Monthly Archives: December 2016

Best of My 2016 Books

I feel like I had an off year of reading. I changed jobs, went through a book slump and then Goodreads started completely losing my interest. First world problems for sure.

I still managed to read 176 books. Boring statistic thingie inserted here:

Seventeen of them rating five stars, 62 of them four stars, 65 of the books rating 3 stars, 27 two stars and only six 1 star books. I may have lost my bully touch. Maybe it’s the resolution I made to not DNF a book all of 2016? Who knows. I made that goal. Yay me.

Enough rambling. On to the books!

Best Non-Fiction

I had a tie in this category. They both are two of the best I’ve read.

Mean Justice: A Town's Terror, a Prosecutor's Power, a Betrayal of Innocence

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Best Western. That I don’t read a lot of but was going to make sure that this book made my list anyways:

The Thicket

Best book that I loved and most of my friends hated:

The Girls

BestĀ SurpriseĀ of the year..that I never imagined would end up a favorite: That cover makes me cringe.

Nine Minutes (Nine Minutes, #1)

Best Sci-Fi:

Dark Matter

Best Romance: Yes, I eat these books up with a spoon.

(ugly covers are everywhere)

First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars, #8)

Best Hick-Lit and Pure Fun:

Savage Reckoning

And I save the best two books of the year for last.

I can’t pick between these two. They are the best of the best. Read them.

The Serpent King

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Warning: This reviews is just mostly gifs.

I probably should have done this before reviewing this book.
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This is more my style though..
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So you now have been warned. Keep reading if you want. If you are a fangirl troll..please know this:
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Because this book was just stupid. FOR ME! Half of GR loves it. More than half actually. Go and love their reviews.
The book is told in choppy little chapters, from multiple points of view. This really could have worked, it’s worked for me before.
There was not enough to make me give two craps about it though.

You have Natasha, she is being deported on the very day that the book takes place. Her family is in America illegally and Daddy got drunk and blabbed their status. Now she is not going to get to use her bought and paid for illegal social security card to get financial aid for college.

You totally lost me there Nicola Yoon.

I don’t want any trolling so before you start, I’m all for immigration and mixed relationships, for anything else this book portrays. BUT don’t just throw in something like that for a main character to be doing and expect me to like it.

Then you have Daniel. Daniel has a sweet poets soul.
He has lots of feelings.

I somewhat liked Daniel better than the rest of these characters.
He falls in love with Natasha about five minutes after he meets her. Because it’s meant to be.

It was meant to be that this book totally lost me.

Booksource: From Publisher in exchange for review.

The French Chef in America by Alex Prud'Homme

Realizing that I had gotten an audio book hurt my heart. (I can’t do them)

I LOVE Julia Child and she is one of my biggest heroines. So I just bought the physical copy of the book to go with it. Yay me!
I love hearing about Julia’s life and her bawdy, wonderful personality. I love this book.

Booksource: I received a copy of the book from Blogging for books in exchange for review.