Hello lovely bookworms & bookdragons!
Today I bring you a post about my six favorite books of 2016.
Last year was a good reading year. I only read 23 books, but most of the ones I read, I really liked. So let’s get into the favorites…
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
This book is about Andie, a girl who has everything planned out for her Summer, until everything changes. She ends up getting a very joyful job, as a dog walker. It’s a very cute contemporary romance, which I’m a sucker for, as you will see.
Definitely recommend this one if you like summery books, with funny characters and nice romance… and dogs, lots of dogs!!
If you’d like to read a more in-depth review, here’s a link to the review I did on my old blog.
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson
This one is a fantasy novel about Lia, who is a princess. She’s about to get married, against her will, for political reasons. She decides to escape from the castle and live life as a normal person, but it’s not that easy. It follows her perspective, as well as that of the prince she was supposed to marry, and the assassin that was sent by an enemy kingdom to kill her.
I really liked this book, and I wanted to continue on with the series, but I still haven’t bought the second and third ones. I will soon, though!!
The romance in this book is pretty good as well, and the characters are amazing, as well as the plot. It has a Medieval period feeling to it, but I’m not sure if that’s what the author wanted to do since it isn’t a historical fiction.
Dreamology by Lucy Keating
This book is another contemporary romance, but with a sci-fi element: dreams. Alice has dreamt of Max all her life, but he isn’t real… until she moves to another city and sees him sitting in her classroom. From then on, she tries to figure out how it is possible to dream about someone she has never met, and that’s when the sci-fi comes into play.
I loved this one a lot, the characters are great, witty and funny, and the plot, although not very realistic, is quite good. I laughed quite a few times while reading it, and I definitely recommend it to basically anyone who doesn’t hate romance. You would also love this if you’re into adventurous situations because, trust me, Alice’s dreams are anything but boring!
The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
This book is sort of a continuation of My Life Next Door, one of my favorite books of all time. It follows Tim, a character that has addiction issues, and it tells his story after he decides to get clean.
It’s a nice contemporary romance that deals with serious issues but leaves you feeling happy and satisfied with how the story went. The characters are AMAZING, especially the main family in the story, and they will make you laugh a lot, and also cry, but just a little bit.
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
This book follows Tate, a nurse who is moving into her brother’s house. She then meets Miles, who is a pilot, just like her brother. From then on, a sort of “relationship” begins, but Miles tells her he only wants something physical, without any sort of emotional commitment… but we all know that never works, right?
It is told in both characters’ point of view, one in the past and one in the present, and it deals with a difficult topic that’s very unexpected until it comes up.
I really really loved this book! It kept me on the edge of my seat, and always wondering what would happen next, not only in the past situation but also in the present one. This year I will be reading every book Colleen Hoover has written, and any books she releases from now on are sure to be at the top of my TBR list!
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
This book really took the cake this year! I read the whole series in a week or so, and I absolutely loved all of them, but this one especially.
If you haven’t heard of the Shatter Me series, it follows Juliette, a girl whose touch is lethal. Literally. If she touches anyone, they will die. As a result, she is put in an asylum, a horrible place, and basically lives miserably until she gets a roommate, which is when the story unfolds. This book is the last one in the trilogy, and it was my favorite because the love interest is perfect, the romance is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, and the main character becomes more and more powerful, both physically and psychologically.
This is, without a doubt, in my top 3 favorite series of all time.
And since this is the #1 favorite, here is one of my favorite quotes from the series:
““Sir, please, can you hear me-”
“I’ve been shot, Delalieu,” I manage to say. I open my eyes. Look into his watery ones. “I haven’t gone deaf.”” – Destroy Me (#1.5)
If you’d like to read the series review I wrote right after reading it, here’s the link.
And that’s about it guys, those were my six favorite books of 2016. What were yours?
Here’s to a good reading year in 2017! 🍾