My 2016 Reading Year in Review

Happy New Year 2017!! Yay we survived 2016, I am grateful for all the things I got to experience, the people I got to meet and the wonderful books I got to read! But here’s to all the beautiful books I will read in 2017! I plan to read 50 books this year and hopefully I’ll succeed. In 2016, I’ve read much more books than I did in 2015 and I’m really happy about it! So I guess 2016 wasn’t completely bad!


READING STATS:

Read: 49 books – 16,200 pages

Shortest Book: Oedipe-Roi by Sophocle – 80 pages

Longest Book: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling

Average Length: 345 pages

My Average Rating for 2016: 4,1/5 stars


16 FAVOURITE BOOKS OF 2016

  1.  The duology Six of Crows + Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (review ).This book brought me joy, tears, anxiety, suspense, compassion and so much more!! It was a phenomenal ride and it’s one of those book that make you (almost) wish you had amnesia so you could read them again.
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K Rowling. I read this book for the first time, and I now understand the hype. I cannot fathom how great these books are. It also happens to be the highest rated book on Goodreads of the books I read this year!
  3. Isla and The Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins. Now this book changed my life, it’s the main reason I went on holiday in Barcelona (proof here) and I just felt changed, you know?
  4. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. (review).WOW. This book is unique, it’s told through files and it is so well done, and so well tought. It’s a gem.
  5. Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling. Boy, this was good. I’m really amazed at Rowling’s imagination. I cannot imagine how such things can come up in someone’s head, but I’m glad they did in hers.
  6. The One by Kiera Cass. This is my favourite book from The Selection series. It was everything I hoped for and maybe more. My heart is at peace.
  7. The Heir by Kiera Cass. This is my second favourite from The Selection series. It was very unexpected and it was what I needed without knowing it.
  8. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. (review) This book contains one of the best book boyfriend ever! This was the perfect summer read.
  9. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I did not expect liking this book, since I strongly disliked Eleanor and Park, though Rowell, is really renowned in the bookverse and rightfully so. She really has talent and I really enjoyed reading this book!
  10. Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Wow wow wow. This was my first time reading about aliens and boy did I love it!
  11. The Ruby Red trilogie by Kerstin Gier. (review) This is such a fun, light-hearted book, feel-good book. What else?
  12. The Wrath and The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh. A retelling of 1001 Nights? Yes, please! I had my expectations a little bit too up for this, but that doesn’t mean it was a bad book. I have to read the second one ASAP!
  13. Cherry Crush by Cathy Cassidy. This is a book that emodies the term “feel-good book”. It’s about growing up, family values and young love! That’s just cute.
  14. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. (review) The hype is real and so worth it. It’s a moving book about love, life and death. Live Boldly.
  15. Maus (1 and 2) by Art Spiegelman. (review) The beautiful tale of a WWII survivor, under comics form. Brilliant.
  16. Cinder by Marissa Meyer. (review) I read this during my summer holidays, it was such a fun and quick read. I love retellings and this was a good one.

Hopefully I gave you some books inspo for 2017! Feel free to check out the reviews and tell me what were your favourite books of 2016!

Karla. xx

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