My Year in Books

The 3 stars

I wasn’t sure I was going to do this post because compared to last year, I was woefully inadequate–I only read 50 books this year compared to last year’s 60! I chalk that mainly up to this book and this one, each of which took me over a month to get through, thus leaving less time for other books.

The 4 stars

I did 3 rereads (of this, this, and this) and read 47 new books, 37 of which ranked 3 stars and above for me, which means I think you should read them. They are scattered throughout this post. I’m not really mentioning the ones I think you should skip, except for a few below.

SO! Time for some superlatives….

The 5 stars

Longest The never-ending horror novel

Shortest The definition of short and sweet 

Most Difficult to Get Through But I’m Glad I Did This one, again

Worst This book was just SO BAD. Don’t read it.

Most Overhyped This book was decent, but not the best thing since sliced bread. Oh and this one was just plain bad.

Most Worth The Hype This book was just lovely, and this one was just awesome.

Best individual book This was amazing.

Best series This one, this one, and this one. They were all SO GOOD. And I’m on the sequel to this book now, which was awesome, so I may have 4 favorite new series soon.

Most Nostalgia-Inducing This book reminded me of what it was like to fall in love for the first time

Most Fascinating Concept This one

Most Made Me Wish I Was A Gay Teenager (Who Could Sing) This, obviously

Cutest This one, by far

Best Overall These books still totally have my heart

For my full reading year in review click here

Have you read any of these? What did you think? What am I missing out on? My TBR stack is huge–as in, 25-books-high-about-to-fall-off-my-windowsill-and-kill-my-cat huge–so here’s to more good reads in 2016!

12 thoughts on “My Year in Books

  1. I’ve just been read a lot of your old posts, so forgive me for being commenting on this so late XD.
    Regardless, I don’t know if you have read this or not, but I strongly recommend the book “A Thousand Splendid Suns”. It is one of the best books I have ever read. You would be doing yourself an enormous favor!
    P.S. Just want to say that all of your book reviews have been incredibly helpful, I’ve added almost all to my TBR list! As well as your amazing travel and writing tips! Absolutely love your blog, it’s my favorite one!


    1. Thanks so much for your kind words! I did read A Thousand Splendid Suns, and liked it very much, as I did The Kite Runner, but it also really upset me… I think because that unlike fictional stories which are just pure fiction, I know that this story was based on things that really happen. I do love his writing and will probably read his other book at some point, I just feel as though I needed a break. And please don’t worry about commenting on old posts, I love comments 🙂


      1. I understand what you mean. However, I found that the way the author wove in bits of history enhanced the story and definetly taught me a lot about Afghan culture. The injustice was definitely upsetting, especially when you know it’s really happening.
        I have yet to read the author’s other works though! I hear it’s a similar concept.


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