A Year in Reading | 2016

This year was not brilliant when it came to reading, in fact, it started as underwhelming as it could’ve been with the Little Black Classics. But there were a lot of good ones, here are the best. 

*Titles in blue have reviews.
*These are the things I read this year, they were not necessarily released in 2016. 

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Best Marvel Comics of 2016

Marvel hasn’t had the best year of comics ever, in fact, many if not most of their new releases were mediocre, (I am talking to you Civil War II), but quite a few gems slipped through. Here they are:

*Titles in blue have reviews.
*These are the things I read this year, they were not necessarily released in 2016.

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4 Reasons to See “Prometheus”

Upon my first viewing of Prometheus, I was underwhelmed. I expected an incredible prequel to Alien that would contain some of the amazing elements that made the film so enjoyable to me. But as the weeks passed I could not get the movie out of my mind, there was a lot that I felt I needed to discover. So I re-watched it, once, and then twice, and so on. I came to appreciate so many things in this film, all of which I know will make it a cult classic. 

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The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater | Book Review

It is fair to say that I wasn’t a big fan of the first book. I vividly remember hating the way it was written and the way the characters acted, but loving the plot-line. The second installment of the series is a vast improvement on the first one, in fact, I think I might give the first one another shot simply based on the reading experience of this book. 

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) | Film Review

I love Harry Potter. The magical world has always been one of my favourite spaces to retreat to, however, this film did not entice me to see it. Everything from the trailers to the cast, and the lack of lore behind it, made me feel “eh” about the whole experience. And after the disappointment of The Cursed Child, I did not want to suffer more, luckily, it was not disappointing, and there is a lot of potential for future features. 

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