Books of 2016

Hey guys!! In this post, I’ll be sharing with you all, the books I read in 2016, and talking about a few stats from this year. I hope you all had an amazing 2016, and read some fabulous books this year. If not, there’s always 2017!! (And if you need help finding some good books, comment and I’ll be more than happy to help, I’ve read some awesome books this year!!)

Anyone who knows me will not be surprised in the least that fantasy makes up more than 50% of the books I read this year. 🙂 And so without further ado, here are my books of 2016!

Fantasy (52 books)

The Mortal Instruments City of Bones: The Little Book of Quotes by Cassandra Clare
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Breenan and Maureen Johnson
The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
The Bronze Key by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan
The Young Elites by Marie Lu
The Rose Society by Marie Lu
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson
Trylle: The Complete Trilogy by Amanda Hocking
Frostfire by Amanda Hocking
Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking
Crystal Kingdom by Amanda Hocking
The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
Ruined by Amy Tintera
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Hereafter by Tara Hudson
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Red’s Untold Tale by Wendy Toliver
Out of the Past by Kalinda Vazquez
The Siren by Kiera Cass
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Stars Above by Marissa Meyer (read twice)

Dystopian/Science Fiction (17 books)

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Requiem by Lauren Oliver
The Selection by Kiera Cass
The Elite by Kiera Cass
The One by Kiera Cass
The Heir by Kiera Cass
The Crown by Kiera Cass
Happily Ever After by Kiera Cass (read twice)
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Mind Games by Teri Terry
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
Nightfall by Jake Halpern

Contemporary (11 books)

Pan’s Whisper by Sue Lawson
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Room by Emma Donohue
All We Have Left by Wendy Mills
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachael Cohn and David Leviathan
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Mystery (7 books)

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The Private School Murders by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The Paris Mysteries by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The Murder of an Angel by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Black by Fleur Ferris
Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards
Book of Lies by Teri Terry

Autobiography (1 book)

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

Classics (2 books)

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

DNFs (5 books)

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
The Messenger by Markus Zusak
The Shadowhunter’s Codex by Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis
The Haters by Jesse Andrews
Fairytales for Wilde Girls by Allyse Near

Stats (Note: these stats are from Goodreads)

Books Read: 90 completed and 5 DNFs (out of a goal of 80)
Shortest Book: Out of the Past by Kalinda Vasquez – 112 pages
Longest Book: Trylle: The Complete Trilogy by Amanda Hocking – 1,001 pages
Pages Read: 37, 155 pages
Average Length of Books: 404 pages
My Average Rating: 4.5
Highest Rated Book: A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas – 4.74 average rating
Most Popular Book: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – 4, 781, 668 people also read.
Least Popular Book: Black by Fleur Ferris – 384 people also read.
Most Read Authors: Cassandra Clare (11 books)
J.K. Rowling (9 books)
Sarah J. Maas and Kiera Cass (7 books)

I hope you have all had a fabulous year, and have an amazing 2017! I’ll be back early next year with some of my most anticipated 2017 releases! I hope you enjoyed this post, and I’ll see you all next time!

Byeeeeee ❤

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My Bookish Christmas

I hope that you all had a VERY merry Christmas today! (Or a merry Christmas tomorrow).

In this post, I’ll be sharing with you the many gifts that made my day a book lovers dream.

I received many books this year. (In fact, I received almost nothing else! 🙂 )

I also reorganised all of my books (of course!) and now I have almost no space left. Twenty books tops would fit in the space I have left. (sad face). Oh well! Guess I’ll just have to get a nice big bookcase! 🙂

And now onto the books that I’ve gotten today!

Fantasy

Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan and Maureen Johnson

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Kanin: The Complete Trilogy by Amanda Hocking

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Inkspell by Cornelia Funke

Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke

 

Dystopian/Science Fiction

Alienated by Melissa Landers

Invaded by Melissa Landers

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Cress by Marissa Meyer

Winter by Marissa Meyer

Fairest by Marissa Meyer

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

 

Contemporary

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

After You by Jojo Moyes

The Horse Dancer by Jojo Moyes

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West

 

Autobiography

Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

 

Other Things I Received That Weren’t Books

A Newt Scamander Notebook

Newt Scamander pop!vinyl

Ronald Weasley pop!vinyl

A box of Maltesers

$50 (that I will surely spend on books!)

