A Year in Review 2016

Final Reading Count for the Year:
Picture Books - 158
Nonfiction - 20
Middle Grade - 26
Young Adult - 27
Graphic Novels - 17
Adult - 6
Total: 254

Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud: 
Hotel Bruce by Ryan T. Riggins
Poor Little Guy by Elanna Allen

New-To-Me Series That On One Hand I'm Glad To Have Found, But On The Other, I'm Seriously Horrified That I'd Missed Out On Until Now:
(Can you believe I didn't read any "new" series this year? I'm a bit series-ed out so I admit I have been avoiding them a bit.)

Sequel Happiness:
Stone in the Sky by Cecil Castellucci
The Thank You Book by Mo Willems

Book That Made Me Crave Food:
MiNRS by Kevin Sylvester
The Hole Story of the Doughnut by Pat Miller

Most Enjoyable Bad Book:
Josh Baxter Levels Up by Gavin Brown

Forgettable Plot Saved By a Fresh, Honest Voice:
Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood

Book(s) I Was Most Surprised By:
Weekends With Max and His Dad by Linda Urban
Dante's Inferno by P.W. Cantanese

Made of Pure Awesome:
How This Book Was Made by Mac Barnett
The Thank You Book by Mo Willems
Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie

Best Book Hidden Under the Worst Cover:
Weekends With Max and His Dad by Linda Urban
Like No Other by Una LaMarcher

More Adorable Than Sparkling Puppies:
Papillon: The Very Fluffy Kitty by A.N. Kang
Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev

YA Book Most Likely to be Loved By Adults More Than Actual YAs:
Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt

Biggest Disappointment:
Icebreaker by Lian Tanner
Clariel by Garth Nix

Books that Invoked Irrationally Violent Emotions in me:
Starflight by Melissa Landers

Books I Loved For Their Imperfect Heroines:
The Secret of Goldenrod by Jane O'Reilly

Best Book For Wimpy Kid Lovers:
Julius Zebra: Rumble With the Romans by Gary Northfield
HiLo Book 2: Saving the Whole Wide World by Judd Winick

Best Supernatural Book For Twilight-Haters:
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black 
Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell

Favorite Roadtrip Book:
The Big Dark by Rodman Philbrick

Best Action/Adventure Book:
Nobody Likes a Goblin by Ben Hatke
The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier

Books that were weird just to be weird:
Feathers by Jorge Corona and Jen Hickman
How to Eat and Airplane by Peter Pearson

Sci-fi's that made me think there is still a future for this genre (future, get it):
Stone in the Sky by Cecil Castellucci
Space Dumplins by Craig Thompson
MiNRS by Kevin Sylvester

Books that Just Had Way Too Much Going On:
Cleopatra in Space, Book Three: Secret of the Time Tablets by Mike Maihack

Picture Books that are beautiful to look at:
A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pal
My Dad Used to be Cool by Keith Negly
The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

Books I lent out to people multiple times:
My Life Withe the Liars by Caela Carter

Best Book of the Year:
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
When Mischief Came to Town by Katrina Nannestad
My Life Withe the Liars by Caela Carter

Worst Book of the Year:
Three Magic Balloons by Julianna Margulies
MARTians by Bluthe Woolston

Have a question about this list. Wonder why I loved or hated a book? Leave a comment...let's discuss.