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charlie’s list of 2016 book recs

here are some of the fave books i’ve read in 2016 

  • aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe by benjamin alire sáenz - this book destroyed every inch of me and then rebuilt me into something better. it’s beautiful, a story of sexuality and culture and self wrapped into the narrative of aristotle mendoza, a mexican teenager who just wants answers for a lot of things in his life. (also the audiobook is narrated by lin-manuel miranda)
  • six of crows and crooked kingdom by leigh bardugo - this is a completed duology that will have you mad there isn’t gonna be a 10 book series about these characters. prepare yourself for the 6 new children you’re gonna adopt by reading these. it’s a mid-fantasy series set in a fantastical world and all our protagonists are criminals but like, with hearts mostly of gold. 
  • the serpent king by jeff zentner - this book will stick with you after reading it. it’s a boy stuck in a town and a situation that he’s accepted he’ll never get out of as he sees his only friends preparing for a life outside of it and the realities of life that come with it. it has an ultimately postitive ending, but don’t go in expecting a hallmark rise to happiness
  • simon vs the homosapiens agenda by becky albertalli - imagine the fluffiest but cutest but not like cavity-enducing sweet ya book you ever read - this is that book but with a gay lead character. it literally made me smile throughout reading the entire thing and it’s just so cute 
  • if i was your girl by meredith russo - this book got a lot of attention because it was a popular ya novel that was about a trans woman written by a trans woman and honestly, it was just so good i read it in one sitting
  • the lunar chronicles (cinder, scarlett, cress and winter) by marissa meyer  - these books are…so damn good. they’re long and the series is complete but they’re so good. expect to adopt 8 new children. it’s a mix of a high tech/high fantasy ya epic adventure that’s kind of loosely based on fairytales for each lead female character.
  • dumplin’ by julie murphy - i have some…issues with this book as a whole, the climax was kind of lost on me and some of the comments the character make are a little iffy - but it’s one of the first ya novels i’ve read memorably with such a nice narrative that includes body positivity 
  • everything everything by nicola yoon - this book is a nice quick read with a wonderful lead and a good story, it gets a little predictable but if you’re looking for a fun way to kill a couple hours, this is it 
  • eligible by curtis sittenfeld - pride and prejudice but set in cincinnati ohio, liz(zie) bennet is a 40 something who goes home to visit and meets (dr.) darcy - it’s a nice twist on the original story, darcy eats religiously at skyline chili and they have hate sex, i lived for this 
  • before i fall by luaren oliver - this is an oldie but a goodie. the movie is coming out in march, go emotionally hurt yourself with this one 
  • the woman in cabin 10 by ruth ware - if you like gone girl and the girl on the train, this book is it’s half-cousin separated by marriage. it’s a decent thriller though so i thought i’d give it a shout out 
  • rebel belle by rachel hawkins - this book by itself is super cute, very typcial supernatural romance-y ya novel, a nice hate-to-love romance, but the rest of the series kind of falls off, but the first book was fun af

and in total i read like 71 books this year and these are just some of them. a few that i really enjoyed i don’t feel comfortable publicly recommending due to their content and possible warnings and such, but here are some carryalls that i really enjoyed and i hope ya’ll enjoy and let’s talk about them if you ever feel like 


October reads: (left) spooky/thriller reads and (right) anticipated reads, although not spooky and not the spooky thriller kind, but definitely thrilling!

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Today, we’re going to talk about the list of books I’m planning on reading eventually or more famously, by “To Be Read List.” This is something I decided to talk about after I shared  embarrassing photo (pictured below) the other day and found more than a few people felt they could relate.  

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Wall Street Journal’s Best-Selling Books Week Ended July 31

Hardcover Fiction 

  1. “Truly Madly Guilty” by Liane Moriarty (Flatiron Books)
  2. “Gravity Falls: Journal 3” by Alex Hirsch, Andy Gonsalves and Stephanie Ramirez (Disney Press)
  3. “The Black Widow” by Daniel Silva (Harper)
  4. “Magic” by Danielle Steele (Delacorte)
  5. “The Woman in Cabin 10” by Ruth Ware (Gallery/Scout Press)
  6. “The Girls” by Emma Cline (Random House)
  7. “First Comes Love” by Emily Giffin (Ballantine)
  8. “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss (Random House Children’s Books)
  9. “A New Class” by Jarrett Krosoczka (Scholastic)
  10. “The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey” by Chris Colfer (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
The Wall Street Journal’s Best-Selling Books Week Ended July 24

Hardcover Fiction

  1. “The Black Widow” by Daniel Silva (HarperCollins)
  2. “Magic” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press)
  3. “The Land of Stories” by Chris Colfer (Little, Brown)
  4. “First Comes Love” by Emily Giffin (Ballantine)
  5. “The Girls” by Emma Cline (Random House)
  6. “The Games” by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan (Little, Brown)
  7. “The Woman in Cabin” by Ruth Ware (Gallery-Scout Press) 
  8. “End of Watch” by Stephen King (Scribner)
  9. ″The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah/St. Martin’s Press
  10. “The Trials of Apollo” by Rick Riordan (Disney-Hyperion)