How many books did you read this year?
93 books which was pretty good considering my reading dramatically decreased after April.
What was your number one TOP FAVORITE of them?
The Magician’s Nephew by C. S Lewis, fantastical and hysterical, what’s not to love? Also I actually forgot I read it last year until doing this post so my 2016 favourites post is factually inaccurate, I apologise.
Favorite new-to-you author that you discovered this year?
Best new-to-you book by an author you already liked?
I love Hemingway’s writing and was surprised to find this novel a romance! It made me cry on its last page and I’m a huge fan, he also remains one of the only writers to make me care about setting.
What book were you surprised to like?
I was surprised to like this novel simply because I didn’t know too much about its plot, ultimately I’m glad this was the case and I’d like to watch the movie this year.
What was the funniest book you read this year?
I love Mindy Kaling’s humour and how down to Earth she remains. I did a review of this audiobook which you can read here.
What book made you cry?
It is far too easy to make me cry. In the end it was the relationship between the sisters Rose and protagonist Eilis in Brooklyn that made me cry.
What was the most beautifully written?
I loved Dostoyevsky’s writing, I also have a review of this novel that you can read here.
Most thought-provoking or life-changing?
Sky Burial by Xinran which also has a beautiful cover.
Fruits Basket was far too charming and lighthearted to want to put down.
Most shocking or disturbing?
And not in a good way.
This made my top 10 reads list for last year. Ness’s novel is about a group of teens at a local high school who are not ‘the chosen ones.’ It’s hilarious.
Who was the most memorable character of the year?
People are probably tired of hearing me talk about this fictional character but Leo Denton was my favourite character of the year.
Most memorable friendship or romance?
The Six of Crows gang!
What genre or subject matter did you try that you normally don’t read?
I own more autobiographies and they are mostly by musicians. Bruce did not disappoint!
What book can you not believe you waited this long to get to?
What books did you read based mostly on recommendation or peer pressure?
Which of your reads did you recommend most to others?
Did you start or finish a series?
I started and finished A Song of Ice and Fire, The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games. I finished The Mortal Instruments at the beginning of the year and started reading The Infernal Devices at the end of the year and the latter was quite frankly a waste of my time. I also started Tokyo Ghoul which is AMAZING, Fruits Basket which is good though I prefer Ishida’s series. In addition I began The African Trilogy by China Achebe, The Poirot Mysteries and The Richard Hannay series by John Buchan. As previously mentioned I also started re-reading The Chronicles of Narnia. Clearly it was a year of series for me in 2016.
Probably one from Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series if not an instalment in Clare’s The Mortal Instruments.
Favorite cover of the year?
What was your favorite reading spot?
The Scottish Highlands on Honeymoon.
Did you read anything published within the year?
Did you watch a movie based on a book you’d read?
I watched all of The Hunger Games films as well as The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials. I also watched the film adaptation of Cirque Du Freak and although I LOVE John C Reilly it left me underwhelmed, if only they put as much time into this series as they did with Harry Potter.
Which books were re-reads?
What are you most excited to read next year?
So many Classics!
And lastly… THE LIST! All of your reads from this year, ready, go!
