Top 10 “Worst-ish” Books I’ve Read on 2016

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

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9. Magnus Chase and The gods of Asgard : The Hammer of Thor : by Rick Riordan

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8. After You : Jojo Moyes

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7. The Rest of Us Just Live Here : by Patrick Ness

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6. Delighting in God :by A.W. Tozer Compiled and edited by James L. Snyder

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5. Siren’s Song : Mary Weber

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4. Sharp Objects : by Gillian Flynn

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3. To all the boys I’ve loved before! : by Jenny Han

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2. P. S. I Still Love You. : by Jenny Han

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1. Glass Sword : by Victoria Aveyard

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The Top 10 Best Books I’ve Read in 2016

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

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9. Unashamed: by Christine Caine

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8. The Beast Within: by Serena Valentino

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7. The Comeback: by Louie Giglio

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6. God’s Not Dead 2: by Travis Thrasher

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5. Nerve: by Jeanne Ryan

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4. How’s Your Soul?: by Judah Smith

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3. Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes: by Rick Riordan

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2. Me Before You: by Jojo Moyes

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1. Harry Potter and The Cursed Child : by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

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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.

Hogwarts TBR!!

So unless you’ve been living under a rock you know that on Tuesday 3 awesome books came out. And obviously by the title you know what I’m talking about.

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Yayyyy!

So far I’ve read Short Stories From Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies. And it’s been really awesome. 

I’m not good at reviewing JK Rowling’s writing. I love her so much. I mean she could publish her shopping list and I would brag about how awesome it is. Lol 

So, having that in mind, I have to tell you that so far those ebooks are mega awesome. (At least the one that I’ve read so far. Lol) The short stories are great and  I love finding out more things about the characters. I believe some of those stories were already publish long ago on Pottermore.com. But to be honest I prefer to read them as ebooks and not on a website. 

If you haven’t bought them yet… what are you waiting for? Run and go get them. You have to read them. I mean lets be honest anything JK Rowling writes is worth reading. 

Top 5 Books Published in 1989 that Should be on my TBR.

I’m a 90s baby. I was born in 1989. And lately I’ve been obsess about finding out what books were published in the year that I was born. I was hopping they were really interesting.

Anyways here are the top 5 most interesting books to me, published in 1989. And that should be on my tbr. (to be read)

Geek Love

Geek Love

by Katherine Dunn

(January 1st 1989)

Geek Love is the story of the Binewskis, a carny family whose mater- and paterfamilias set out–with the help of amphetamine, arsenic, and radioisotopes–to breed their own exhibit of human oddities. There’s Arturo the Aquaboy, who has flippers for limbs and a megalomaniac ambition worthy of Genghis Khan . . . Iphy and Elly, the lissome Siamese twins . . . albino hunchback Oly, and the outwardly normal Chick, whose mysterious gifts make him the family’s most precious–and dangerous–asset.

As the Binewskis take their act across the backwaters of the U.S., inspiring fanatical devotion and murderous revulsion; as its members conduct their own Machiavellian version of sibling rivalry, Geek Love throws its sulfurous light on our notions of the freakish and the normal, the beautiful and the ugly, the holy and the obscene. Family values will never be the same.

(The picture above is probably not the actual one for the edition that came out on 1989. Sorry. lol)

Dead Poets Society (Paperback Edition)

by N.H. Kleinbaum

(A paperback edition of this was published in July 1st 1989)

Todd Anderson and his friends at Welton Academy can hardly believe how different life is since their new English professor, the flamboyant John Keating, has challenged them to “make your lives extraordinary! Inspired by Keating, the boys resurrect the Dead Poets Society–a secret club where, free from the constraints and expectations of school and parents, they let their passions run wild. As Keating turns the boys on to the great words of Byron, Shelley, and Keats, they discover not only the beauty of language, but the importance of making each moment count.

But the Dead Poets pledges soon realize that their newfound freedom can have tragic consequences. Can the club and the individuality it inspires survive the pressure from authorities determined to destroy their dreams?

Number the Stars by [Lowry, Lois]

Number the Stars

by Lois Lowry

(A hardcover edition of this book was publish in April 24th 1989)

As the German troops begin their campaign to “relocate” all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family.

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.

Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal.

The Hobbit: A Graphic Novel (1 of 3)

by J.R.R. Tolkien

(A paperback edition was published in September 1989)

Book one of three. For the first time this Tolkien’s fantasy is adapted into a fully painted graphic novel by Charles Dixon and David Wenzel.

