My Book Year in Review


It’s that time of year to take a look back at what I have read, my likes and dislikes and to catch up with the goodreads book challenge. I have one book left to finish before I reach my goal of 25 books this year, and I’m almost done, yay!

Looking back at the books I’ve read this year, here are my favorites (in no particular order):

18007564The Martian – Andy Weir

I loved this book. I listened to this is audio and it was awesome, here is my review of the book. I also watched the movie but I don’t think it was as good as the book. Here is my movie review.


9361589The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

This is a book you would love to give as a gift. It’s fairy tale like story with magic and romance. I listened to it in audio and would recommend listening to it. Here is my review of this book.


9969571Ready Player One – Clive Ernest

I had so much fun listening to this book. I loved the 80’s references (my favorite decade in music) and I loved the imagination of how life would be when virtual reality takes the lead. Here is my review.


republicofthievesThe Republic of Thieves – Scott Lynch

Book 3 of one of my favorite series The Gentleman Bastard series. This book was not as good as the first, but much better than the second. I can’t wait for the 4th book that should come out sometime next year, I hope.


Academ's FuryAcadem’s Fury – Jim Butcher

This is book 2 of the Codex Alera series. Reading this book was a lot of fun. I enjoyed the first book too but this one was even better. I’m at book 3 now and plan to finish the whole series by next year.


518848Sabriel – Garth Nix

This was an easy, fun and interesting book. It had magic, weird creatures and a new world. It follows the journey of Sabriel, an 18 year old necromancer looking for her father in a magical world called The Old Kingdom.


MistbornMistborn – Brandon Sanderson

No matter how many times you read this book it still gets a solid 5 star rating on goodreads. Intriguing, awesome new world building and magical system. Here is my review. I reread this book earlier this year thinking I’d finish rereading the whole series before the publication of the 5th book Shadows of Self but I didn’t have the time to squeeze them in. So it’s in my plan for next year.


5Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban – J. K. Rowling

I received the Harry Potter Boxset as a gift last year and being someone who has never read the books (only watched the movies and loved them) I was pretty excited to start reading. So far I’ve only read the first 4 books and this one was my favorite.

I did enjoy other books but they didn’t make my favorite list. So what were your favorites this year?



Book Quote of the Day

“Don’t try to make life a mathematics problem with yourself in the center and everything coming out equal. When you’re good, bad things can still happen. And if you’re bad, you can still be lucky.”

Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible