Well, 2016 is finally gone. Thank goodness! What a terrible, terrible year. 2016 was probably the worst reading year I have ever had (and the worst year in general?), I had a pretty terrible time last year, and I just couldn’t focus on reading because too much other crap was going on and distracting me with it’s awfulness. But I’ve decided that 2017 will be better (it better be or I WILL become an evil supervillain scientist and destroy the world with a super-mega death ray or something).
Anyway… I decided to just do five of my favourite books of the year, and I doubt any of them will be a surprise…. but they are all books released in 2016. Yay. These are in no particular order, except for number 1 which was my favourite, because these books were all phenomenal.
1 – Morning Star by Pierce Brown (review)
2 – Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (review)
3 – A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (review)
4 – Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas (review)
5 – Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (review)
So those are my favourites of 2016. Probably not that surprising. Some runner ups would include: The Rook by Daniel O’Malley, Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence, The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle, and You by Caroline Kepnes.
Reading goals for 2017?
I’m usually not one to make too many formal goals, because I am very good at not meeting them, so I now try to avoid the disappointment by not making goals to begin with. This year, however, I am definitely hoping to finish more books than in 2016. I started so many books in 2016, a lot of them really good, but with everything going on I just never stuck with anything, and kept starting new books hoping something would work. So this year I hope to finish some of those great books I started.
So those are my favourites of the year. Did any of these top your favourites list?