These are not necessarily books that have come out in the year 2016, but rather, books that I have read within the year 2016. These are the books that have made me laugh, cry, and have kept me entertained. The ones for which I will always remember this year. Continue reading
We are always making lists of the things we love. I mean, that is fine and all, but sometimes I just want to talk about the things I hate. You, know, just cause. So, here are the world books that I have had the misfortune of reading in 2016. Basically, the books that will forever haunt my memories when I look back on the year. Continue reading
It is sad but true, not all characters are equal. Some are good, some are bad. Some we meet in passing, others stay with us forever. Through this year of reading I have encountered a few characters that I will never forget, whose stories I could get lost in forever. The best characters I’ve read of in 2016. Continue reading
Every day this week I will be going through lists of my favorite, and least favorite, things this year. To start it off I am going through my favorite book covers of 2016. These are the covers that caught my eye and filled my mind with wonder, regardless of what lay inside. As we are The Book Cover Girls, we are judging this based solely on covers, whether or not we liked the book. These covers are not necessarily for books that were released in 2016, but rather, books that I read in 2016. Continue reading
A new year is here, may the reading begin!
Every year we set reading goals for ourselves determining the number of books we want to read, this year we are also trying to diversify our reading and so we have made a fun reading challenge as part of our New Years resolutions. There are no rules, nor is it required to go through each of them. This is all in fun (although there will no doubt be a bit of competition between Rosie and I), and anyone who wants can take up the challenge.
The challenge begins on January 1, 2017, and ends on December 31, 2017, at midnight. Any and every book is acceptable, and everyone is welcome to participate with us.
Let us know if you will be joining us for our 2017 challenge. We really hope that you do. The more the merrier!
(A single book can satisfy more than one challenge. Example: Wuthering Heights, is over 150 years old, as well as a classic)
A book published (at least) 150 years ago
A book published this year (2017)
A book published on the year of your birth
A book over 600 pages
A book under 200 pages
A book you should have read in school (but didn’t)
A book on the bottom of your TBR
A book you own and have not read
A book from the library
A book with a pretty cover
A book with an unappealing cover
A self-published novel
A book you started but did not finish
The second book in a series
A book that has been/or will be made into a movie
A book that has been/or will be made into a TV show
A children’s book
A banned book
A graphic novel/comic book
A nonfiction book
A book about magic
A book about aliens
A Pulitzer prize winner
A book originally published in a foreign language
A book from your childhood
A book you have already read
A book written by a person of a minority group
A book with a green cover
A book with the word “NIGHT” in the title
Have fun reading!!
Fictional Items You’d Give as Gifts
In fiction, we find some of the most interesting items to have ever been imagined. Here we find things such as magic wands and invisible planes and whatnot. Looking at these things we often become envious of the characters who own them, wishing to own them ourselves. Other times we see an item and think of the people in our world whom we would gift them to. These are the fictional items I would give as gifts (and desperately wish I could keep to myself). Continue reading