I’m the worst at writing entries on time.
Hope you had an AMAZING CHRISTMAS AND A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR’S EVE, surrounded by all your loved ones and full of happy moments to remember for a lifetime.
Here I am, the worst blogger ever, to share with you my best reads of 2016. I tried to reduce this list but it wasn’t an easy task.
In other news, I actually can say that I’m a BOOKTUBER now, I posted my first video
ever three weeks ago, it’s on a channel named, Greedy Reader. Yes, I’m the most creative reader. But if some of you remember, I’m peruvian, therefore the videos I upload are in spanish with english subs available if you feel like watching them.
Anyway, let’s not waste more time and get on with the entry.
Sidenote: The books are in no particular order.
THE WRATH AND THE DAWN by Renee Ahdieh was a fantastic first read, a retelling of Arabian Nights with a twist of magic and marvelous writing. I love this book so much, even when, at the beginning, I wasn’t sure if a second part was necessary -now I know better -, this novel captivate me thoroughly
LADY MIDNIGHT by Cassandra Clare. This book nourished my Shadowhunter addiction. It was missing my favourite Shadowhunter but now I have so many more. The Blackthorn family with all its singularity has earned a place in my heart forever. There are so many reasons for you to read this book, but the way I see it the most important is Thiago. I just love that boy so frigging much.
A THOUSAND NIGHTS by E. K. Johnston. After reading Ahdieh’s debut novel I was greedy for diversity. That’s how I found my way to ATN. But loving this book wasn’t easy. It was by far the most complex novel I read this year and not because of the plot but its style, because reading a novel where none has a name it is undoubtedly NOT an easy task. Anyway, I was so bewitched by the plot that I endured the journey.
A COURT OF MIST AND FURY by Sarah J. Maas. I can’t think of a way to sum up the magnificence of this novel in a tiny paragraph. The only thing that comes to my mind is that this book was everything I always wanted a fantasy novel to be and more. It gave me the best characters I ever knew and the best type of love.
ACHERON by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I never thought I would get to this book before the end of 2016. The Dark-Hunters Series was highly recommended to me by to lovely girls that certainly know what I look forward in Paranormal Romance. And yes, the fourteenth novel was everyone told me I would be, a heartbreaking overwhelming and compelling story about love that last through time. I’m so happy and sad I finished this novel already.
NOBODY’S BABY BUT MINE by Susan Phillips. I came across this author a few years ago. And so far I’ve read so many good romance novels written by her. But this one in particular is in my opinion her best novel and not only because the main characters are awesome. The sub-plot in this novel is was caught me. A heart-rending sub-plot about how love is built with trust and commitment.
IT ENDS WITH US by Colleen Hoover. It has been a fantastic year just because of her. I finally started reading all her novels in 2016 and by the time IEWU was released my opinion of her was so biased. This novel startling novel IS her best novel ever written. Mainly because of the finesse in how she tells it and at the same time, the crudeness of the topics it touches.
SWEAR ON THIS LIFE by Renee Carlino. Another author I’ve learnt to love this year. In this poignant novel, Carlino tells us a story about boundless love and the way one choice can change the course of your life. After SOTL, I’m more in love with her writing and ability to make me ugly cry.
HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jeremy McCarter. This year was so much better because of Hamilton and its forty six songs. There was no way I wasn’t buying this novel. The best forty dollars spend this year.
THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR by Nicola Yoon. Before this novel I wasn’t sure Yoon was going to be one of my favourite authors. Her debut novel had an amazing writing style, so succinct and overwhelming but I was convinced with how the plot ended and it was a serious turn-off for me. However, TSIAAS was exactly the reason I gave her and her writing a second chance to win my heart.
ALL THE UGLY AND WONDERFUL THINGS by Bryn Greenwood. This book was read entirely by fate. Mostly because it wasn’t in my plans to read it last year. I’ve had it for a while in my kindle and one evening the app went crazy and opened this book in the first chapter. After that there was not coming back, I flew through its pages and cry and laugh and cry a bit more.
MUD VEIN by Tarryn Fisher. I have a love/hate/love/HATE relationship with Fisher’s novels and ESPECIALLY with MV. There were so many things to love about this book but it broke my heart so many times that there wasn’t anything left to love it with.
Apparently the list did have a particular order. From the first to the last I read in 2016. I hope you have fun reading this out of date post and maybe even share some of the best books we have read in 2016.
With a few prayers and sacrifices I will be here soon with another post.