 

Let me know if you’ve read some of the books I’ve gotten, and what you think of them. I’d love to hear your thoughts. And tell me how your Christmas has been!! I hope that your days have all been as fabulous as mine!! 🙂 (I’m also preparing a post on my books of 2016, which will be posted by January 2nd or 3rd at the latest, so keep your eyes out for that!)

Byeeeeee ❤

“The Team”

I did not just rewatch the Agents of Shield episode that utterly depressed me yesterday. Nope. I did not do that. I did not rewatch the promo for 3×19 “The Singularity” and I did not, repeat DID NOT watch sneak peeks and YouTube videos on Agents of Shield and depress myself even more. Nope.

I was definitely doing my homework. Yep. I remember quite clearly doing my homework. Obviously. What else what I be doing on a school night?…..

Byeeeeee ❤

AOS 3×17 “The Team”

I FINISHED WATCHING IT TEN MINUTES AND IM STILL HYPERVENTILATING AND I CANT BELIEVE IT AND IM DYING AND I CANT EVEN AND WHAT IS AIR

SOMEONE PLEASE HELP

I AM PANICKING SO BADLY RN

SO GOOD I ONLY WATCHED THE EP NOW. WHAT WOULD I DO WITH MY LIFE IF I HAD TO WAIT A WHOLE WEEK. BUT TWO DAYS IS STILL SO LONG. I GO BACK TO SCHOOL TOMORROW. BUT I CANT FOCUS ON ANYTHING RN EXCEPT FOR THAT FREAKING S.H.I.E.L.D EP WHICH KILLED ME AND I AM DYING AND STILL HYPERVENTILATING

IM GOING TO GO DIE. BYE

STILL HYPERVENTILATING

Skyeward

It’s true. What they say, legends whispered around campfires. Feels really do kill people.

Skyeward is my ultimate OTP on Agents of Shield, and there is nothing more painful than having a ship that will never be canon.

So yes, you actually can die from feels. Because I just did. Kept that in mind if you decide to watch this heart-wrenchingly painful video.

Byeeeeee ❤

My Fangirl Day

My friend and I had about ten minutes to spare before school, so of course, naturally, we had to watch an episode of Once Upon A Time. So, even though episodes go for about forty minutes, we watched the start of 5×13 ‘Labour of Love’. THE FEELS!! I tried really hard not to cry, because I was at school, in plain sight of half the students, but… SWANFIRE FEELS!! And my poor Killy Bear. 😦

I believe my English teacher thinks that I am insane. Truly, certifiably, insane. You see, my English teacher saw me fangirl for the first time ever today. It can be a bit of a traumatic experience for some.

I was being my usual fangirl-ish self, and so, whilst waiting for my teacher to arrive to class, I was fangirling about Malec and their perfection to three of my friends. I’m pretty sure only one of them even knew who Malec was, but none of them are fangirls of The Mortal Instruments or Shadowhunters.

When my teacher arrived, she came across me fangirling, squealing, flapping my arms around, saying ‘I can’t even’ and ‘feels’, and her facial expression honestly suggests that she is gravely concerned about the state of my mind.

Now, my friends’ faces look like that all the time, but generally with a hint of exasperation thrown in, because they have honestly seen me fangirl every day for at least two years. It is, traditionally, a part of their daily routine by now. They have simply come to accept, or at least tolerate, the fact that I am insane.

After school at my music lesson, my teacher and I were deciding what I should learn to play next. We looked at numerous theme songs for various movies, and she asked me if The Hunger Games had a theme song, and I said ‘the sounds of dying children’. Kinda morbid, but also, I believe, very accurate. Hahaha. *Cries* Rue.

Luckily, my music teacher also happens to be a fangirl, and so I did not receive the ‘are you insane?’ face from her. (We actually spent a chunk of the lesson discussing novels. She told me she will never again read another John Green novel because they are too depressing. Lol, she’s only read The Fault In Our Stars, and refuses to watch the movie, because it’s too sad).

And I found a book! Actually, my friend found a book! And it looks amazing!! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28110140-the-fangirl-life

The Fangirl Life: A Guide to All the Feels and Learning How to Deal by Kathleen Smith, due for release July 5th!!
I cannot wait!!! Yes, I actually want this book. Because I am weird. And what better way to channel your inner (and outer) nerd than by reading a book about fangirls!

Byeeeeee ❤