I don’t like dissing on books, but I have to admit that I don’t always love every book I read. And since I did a The Top 10 Best Books I’ve Read in 2016, I thought it would be fun to do this one.
Before you go on you should know that I don’t hate any of this book. Actually I’ve read most of this author’s other books and I love them. These books were just not for me. Maybe it was the time that I read them or I don’t know. Here’s the list…
Remember to click the name of the book to see my review on them..
10. The Crown: The Selection Book 5 : by Kiera Cass
9. Magnus Chase and The gods of Asgard : The Hammer of Thor : by Rick Riordan
8. After You : Jojo Moyes
7. The Rest of Us Just Live Here : by Patrick Ness
6. Delighting in God :by A.W. Tozer Compiled and edited by James L. Snyder
5. Siren’s Song : Mary Weber
4. Sharp Objects : by Gillian Flynn
3. To all the boys I’ve loved before! : by Jenny Han
2. P. S. I Still Love You. : by Jenny Han
1. Glass Sword : by Victoria Aveyard
There were really great books this year but sadly I didn’t get to read them all. I had way to many book-slumps in 2016 and I didn’t read as much as I normally do. Hopefully I’ll read a lot more on 2017.
Anyways even though they weren’t many, there where still some pretty great books. So here are the top 10 best books I’ve read in 2016.
10.Risen: by Angela Elwell Hunt
9. Unashamed: by Christine Caine
8. The Beast Within: by Serena Valentino
7. The Comeback: by Louie Giglio
6. God’s Not Dead 2: by Travis Thrasher
5. Nerve: by Jeanne Ryan
4. How’s Your Soul?: by Judah Smith
3. Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes: by Rick Riordan
2. Me Before You: by Jojo Moyes
1. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child : by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne
If you click on the name of the book you’ll see my review of them. Those were the books I loved on 2016. Hopefully I’ll read a lot more on 2017.
It’s almost Christmas weekend, and apart from spending time with family and getting great gifts, there’s definitely time for reading. So if you haven’t decided what books to read on Christmas weekend, well here’s my list of suggestions to inspired you.
We have to start with the beginning. Where it all came from. Now, I’m not saying that I’m reading the whole bible this weekend (lol) but I think that its really important to read the original story. I recommend The Message version is one of my favorites and just read the original story of Christmas. (You can find it in Mathew, Mark, Luke, John)
A Christmas Carol
A classic because I love the classics. A Christmas Carol is the classic story you hear at Christmas time. There are like a million movie adaptations of this book. It is that great. I try to read it every year, I think its just freaking awesome.
This series has become a mayor part of my life ( I sound like such a nerd lol). I love this series and I know a lot of people love them as well. I seem to turned to these books all the time. I love them (I know I’m repeating myself lol)
A Tale of Two Cities
I feel like I’m finally gonna read this. I’m hopping actually. I’ve read the first pages like a hundred times. But I stay there, and then I go back for some reason. lol (I don’t know why).
There’s always time for FanGirl. I love this book so much. I don’t like the fanfiction that Cath writes, but her story is just super awesome. I’ve read and listened to FanGirl more than once and I always skip the fanfiction parts. But apart from that the its super awesome. The writing is perfect, the characters are super relatable and lovable. Its super.
I know that every time I make lists like this one I almost always pick the same books. But that’s how much I love them. I’ll try to vary from them next year. lol
The Book of Kringle – Legend of the North
by Derek Velez Partridge
“In a magical land on top of the world, an epic struggle between light and darkness was waged between two brothers. King Kringle ruled with a harsh hard over the elves of the North Pole, allowing no laughter, no play, and no Christmas celebration There was only one, truly kindhearted soul who could make a difference and change the course of the world. Would the elves be able to find Santa and bring joy and laughter to the land? Manusol the Elf knows the answer, for it is written in The Book of Kringle!”
I’m a self-proclaimed Christmas Freak. I love everything there is about Christmas. So every year on Christmas I go crazy. Specially with books. lol (I may be exaggerating lol) When I heard about this adorable cute book I had to have it. The book of Kringle tells a story of how Santa became Santa. Through the eyes of the elves. Is one of the cutest Christmas books ever. Perfect to read to your kids on Christmas day. And definitely a great Christmas present, or better yet, pre-Christmas present. I highly recommended. Its short and it has great beautiful pictures, and is on KindleUnlimited. So go check it out.
About the Author…
Derek Velez Partridge was first inspired to pen The Book of Kringle – Legend of the North Pole at sixteen-years-old when he wrote a poem titled “Old Man Joe.” Partridge has been a professional artist for many years, getting his start as a clay potter while living with Pablo Indians in New Mexico. He has made two feature films and is currently in preproduction of a new film called The Devil That Is, story by Edwin Torres, the New York Supreme Court Judge known for Carltio’s Way. Partridge is the father of three daughters aged 11, 14 and 16, to whom he dedicates The Book of Kringle.
The Book of Kringle – Legend of the North Pole is now available on the book’s website, as well as Amazon and iBooks.
Here’s another awesome book that you should definitely read now, during Christmas time and that is also perfect to give as a Christmas present.
by Riley Banks-Snyder with Lisa Velthouse
At age sixteen Riley learned that, because of a rare medical condition, she would never be able to have her own children. Devastating news to most young women, especially those who love children and have always dreamed of having their own family. But Riley’s response was: Kenya has given me a thousand children.
Riley’s stories of her trips to Kenya, her struggles to figure out how to best serve and care for these people she has fallen in love with, and her own unexpected health issues are funny, compelling and gripping. Readers will find that God writes surprising stories in the lives of those who follow Him. Hard to put down, Riley Unlikely will inspire you to pursue your dreams and make a difference in your own world—and around the world.
Great, fun, inspiringly-page-turner.
This book was a really good read. Riley Unlikely is the autobiography of Riley Banks-Snyder about her passion and a heartbreaking diagnosis. Riley Unlikely is about been obedient to God and seeing the impossible possible. If this book doesn’t motivate you to get up and do something for this world then you read it wrong and you should read it again. lol
Is a great book and I highly recommended.
This book was given to me by Harper Collings Christian Publishing and Zondervan in exchange of an honest review.
So, since Christmas is around the corner I’ve decided to do a couple of post dedicated to book recommendations. And so here’s my first…
The Tale of Peter Rabbit
By Beatrix Potter
Great tale about disobedience and it’s consequences.
I think this is a great Christmas present for children. My niece loves it when I read to her or just make up stories. which I do every time she asks (which is always). And I’ve notice that the books that she enjoys the most or make up tales by me are about animals. I’ve read her many things but she seems to prefer animals talking. So I figure this one is excellent. It has animals and a great lesson. That’s another thing I like about this books the lessons that it gives the children about the importance of listening to your parents and following rules.
This is an awesome Christmas present.