December 29, 2016

I was so proud of myself. I set a goal to read 25 books at the beginning of the year, and I was doing so well. I read 4 books in one month, and an entire 6 book series in less than a week. Then school started, and I started slacking. It took me one month, ONE MONTH TO READ ONE BOOK.

What the hell Kathlyn?!

It's sad to say, I didn't reach my reading goal. I'm calling it right now. I'm 2 books away, and there's nothing in me that's going to push me to get it done. I'll try again next year.

But on a bright note, out of the 22 books I did read this year, I fell in love with a lot of them. This post is dedicated to the books that kept me up on a school night. The books that made me feel emotions that I didn't want to feel, but did regardless. And the books that remind me why I love to read.

Here are my favorite books of 2016!

The Artists Trilogy // Karina Halle

- this trilogy was so new to me. this was the first new adult/lowkey erotic series i've ever read, and i loved every second of it. the characters, the actions scenes, the romance, everything about it was amazing. i was a big fan of the switch in point of views and verb tenses. i got attached to the main characters (yes, even javier), and was thrilled to be a part of their journey as individuals and a team. this series is a must read from me.

The Wrath and the Dawn // Renee Ahdieh

- the one thing that struck me about this book was the writing. so exquisite and poetic. the romance steaming from this book was so alive and beautiful. every character in the castle was a favorite of mine. shazi and khalid. the way they spoke to and about each other made my heart pound so fast. there's so many quotes in this book that i consider a favorite.

Girl Code // Cara Alwill Leyba 

- girl code was one of the few self help books that i read this year, and i'm so happy that i got to. girl code was exactly what i needed to read at the time that i read it. it helped me open my eyes and believe that i can have what i want. it was a quick and simple read, but was very interactive with all the little exercises. i loved it.

Bloodlines // Richelle Mead

- bloodlines was the first book in the series, and it was by far my favorite. the plot line and sub plot lines blended perfectly together. after one thing was resolved, another problem occurred. i enjoyed this book, and the rest of the series so much this year.

The Young Elites // Marie Lu 

- so fucking good. this book is the reason why i love fantasy. why i love magic. it adds so much depth to the characters and the plot line. everyone's powers has a deeper meaning, and are symbolic for who they are. there's not a lot of books out there that focus on the story of a anti hero, so i was excited to read this. marie lu did an amazing job with adelina, the main character. you really don't know if you love her or hate her, but that's why this book is so good. it pulls you in so many different directions.

What were some of your favorite books of  2016?

Until next time, 


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