Hello people! It’s 2017, which means it’s a new year. A new year means reminiscing on the past year, and what better way to do that then with books? In this post, I’ll be sharing my top 6 favorite books, and top 6 least-favorite books that I’ve read in the year of 2016. Now, let’s get going!
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. This book was beautiful in every shape and form. I started it at the very end of 2015 and then finished it a few days into 2016, so I’m not 100% sure if it counts, but I’ll count it.
- The Martian by Andy Weir. I loved both the movie and the novel. They’re both perfect for people who love realistic/contemporary science fiction.
- The Walking Dead: Compendium Two by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard. I’m a huge Walking Dead fan, and my dad and sister aren’t caught up with me in the show, so while I’ve been waiting for them to catch up (for over a year now -_-) I’ve kept myself occupied reading the graphic novels, which I’ve been loving. These compendiums are massive (and weigh a ton) but I fly through them so quickly.
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. I fell in love with this book and it’s characters and I can’t believe there’s actually going to be a sequel later this year! I’m so ready!
- Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. Both this book and it’s movie were perfect in every way. That’s it. Oh! And emotionally charring.
- A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. This was a recent read for Hype or Like Friday, and it was definitely a ‘like’ for me.
Now it’s time for the top 6 books that I enjoyed the least for one reason or another. They all weren’t exactly awful, but I didn’t love them.
- The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey. You can read why I didn’t enjoy this book in the review I’ve linked in it’s title above.
- The 100 by Kass Morgan. I actually won a Rant Review Contest for my rant review on this book.
- The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. I had to read this for school, which means I had to dissect every little verb and adjective and noun in this work. I usually enjoy books I have to read for school, but I just didn’t give a crap about this book at all, and to make matters worse, I had to re-read every other paragraph or so to find a ‘deeper meaning’. I did well with all of my assignments for this book, but that doesn’t mean I particularly enjoyed it.
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne. I was highly disappointed in this book (much like most people were). There were just so many reasons why. You can read my review if you want to know why.
- Passenger by Alexandra Bracken. I started this book, tried to read it for a month or two, then marked it as DNF, then it ended up being a book for Hype or Like Friday, so I picked it up again and actually finished it. The second half of the book redeemed the book slightly for me, but that doesn’t make up for the first 300 pages of torture. I’m actually surprised that I haven’t written a review for this yet. Oops, sorry guys! I’ll compile a list of books I still need to write a review for and create a poll for y’all to pick which review you’d like me to write first.
- The Raft by S.A. Bodeen. This book was okay. It’s one of those books that you read and then you finish it, and it doesn’t leave much of an impact on you. It’s just kind of… there.
So what’re some of your favorite and least-favorite books that you’ve read in 2016? Let me know in the comments! And I’ll create a poll either on the Goodreads group ‘Polls for Our Souls’ or on the sidebar of my blog. Let me know which you’d like me to do!