Not going to lie, I’m so glad 2016 is over. It was a shitty year. The only good part of 2016 for me was meeting my boyfriend, the rest has sucked.
I mean, Donald Trump won the US presidential election. And if that wasn’t bad enough we had to lose Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds! So much heartbreak.
But let’s get to the bookish portion of 2016, shall we?
Not a bad year for reading if you ask me. Now, 73 Books was nowhere near where I set my goal for the year. In fact, my goal was 105 books….
I’m slightly disappointed that I didn’t meet my goal but I’m not going to dwell on it. I’m going to go back on Goodreads and set my goal to 105 again for 2017!
2016 brought a lot of new authors into my life. I’m really proud of myself for branching out in my reading this year. Here are some of my favorite discoveries of 2016!
1) Alexandra Bracken- this wasn’t the greatest book I read in 2016 but I feel like her writing has the potential to be amazing and I cannot wait to read Wayfarer and the start The Darkest Minds series!
3) The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder- such an amazing book! I need to read more of her works! 4) Twisted Tales- Warped fairytales that are far from the tales we have come to know! I have two more books in this series to read this upcoming year!
8) Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas- What in the world was I waiting for with this series?! Why did I wait so long to start it! It’s amazing and I’m only two books in! I need to keep reading this asap!
14) Narrative nonfiction- Erik Larson is the king of writing narrative nonfiction! I read his novel Dead Wake and was enthralled by the story and I cannot wait to see what happens in In the Garden of Beasts, a story about the US ambassador to Germany!
Aright, this post is long enough now. Just one more thing before I go…..
Tell me a little about your year! How many books did you read? What were some of your favorites? Some of your new discoveries?