Wednesday, December 21, 2016

My 2016 of Reading Wrap Up Post

This has been an... interesting year. It's hard not to get all political and share my thoughts on all of that.  But I have chosen to keep this blog more about books (or at least in the realm of it). So instead of going off the deep end on how I really feel about 2016, I am going to share my thoughts on some of the books I read. In year's past I've participated in Jamie's End of Year Book Survey. I decided to do my own wrap-up of reading post, just a bit more condensed.

My "original" reading challenge goal: 100 books

My edited reading challenge goal: 80 books 
(I'm currently 6 books shy of this & it WILL happen!)

My most read genre: Adult Contemporary Romance 
(Because, duh!)

My number of re-reads: 12 
(This may increase before the official end of the year)


When someone asks, what was your favorite book(s) read in 2016? My answer is a two-way tie between these two:

Results May Vary by Bethany Chase [goodreads]
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne [goodreads]


I read a TON of adult romances this year, probably more than I ever have. But there's always my go-to romance authors I re-read and recommend to others. This year two of their adult series wrapped up and yes, it made me incredibly sad, but it also caused me to do a serious re-read binge.

Beautiful Bastard series by Christina Lauren [goodreads]
Wild Seasons series by Christina Lauren [goodreads]


With all this Adult romance talk, I can't leave out my favorite YA's I read this year. I started the year with one of them and did some revisits of favorites over the summer, too. But when someone asks me, what was your favorite young adult novel read in 2016, this is my answer:

The Last Boy and Girl in the World by Siobhan Vivian [goodreads]
Summer Skin by Kirsty Eagar [goodreads]


I had the honor of reading some 2017 releases super early and I already know they'll be favorites for next year. I couldn't leave them off this list, though. Be sure to add them to your TBR for 2017 and be prepared to be wow'ed!

Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally [goodreads]
In a Perfect World by Trish Doller [goodreads]
Fireworks by Katie Cotugno [goodreads]


I experienced some debut authors' work that really impressed me this year and I definitely can't wait to read what they have next to write. Here are a few of my favorite debut author novels I read in 2016:

Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods [goodreads]
Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake [goodreads]


To wrap up this post I thought I'd feature my most recommended novels, because that's truly what I love most about reading and this book community. If romance is your thing, then I'm your girl. Below are stories I felt I recommended the most this year. If it's your first time stopping by then I hope this entire post has caused your TBR pile to grow tremendously! Enjoy!

Crash by Ruby McNally [goodreads]
In Her Defense by Julianna Keyes [goodreads]
Dark Wild Night by Christina Lauren [goodreads]


I'll be back after the New Year with some 2017 titles I am most looking forward to reading. Until then, enjoy these last few days of 2016 (I know, some are thinking -- good riddance 2016!). In the meantime, read something delicious and entertaining. Then tell me about it! Happy Holidays, friends.


  1. I also loved The Hating Game and Results May Vary this year. I can't wait to read more from both authors. I am really excited to get to my ARC of Fireworks. Happy Holidays!!

    1. Definitely read The One That Got Away by Bethany Chase (her debut) if you haven't yet. So good! And Fireworks is amazing. I love everything Katie Cotugno writes.

  2. Have you read Bethany Chase's other novel?

  3. I loved both of your favorite books!! They're easily in my top 5 on the year as well :)


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