Instead of a synopsis of one book, I'm going to break down my year in reading.
In 2016, I read 37 books +; I didn't log each children's book I read in class this year.
Of those 37 books,
29 were fiction
5 were historical fiction
and only 3 were nonfiction (looks like I need to improve in this genre)
Of my 37, 11 were young adult novels
I abandoned one novel: Still Alice
My least favorite book this year, the much anticipated and most disappointing, was Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
My favorite series was The Selection by Kiera Cass, a young adult series that I usually describe as being a cross between the Hunger Games and The Bachelor.
I am currently reading Me Before You.
I have not seen the movie, and I'm not sure I will. I am enjoying the book more than I thought I would. I put off reading it because I thought it would be too sad or too mushy, but I'm finding it to be a study in human nature, and I'm liking it so far.
I've been sifting through the 105 books I have in my "to read" list on Goodreads. There are books on there I had totally forgotten about such as Wake by Lisa McMann, A Truth Worth Tellin' by Toni Teepell, and The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom.
My favorite book of the year was The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory, a historical fiction piece centered around Katherine of Aragon and her relationships with Prince Arthur, Henry VIII, and Our Lady the King's Mother.
The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Philippa Gregory does it again! I adored this book! The characters just come to life, and the one you don't like from a previous book is the one you root for in whichever book you are currently reading. Gregory has a way of doing that. She uses rich, historical details, not just events, but culture, allowing the reader to vividly picture the scenes and actions in the book. The only thing I did not like about this book is that it ended with her in court without the result, likely because it's an event in a different book, but I literally gasped at the end of this amazing novel.
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If you have suggestions about books I should read or a review you'd like to see, please let me know in the comments. Thank you for visiting, and Happy New Year!
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