Day 2: Most anticipated book of 2016.



I seen this December photo a day challenge on theeminha‘s bookstagram and decided to take part in it on my bookstagram (foreverbookish_ – feel free to add me!) and also turn them into blog posts as well. You can check out my original post over here with all the topics for each day if you want to take part in it as well!

Day 2: Most anticipated book of 2016.


The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. I read Everything, Everything last year and fell in love with that book. It was one of my favorite books I read in 2015. I pre-ordered Yoon’s second book right away! I had to have it. Sadly, I did not fall in love with this book like I did her first book. I don’t know if it’s because of all the hype and it just didn’t live up to it or what. I still enjoyed it, but it just didn’t blow me away like it did with everyone else. I read Everything, Everything as an ARC and before it blew up with the hype…so maybe hype played a part in it. I really don’t know, but I tried so hard to love it and I’m sad I didn’t! It was a 3.5 stars for me. You can check out my review over here.


Another one of my most anticipated books of the year is Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes. It’ll be released December 13th, so I don’t have it yet. 😦 I seriously need it NOOOW! I have it pre-ordered though and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. It’s the 5th book in the Falling Kingdoms series.

What was your most anticipated book of 2016?

I will be back tomorrow with day three. The topic for day three will be “favorite author of 2016“.

In case you missed it;
Recap|| November.
Day 1: First book you read in 2016.
Book Haul|| November.

I hope you have a great day!


Recap|| November.



This was a pretty amazing month of reading for me. I read and listened to quite a bit of books this month. I read six books myself and listened to seven audiobooks! I am only three books away from completing my Goodreads challenge. As far as blogging goes, this was probably one of my worst months for blogging. I posted 8-9 times this month. It’s been a crazy year for me though and my mind has been elsewhere the majority of it. I am trying to have a lot of hope that next year after my wedding, things will settle down and I can have a better year with blogging and staying on top of everything in the bookish community and blogosphere. I also got a new laptop, so I think maybe that’ll also help with staying on top of blogging. I love it here and the community and I’m sad this year wasn’t as great as I had hoped.

Onto my recap! You can find a full list of these books and the other books I read this year over here. All will be linked to Goodreads below and I will also link to individual blog posts for them if I did a review. *sadly I majorly slacked on reviews this month as well*

Physically Read Books:
These are the books that I read by myself (not audiobooks) throughout the month of November.


harold patter and the worst child by john marquane – 2 out of 5 stars.
I’ve never read a parody book before. It was pretty entertaining, lol. Definitely hilarious, especially some of the name changes. Here’s several I thought were especially hilarious: Elbows Mumbledore, Sevenup Grape, Herheinie Danger, Thesaurus Drawbridge, Moldytart, Hogfarts, DeMentos.

the ugly teapot: hannah by fred holmes – REVIEW. – 4.5 out of 5 stars.
I really loved this book. I enjoyed everything about it. It had so many likable characters, especially the main character Hannah. It was a fun adventure with a great cast of characters. There were times where I laughed a lot and even times where I got teary eyed. Quite a few twists and turns and the ending was a pretty big shock to me; I honestly did not see it coming. Feel free to check out my review for more.

fantastic beasts and where to find them by newt sscamander/j.k. rowling – 4 out of 5 stars.
LOVED! It was cool learning more about the different magical creatures in a world that we have all grown to love. It was more of an informational type book and no real plot line or anything like that. More like a dictionary of magical creatures. Ron, Harry, and Hermione’s commentary was pretty funny too. Hagrid should probably read this book.

hogwarts: an incomplete and unreliable guide by j.k. rowling – 4 out of 5 stars.
This was enjoyable. It was cool learning more about Hogwarts and secrets and getting Rowling’s thoughts on them as well. I can’t wait to pick up the other two e-books.

the sun is also a star by nicola yoon – REVIEW. – 3.5 out of 5 stars.
The Sun Is Also a Star wasn’t everything I hoped it would be, but it was still enjoyable at times. It’s easy to read and the writing and style is really good. I may have had my expectations set way too high, especially after Yoon’s first book being so amazing. It didn’t quite live up to that. I wanted more from the ending. The ending didn’t leave me satisfied. Feel free to check out my review for more.

gena/finn by hannah moskowitz, kat helgeson – 3 out of 5 stars.
I flew through this book, but I’m not really sure how I feel about it. I have a lot of mixed feelings about it. It is told in blog posts, IMs, text messages, and emails and I think that is what made it easy to fly through the book. It was good at times, but other times it was a bit weird. The ending was so unexpected and pretty dark.

These are the books that I listened to the audio versions throughout the month of November.

thewraththeroseandthedaggerprettieshowtolove99daysglass sworduntilthebeginning

the wrath and the dawn by renee ahdieh – 4 out of 5 stars.
the rose and the dagger by renee ahdieh – 4.5 out of 5 stars.
The Wrath and the Dawn was an audiobook reread. I wasn’t that big a fan when I read it myself last year. I decided to reread the audiobook before starting the second book in the series. I actually liked it SO much better as an audiobook. I actually enjoyed it so much more. I LOVED the Rose and the Dagger too, which I am stoked about. When I realized how much I loved the Wrath and the Dawn more as an audiobook, I decided to listen to the Rose and the Dagger instead of reading it myself and I am glad I did. SO much love for these books now. It’s crazy that I went from “ehh whatever” about them to now loving them.

pretties by scott westerfeld – 3 out of 5 stars.
I’m not really sure what to say about Pretties. It was okay. I didn’t like it anymore more or less than I liked Uglies. It was pretty much the same. It was enjoyable some of the time.

how to love by katie cotugno – 4.5 out of 5 stars.
This book was so freaking good and it pretty much wrecked me. I was getting major Colleen Hoover vibes from it and I loved it. I had some major love/hate going on for Sawyer.

99 days by katie cotugno – 3 out of 5 stars.
WTF!? This book was so weird, but I was so addicted to it. I couldn’t stop listening to the audiobook. I have a feeling Katie Cotugno is going to be a new favorite author.

glass sword by victoria aveyard – 2.5-3 out of 5 stars.
I couldn’t decide on a final star count. I had mixed feelings. I LOOOOVED Red Queen so much and I am so disappointed with Glass Sword. It dragged on and on. Not a whole lot happened and it was pretty boring a lot of the time.

until the beginning by amy plum – 3.5 out of 5 stars.
I have mixed feelings about this. I absolutely LOVED the first book so much and this one just wasn’t as great. I enjoyed it, but wish it would have been as good as the first book.

Currently Reading:
These are the books that I started in the month of November, but have not finished yet.


monsters of men by patrick ness
the fever code by james dashner

I am a little over 100 pages into Monsters of Men, so far it’s pretty good. I stopped reading so much toward the last week and a half of the month, so I didn’t ever get around to finishing this one. I started the Fever Code audiobook, but then I hit a bit of an audiobook slump the last week or so of the month and stopped listening. I still have it checked out from the library for another week or so, so I will hopefuly have that finished at the beginning of December and hopefully I will finish Monsters of Men as well.

What books did you read this month? Feel free to link me to your wrap up/recap posts!


Later today I will be posting my day two #2016WrapUpChallenge, so be on the look out for that! The topic is about my most anticipated book of 2016.

In case you missed it;
Book Haul|| November.
Day 1: First book you read in 2016.

I hope you have a great day!