What I’ve Read So Far in 2016

We are just over half way through 2016 now which is absolutely crazy. I say it all the time but this year is definitely going by way too fast! I can still remember celebrating new year. So crazy!

I don’t often write about books on this blog anymore which is sad because they used to be a main topic. I guess my interests just changed a lot over the years and now I find myself writing about lots of other stuff.

Anyway, I digress, I’m going to write a little out about all the books that I have read over the year so far.

My goal this year is to read 30 books. I’m currently on 11 books read so far which is pretty poor for me. I just seem to be struggling to find the motivation to read these days.

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What I’ve Read So Far In 2016

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 1 by Naoko Takeuchi, William Flanagan (Translator)

‘Usagi Tsukino is a normal girl until she meets up with Luna, a talking cat, who tells her that she is Sailor Moon. As Sailor Moon, Usagi must fight evils and enforce justice, in the name of the Moon and the mysterious Moon Princess. She meets other girls destined to be Sailor Senshi (Sailor Scouts), and together, they fight the forces of evil! ‘

My rating: ★★★★★

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan

‘Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends — one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena — Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.’

My rating: ★★★★☆

Naruto, Vol. 01: The Tests of the Ninja(Naruto #1) by Masashi Kishimoto, Katy Bridges (Translator)

‘Naruto is a ninja-in-training with a need for attention, a knack for mischief and, sealed within him, a strange, formidable power. His antics amuse his instructor Kakashi and irritate his teammates, intense Sasuke and witty Sakura, but Naruto is serious about becoming the greatest ninja in the village of Konohagakure! Believe it!’

My rating: ★★☆☆☆

Pokémon X•Y, Vol. 1 (Pokémon Adventures) by Hidenori Kusaka, Satoshi Yamamoto (Illustrations)

‘Awesome adventures inspired by the best-selling Pokémon X and Y video games! All your favorite Pokémon game characters jump out of the screen into the pages of this action-packed manga!’

My rating” ★★★★☆

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling

‘Harry Potter thinks he is an ordinary boy – until he is rescued by an owl, taken to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learns to play Quidditch and does battle in a deadly duel. The Reason … HARRY POTTER IS A WIZARD!’

My rating: ★★★★☆

Bleach, Volume 01 (Bleach #1) by Tite Kubo

‘Hot-tempered 15-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki, the hero of the popular fantasy-adventure Bleach , has the unsettling ability to see spirits who are unable to rest in peace. His sixth sense leads him to Rukia, a Soul Reaper who destroys Hollows (soul-devouring monsters) and ensures the deceased find repose with the Soul Society. When she’s injured in battle, Rukia transfers her sword and much of her power to Ichigo, whose spiritual energy makes him a formidable substitute Soul Reaper. But the orange-haired teenager isn’t sure he wants the job: too many risks and moral dilemmas.’

My rating: ★★★★☆

Alex As Well by Alyssa Brugman

‘Alex As Well is a confronting and heartfelt story of adolescent experience—of questioning identity, discovering sexuality, navigating friendships and finding a place to belong. Alex is a strong, vulnerable, confident, shy and determined character, one you will never forget.’

My rating: ★★★☆☆

Jim: The Nine Lives of a Dysfunctional Cat by Steven Appleby

‘They say every cat has nine lives, and Jim the dysfunctional cat is no exception. Steven Appleby’s new book tells the story of one very challenged cat and the trials and tribulations of living with him. Based on many years spent observing and despairing of the real Jim, the book devotes one gruesome (and hilarious) chapter to each of Jim’s lives. It also explores the unfathomable nature of cats in general and the trauma of sharing your life with them.’

My rating: ★★★★☆

Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake Vol. 1(Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake #1-6) by Natasha Allegri

‘When Fionna rescues a feral flame boy from the Ice Queen, it starts her on a quest she’ll never forget…it’s a crazy adventure with magic flan and magic wands, everything you need in a monster-fighting, queen-defeating, wacky story filled with friends and sweet, sweet justice.’

My rating: ★★★☆☆

Noughts & Crosses Graphic Novel by Malorie Blackman

‘Callum is a nought – an inferior white citizen in a society controlled by the black Crosses. Sephy is a Cross – and the daughter of one of the most powerful, ruthless men in the country. In their hostile, violent world, noughts and Crosses simply don’t mix. But when Sephy and Callum’s childhood friendship grows into love, they’re determined to find a way to be together.’

My rating: ★★★★☆

Out of Sight, Out of Mind (Gifted #1) by Marilyn Kaye

‘Thirteen year old Queen-of-mean Amanda Beeson, wakes up one morning in the wrong body. She’s become lonely, unfashionable Tracey Devon – one of Amanda’s targets for bullying. Amanda discovers that Tracey, ignored at home and at school, has the ability to turn invisible. Amanda sets out to rescue her one-time victim from obscurity – as well as rescuing herself from Tracey’s life.’

My rating: ★★★★★

So that’s all I’ve read so far in 2016. I’m pretty far off reaching my reading goal but hopefully I can kick my butt back into gear and start reading again!

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  1. Inge
    August 6, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    Yay, I’m glad to see you enjoyed the first Percy Jackson! It doesn’t give me the same fuzzy feelings as Harry Potter, but it’s incredibly funny. Will you be continuing the series?

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