Favorite Books of 2016

Hello Everyone,

and welcome to my top 10 favorite books of 2016. As a rule, I do not include Harry Potter stuff in here, nor books that I have read in the past and decided to re-read this year. All these books are in no particular order, and please comment down below if you have read any of these!

The Mistborn Trilogy, by Brandon Sanderson


The Invasion of the Tearling, by Erika Johansen


Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë


The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Brontë


Clockwork Princess, by Cassandra Clare


A Court of Mist and Fury, by Sarah J. Maas


Dragonfly in Amber, by Diana Gabaldon


A Room Of One’s Own, by Virginia Woolf


Peter Pan, by J. M. Barrie


The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern


These are my top 10 favorite books that I read in 2016. Please let me know in the comments below which ones were your favorite books that you read in 2016!

Until next time,



December Wrap Up


Hello Everyone,

sorry for the delay. Between finals and going home – back to Italy – for three weeks for Christmas break did not help me blogging nor reading. In fact I read only four books this month. They are all different genres, and there is a debut among them which I am excited to share with you. These are the books that I read in the month of December.

  • Selected Prose, by T.S. Eliot: I gave this collection 3/5 stars because some essays I thoroughly enjoyed, and some others not so much. Overall, after studying Eliot for a whole semester, I have come to the conclusion that I do not like most of his works, he just does not resonate well with my tastes.
  • Trifles, by Susan Glaspell: I found this play to be extremely complex in its simplicity. I think the underlying feminist criticism is very well thought out and it is worth reading. I gave this play 4/5 stars.
  • The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, by Natasha Pulley: this is the debut I was mentioning above. I very much enjoyed this book, the story was like anything else I had read before. The historical setting was very well flashed out, and the hints at Japanese culture and history were fascinating. A great debut for who is going to be a great writer. I gave it 4/5 stars.
  • The Heart of Betrayal, by Mary E. Pearson: the sequel to The Kiss of Deception surely did not disappoint. I very much enjoyed this book, it was more political than the first one, however it certainly did not lack action. I cannot wait to get my hands on the last book of the trilogy. I gave it 4/5 stars.

These are all the books I read in December. Let me know what books you have read, and which ones were your favorites!

Until next time,