*I was actually going to post this last week and forgot. Oops
It’s the end of year, which means it times to spend a bit of time contemplating what I’ve spent the past year doing. I wrote a lot, read a lot, worked hard, and traveled a bit. The post is going to focus on the reading. My Goodreads goal was to read 40 books, which I met just this week. I read an assortment of YA, Fiction, Non-Fiction. All kinds of things really. I’ve reviewed the list, and here are my top ten favorites, from most loved to least (Though I did love everything on this list).
- Queen of the Tearling
- The Name of the Wind
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone
- The Shadow Hour
- The Selection
- Rebel of the Sands
- Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass Series, really, since I read the majority in 2016)
- As I Darken
- The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
I feel like I’m quite behind in my reading, since half of the books on my list weren’t published in 2016. A lot of the books I did read were from series, as I seem to like reading these only once their completed. I know I’m not the only person who hates waiting for sequels, but this list makes it pretty clear that I prefer to read the whole thing in one go if at all possible. Unfortunately, this makes it a bit rough for new releases. I also hate having to buy hardcovers. I don’t mind ebooks, but I prefer paperbacks, which means I have to wait even longer to find the books I want. Why is the entire publishing industry working against me??? Good thing I can still use my e-library.
I’m setting my reading goal for 2016 at 60 books, slightly less than the number of unread books currently lying around my bedroom. Here’s a glimpse at my overflowing bookshelf:
I’m sure some new releases will jump the cue as well. What were your favorite reads in 2016? What are you looking forward to in 2017?