Friday, December 30, 2016

Top 10 Books I'm Looking Forward to in 2017

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Best Book Boyfriends of 2016

This is usually my favorite post to put together for this event. But this year I didn't really have a lot of book boyfriends. I didn't read that many shippy books. Maybe it's because of the death of the love triangle in YA? Not that I'm complaining. Anyway, here is my list for 2016!*

1 Rhysand (A Court of Mist & Fury by Sarah J. Maas)
I had a soft spot for Rhysand in The Court of Thorns and Roses and in this novel I became fully convinced he was the perfect book boyfriend for Feyre.

2 Jin (A Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton)
With Jin there was a lot to like but what I liked most was that he let Amani shine. They were both fighters and it was great to watch them fight together.

3 Cedric (The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead)
Throughout the course of this novel you really got to see what Cedric and Adelaide go through to be together. It was totally swoony and I can't wait to read the rest of this series.

4 Scorpius (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling)
Controversial choice, I know. But I'm taking book boyfriend loosely and in the end Scorpius is an amazing friend to Albus Severus...even when he doesn't deserve it. Also I totally think there was a hinted at relationship here, even if it wasn't mutual.

5 Death (Arcana Rising by Kresley Cole)
This image kind of reminds me of Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But, it doesn't change the fact that Death is my ship in The Arcana Chronicles Series! I can't wait until the finale next year. Hopefully by then Evie will have made up her mind and chosen Death.

6 Kaz Brekker (Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo)
I just love Kaz's snarky dialogue. I may even like him more than Strumhound and that's saying something!

7 Arin (The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski)
Can we pause talk about how I didn't think Kestrel and Arin would make their relationship work? I was prepared for SO MANY TEARS but The Winner's Kiss definitely delivered with that title and this series ended happily.

8 Midnight (Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke)
Okay, so he's not the best book boyfriend. But I do think he genuinely cared about both Wink and Poppy. Even if he was slightly horrible. At least they were all horrible to eachother.

9 Riden (Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller)**
Ignore the fact that this is from a video game and instead focus on sexy pirates. But please, for the love of god, don't google sexy male pirates. It's not what you're looking for. You don't want that. I didn't want that. But, back to Riden, this book comes out in 2017 and he is a book boyfriend to look forward to. ALL THE WITTY BANTER.

10 Ronan Lynch/Richard Campell Gansey III/Adam/Maybe Noah (The Raven King by Maggie Steifvater)
Yes, all of the Raven Boys. Because, like Blue, I am a little in love with all of them.

*None of these images are mine. Where possible I have linked to the original source. If one of these images is yours and I have not linked I'd be happy to do so.

** This is a 2017 release but to be honest I was a little short of book boyfriends this year so he mad the cut. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Best Graphic Novels I Read in 2016

Not all of these titles were published in 2016 but these were the best graphic novels I read over the course of the year.

1 Pride & Prejudice by Stacy King & Po Tse
2 Three Shadows by Cyril Pedrosa & Edward Guavin
3 Death: The Deluxe Edition by Neil Gaiman & Chris Bachalo

4 Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda
5 American Vampire by Stephen King & Scott Snyder

6 In the Shadows by Kiersten White & Jim Di Bartolo*
7 Prodigy by Marie Lu & Leigh Drangoon
8 Johnny Cash by Reinhard Kleist

9 Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
10 Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

*I know I'm stretching it with this one but I liked this novel and Jim's art is amazing so I'm including it anyway.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Best YA Book Covers of 2016

Welcome to day 2 of the top 10 of 2016! Today I'm sharing my favorite covers of 2016. I really love the folk art style that some covers have been using. Hopefully they continue that trend in 2017.

1 The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
2 Scythe by Neal Schusterman
3 Wink Poppy Midnight by April Genevieve Tucholke

4 This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
5 Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

6 The Killing Jar by Jennifer Bosworth
7 Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
8 A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray

9 Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan
10 Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Monday, December 26, 2016

Best Books I've Read in 2016

Top 10 of 2016 is one of my favorite events every year! It streches 5 days and lets me showcase some of my favorite books of the year. Today I'm going through my best reads of 2016. To be honest, I didn't read as many books this years as I usually do. I only rated 6 books as "5 Star reads". 2016 has basically been one big reading slump for me. But, these books were still all very good and worth adding to your TBR!

1 A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
2 Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
3 Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

4 Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin
5 The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

6 The Winners Kiss by Marie Rutkoski
7 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
8 The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

9 A Curious Tale of the In-Between by Lauren DeStefano
10 Black Flowers, White Lies by Yvonne Ventrensa