Saturday, December 31, 2016

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

I'd like to say 2016 was a great year, but was it really? In terms of reality - no. In terms of books, 2016 was great. I read so many interesting (and not-so-interesting) books this year, and I wanted to put it into visuals for everyone. I did this last year, but seeing Cait's post made me remember to do it again!

Books by Rating

From this chart, I can tell that I am quite generous in rating. I don't use stars on my blog, but I do on Goodreads. Should I switch to stars? Maybe I will, but in 2017.

Books by Genre

Top 10 Books of 2016

This year has been a good year, like I said already. So here are my 10 favourites - but in no particular order!
  1. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  2. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
  3. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
  4. Half Lost by Sally Green
  5. The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
  6. Rebel of the Sands by Alywn Hamilton
  7. Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  8. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  9. The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
  10. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
All these books were amazing! Have you read any of these ones? All of them? What do you think about them?

Top 4 Disappointments of 2016

Of course, not all books will be good, and here are some of the books I've read this year that have been either a) a pain or b) boring or c) crushed my hopes or d) all of the above. Let's go!
  1. Silas Marner by George Eliot
  2. Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Bradley P. Beaulieu
  3. Doll Bones by Holly Black
  4. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (because I expected so much more from her!)

Most Anticipated Books of 2017

Moving on to the happy category! 2017 - new books, new series, sequels, all that good stuff. So, which great books are coming our way?
  1. A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas
  2. King's Cage (Red Queen #3) by Victoria Aveyard
  3. Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) by Cassandra Clare
  4. A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3) by V.E. Schwab
  5. Caravel (Caravel #1) by Stephanie Garber
  6. The Dark Prophecy (Trials of Apollo #2) by Rick Riordan
And that's all for today! I hope you all enjoy yourselves today and get ready for 2017! Enjoy the last of 2016 :)


  1. Cloe I love the pie charts! Hahah thats so creative! :D
    And don’t worry you’re not the only generous one when it comes to rating ^^ Since I changed the email under which I have my blog, I have only given one 3-star, otherwise they’re all 4’s and 5’s!

    1. Haha yeah! I can never bring myself to rate a book too low... nothing below 3! (as of yet)

  2. Haha I've been thinking the same thing with my ratings! I rate pretty much everything 3,4, or 5 stars and I feel like I'm just being too nice. Or maybe it's because I only read books that I know I'll like... I don't know. I'm so excited for ACOWAR as well!! ACOMAF was just amazing and that ending killed me! I hope you have a wonderful 2017!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. Thanks! Same, maybe it is just because we're choosing books we're sure we'll enjoy to some extent, haha :)

  3. ACOMAF is definitely on everyone's list this year :D Carry On was also my most dissapointing book, I just expect so much! Happy new year Cloe!

    1. Nothing beats ACOMAF, haha. Also, happy new year Tasya!


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