can you really say no to that foul mouthed beauty? Nope.

Big Fat Greek Wedding 2- my guilty pleasure and a whole lot of fun.

Zootopia- Yep, I did it. I love this movie for reasons I can’t even explain. It’s just awesome.



I’m going with specific songs here but be warned, I listen to a lot of hard rock so don’t expect pop music.

Anthrax- Breathing Lightning: one of my fiancee’s favorite songs of all time and one of mine as well. The best is just killer.

Disturbed- Sound of Silence: Guys if you haven’t heard this version you need to run over to YouTube and listen to it immediately. Your ears will thank you. Which is weird because I usually hate covers.

Disturbed- Vengeful One: this was a great year for me and Disturbed. We got a lot of really good music from them.

Shinedown- Asking For It: Another beat I got really addicted to.

I Prevail- Scars: Um yeah I feel this song pretty deeply. We got addicted to it almost immediately.



Queen of Shadows- Maas will always win me every time she releases a book. No questions.

Six of Crows- see my comment above about Maas and you can apply it to Bardugo too.

A Study in Charlotte- I cannot say enough good things about that book, folks. For a Sherlock but like myself that was absolute gold.

Mirror King- I marathoned that whole series in a week, novellas included. I still can’t even.

Inquisition- The sequel to Taran Matharu’s The Summoner, I’d been anxiously awaiting the sequel for ages. When I got it I couldn’t put it down.


So those are my top 5s. Now to the giveaway.


My prize will be a box of 8 mystery arcs that I’ve been saving, 3 of which will be 2016 releases. The others are from 2014 and 2015, the years that I’ve been an active blogger. The winner will also receive several special goodies from me including swag.

To enter:

You must have a US mailing address and have permission to send it to me. You must also follow us in some way: blog follow, Facebook, Twitter, whatever.

Leave a comment telling me some of your favorites from the past year, and don’t forget to leave a contact email! OR

Follow + RT the pinned tweet on Twitter.

Thank you so much for following and reading, whether you are an old follower or new. Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor.

13 responses to “3 Years and Counting- Erin’s Top 5 of the Year + Giveaway

  1. Happy anniversary! My favorites this year are all books except Deadpool. OMG I loved that movie. AS I DARKEN by Kiersten White; NEVERNIGHT by Jay Kristoff, A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES and A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah Maas, and THE CASQUETTE GIRLS by Alys Arden.

    I follow via Bloglovin and Twitter @chellypike *waves*

  2. Some of my favorite books are Glass Sword and A Court of Mist and Fury! And I just finished reading Furthermore, it’s amazing. I followed on Twitter! 🙂 (@thebookishfeels)

  3. Ahhhhh thanks you for this giveaway!!!! My favorite books so far include A Study in Charlotte, And I Darken and Labyrinth Lost 🙂
    Congrats on three years too! I hope to get there one day 🙂

  4. Happy blogiversary! 3 years is fun! Thanks for the chance to win! My favs this year have been ACoMaF & Nevernight! Follow on twitter (@bookcrushin) Cheers!

  5. Happy 3 years! Time sure does fly! I loved your Me Before You Post (I didn’t know about it either until the movie!) I also really enjoyed all your OAAA posts and the recap. I think that is such an awesome feature.
    Congrats again @kcmmp13

  6. Favorite Book: Outrun the Moon (YA)
    Dark Matter (Adult)

    Album: Hamilton Musical. Seriously haven’t listened to anything else since I found it. I can hear it playing in my head perfectly still…

    Movies: I’ve only seen Finding Dory and loved it. Seriously want to watch Zootopia too though.

  7. karen

    I am always tripping along reading books after they have been out for a while. Sometimes it is because I am not sure if it is a story I will enjoy but usually it is that I have so many other books I want to read. I loved Queen of Shadows, Lady Midnight, A Study in Charlotte, Red Queen, The Great Hunt and so many others. I have started some new series this year and am trying to finish up some others. Happy Blogiversary!! Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and opinions. Helps make me aware of books I might have never given a chance otherwise. I follow you on Bloglovin’.

  8. Sandra Ubiparipovic

    Happy 3years of blogging 🙂
    This year I’ve loved The Problem With Forever by Jennifer Armentrout and The Rose and the Dagger by Renee ahdieh. Though not released this year, I finally finished the Shatter Me series and absolutely loved it.

    I follow you on Twitter (@booksigniteme)

    Contact email is: sandralvbabey@aim.com. Thanks for this opportunity.

  9. oooh! Thanks for the giveaway Erin!!! My favorite books this year have been My Lady Jane, It Ends With Us, A Torch Against the Night, ACOMAF, and The Diabolic 😀

    (Also I love your top 5s… I also sooooooo adored Zoopia)

  10. Theresa

    Happy blogiversary!!!
    Great giveaway! Thanks!
    So far, my favorites have been: Truthwitch, The Lunar Chronicles (I binge read the entire series!), The Girl from Everywhere, The Bloody Jack Series (another series that I binge read!), Illuminae, A Gathering of Shadows, A Study in Charlotte, Liars, Inc (finally read this one!), The Serpent King, The Girl Against the Universe, I started the Mistborn series, loving that so far too!, Exit, Pursued by a Bear, The Rook, The Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy!, Pax, Denton Little’s Deathdate, The Way I used to Be, The Song of Achilles, Lilac Girls….ok, I’ll stop there! I have read so many great books this year!!!
    I follow via Twitter (@TheresaJSnyder) and BL – theresasnyder1
    my email: theresajscmc@gmail.com

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