My Review of 2016

Hey guys!! So it has been a while since I’ve written on here. I promise I haven’t forgotten about you guys. I have just been so busy the last couple of months looking for a job, traveling and then finally actually getting a full time job. I was always tired but now I have some free time. Well I was looking through my email and something caught my eye that made me decided I wanted to do as well. Since I’ve been MIA I decided a fun way to bring myself back would be to do a wrap up of 2016.

I do hope since right now I’m back to looking for a job I will be able to find time to post more and motivate myself to post here.


Reading Survey

I got this from Big City Bookworm who was inspired by @BooksAndLala

Favourite book published in 2016?

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The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

So looking through my list I noticed I didn’t read too many books that came out in 2016 which is a shame because there are so many I want to read. I did really like this book a lot. It was cute and just had those summer vibes I was looking for. I had discovered Morgan in 2015 and I have to say this book did not disappoint.


Favourite debut book in 2016?

Sadly for this one I don’t have any books that fit this category. None of the books I read were an authors first book. I am going to try to read some books from new authors this year though.


Favourite book not published this year?

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In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (2015)

I am seriously so upset that I waited so long to read a book from Ruth Ware. I really enjoyed this one and didn’t figure out who the killer was until the end. One moment I thought it was this person the next moment I was doubting myself. I love when a book makes me doubt myself because that just makes it more of a challenge. I would highly recommend this book.


A book that lived up to the hype.

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Saga by Brian K. Vaughan

Okay so I’ve been hearing a lot about this comic series for a while now. I finally decided to get my hands on it and I was not disappointed. I love all the characters and the art design. The art really makes this comic because there are so many interesting characters. I am anxiously waiting for the 7th one to come out.


A book that did NOT live up to the hype.

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Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

So this book has been popping up on a lot lists being compared to gone girl so I knew this was something I had to read. I have to say I was extremely disappointed with it. I felt there was way too much going on. I didn’t like the main character at all. She really annoyed me. Overall I felt this was one of my least favorite books that I read this year.


Book that felt like the biggest accomplishment?

 

The  Shining by Stephen King

I felt like this was a big accomplishment for me because it took me so long to read. It took me a while to get into it but after a while I muscled through and finally finished it. Overall I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would.


Favourite character.

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The BFG by Roald Dahl

The BFG was one of my favorite characters I got to read about in 2016. This book is just so fun and full of adventure. I highly recommend reading the book and watching the movie.


Least favourite character.

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The Catcher and the Rye by J.D. Salinger

I really disliked this book and the main character in it. All he would do was bitch and bitch and bitch. I really did not enjoy him at all.


Most shocking book/moment.

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Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

This book was so good. Augusten’s story is extremely shocking. There were a lot of times when reading this book I would question if things were actually real because of how ridiculous things sounded. After getting into it I just accepted it. I read another one of his books and I loved it.


Favourite couple/OTP.

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Saga by Brian K. Vaughan

I love these two together and I don’t want anything to happen to them at all.


The best written book you read this year.

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Dry by Augusten Burroughs

Augusten knows how to write a book. I feel he knows just the right words to reel you. By the end of the book I felt like Augusten was not just an author but also my friend.


Book that you pushed the most people to read in 2016.

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Perfect Days by Raphael Montes

Okay so I haven’t really pushed anyone to read this but I do feel this book was a huge surprise to me. I believe it was one of Amazon Prime’s Free Book of the Month. I wasn’t expecting much from it but I ended up really enjoying it. It had very creepy vibes to it. If you’re into thriller/mystery books I would highly recommend it.


Favourite book cover of the year.

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Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

I love this cover so much. It has a cool feel to it. It also glows in the dark. I didn’t know that until I actually was reading the book. I think that was an awesome feature to the book.


Favourite adaptation.

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Preacher by Garth Ennis

I watched the show first and automatically loved it. I’ve only read the first comic. There is a lot to it and so far it’s pretty different from the show. I seriously am so excited for the next season. I really enjoyed it.


What book made you cry the most?

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Dry by Augusten Burroughs

This book was extremely emotional. I have to say I shed a few tears towards the end of this book.


What book made you laugh the most?

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Sex Criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky

This comic had a lot of silly jokes that I ended up really enjoying. I wasn’t expecting it to be so funny.


A new favourite author you discovered this year.

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

This book was one of my favorites of 2016. I really enjoyed it. I was a little upset I waited until Christmas to get her newest book but I seriously can’t wait to read it. I hope it’s as good as everyone says it is.


Guilty pleasure read of the year.

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Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

This was my third time reading this book. I know these books aren’t the greatest thing around but I just can’t help enjoy them. This was my last book of 2016 but I’m hoping 2017 is finally the year I finish this series.


Were you happy with your reading year?

I feel overall I was a little disappointed with the books I read. I read books I wanted to read but by a certain point I got behind with one of the reading challenges I was doing. So I was rushing with books and basically reading books just for the challenge. There were a lot of books I was excited for but ended up disappointing me. I’m hoping 2017 will be better.


What will you do different in 2017?

I am going to read more of what I want to do. If I fall behind on a reading challenge I’m not going to let it get in the way of me reading books I feel I might actually enjoy. I tried to make the list geared more towards my likes but some genres of books I just can’t get into. Hopefully I enjoy the ones I picked.


 

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