Well I am aware that it is no longer New Year’s day so this post is a bit late, but I’ll blame it on taking the picture. It is a book heart if you can’t tell and although it’s probably the worst ever made, it’s our first so we’re proud of it. 2016 has been a great year of reading for both of us, with the releases of so many anticipated books and the discovery of many new series and genres. Some of our favourite books/series of the year were:
The Chaos Walking series, by Patrick Ness. I think with this one you either love it or can’t stand it, but we both loved it! The main character has a unique voice and the plot is shocking and heartbreaking as it focusses on the characters’ moral conflicts as they live in a society where men’s thoughts can be heard aloud.
The Medoran Chronicles, by Lynette Noni. We didn’t realise how much we needed these books until we read them, and now we can’t wait for the next one. If you love Harry Potter or The Narnia Chronicles you should definitely give these a try, as they were amazing! See “Raelia” review
A Study in Charlotte, by Brittany Cavallaro. This was a brilliant contemporary spinoff of Sherlock Holmes and the next one comes out in February this year! See review
The Lunar Chronicles, by Marissa Meyer. Stars above, these are amazing dystopian fairytale retellings and you HAVE to give them a try. Even if the first book isn’t the most interesting (which is what some people think,) keep going and you’ll be hooked. See “Cinder” review
The Throne of Glass series, by Sarah J. Maas. These books have everything- strong female protagonist, thrilling plot, romance, magic, you name it! The fifth book, Empire of Storms came out this year and the next is expected to release in September so there’s time to start preparing by re-reading the series (and ordering 20 million boxes of tissues).
A Game of Thrones, by George R. R. Martin. This high fantasy novel is the first in the famous A Song of Ice and Fire and lived up to the reviews. The world created is so detailed and clever that you can’t help but be pulled in. We recommend it to mature age readers of fantasy.
The Matilda Saga, by Jackie French. These historical fiction novels are a must for any Australian readers as they use memorable characters overcoming hardship to explore what it really means to love one’s country.
What were your favourite books/ book series’ of 2016?