Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
Hi there! I’m trying this for the first time and this week’s topic is Top Ten Best Books Of 2016. The following are in no specific order:
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
I finished this not so long ago and, although it took me about 50 pages to really grab me and understand what was going on, I liked it soooo much! I loved this world and the types of clairvoyance it introduces us, this were all new elements of fantasy to me and I found it very unique. I’m sad I don’t have the next one so I could start it right away, but I got a Kobo for Christmas and the first thing I bought was On The Merits of Unnaturalness (which I already had a fun time reading!) and The Pale Dreamer (which I can’t wait to read!) also by Samantha Shannon.
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Oh boy… This book is quite something! I don’t believe I read 1984 last year and took forever to get my hands on this one, even though my friends higly recommended it to me. Although it’s very short, it contains a very strong message and I also found it quite “relatable” in some way, because sometimes I was just like “THIS IS SO TRUE”.
Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
I love sci-fi but I guess I wasn’t a true fan until I finally read a space opera 😂 It was an easy read, fast paced and fun. I did not expect to keep thinking about it since I read it back in October because I’ve been told that, although this is a series, you can read this first book as a stand alone, but oh god no, I really need to get the next one!
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
This was the birthday gift from my best friend and it was the beeeest. I’m not the fastest reader (I usually take one and a half week to read a book), but I read this in 3 days! It was light, fun and super cute, exactly what I needed in the moment. I’m not sure about other Rainbow Rowell’s books, because I’ve been getting my eye on some mixed reviews, but I’m really curious about Kindred Spirits.
The Mistborn Trilogy (The Final Empire, The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages) by Brandon Sanderson
The Mistborn Trilogy took over my whole world. No, but really. For a month and a half during this summer, I was stuck in Luthadel with Kelsier’s crew and I did not want to leave. This was so amazing. I found about it through booktube (PeruseProject and Connor O’Brien) and I had a feeling I was gonna like it, but I never thought I WOULD LIKE IT SO MUCH! It’s fantasy and it’s dark and it’s epic and it has thieves that mess around with metals that give them special habilities and they wanna fix what’s wrong and gain something while doing that. I think I didn’t really ever had an “auto-buy author”, but I surely have one now.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I’ve been wanting to read a Jane Austen book for quite some time, but always found another classic to read instead. This summer I finally read it and I liked it so much more than I thought I would! It was very entertaining and I could hardy put it down. Aaaand I finally get all the Mr. Darcy references!
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
I usually don’t read historical fiction, but once again, influenced by booktube, I decided it was something I should read more. My tastes have been changing a bit and I thought this could be something I was now into. Fantasy and sci-fi are still my favorite genres, but this book did me a solid and I really want to read more historical ficition. It was a story wonderfully told, but was also a painful one, my inner self needs more awareness that books like this can give.
Timeline by Michael Crichton
Since I started watching Doctor Who in 2014 (💙) I became a fan of time travel and because of that is obvious I also wanted to read about time travel. My mom had this book for some years and one day I found it in her shelves, but I wasn’t sure I would like it and because it has about 500 pages it took me some time to finally pick it up. But I eventually did, in the beginning of the year, and I’m just sad I had an exam in a few days when I decided to started the book! It was amazing, I really liked Crichton’s writestyle (but let’s not forget I read a translated edition) and the story really grabed me! I can’t wait to read Jurassic Park, I’m very curious about that one.
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
Yes, I found booktube this year and it may have influenced my reading choices. And still because I wanted to read more time travel books I saw an opportunity and decided to read this. Although is a diferent kind of time travel, I really liked it! Maybe it was because it was so diferent that I liked it so much. It was diferent, but made sense.
The Name of The Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Sooooo… I’m still reading this, but I can assure you, it already won a place in this top 10 best books of 2016 because IT’S AMAZING. It’s one of those books that when you stop reading you’re like “how the hell did I already read 50 pages?!?!?”. Time does not exist for me while I’m reading this book, only Kvothe’s story does.