2016 Wrap-Up

Wow, I can’t believe this year is over (and to be completely honest I’m so happy it’s over). But even if the world had a pretty bad year I had a pretty good year with the books I read! I ended up reading 30 books! So here is the list of the books I read in 2016!

  1. Quidditch Through the Ages by: J.K.Rowling
  2. A Christmas Carol by: Charles Dickens
  3. Let It Snow by: John Green
  4. Fantastic beasts and where to find them by: J.K. Rowling
  5. The Sun is Also a Star by: Nicola Yoon
  6. Binge By: Tyler Oakley
  7. Dan and Phil go Outside by: Dan Howell and Phil Lester
  8. The Hammer of Thor by: Rick Riordan
  9. The Earth Key by: Jennifer L. Kelly
  10. Army of Fire by: Jennifer L. Kelly
  11. Into the Wild by: Jon Krakauer
  12. Hush, Hush by: Becca Fitzpatrick
  13. Throne of Glass by: Sarah J. Maas
  14. Lord of the Flies by: William Golding
  15. A Long Way Gone by: Ishmael Beah
  16. The Hidden Oracle by: Rick Riordan
  17. Hamilton: The Revolution by: Lin-Manuel Miranda
  18. The Last Star by: Rick Yancey
  19. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by: J.K. Rowling
  20. The Art of Racing in the Rain by: Garth Stein
  21. Half in Love with Death by: Emily Ross
  22. Fangirl by: Rainbow Rowell
  23. Cruel Crown by: Victoria Aveyard
  24. Red Queen by: Victoria Aveyard
  25. City of Ashes by: Cassandra Clare
  26. Stars Above by: Marissa Meyer
  27. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by: Stephen Chbosky
  28. An Abundance of Katherines by: John Green
  29. Everything, Everything by: Nicola Yoon
  30. The Infinite Sea by: Rick Yancey

Those are the 30 books I read this year! Hopefully I’ll read more next year. Thank you so much for reading this post! Be sure to check out some of my other Wrap-ups and reviews! If you would like to see more from me be sure to check out my Instagram @Bloggingbooknerd. I hope that you had a very happy new years!

My Favorite reads of 2016

With Christmas over and 2017 just around the corner, I’ve had a chance to reflect on my favorite reads of 2016! At the beginning of the year, I set my goal for 30 books and I ended up reading 31! Hopefully, I can do better next year! So here are my favorite reads of 2016.

1. Throne of Glass by: Sarah J. Maas

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I had been told that I should read this book for about a year before I actually read this book and I loved it! If you would like to read the full review click here!

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by: Stephen Chbosky

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I had heard a lot of things about this book before I had the chance to read it, some good, some bad. But in the end, the story and the all of the characters made it so I couldn’t put it down until I had completely finished it. If you would like to read the full review click here!

3. Fangirl by: Rainbow Rowell

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I’m sensing a similar theme that I heard a lot about these books before I read them. But I never knew I could relate to a character in so many ways! I would love being the Cath to someone’s Levi.

4. Dan and Phil Go Outside by: Dan Howell and Phil Lester

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The main reason this is on my list is because I love Dan and Phil and having them write books makes them an even bigger part of my life. That is actually one of the few books that are not on my bookshelf. It’s on my bedside table.

5.Hamilton the Revolution by: Lin Manuel-Miranda and Jeremy McCarter

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This is another one of those books that are on this list because it’s a big part of my life. I assume most of you have listened to Hamilton so I highly suggest reading this because it really shows the who process of how this amazing musical came to be. I highly suggest reading it.

6. The Art of Racing in the Rain by: Garth Stein

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Now, when it comes to books I don’t cry (besides The Fault in Our Stars) but I bawled while reading this book. It was also one of the very few times I reached out of the Young Adult genre and I’m really happy I did. I hope to read more by Garth in the future. If you would like to read the full review click here!

7. Everything, Everything by: Nicola Yoon

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This was actually my first read of the year and I couldn’t have chosen a better book. It was really interesting seeing how serious illnesses affect people’s lives and the risks people would take for love. If you would like to read the full review click here!

Well, those are my favorite reads of 2016. I hope that 2017 is just as good if not better! Be sure to check out my other post! If you would also like to see more from me be sure to check out my Instagram @Bloggingbooknerd! I hope that you had a great Christmas and have an even better rest of 2016!

The Christmas Song Book Tag

Hello everyone! With Christmas 2 weeks away I thought I could do another Christmas book tag! So let’s get started!!

1) “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” – Name a villainous character you couldn’t help but love.

This one is actually really hard because Loki has always been my favorite Villain but in the Magnus Chase and the gods of Asgard series Loki is the terrible villain that he is supposed to be. So I really have a love-hate relationship with him.

2)”All I Want For Christmas Is You” – Which book do you most hope to see under your Christmas tree this year?

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This has been on my Christmas list for the longest time and I’ve never been able to pick myself up a copy! Hopefully, I will be lucky enough to unwrap it on Christmas day!

3)”Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer” – Name a character that overcomes major obstacles and learns to believe in themselves.

I’d say Cinder from the Lunar Chronicles because her life was rough and she was told to hide the way she was but in the end, she was true to her self.

4)”Santa Clause is Coming to Town” – a) Which character do you think is at the top of the naughty list and b) which character do you think is at the top of the nice list?

A) I think Voldemort would be at the top of anyone’s naughty list

B) I know so many characters that would be on the nice list so I could never choose one!

5)”Frosty the Snowman” – Which book just melts your heart?

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I always put this as the book that melts my heart because it is seriously the first book to ever make me cry. If you haven’t read this yet and you love contemporary love stories then this is the book for you and you should read it as soon as possible!

6)”Feliz Navidad” – Pick a book that takes place in a country other than your own.

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I have yet to finish this book but how the way Diana describes Scottland makes me want to live there!

7)”It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” – Which Christmas book do you use to spread the Christmas joy.

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I just finished this book a couple days ago and it is an amazing Christmas story and I suggest reading it!

8)”Sleigh Ride” – Which character would you choose to spend the holidays with?

I have no clue…. I have way too many people I would love to spend the holiday but I don’t think I could pick one!

9)”Baby It’s Cold Outside” – which book, that you didn’t like, would you sacrifice to a fire to warm yourself up in the cold?

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I didn’t even need to think about this question, I hated this book and wouldn’t bee upset if it… IDK disappeared…

10)”Do You Hear What I Hear?” – Which book do you think everyone should read?

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Even though most people have already read this IF YOU HAVEN’T READ IT!!!!! IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!!!

Sorry about that.. but thank you so much for reading this tag! If you would like to see the original here is the link!

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December TBR

Welcome to the second annual December TBR! I at least hope this one will go better than last years did. Now here are the books I want to read in November!

  • Let It Snow by: John Green
  • The Earth Key by: Jennifer L. Kelly
  • What Light by: Jay Asher
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them Original Screenplay by: J.K.Rowling

Like I say every month, I know that it is short. Hopefully, I’ll get through them all! I hope that you liked this book! Be sure to check out the rest of my blog and if you would like to see more from me be sure to check out my Instagram @Bloggingbooknerd!!