What I Read In 2016: New Favourites & Disappointments


In 2016, I managed to get more “fun” reading done than I have since I started university back in September of 2013. I’ve really struggled to find the time to read whilst studying because there are just so many books to read for my French literature course and it I feel guilty when I read other books when there’s still work to be done! I’m getting better at separating “work” reading and “fun” reading but as this is my last year and finals are coming up, I suspect this year won’t be as good as the last.

So what books did I read?

I managed to read 24 books last year that were completely unrelated to my course, which I was proud of. Some were old classics that I’ve been meaning to read for years, others were YA series that I’ve been wanting to get into. I’ve separated them into “Amazing Reads” and “Disappointments” but those titles are a little too simple to describe my feelings about quite a few of these books. I managed to review *most* of the books that I read but unfortunately a few did slip through and I never found the time. The titles in bold and italics are the one’s I have actually reviewed so click through for my full thoughts ☺

Amazing Reads

The Little Prince by Antoine St Exupery
The Wangs vs The World by Jade Chang
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas 
Throne of Glass  by Sarah J Maas
The Book Thief by Mark Zusak
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George 
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard 


The Return of the Young Prince by A.G. Roemmers
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Tiffany, Thorne & Rowling
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
The Last Star by Rick Yancey
The Book of Aron by Jim Shepard
Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Black Arts by Prentice & Weil
Restless by William Boyd

Spot any books you’ve read? What were your favourites of 2016?

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