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Books Read In 2016 So Far

Hi, guys! Today I’m going to be telling you the books I’ve read in 2016 so far. Admittedly, I haven’t read much, but I’ve read a few.

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1. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Page Count: 293

At first, I rated this book 4.5/5 stars, but as I thought about it more, I realized how confusing this book was to me, so I lowered my rating. I still really enjoyed this book, though, and it touched on some topics that I believe should be portrayed in more books.

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2. White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Rating: 5/5 stars

Page Count: 384

I’m trash for JLA. I love her books so much. (All the books I’ve read by her have gotten 5/5 stars from me). This book was amazing, and I really need to read the last two in this trilogy soon!

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3. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare

Rating: 3/5 stars

Page Count: 224

I honestly don’t have much to say about this book. I read it for English, otherwise, I can’t read classics. I did enjoy this more than I thought I would, though.

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4. Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Rating: 5/5 stars

Page Count: 338

This book was so eye-opening and beautiful. This was one of my first historical fictions and I definitely want to read more of that genre. It brings so much awareness about the war, and I think everyone should read ot because of that.

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5. In the Heat of the Night by John Ball

Rating: 3/5 stars

Page Count: 176

Basically, I read this for school. I didn’t really like it but I was generous and gave it 3/5 stars because the mystery was good and I was always trying to make predictions.

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6. The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Page Count: 408

I loved this book so much. I don’t know why I waited so long to read it. The only reason I took half a star off is because it was a bit hard to get into.

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7. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Rating: 5/5 stars

Page Count: 448

All I can say is Ronan Lynch. I like Ronan Lynch a lot. I love Ronan Lynch a lot.

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 8. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

Rating: 5/5 stars

Page Count: 416

This is my favourite book of the series so far. (I haven’t read the last book yet). I loved it so much more than the first two, even though I have given high ratings to all of them. (One thing you’ll learn is that I’m very generous with my book ratings).

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9. Simon vs. the Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Rating: 5/5 stars

Page Count: 308

If Goodreads would let me give it 1 million stars, I would. Becky Albertalli is a new favourite author of mine, and I’m so excited for her next book, The Upside of Unrequited.

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10. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Rating: 5/5 stars

Page Count: 427

Another book where if I could, I’d give it 1 million stars. This book is one of the most unique I’ve read.

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11. With Malice by Eileen Cook

Rating: 4/5 stars

Page Count: 316

With Malice is a fast paced mystery/thriller that I enjoyed thoroughly. Though at times, I was confused and felt that there were too many cliches in this book for my liking.

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12 & 13. Stories from The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan & Maureen Johnson

Story 1: The Voicemail of Magnus Bane

Rating: 4/5 stars

Story 2: The Course of True Love (and First Dates)

Rating: 4/5 stars

I enjoyed both of these short stories, but my expectations were too high to give them 5 stars, unfortunately.

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14. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

Rating: 5/5 stars

Page Count: 384

I loved The Serpent King SO much. There was happiness and heartbreak that ha left me emotionally unstable, but I’m okay with that.

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15. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Rating: 4/5 stars

Page Count: 352

This book was amazing. The only reason I took a star off was because it took a long time for action to start.

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16. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Rating: 5/5 stars

Page Count: 358

This book was SO MAGNIFICENT. I don’t now why I waited so long to read it!

Congratulations if you made it to the end! I have sadly only read 16 books this year, but I’ve been dealing with serious health issues as most of you know this year and that’s gotten in my way and been my biggest priority. Also, before I finish up here, I just want to let you guys know that I’m having major surgery this Thursday (November 3rd) and I’ll be in the hospital for up to 10 days, so I don’t know how much I’ll post. (I don’t even know if I will post, but I’ll definitely be on Twitter! I hope you guys enjoyed this post!

-Erika ❤

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4 thoughts on “Books Read In 2016 So Far

  1. I try to be involved with books as much as possible, even if I can’t read like I used to so I don’t lose touch with how much I love to read. Things like bookstagram and booktube have kept me excited about books when I can’t read! Just thought I’d let you know that you aren’t alone in this and every achievement is a huge one when you’re sick. I hope the surgery and recovery goes well and hospital life doesn’t make you crazy. xx Maddie❤😊

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  2. Don’t ever feel bad about not reading or posting as much because of your health lovely, it’s still a huge achievement and you need to remember that. I’ve had major health problems this year as well and I’ve only read 12 books this year due to pain and brain fog and 1000 other things but I’m remembering to be proud of that even if it’s not what I used to be able to achieve.

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  3. Don’t ever feel bad about not reading or posting as much because of your health lovely, it’s still a huge achievement and you need to remember that. I’ve had major health problems this year as well and I’ve only read 12 books this year due to pain and brain fog and 1000 other things but I’m remembering to be proud of that even if it’s not what I used to be able to achieve. I try to be involved with books as much as possible, even if I can’t read like I used to so I don’t lose touch with how much I love to read. Things like bookstagram and booktube have kept me excited about books when I can’t read! Just thought I’d let you know that you aren’t alone in this and every achievement is a huge one when you’re sick. I hope the surgery and recovery goes well and hospital life doesn’t make you crazy. xx Maddie❤😊

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  4. Don’t ever feel bad for not being able to read as much or post as much, I completely understand. I’ve had serious health issues this year too and brain fog + pain has really gotten in the way of my reading (as well as about a thousand other problems). The thing that I’ve tried to do is make sure that I’m still involved in books, even if I’m not reading as much due to everything, I don’t want to lose touch with the part of me that loves books. I’ve done 12 books so far this year and I’m making myself remember how much of an achievement that is, even if I can’t read like I used to. Try to remember that as well. I hope the surgery and the recovery go well. And that hospital life doesn’t drive you too crazy. xx Maddie ❤😊

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