(I don't have any good book pictures - so instead here is one of Tokyo which was my favourite trip of 2016!)
Favourite Books of 2016!
I didn't get nearly as much reading done this year as I had hoped. If any of you follow me on Goodreads, you’ll see I only managed 76 out of my 150 reading goal. Maybe I can push this number to 80 before the year is over, but I can honestly say I really enjoyed most of the books I picked up. However, these books below —in no particular order—were my favourites!
Red Winter by Annette Maria
Set in Japan, this book read very much like a manga. Forbidden love, innocent girl and handsome demons, dry humour and plenty of action. The next book is released in early January and I cant wait.
The Dragon with the Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis
Without doubt the most delicious read of the year! With a spunky heroine, plenty of humour and mouth-watering descriptions of chocolate I devoured this book within half a day!
Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard
Probably the first time a contemporary story has made my list! But I loved the links of friends in this book, and the writing was so relatable to my inner teen. Sara Barnard is an author who captures EXACTLY what its like to be a teenager.
The School for Good and Evil
Magic, humour and a whole new spin on happily ever afters - the characters in this book are simply fabulous!
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
For this one I have no words… just please give me the next book asap!
The Other Alice by Michelle Harrison
I adored this book - Talking cats, crazy killers and an ancient curse! This story is perfect for fans of InkHeart or anyone who likes seeing characters brought to life.
A World of Ink and Shadow by Lena Coakley
This book was pure magic. Weaving a compelling story about the Bronte Children, this story is a really beautiful piece of writing!
The Otherlife by Julia Gray
Borderline contemporary - Borderline magical, this was a really strange read that I found myself swept up in. Norse Gods, a potential murder… and boys stuck studying for their exams, it is a book that you will remember for a long time.
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
This book was breathtaking and shared a huge piece of history that I knew nothing about. With a cast of realistic characters, each with their own heartbreaking tale, this was one of the most heart-wrenching books I read this year.
And that’s it! I also just realised that most of these books were new authors for me too— yay to me for branching out! Now tell me, what were your best reads this year?