{ Yearly Wrap-up } Wrapping-up my bookish year of 2016


7I’m so thrilled to present you my 2016 book year in this review,

Doing so last year really helped me start the new year fresh and now that I need to start over for the year to come. First, as always, let’s talk statistics:

– 42 books read (↘ -2)
– 14,595 pages read (↗ +1,473)
– Average rating: 3.6 (=)

So seeing those numbers I’m proud of myself, I’ve been more efficient as pages read and also my rating increased and is still above my all-time average rating.

If you want more of my 2016 book year on GR, click here

Before starting, I need to present you the book that directly went in my TOP 5 ALL TIME FAVORITE

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) by Sarah J. Maas my review

It was an epic buddy read and it raised the standards of every book to follow. I will never say it enough, but those who haven’t read it yet, please do, and please do it even if you didn’t like the first book in the series, it might surprise you as much as it did to me. I’ve actually been looking for an excuse to read it back soon because I can’t stop thinking about it if anyone wants to join me ❤

My best reads of this year are:

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) by Marissa Meyer my review
Me Before You (Me Before You, #1) by Jojo Moyes my review
The Forbidden Wish (The Forbidden Wish, #1) by Jessica Khoury my review
The Winner's Kiss (The Winner's Trilogy, #3) by Marie Rutkoski my review
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) by Renee Ahdieh my review
It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover my review

My worst reads of this year are:

Deception (Infidelity, #3) by Aleatha Romig my review
Bang (Black Lotus, #1) by E.K. Blair my review
Uprooted by Naomi Novik my review

Favorite quote(s) of 2016: 

“I told him I loved him,” she said, her voice dropping to a whisper. “And he just said it wasn’t enough.” Her eyes were wide and bleak . “How am I supposed to live with that?”

― Jojo Moyes, Me Before You

“‘Where would you go?’
‘Paris. I would sit outside a cafe in Le Marais and drink coffee and eat a plate of warm croissants with unsalted butter and strawberry jam.’
‘Le Marais?’
‘It’s a little district in the centre of Paris. It is full of cobbled streets and teetering apartment blocks and g*y men and orthodox Jews and women of a certain age who once looked like Brigitte Bardot. It’s the only place to stay.’”

― Jojo Moyes, Me Before You

“Love is a path lined with roses,” I say bitterly. “But it leads to a cliff’s edge, and all who follow it tumble to their doom.”

― Jessica Khoury, The Forbidden Wish

“Kestrel thought that maybe she had been wrong, and Risha had been wrong, about forgiveness, that it was neither mud nor stone, but resembled more the drifting white spores. They came loose from the trees when they were ready. Soft to the touch, but made to be let go, so that they could find a place to plant and grow.”

― Marie Rutkoski, The Winner’s Kiss

“Just because someone hurts you doesn’t mean you can simply stop loving them. It’s not a person’s actions that hurt the most. It’s the love. If there was no love attached to the action, the pain would be a little easier to bear.”

― Colleen Hoover, It Ends With Us

“To the people who look at the stars and wish,”
“To the stars who listen— and the dreams that are answered.”

― Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

“The issue isn’t whether he loved you, it’s how much. Too much. Love can be a poison.”

― Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Mist and Fury

Favorite authors of 2016: 
Sarah J. Maas Marie Rutkoski Colleen Hoover Jessica Khoury Renee Ahdieh

I fell in love with:

Captain Carswell Thorne (Winter), Rhysand (A Court of Mist and Fury), Arin (The Winner’s Kiss), Scorpius Malfoy (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Matthias (Crooked Kingdom), Khalid Ibn al-Rashid (The Wrath & the Dawn), Feyre (A Court of Mist and Fury), Nina Zenik (Crooked Kingdom), Kestrel Trajan (The Winner’s Kiss), Cress (Winter), Lily (It Ends With Us)

Books I’m eager to read in 2017 (released or not): 

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #3) by Sarah J. Maas Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms, #2) by Morgan Rhodes Gathering Darkness (Falling Kingdoms, #3) by Morgan Rhodes Frozen Tides (Falling Kingdoms, #4) by Morgan Rhodes Crystal Storm (Falling Kingdoms, #5) by Morgan Rhodes Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands, #1) by Alwyn Hamilton Carve the Mark (Carve the Mark, #1) by Veronica RothPaper Princess (The Royals, #1) by Erin Watt Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic, #1) by V.E. Schwab Captive Prince (Captive Prince, #1) by C.S. Pacat Carry On by Rainbow Rowell An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes, #1) by Sabaa Tahir Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass, #4) by Sarah J. Maas Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5) by Sarah J. Maas The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1) by Michelle Hodkin King's Cage (Red Queen, #3) by Victoria Aveyard A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1) by George R.R. Martin Made You Up by Francesca Zappia Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Wolf by Wolf (Wolf by Wolf, #1) by Ryan Graudin And I Darken (The Conqueror's Saga, #1) by Kiersten White We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, #1) by Kendare Blake

I wish you all a pleasant holiday, a happy new year and all my best wishes for 2017.

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