Now that I've shown you guys all the wonderful books and authors I discovered this year, let's see how 2016 was for me, reading-wise in general, because you guys obviously need to hear about all the wonderful stuff this year meant for me, even though it was an equally shitty year as well.
Anyhoo, in today's post, I'll just be highlighting everything reading-wise I did that stands out from my normal routine, or things that just are worth mentioning. I won't be looking at all the books I read of course-you can check them out here, if interested. Without further ado, let's begin!
This year, I made it a point to read books with interesting themes, though I couldn't really read as many as I would have liked to. Below are the best of the books I read that all deal with important subjects:
Diverse books were given prominence too, and apart from the diverse ones mentioned above, I read quite a few other diverse books. However, I really felt like I need to up my game when it comes to these books and this lead me to a very impulsive decision: to join #DiversityDecBingo! When I say impulsive, I mean very impulsive- so much that I didn't even pause to think how busy this month would be! I'm kinda not really doing great at this challenge right now, but I hope to somehow reach my target! You can join too- it's still not too late!
This year also saw the entry of Sophie Kinsella and Cecelia Ahern, two of my mostest favorite authors, into YA, and they both totally scored, imo. Though I was initially quite wary, I ended up loving both their books and I can't wait to see what else they come up with!
This year also saw the return of Suze in The Mediator, and while it didn't quite hit the bullseye, it was good to see where things went between her and Jesse (I also read this series for the first time this year, thanks to Vera!).
We also saw what was touted to be the eighth story in the Harry Potter series- something I was equal parts apprehensive and excited about. I ended up loving it, but no way will I ever think of it as the eighth Harry Potter story...Just no, please.
Oh, and we also had Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them this year, but I'm strangely extremely uninterested in it, and it may or may not have something to do with Johnny Depp's casting in it.
No wrap up post about this year would be complete without me mentioning The Spinster Club series by Holly Bourne. I absolutely loved these books to bits, and it helped me rediscover the feminist in me. If you haven't read this yet, I urge you to- you won't be disappointed!
Well, so that was a quick look at what stood out, reading-wise, for me this year! Have you read any of these books? Or are you interested in any of these? Let's talk- comment away!