2016 Favorites

I wanted to do a wrap up of my favorite books, movies, and television in 2016 but this week has been a rough one. So I decided to keep it super simple.

TELEVISION

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I was completely hooked on this one after the ending of the third episode. This may actually be the fastest I’ve ever watched a series, even for Netflix.

I also enjoyed Daredevil Season 2 this year (but mainly for the Punisher and Jon Bernthal) and I am quite obsessed with Westworld.

I think what edged out Westworld was being on-line too much and hearing some of the theories and seeing too much stuff whereas I went into Stranger Things completely blind and managed to stay that way.

*I really need to try that more because I’ve definitely found I enjoy things unspoiled.

MOVIES

My favorite movie this year was easy to pick:

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It was definitely The Nice Guys. I ship Jackson and Holland. I love Holly. And it’s really weird for me to rewatch movies, even ones that I enjoyed, right away but I swear I’ve rewatched this one four or five times already and it still makes me laugh. I really wish this had done better because I would have loved a sequel.

Other favorites include Rogue One, Deadpool and The Shallows.

BOOKS

Oh, man when I thought about my favorites for books, television and movies I went for the ones that have stayed with me throughout the year. The ones I could pull right from the top of my head. Ones that I haven’t really been able to nitpick more as the year went on and there…

Weren’t very many of those in terms of books.

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Crooked Kingdom was one of my most awaited books this year and it didn’t disappoint. I hate the fact that it’s the end of this series but I thought it ended very well (except for the parts that made me cry). These days when I get through series, even if I enjoy them, I have this feeling of, “I’m glad it’s over. Now I can move on.”

With Crooked Kingdom (and Six of Crows) I felt like I would easily, happily continue to follow these memorable characters. Which is how all great stories should end right? Always leave them wanting more, as they say. It probably helped that I had only read Six of Crows at the beginning of the year so I really didn’t have to wait that long for the end.

Runner-up to Trick

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I don’t think this was actually published this year but I read it in 2016 so I’m included it. I stumbled upon it almost accidentally but really enjoyed this love story between a court fool and a Princess in that it also dealt with things such as disabilities, discrimination, mental health and despite being a fantastic setting actually felt very real in it’s story and consequences.

I would love to see Trick and The Six of Crows series come to the screen!

Well, I am fairly ready to say farewell to 2016! Hopefully 2017 will be a good one for all!

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