So here we are, already in 2017, all ready to read all those awesome books we’ve been planning to, whether they’re new releases or not. But before I start planning what I’m going to do, I need to do a recap of everything I read in 2016:
My Favorite Book
I read The Help by Kathryn Stockett last year and it easily became one of my all time favorite books!
My Biggest Disappointment
If you have been following me for a few months, this is no surprise for you. Everytime people ask me my biggest disappointment, I answer with The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling. I didn’t have very high expectations for this, to begin with, and I already knew I’d probably not enjoy this as much I enjoyed Harry Potter, of course, but I didn’t expect to dislike it at all. I still want to try her other works, though.
I ended up DNF-ing two books this year, one of them being a Supernatural fanfiction that is listed on Goodreads – my friend Sofia told me to read it because it’s really good, and even though I never watched SPN (actually, I watched the first episode, Sophs made me do it haha), I gave it a try. I DNF-ed it because she was always giving me spoilers!! 😛 Then, I DNF-ed a book by a portuguese author, José Saramago, because I couldn’t get along with his writing.
I also started reading Demi Lovato’s book, one page per day, but I couldn’t keep up with that, so I gave up. It wasn’t exactly a DNF book because I had already read that book in previous years.
Series I Finished
Back in January, I started and finished The Selection trilogy by Kiera Cass, and in March I got City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare, that I read in April, finishing The Mortal Instruments series. In June, I read Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian, the last book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. And in December I started and finished the Threats of Sky and Sea trilogy by Jennifer Ellision.
Series I Started
I certainly started a lot of series this year, mostly thanks to Netgalley, with books such as Risuko: a Kunoichi Tale, A Wizard’s Forge, Weregirl, Black-Winged Tuesday, A Thousand Salt Kisses and The Blazing Star. None of these books have a second book in the series yet, as well as The Ugly Teapot and Broken – Despedaçada. The series that I started this year that already have more books are Red Queen, Maze Runner, Vampire Academy, Fantasy Lover, Touch the Dark, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and Gregor the Overlander. I only read the first book in all those series.
The Biggest Book I Read
According to Goodreads, it was The Host by Stephanie Meyer (670 pages).
The Smallest Book I Read
Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling (105 pages).
My Favorite Book-To-Movie/Tv-Show Adaptation
Definitely Me Before You!! I loved the book and enjoyed the movie very much! Even though there are some scenes missing, some of them my favorites from the book, I think they did a great job bringing the story to life.
My Least Favorite Book-To-Movie/Tv-Show Adaptation
I’ll have to answer with Shadowhunters. I still enjoy it, and I have a great time watching it, but I’d like to see more things similar to the books.
Besides creating my blog, I’d say finally reading classics that aren’t required reading for school, such as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and Pride and Prejudice.
2016 was a good (?) year for me, even though it really wasn’t for the world. 😦
I finished 11th grade, and I even had very good grades in my finals, and I started senior year in high school. I also visited a new country, so I’m very lucky. I started redecorating my room, what I’ve been wanting to do for years, and even though it’s not done yet, I’m very close. I created my bookstagram, blog, and twitter, completely joining the book community, and met wonderful people through those platforms!! I had also the chance of reading books before their release date and had the opportunity of taking part of blog tours and of making interviews. I’m extremely grateful for everything 2016 brought me but let’s hope 2017 will be better! 🙂
What are your best memories of 2016? 🙂