2016 is done, wow, that was so fast. I’ve read a total amount of 152 books this year (my challenge was to read 100). These are the books I found the most wonderful, interesting or haunting of the books I’ve read this past twelve months.
BEST BOOKS IN 2016 – IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER
The Secret History – Donna Tartt
Carry on – Rainbow rowell
the night circus – erin morgenstern
before i fall – lauren oliver
the snow child – nicolas vanier
wild – cheryl strayed
ready player one – ernest cline
Fangirl – Rainbow rowell
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Jack Thorne
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Screenplay – J.K. Rowling
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES SERIES – SARAH J. MAAS
the selection series – kiera cass
the maze runner series – james dashner
Divergent series – Veronica Roth
the shadow of the wind series – carlos ruiz zafón
Pride and prejudice – jane austen
Northanger Abbey – Jane Austen
Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
What book or books did you enjoy reading the most this year?
It is the last day of the year my friends! I don’t really celebrate this occasion but I love to think of what I want to do within the next 365 days. What are your plans, your wishes? 2016 was the year I first had a reading challenge ahead of me – 100 books in one year – and I did great. I read a total amount of 152 books, more than I ever read before in such a time span. Though I have to admit that I’m not going to that next year. It was a lot of stress and I always felt I had to read books and books and more books. Next year I want to really enjoy reading again, slow reading, to feast on one book for a long time etc. This month I enjoyed reading The Snow Child, This Modern Love, the Fantastic Beasts Screenplay and The Alchemist. And I found one of my favourite books this year: The Secret History. Donna Tartt’s writing style is so compelling and wonderful! I also enjoyed that the book was so different from the books I normally read, it was no fantasy or YA story. It was dark and beautiful.
Enjoy my bookish wrap up for December:
Four – Veronica Roth 3.5 /5
The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman 4/5
To Kill a Mockingbird (RGRC) – Harper Lee 3.5/5
The Snow Child – Eowyn Ivey 5/5
The Canterville Ghost (reread)- Oscar Wilde 5/5
A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson 3.5/5
If I Stay – Gayle Forman 3/5
Me Before You – Jojo Moyes 4/5
Charlotte’s Web (RGRC) – E.B. White 3.5/5
The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway 3/5
A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens 4/5
The Secret History – Donna Tartt 5/5
This Modern Love – Will Darbyshire 5/5
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Screenplay – J.K. Rowling 5/5
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho 5/5
Have a nice last day of the year!
oh, and thank YOU (for all your support and love)!!