Is anyone else a little sick of listening to the same answers on this blog? I don’t blame you if you are, because i’m a little sick of reading over my own opinions. Today we’re spicing things up a little and getting another fantastic guest blogger involved! One of my good pals Gemma (at Gems Curiosity Blog) has taken over today’s post to give us all her top 5 books of 2016.
Hello, people of the internet! My name’s Gemma and I’ve hacked into this blog (not really) to give you my top 5 books i’ve read in 2016. This year, I’ve read so many great books, but there’s five in particular I absolutely adore. Here are my favourite books from 2016!
Nod by Adrian Barnes
What I love most about this book is the concept: the idea of an apocalypse caused by sleep deprivation-induced psychosis is something I’ve never read before. I didn’t know where it was going and it keep my attention throughout. The characters felt real to me and I cared about what happened to them.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
I’ve always loved fairy tales and, to me, Uprooted feels like a traditional fairy tale, but is a new take on them as well. The protagonist, Agnieszka, is a wonderful character to root for; I feel like one of the best feature about this book is her character development. The world Naomi Novik creates is complex, but easy to understand; it feels like a real place. It’s definitely a magical book!
The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
This is the perfect little read. I’m not going to lie: I read this in one day. I couldn’t put it down! Everything about the look of this book is beautiful. The cover and pages add to the story’s magic and adventure. At first, I thought I had an idea where it was going, but it threw in a few surprises that kept me guessing.
Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
I’ve read this book six months ago and I still remember it like I’ve just finished it. The writing is very clever with revealing information and switching time periods between present-day Maud and younger Maud. I love Maud as a main character and her past is very tragic. I was hoping that Maud would solve the mystery despite her damages mind.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I can only describe this book as magical! When it describes the circus, I feel how magical it is – it feels like I’m actually there, experiencing it with the characters! I couldn’t predict where the story was going to go and, even after reading this book seven months ago, I can remember the characters. It’s fair to say that I’m definitely a rêveur.
Honestly, if I ever had the time to reread books (I don’t have a lot though; my TBR pile needs maintaining), I would no doubt reread all five of these books.
I look forward to reading more in 2017!