Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Books I Read In 2016 & My 2017 TBR List

Books I read in 2016 & what's on my 2017 TBR list

| Books I Read In 2016 & What's On My 2017 TBR List! /


I've always loved reading, as I child I'd often swap my toys for a book and devour the whole thing in a few short hours. However, we now live in a digital world where we're all slaves to the internet and with this huge distraction in our lives, it can be difficult to pick up a book. This year, I'd like to focus on being more present. Cutting back on Netflix and my time online is a great way to achieve this and I'll have more time to enjoy one of my favourite hobbies - reading - which is far more enriching than any TV series {sorry Gossip Girl! I still love you though!} There's definitely a bit of a fangirl {#TeamLogan} within me but instead of falling in love with characters in TV shows, I'm going to fall in love with book characters in 2017. 

Reading has always been a huge part of my life and something I always say I'm going to do but never actually do is to incorporate books into my blog a bit more. I love reading just as much as I love fashion and beauty, and as my reading goal has been amped up a notch this year I thought it was about time I started to write regular reading roundups. To kick off the first reading roundup of 2017 I've decided to do a run through of the books I read last year as well as the books I want to read in 2017....


Books I Read In 2016:


1. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro // My Rating: 4/5 stars 

2. When We Collided by Emery Lord // My Rating: 4/5 Stars
I decided to give this book 4 stars instead of 3 because I thought the author dealt with bipolar very well but the romance aspect of the novel wasn't great.

3. Me Before You (Me Before You #1) by Jojo Moyes // My Rating: 5/5 Stars
This book broke me!!

4. Me After You (Me Before You #2) by Jojo Moyes // My Rating: 4/5 Stars

5. The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson // My Rating: 4/5 stars

6. Girl Online On Tour (Girl Online #2) by Zoe Sugg // My Rating: 3/5 stars

7. Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven // My Rating: 5/5 Stars
I'm obsessed with Niven! I don't think she could ever write a bad book!

8. Flawed (Flawed #1) by Cecelia Ahern // My Rating: 5/5 Stars
I loved this book! I fell in love with the characters and the world! I wasn't expecting much from it but fair play to Cecelia Ahern because it was amazing! 

9. Pippa: Simple Tips To Live Beautifully // My Rating: 3/5 Stars
It was a good coffee table read if you're into fashion and beauty but I've read others that are much better.

10. Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard // My Rating: 5/5 Stars 

11. Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard // My Rating: 4/5 Stars
I knocked a star off for this one as there were times when it was a little bit slow but I'm still in love with the characters, the world and Aveyard's writing style!

Books I read in 2016 & my 2017 TBR list

My 2017 TBR List:

I mentioned in my 2017 blog & personal goals blog post that I'm aiming to read 35 books this year. I'm just about to finish my third book of the year thus far so I'm off to a good start - Yay! I thought I would rate the books I've read so far as well as sharing a few others that I want to read throughout the year. I don't have a list of 35 yet so if you have any recommendations that I could add to my list then let me know!

1. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll // My Rating: 2/5 Stars

2. Girl Online: Going Solo (Girl Online #3) by Zoe Sugg // 1/5 Stars
I was looking forward to reading this as the storyline and the writing improved in the previous book but I was thoroughly disappointed in the lack of imagination and the poor writing!

3. A Court Of Thorns & Roses (ACOTAR #1) by Sarah J. Maas // My Rating: 5/5 Stars
I'm almost finished this so I may as well rate it because it would take something very drastic for me to knock off a star. Even if the ending is anti-climatic or it doesn't pan out the way I hope I still loved everything about this book! Now here's hoping for a good ending - I'll find out today!

4. A Court Of Mist & Fury (ACOTAR #2) by Sarah J. Maas

5. A Court Of Wings & Ruin (ACOTAR #3) by Sarah J. Maas

6. King's Cage (Red Queen #3) by Victoria Aveyard 

7. Perfect (Flawed #2) by Cecelia Ahern

8. The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer

9. The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

10. The Thousandth Floor (Book #1) by Katharine McGee

11. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

12. Into The Water by Paula Hawkins 
Yesss!! She's back! So excited for this release!!

13. Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu

14. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

15. Carve The Mark by Veronica Roth
I really hope this is as good as Divergent!

16. Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas


You can add me on Goodreads to follow my 2017 reading journey!


What was your favourite read in 2016?

And what do you want to read this year?

Love,
Cliona xx


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  1. I absolutely loved Me Before You. It wrecked me so bad! :-( The movie didn't give the book justice. It was such an inspirational read.

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