2016’s Midway Reading Recap

It is July 1st (happy Canada Day fellow Canadians!), which means we are officially halfway through 2016. Moment to digest that, please. Honestly, how does time go by so fast!?

As such, I thought I’d let you know what I’ve read so far this year. For the past few years, I haven’t been reading nearly as much as I would have liked. I felt like I was in a permanent stump. But after starting A Song of Ice and Fire, I fell back in love with reading and have not been able to stop! So, without further ado, here are my 2016 books so far!

1) A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin

Genre: Fantasy

Book 5 in A Song of Ice and Fire

Rating: 5/5 Stars

2) Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen Degeneres

Genre: Humour

Rating: 4/4 Stars

3) Stardust by Neil Gaiman

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 4/5 Stars

4) hello life! by Marcus Butler

Genre: Autobiography

Rating: 5/5 Stars

5) A Curse Dark As Gold by Elizabeth C. Bunce

Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult

Rating: 3/5 Stars

6) Wisdom’s Kiss by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult

Rating: 4/5 Stars

7) Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Genre: Young Adult

Rating: 5/5 Stars

8) The Magician’s Nephew by C.S Lewis

Genre: Fantasy/Children’s

Book 1 in The Chronicles of Narnia

Rating: 3/5 Stars

9) The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis

Genre: Fantasy/Children’s

Book 2 in The Chronicles of Narnia

Rating: 5/5 Stars

10) The Horse and His Boy by C.S Lewis

Genre: Fantasy/Children’s

Book 3 in The Chronicles of Narnia

Rating: 4/5 Stars

11) Prince Caspian by C.S Lewis

Genre: Fantasy/Children’s

Book 4 in The Chronicles of Narnia

Rating: 5/5 Stars

12) The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S Lewis

Genre: Fantasy/Children’s

Book 5 in The Chronicles of Narnia

Rating: 5/5 Stars

13) The Silver Chair by C.S Lewis

Genre: Fantasy/Children’s

Book 6 in The Chronicles of Narnia

Rating: 5/5 Stars

14) The Last Battle by C.S Lewis

Genre: Fantasy/Children’s

Book 7 in The Chronicles of Narnia

Rating: 5/5 Stars

15) Room by Emma Donoghue

Genre: Contemporary

Rating: 5/5 Stars

16) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Genre: Classics/Romance

Rating: 5/5 Stars

17) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen, Seth Grahame-Smith

Genre: Horror/Humour

Rating: 3/5 Stars

18) The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight

Genre: Self Help/Humour

Rating: 5/5 Stars

19) Mystic City by Theo Lawrence

Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy

Book 1 in Mystic City

Rating: 3/5 Stars

20) Toxic Heart by Theo Lawrence

Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy

Book 2 in Mystic City

Rating: 4/5 Stars

21) The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Genre: Young Adult

Rating: 5/5 Stars

22) First Love by James Patterson, Emily Raymond, Sasha Illingworth (Photographs)

Genre: Romance

Rating: 5/5 Stars

23) The Library At Mount Char by Scott Hawkins

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 5/5 Stars

24) Paper Towns by John Green

Genre: Young Adult

Rating: 3/5 Stars

25) Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green

Genre: Young Adult

Rating: 5/5 Stars

26) The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 3/5 Stars

27) The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

Genre: Young Adult

Book 1 in The Murder Complex

Rating: 3/5 Stars

28) Haven by Katherine Bogle

Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult

Book 1 in Chronicles of Warshard

Rating: 4/5 Stars (Review Coming Soon!!)

So there you have it! With a total of 28 books read, it’s not been a bad first half! Many of the books had been on my shelf for quite some time, and were simply books I was finally getting to. I’m definitely branching out in my genres, and I’ve found some really amazing stories in the process! My best example of that is without question, Room. This is a book that I would never read, a genre that I would never read. But I decided to try it on a whim, and it’s hands down one of the best books I’ve ever read. People always say that you can’t judge a book by it’s cover, but the same goes for genre. You never know what you might find.

What books have you read so far? Found any favourites? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading!

Sincerely, Fiction’s Mistress

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