2016 wrap up! 

Wow oh wow! Where did 2016 go? Not that I’m complaining because it was kind of a rough year personally. So I’m ready for tackle 2017! But as far as 2016 reading went, it was FANTASTIC! 

I set a goal of 40 books to read on my Goodreads reading challenge. I surpassed that! I read 77 books 😳 this is a first for me! 

Here is a little wrap-up questionnaire:

🎈 First book read in 2016: 

  • Cellar: The Story of Gary Heidnik (True Crime) by Ken Englade 2/5 🌟

🎈 Most anticipated book of 2016: I actually had 2 for this

  • Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare 5/5 🌟
  • This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab 5/5 🌟

🎈 Biggest book read in 2016:

  • Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare 698 pages

🎈 A book you planned to read but didn’t: oh gosh..I’ll be nice and just pick two cause this list could be long 😂

  • Queen of Shadows & Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas

🎈 Worst book of 2016:

  • The Call by Peadar Ó Guilín 2/5 🌟 the only reason it got 2 instead of 1 star was because it had the potential to be an amazing horror story but it was horribley written 😔
  • Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes 1/2 🌟 😔 this book was so dissapointing. Not a great follow up to You which I gave 5/5 🌟. 

🎈 Favorite Ship of 2016:

  • Jesper & Wylan from the Six of Crows duology 😍

🎈 Favorite villain of 2016:

  • August Flynn from This Savage Song. I don’t really view him as a villain but he is a monster so he’s suppose to be the “bad” guy. But honestly I love him sooo much! 

🎈 Best contemporary of 2016: all things Rainbow Rowell! I read her for the first time this year and OMG 😱

  • Fangirl 5/5 🌟
  • Carry On 5/5 🌟
  • Eleanor & Park 5/5 🌟
  • Kindred Spirits 5/5 🌟
  • Attachments 4/5 🌟 

🎈 Best plot twist of 2016: I did not see that coming! Won’t spoil it for those who haven’t read it: 

  • November 9 by Colleen Hoover 5/5 🌟 

🎈 Book that caught you by surprise: I love history. It was my favorite subject in school. But I don’t remember learning about the events that happened in this book. 😔 Broke my heart

  • Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys 5/5 🌟

🎈 Best YA fantasy of 2016: I was slow to get on board of the YA Fantasy train but I’m totally hooked! 

  • Six of Crows & Crooked Kingdom duology by Leigh Bardugo 5/5 🌟 for both 
  • Throne of Glass (5/5 🌟), Queen of Shadows (5/5 🌟) and Heir of Fire (4/5 🌟) by Sarah J Maas
  • The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (5/5 🌟 for all)

🎈 Smallest book read in 2016: This is note the newly released screenplay but the library one released in 2001:

  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; 59 pages 5/5 🌟

🎈 Best romance 2016:

  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe 5/5 🌟

🎈 Best dystopian 2016:

  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood 5/5 🌟
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 5/5 🌟

🎈 Best series finale 2016: 😭😭😭 I didn’t want them to end:

  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater 

🎈 Best Sci-Fi 2016:

  • Illuminae (4/5 🌟) & Gemina (5/5 🌟)
  • Starflight by Melissa Landers (4/5🌟)

🎈 Authors you read for the first time in 2016: bare with me. This list is LONG 😂 :

  • Marieke Nijkamp
  • Becky Albertalli
  • Jojo Moyes
  • Aaron Hartzler
  • Benjamin Alire Sáenz
  • Rainbow Rowell
  • Kendare Blake
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Paula Hawkins 
  • Maggie Stiefvater 
  • Amie Kaufman
  • Jay Kristoff
  • Meagan Shepherd
  • Sarah J Maas
  • Random Riggs
  • Leigh Bardugo
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Justine Larbalestier 
  • Skottie Young
  • Julian Simmons 
  • Kasie West
  • Ruta Sepetys
  • Stephen Chbosky
  • Sherman Alexie
  • Gregory Maguire
  • April Genevieve Tucholke
  • Alex Gino
  • Caroline Kepnes

Phew! I hope I didn’t miss any! It was a good year for new to me authors 😍😍

Well that’s all she wrote folks! I’ll do another blog later that is my top 10 of 2016 and my most anticipated reads of 2017!!!!  

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