Hello everyone! I am sorry I haven’t been posting regularly, I’ve been traveling in Australia and New Zealand the past two weeks and have been crazy busy! (stay tuned for more travel posts!!)
This year I read 60 books, overpassing my 52 book goal 🙂 I had a great year of reading and I hope to have an even better one this 2017. There were a lot of books that stood out to me and that I have loved. Some of these books might be my favorites of all time and I want to share with all of you my favorite books of 2016.
Number 5: The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee
This book had a great plot and was full of drama and excitement. I loved reading from all the different points of views of the characters and to submerge myself into the world. I was super impressed by the author, because this is her debut novel and it was stunning. It has love, friendship, family, and every aspect and each character was different. I especially loved how all their lives intertwined and the crazy way things turned out! It’s a nail biter!
Number 4: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
I love this book so much. It is funny, and adorable. The main character Lara Jean is unique and relatable. The whole story felt like it could happen to me! I’m a sucker for teen romance, and this is one of the best contemporary love stories I have read. I also love the sequel, Ps. I Still Love You, and I am counting down the days when the third and final book comes out this April.
Number 3: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
This is a poetry book and it is my favorite poetry book of all time. The prose is fantastic; elegant yet moving. I loved the illustrations and messages Rupi created. The poems are relatively short, but in no more than 4 lines, I would sit staring at the wall deep in thought. This book touches on sexual abuse, love, self care, and confidence. Rupi’s words made reality into art and it is a book I come back to again and again.
Number 2: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
This book changed me. My eyes opened and I was exposed to an entirely different world. Arthur’s writing is lyrical and conveyed tragedy and hardship in a touching way. This book made me realize how lucky I am to live the life I love. It makes me beyond thankful to live in a land full of opportunity and freedom. I love this book as much as my number one book, and I am working on creating an entire book review and discussion on it later this month.
Number 1: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Ernest is a mastermind. I read this book twice this year and I think I will be reading it over and over again until the words are memorized. The characters are awesome and badass, and I loved all the puzzles which only led to more plot twists. This futuristic world is captivating and energy packed, I could read this book forever!
Thank you for reading my post on Top 2016 Books! I hope each and every one of you read a great book! Have any of you read these books? What are your thoughts? Stay tuned for some awesome posts and make sure to follow my Instagram and Goodreads for all the updates!