The last few days have been utterly relaxing and blissful. I spend a few lovely days with the family and lots of good food without thinking too much about university or the blog. But here I am again. Back in full glory, writing about one of my all-time favorite topics: Books! As 2016 is slowly coming to an end, I thought I’d sum up the year by talking about my favorite books 2016 today.
In 2016 I managed to finish 46 books. That is a total of 15.628 pages. Crazy if you think of it this way. The shortest book I read was Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen. The longest were the 629 amazing pages of The Secret History by Donna Tartt. My average rating of the books I read in 2016 is 3.9 – fairly nice, isn’t it? So I guess you could say I did like most of the books I read this year. But let’s get down to the best of the best….
My 5 Favorite Books 2016
So how did I choose my favorite books 2016 out of the over 15 thousand pages I read? Well, I thought back and came up with a list of books that I still remember the most. Words that I couldn’t forget. Plotlines that still haunt me. Books that I’d re-read without thinking twice even though my TBR pile is growing daily.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
I absolutely loved the Grisha trilogy but Six of Crows honestly blew my mind. Bardugo is an extremely gifted writer and succeeds at world building like no other. However, not only the universe she created is captivating but also are her characters superbly thought-though, real and relatable. Do read this if you like fantasy, YA and action-driven plots.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Okay, I gotta admit I had to read this book for a paper at university. I already knew what the book was about before but always thought Austen wouldn’t be my cup of tea. Loved it though!
The Girls by Emma Cline
Another book I simply couldn’t forget about. I read The Girls in summer and immediately fell in love with the captivating story and kinda creepy life of the cult and the story revolving around it. If you’re into thrillers, crime and adult books don’t forget to put this on your TBR for next year.
CTRL ALT DELETE: How I grew up online by Emma Gannon
Normally I’m not particularly fond of non-fiction books. I do read and enjoy them. However, this one absolutely fascinated me from page one. Maybe it’s because I could relate to the story so much. Or maybe it’s Gannon’s hilariously funny narrative. If you’re an internet kid like myself you gotta read this book.
More Favorite Books 2016
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
- A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
- Life after Life by Kate Atkinson
- How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
- Bloom: Navigating Life and Style by Estée Lalonde
- Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Speaking of books, I plan on posting even more bookish content on here as it seems to be one of your favourite kind of posts on here. Also, there’s an online book club/community planned which will go live after I finished my exams in February. So do watch this place ;)
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What are your favorite books 2016? Do you have any recommendations for me to put on my TBR? Let me know in the comments below :)
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