The Best of 2016: Top 10 Books I Read This Year

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Happy Almost-New-Year, everyone! I hope you’ve all been having a lovely holiday season so far and that 2017 treats you well. Looking back at my year of reading has been interesting. This year, my goal was to read 70 books (10 up from 2015), and oh, there were just about 70 books I wanted to read that either came out this year or had been sitting on my shelf for too long. However, I definitely failed to get to that number thanks to all of the pretty horrible slumps I had over the months. I don’t know what caused so many slumps in one year, but I only reached a measly 48 (note: 48 isn’t a bad number. That’s great when compared to the average person. But for an avid reader and blogger it felt like not a lot). Because I only read 48 books, I almost wasn’t sure I would have a ten book long list. I almost just made it my top 5 instead, but the more I perused my Goodreads list, the more titles I wanted to include. So, without any more delay, these are the titles I read and enjoyed the most in 2016. *All except one were released this year.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Want to Finally Read in 2017

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Hey, all! I’ve skipped the last few Top 5 Wednesdays because they were categories I wasn’t totally excited about, but I’m back again now to share with you the top 5 books I want to finally read in 2017. These are all books that I’ve either had on my TBR for ages or are books that have come out awhile ago that I finally want to read. As usual, Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey and is now hosted by Sam. You can find the Goodreads group here. Lastly, these books are in no particular order.
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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Non-Canon Ships

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It’s another Wednesday, so you know what that means! This week’s Top 5 Wednesday is all about favorite non-canon ships. This means the relationships that you really wanted to happen but didn’t, or couples who were together at a time, but didn’t last. You can choose ships from books, TV, movies, anything. You can even cross-ship two characters from different fandoms. Basically, any ship is open so long as it wasn’t endgame. If you want to participate or learn more about T5W, you can head over to the Goodreads group here.

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Top 10 Tuesday: Books On My Fall TBR List

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Hey, readers! I know it’s been a hot minute since my last post, but the truth is, I just haven’t been reading much at all. I’ve been in such a reading funk; nothing sounds good. I’ve been reading Nevernight by Jay Kristoff for weeks now, and it’s really good, but it’s just not what I’m in the mood for. I also re-read Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo to prepare for today’s Crooked Kingdom release (!!!!!!!). I think I’ve been too excited for that to really focus on anything else. Hopefully this slump will end soon. In the meantime, here is my list of ten books I hope to read this fall (hooray for fall!).

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Top 5 Wednesday: Authors You Are Waiting on Another Book From

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I’m back again with another Top 5 Wednesday! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done one of these, but I liked today’s topic, so here we are. If you want to be part of T5W or would like to learn more about how it works, you can join the Goodreads group here!

As the title suggests, I’ll be giving my top 5 authors that I’m waiting to release a new book. Note: This topic is more geared toward authors who haven’t released a book in awhile or have a book that has supposedly been coming out “soon” for the last few years but has yet to get a title, cover, release date, synopsis, etc. This does not mean authors with releases coming out soon that I’m highly anticipating. Got that? Okay, let’s go!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Characters I’m Most Like

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Hello! Yes, I’m still alive! I only have two words for you all: school sucks. But I’m graduating in less than two weeks, so all will be well again. As I jump back into blogging, I decided to start with a T5W because I was really interested in doing this week’s topic. Today I’l be sharing the top 5 characters I think I’m most like. Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at the YouTube channel gingerreadslainey, but is now run by Sam over at the channel Thoughts On Tomes. You can check out the Goodreads group here.

This list was surprisingly easy to make as I thought of all the characters I could relate most to, so here’s your chance to get to know me better! Side note: these characters are in no particular order.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Favorite Required Reading

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Hello, readers! It’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday! T5W was created by Lainey over at the booktube channel gingerreadslainey. You can see topics for the rest of the month by joining the Goodreads group! This week I’ll be discussing my favorite required reading books that I’ve read over the years in school. This is a topic that doesn’t get talked about nearly enough in the online book community, so I’m glad for the chance to share some of my favorites. I used to hate required reading when I was younger, but high school really changed my mind about the “genre.” Of course I don’t like every book I’ve had to read in school, but I’m definitely open to reading them and have come to appreciate many required reading books. I imagine that being an English major would be rather difficult if I still hated classics. Ha! Now let’s get to it!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Side Characters That Deserve Their Own Series

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Hey again! It’s come to my attention that I haven’t done a T5W for the past three weeks! Oops. Let’s just ignore that. I guess I wasn’t into the topics, but this week is a good one, so I’m excited to get back to it. Today, I’ll be talking about my top 5 side characters that I think deserve their own series. Surprisingly, except for two of my picks, this was actually sort of difficult. But I think the picks I finally decided on are pretty good. T5W was created by Booktuber gingerreadslainey, and you can see the list of topics here. Now let’s do this!

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Unpopular Opinions Book Tag

Hey, guys! Hope you’re all having a good start to your week. Today I’m here with a tag that I’ve seen going around. The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag was created by booktuber TheBookArcher.  It was uploaded a few months ago, but it has exploded over the last week-ish, so I thought I would add my contribution. The tag is exactly what it sounds like; unpopular opinions regarding books.

Before we jump in, I’d like to add this little disclaimer: My intention with this tag aren’t to bash books you may like or insinuate that you are stupid for liking them. Different people have different tastes, and that’s okay. This is all in good fun, folks!

Okay ready? Let’s jump in, shall we?

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