- Jan 4th City of Bones- Cassandra Clare
- Jan 7th City of Ashes- Cassandra Clare
- Jan 10th City of Glass- Cassandra Clare
- Jan 10th City of Fallen Angels- Cassandra Clare
- Jan 13th City of Lost Souls- Cassandra Clare
- Jan 13th City of Heavenly Fire- Cassandra Clare
- Jan 17th A Game of Thrones- George R R Martin
- Jan 21st The Magicians Nephew- C.S Lewis
- Jan 21st A Clash of Kings- George R R Martin
- Jan 24th A Storm of Swords 1- George R R Martin
- Jan 27th A Storm of Swords 2- George R R Martin
- Jan 29th A Feast for Crows- George R R Martin
- Jan 3oth A Dance With Dragons 1- George R R Martin
- Jan 31st A Dance With Dragons 2- George R R Martin
- Feb 1st My Antonia- Willa Cather
- Feb 8th Notes From Underground- Dostoyevsky
- Feb 11th The Snow Child- Eowyn Ivey
- Feb 17th The Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins
- Feb 17th A Farewell To Arms- Ernest Hemingway
- Feb 18th Catching Fire- Suzanne Collins
- Feb 20th Mockingjay- Suzanne Collins
- Feb 21st The Maze Runner- James Dashner
- Feb 22nd The Last Summer of Us- Maggie Harcourt
- Feb 24th The Revenant- Michael Punke
- Feb 25th Why Not Me? Mindy Kaling
- Feb 26th A Tiny Feeling of Fear- M. Jonathan Lee
- Feb 26th Sky Burial- Xinran
- Feb 28th A Spool of Blue Thread- Anne Tyler
- Feb 29th Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud- Andy Lane
- Feb 29th The Old Man of The Moon- Shen Fu
- March 4th Paper Towns- John Green
- March 7th Oryx and Crake- Margaret Atwood
- March 10th The Invention of Wings- Sue Monk Kidd
- March 12th The Purgatorium- Eva Pohler
- March 15th The Mysterious Affair at Styles- Agatha Christie
- March 15th The Scorch Trials- James Dashner
- March 15th The Death Cure- James Dashner
- March 21st The Year of the Flood- Margaret Atwood
- March 22nd The Pilgrims- Mary Shelley
- March 26th Scarlet- Marissa Meyer
- March 29th Tokyo Ghoul 1- Sui Ishida
- March 31st Tokyo Ghoul 2- Sui Ishida
- April 1st The Radio- M. Jonathan Lee
- April 1st Tokyo Ghoul 3- Sui Ishida
- April 4th Cirque Du Freak- Darren Shan
- April 4th The Vampire’s Assistant- Darren Shan
- April 5th Tunnels of Blood- Darren Shan
- April 5th Through the Woods- Emily Carroll
- April 5th Fairest Vol 1, Wide Awake- Bill Willingham, Phil Jimenez, Adam Hughes
- April 6th Vampire Mountain- Darren Shan
- April 7th Trials of Death-Darren Shan
- April 8th American Vampire Vol 1- Scott Snyder, Stephen King, Raphael Albuquerque
- April 9th Fangirl- Rainbow Rowell
- April 13th The Vampire Prince- Darren Shan
- April 14th Gate7 Vol 1- CLAMP
- April 21st Wolverine and the X-men Vol 1- Jason Aaron, Chris Bachalo, Nick Bradshaw
- April 21st We Need New Names- NoViolet Bulawayo
- April 24th The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo Graphic Novel – Denise Mina, Andrea Mutti, Leonardo Manco
- April 27th Hunters of the Dusk- Darren Shan
- April 28th Allies of the Night- Darren Shan
- April 28th Killers of the Dawn- Darren Shan
- April 28th Tokyo Ghoul 4 by Sui Ishida
- May 4th The Lake of Souls- Darren Shan
- May 4th Lord of the Shadows- Darren Shan
- May 6th Sons of Destiny- Darren Shan
- June 2nd Tokyo Ghoul 5- Sui Ishida
- June 7th Six of Crows- Leigh Bardugo
- July 11th Tokyo Ghoul 6- Sui Ishida
- July 13th Birdsong- Sebastian Faulks
- July 14th Wolf- Ales Kot, Lee Loughridge, Matt Taylor
- July 19th More Than This- Patrick Ness
- July 20th Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Café- Fannie Flagg
- July 20th Catch 22- Joseph Heller
- Aug 6th Throne of Glass- Sarah J Maas
- Aug 6th The Man in the High Castle- Philip K Dick
- Sep 22nd And the Mountains Echoed- Khaled Hosseini
- Nov 8th Brooklyn- Colm Toibin
- Nov 8th: Me Before You- JoJo Moyes
- Nov 9th: Poison Study- Maria V. Snyder
- Nov 15th: Things Fall Apart- Chinua Achebe
- Nov 22nd: Born to Run- Bruce Springsteen
- Nov 25th: The 39 Steps- John Buchan
- Nov 30th: The Art of Being Normal- Lisa Williamson
- Dec 1st: The Pact- Jodi Picoult
- Dec 7th:The Storyteller- Jodi Picoult
- Dec 13th: A Little Princess- Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Dec 14th: 1984- George Orwell
- Dec 14th: We All Looked Up- Tommy Wallach
- Dec 20th: A Possible Life- Sebastian Faulks
- Dec19th: Clockwork Angel- Cassandra Clare
- Dec19th: The Rest of Us Just Live Here- Patrick Ness
- Dec 20th: Fruits Basket- Natsuki Takaya
- Dec 23rd: Clockwork Prince- Cassandra Clare