The Dark Half

by Stephen King

(A hardcover edition was published on January 1, 1989)

The Dark Half is a horror novel by Stephen King, published in 1989. Publishers Weekly listed The Dark Half as the second best-selling book of 1989 behind Tom Clancy’s Clear and Present Danger. The novel was adapted into a feature film of the same name in 1993. Stephen King wrote several books under a pseudonym, Richard Bachman, during the 1970s and 1980s. Most of the Bachman novels were darker and more cynical in nature, featuring a far more visceral sense of horror than the psychological, Gothic style common to many of King’s most famous works. When King was identified as Bachman, he wrote The Dark Half – about an author with a sinister parasitic twin – in response to his outing.

This was a really hard list to make. There weren’t many interested books published that year, at least to me.

The descriptions of each book are from Amazon.com and GoodReads.com

Top 10 Books I Only Bought For Their Covers

The saying goes, “Never Judge a Book By It’s Cover” But sadly we do it all the time. (I’m talking about actual books)

I have to admit that I almost never read the summary or book description of a book. (I know, I’m a daredevil lol) This especially goes if it’s from a series of books that I love. Like for example Harry Potter. When the Cursed Child was about to come out, I didn’t want to read absolutely anything about it.

When I want to know about a book I read the reviews. But almost never the description. (I have my exceptions) But sometimes there’s no time to find a review, specially if you’re in a book store. In those moments I go with the cover. If the book cover calls to me. Well, that baby is going home with me. But sadly when I buy like that(which happens a lot) I sometimes don’t even read them. I know. Shame on me.

Well, here are The top 10 books I only bought for their covers and haven’t read.

I have no idea what the following books are about. But here they are:

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Poison: by Bridget Zinn

Absolutely no idea but the cover looks super cool. Kind of looks like Wonderland. I don’t know.

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Saturday Night Widows: by Becky Aikman

This book only cost me $1.00, and since the cover is cute I bought it. But I have no idea. The cover doesn’t say much.

Abraham Lincoln                        Thomas Jefferson

by George McGovern                      by Joyce Appleby

Okay, I love history books, so I figure that I would love these 2. But yeah, they are still way down on my tbr list. Someday I’ll get to them.

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Ripper: by Stefan Petrucha

I don’t know. But the cover looks cool.

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The Wind Through the Keyhole: Stephen King

Okay, I have to confess that although I have many Stephen King novels. I haven’t finish any of them. This one was the first one that I bought of him. And I haven’t even opened it. lol

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Anna Karenina: by Leo Tolstoy

I love classics, so I have many of them but I haven’t read any of them except for the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Cause Arthur Conan Doyle is freaking awesome.

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Hidden Like Anne Frank: by Marcel Prins & Peter Henk Steenhuis

I don’t know.

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Pippi Longstocking: by Astrid Lindgren

I used to see this show on tv when I was little so I figure I would read it really fast. Plus it’s a really small book. But no. I bought it like 4 years ago, and its still really low on the tbr list. lol

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Monsieur: by Lawrence Durrell

No idea. I only bought it cause it reminded me of The Munster’s TV series. (I don’t know) lol

I know I’ve done this a lot and there are more that should be in this list and aren’t but these were the ones that are in the lower places of my tbr list. lol

 

September Maybe TBR

I’m not much of a TBR-maker cause I never finish them, but I’m really optimistic about it. And maybe I’ll actually finish it this time.

So here are my September tbr.

Priceless

      by Joel and Luke Smallbone of For King and Country with Nancy Rue

Priceless: She's Worth Fighting For

Ben-Hur

by Carol Wallace

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

Breaking Busy

by Alli Worthington

Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace and Purpose in a World of Crazy

Live Love Lead

by Brian Houston

Live Love Lead: Your Best Is Yet to Come!

I’m going to be reading this books in the hopes that they will help me in this season of my life. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Great Year For Potterheads!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

         by JK Rowling  (yayyyy) lol

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Right now Harry Potter fans are screaming everywhere because they finally have this awesomeness in their hands!!!!!

I just got this book at an event at The Bookmark. That’s a bookstore in Puerto Rico. So I’ll show you pics and tell you about it later.

Book description:

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne, is the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. It will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 2016

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.

-From GoodReads.com