Trying to narrow down my favourite books for the year was a tough. I had a great year for reading. I felt like I managed to pick good book, after good book. I just wish that I had more time to read, but I an extremely busy working year.
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
End of the series. Love the vintage photographs. A series I have read to my class for the last 3 years. Obsessed with the peculiar children and all the new characters and settings that are introduced.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
I CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE! I think the casting is perfection. Love everything about this book. Character’s you can’t help but fell in love with. That ending!
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Amazing world building. Love the visuals I got from the unique characters and creatures. Well written. Just beautiful.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I read Cinder, Scarlet and Cress. Looking forward to Winter. Love the retelling and the way each retell is seamlessly woven together. Great audiobooks!
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Amazing! Unique plot line. Unlike any book I have read. The only book I have ever been able to stomach that has some semblance of a love triangle.
All the Bright Place – Jennifer Niven
Mental illness. Tears. Magic. Couldn’t put this down.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Darrow is truly a god. Like Hunger Games turned up a notch and set in space. Characters you somehow love and hate at the same time. Violence!
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Rooting for the underdogs. Didn’t see that coming, OK I kind of did but not till towards the end. Illness. Girl in a bubble. Boy next door.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Dragons. Magic. Steamy Romance. A scary baddie. Amazing book covers, yes both of them!
The Martian by Andy Weir
Science. Space. Poop. Diary Style. Survival. Disaster after disaster.
Books I should have liked but didn’t
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
I don’t understand the hype. I didn’t enjoy this book at all. I thought it was coming to something great ad it was down tight odd.
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
I have since read the third (which I loved) and am now reading the 4th. The first one was just so good that I felt like the second was a filler to allow the 3rd book to flow better. Didn’t love this one.
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headly
This had such a unique plot and started out so well, then it got too predictable and boring. I just skim read to get to the end. Wasn’t a winner for me unfortunately.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Didn’t enjoy the pacing, characters and overall plot. So many people raved about this so I will blame them for raising my expectations of this book. It is sad because Jenny Han’s series ‘Summer’ was one of my favourites as a teen.
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
I struggled mostly with the Mother character. She infuriated me and then I just felt like the rest of the book was controlled and dictated by her actions. I just don’t understand everyone’s love of this book.
Photo Credit: Hollow City // Me Before You // A Court of Thorns and Roses // Cinder // Throne of Glass // All the Bright Places // Red Rising // Everything Everything // Uprooted // The Martian // Bone Gap // Crown of Midnight // Magonia // To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before // My Life Next Door