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Top Books of 2016

Its that time again where I must look back at how fast the year went. 2016 was a year of great books, crazy politics and really cheap gas prices. But mostly great books to check out. This year I got to dive in to the world of Sarah J. Maas with A Court Thorns and Roses but also gave Richelle Mead a chance with the first book of the Vampire Academy. I read many great books but as well as not so great books which is mystery on their popularity. Lastly, I finally sat down and read a Harry Potter book for the first time. And I guess now I am an official bookworm. By the way I haven’t decided whether I am a Ravenclaw, or Hufflepuff. How do you know? Anyway on this post you will find a list of my favorite books of the year. Let me know in the comments below which are you favorite books of the year was.

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

I waited for this book to come out for a very long time and I was not disappointed to say the least. If you don’t know by now, I am a big Shadowhunter fan. In fact I love the world so much I might get a tattoo to look like Rune. This book brought back the Shadowhunters focusing on the character Emma and Julian who we met in the City of Heavenly Fire and alongside their siblings. The book also made me smile to see some of my favorite characters well. I also like the fact that I got to learn more about the fairy world and see supernatural creatures along with action and funny lines.

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

I picked this book and wasn’t sure if I would be into it or not. But the fact that the book had the element of time travel I wanted to give it ago. I really enjoyed this book and it took me to different time periods. The book also had enough romance for me to enjoy without taking over the whole story. I totally recommend picking it up before the second book comes out.

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

After reading Red Queen I preordered the second book ahead of time and devoured it when I got it. It was so good. Lots of action, danger and plot twist. I liked learning more about the side characters and liked people with special abilities.

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

If I had to pick an award that fits this book is got to be the most beautiful cover of the year. I mean just look at it. Its drool worthy. On the side note the book was filled with some of my favorite elements…magic, people who have abilities and adventure. I also like the fact that the book was taken over by romance or love triangles. Well so far. Not sure what is in store in the second book.

The Last Girl by Joe Hart

This was a book I got for free as part of the Kindle First Read. I had to pick one of six books and this one spoke to me. And when I read the premise I knew it was something i should read. When I read I couldn’t stop or put it down because it was so good. I like who the book fills you with mystery and action at the same time has you at the edge of the seat. If you haven’t yet picked it up I totally recommend reading it.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Usually when I read the first book in the series it becomes the best book in the series. But when I read A Court of Mist and Fury I completely was blown away. It was way better than the book and let me wanting more of the series. I thought the book was well written and I like the way the author built a world of magic, mystery, and wished that I was a fae. I especially like the main character who was weak at first but than becomes a strong heroine.

Not Dead Yet by Phil Collins

In this memoir I was really excited to read this because I grew up listening to Phil Collins music. The book was intriguing and I couldn’t put down this book. This book also gave me an inside look at the musicians life and how far he come. I also learned about his ups and downs throughout his career and his personal life and hope it affects his music. This is a really great memoir to check out that will keep you feeling inspired write music or play the drums.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Review

I was happy to finally pick up this fine book ready for this week’s Read-A-Thon and was the first I finished. The book I refer to is called The Book Thief. This is a book that I been wanting to read since every time I watch a book tuber’s video and everywhere I go everyone is talking about this book and of course the movie. But this review is purely about the book my movie review will come much later. So stay tuned for that. In the mean I’ll let you know more about the book.
The Book Thief is a book written by Markus Zusak who is an Australian writer. This book is set in Nazi Germany and centers around  a girl named Liesel, who goes to live with her foster parents in Munich. Liesel also while living with her foster home she gets taught how to read by her foster father. Alongside Liesel also befriends a boy named Rudy who becomes her best friend and then she starts stealing books. She also falls in love with words. Later on in the book, her foster parents bring a mysterious friend who needs their help. And he is in fact a Jew named Max so you know how that goes. So because of this the Liesel is sworn to secrecy and soon becomes his friend as well. This friendship becomes strong and Liesel learns a lot about words and life.

I love this book and even though I had to wait a long time to read it I was happy to finally grab it and read it all day. I also love the fact that The Book Thief had a relationship with books and since I love books it works. I also think the main character’s love of books is somewhat relatable to anyone who loves to read. The one thing that was different from most of the books I read was the way it was written especially the narrator because mostly my readings never have a narrator with a  voice. And this narrative is war. The war in the book that takes place which is narrator. I also like that he has personality and can suck you in its storytelling. I also need to discuss the characters especially when you read this book you find yourself laughing at the things the characters do.

What I didn’t like was maybe the narrator when he bounces around sometimes to scenes or what will happen. He tend to be a bit of a spoiler. When you read the book you’ll know what I mean. I also didn’t like the idea of the book being hard to put down. It was too interesting and I wish I had the rest of the day to read.

My final thought is to read the book if you love books. The book is beautiful the its written and the characters are fascinating and you don’t get offended easily. But I warn you there are parts where you might need some tissues. So check out the book and as always keep on reading.

The Book Thief Get it on Amazon Here.