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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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Sophia's Favorite Books of 2016 (So Far)


Can you believe it's almost the end of July? (I mean, I sort of can.) In the reading department, it's been an extremely interesting year – I've had far more memorable reads than last year, and the joke of the year so far is I only DNFed one book.

Well, then. I must be becoming better with my book choices.

With August around the corner, I've decided to share some of my favorite reads so far this year – even if this post is extremely late.

Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira
I'll agree with the negative reviewers on Goodreads that there isn't really much of a plot (because there isn't). But... the main character is quite literally me – an awkward little bookworm who prefers to stick her nose in a book than have a social life. Plus, said MC is absolutely adorable... and the love interest too. And despite the fact there isn't really a plot, I still enjoyed this book a lot.

Love Me Never by Sara Wolf
I don't read contemporary. Not usually. But I hold Love Me Never in a special kind of regard because I spent far too much time trying not to giggle while everyone else in the house was sleeping in the middle of the night. It's also really dark (in context and in humor).... which I somehow like and that is probably why I say I'm an evil little devil spawn.

Titans by Victoria Scott
Okay, mechanical horses and friendship is really all you need to know.

The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie
Sea monsters and pirates. The sea monster is freaking adorable (and it has an adorable name that is totally a tongue in cheek and unless you know some Mandarin Chinese, you might not get it at first until its revealed later in the book). Enough said about this gorgeous gem.

Withering Rose by Kaitlyn Davis
As I've mentioned in my short review in early June... Kaitlyn Davis's retelling series is quickly becoming one of my favorite series of all time. It's just so different that there's definitely some resemblance to the original tale, but it can definitely stand on its own.

The Rose Society by Marie Lu
This sequel to The Young Elites is dark as frick and if it gets any darker, I'm going to run away (I can only handle so much darkness as little evil spawn, after all).

The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel
Bishop will probably have to battle Will Herondale and James Carstairs to get the favorite fictional boy friend spot – well, actually...

I think he might have replaced them... because he is extremely quotable and I love quotable characters. (Oh, dear. Is this when I properly say I can hide? Welp.)

Also, I'm extremely excited this book is part of the Missouri Gateway Readers Award for the 2016-2017 school year. Too bad I graduated and can't vote, because there are some really good ones this year.

What are some of your favorite reads so far this year? Any thoughts on the books I enjoyed?

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Sophia is the owner and founder of Bookwyrming Thoughts. She also doesn't fit the Asian stereotype (maybe a little). She's a first year Communications major from the St. Louis area, though she sometimes wish she wasn't. Books, chocolate, technology, and music are among some of her favorite things. For more of her work, visit her personal website.

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