Mid Year Reading Rewind

Hi guys! We have 6 months left until 2017. 6 months guys! I think, quantity wise, 2016 is a great reading year. But quality wise, I find it… underwhelming. Most of the books I read doesn’t quite meet my expectations, and I’ve read some ok things about the 2016 releases.

So today I’m going to update you with all the books I’ve read, purchased, and challenges I’ve completed for the past 6 months. Let’s see how 2016 is reading-wise.


The Wrath and The Dawn. THIS BOOK IS EVERYTHING. I swear, my heart still skips a beat whenever I think about this book. The setting, the atmosphere, the romance…. It’s not perfect, but by far it’s the most amazing book I read this year.

Lorali. LOOK AT THAT COVER. And if you hold the physical copy, that scales is embedded into the cover. It’s perfect sitting on your shelf! Ahem. So aside from the beautiful cover? It has lyrical, magical story, sleepy town, cute romance, and brave-but-kind-hearted pirates.

My Heart and Other Black Holes. This is the first contemporary book that has mental illnes as its theme, that I feel really poignant for me. The writing and the way the author describes how Aysel feel really makes my heart go out for her. And I know how cliche and romanticized the plot is, but I can’t help but root for Aysel and Roman. The ending felt a bit too rushed for me though!

The Raven Boys. This is the first book from the Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater, and will always be my favorite from it. I never read anything like this book. It’s just so magical, but at the same time it feel real too. It’s like we’re suspended betweet transitional world. I don’t know what happened 80% of the time, but I really really enjoyed it. This is such a strong series starter.

All links will redirect you to my review.

BEST CONTEMPORARY: My Heart and Other Blackholes by Jasmine Warga
BEST FANTASY: The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
BEST COUPLE: Khalid and Shazi FTW
BEST FRIENDSHIP: Gansey, Adam, Ronan and Noah from The Raven Cycle series
BEST COVER: Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (review coming soon!)
BEST CLASSIC: A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
PLEASANTLY SURPRISED: Lorali by Laura Dockrill

How is 2016 to you, reading-wise?

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