Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Reading Bug 2016!

In 2015 I read a total of 57 books(graphic novel, books and audiobooks), this was awesome. I went from barely reading anything to consuming fiction in its many forms. I wanted to continue this throughout 2016 and this is my year long wrap up. During 2016 I decided to set my goodreads goal to be 50 here's how I did:

My 2016 reading list
(All books are marked out of 5*)

-January-
****

-February-
Stars Above(The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer
*****
The Sirens of San Francisco by Jacquelin Deleon
***
Gotham Academy Volume 1 by  
****
Fairest Volume 1 by Bill Willingham and Phil Jimenez
***
One More Thing(and other stories) by B.J.Novak
***
Paper Girls by Brian K Vaughan, Cliff Chiang and Matthew Wilson
****
Rat Queens Volume 3 by Kurtis J. Wiebe, Tamra Bonvillain and Tess Fowler
*****

-May-
Giant Days Volume 1 by John Allison, Lissa Treiman and Whitney Cogar
*****
The Walls Around Us by Nova Ren Suma
****
Lumberjanes Volume 3 by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke A Allen
****
The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood
*****
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
***
Hinges Book 1: Clockwork City by Meredith McClaren
***

-June-
Giant Days Volume 2 by John Allison, Max Sarin, Lissa Treiman and Whitney Cogar
****
Bee and Puppycat Volume 2 by Natasha Allegri
****
1984 by George Orwell
****

-July-
How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
****
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
****

-August-
These broken Stars(Starbound Series) by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner
***
Paddle your own Canoe by Nick Offerman
***

-September-
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
****
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
****
Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
****
Boss Pants by Tina Fey
****

-October-
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
***

-November-
Bodies by Si Spencer, Tula Lotay, Phil Winslade
**
I Love Trouble by Kel Symons
***
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
****
We are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
*****
Animal Farm by George Orwell
***
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories by Tim Burton
*****

-December-
The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian
****
Manifest Destiny Vol 2 by Chris Dingess, Matthew Roberts and Owen Gieni
***
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
****
The Mistletoe Murder and Other Stories by P. D. James
***

I have reviews of a few of these books featured on my blog and good reads page.
Check out last years wrap up here!

This year I have read a total of 31 books, and 17 graphic novels.

So for me the best book I read this year was Illuminae, I actually listened and read along to this book. But the layout and design elements within the book made it so interesting and very hard to put down.
The best Graphic novel I read this year was Rat Queens, I really love this series and group of girl characters. Oh so sassy and the art style is my favourite.
The best Audio book I listened to this year was the Handmaids Tail, fantastic book read by Claire Danes - Go pick it up!
The best series of books or graphic novels I read this year was Giant Days, a down to earth graphic novel with interesting characters and a beautiful art style.

I still keep up to date with quite a few book-tubers on Youtube. I find it to be a great way to discover new books while getting a quick synopsis, concise review and recommendations.

Here are a handful of my favourite Book-tubers:
booksandquills / katytastic / littlebookowl 
kristinahorner / peruseproject / abookutopia

What were your favourite books of 2016? Do you have any recommendations?
Let me know in the comments.


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