Manga I Plan On Reading in 2017 + Anime To Watch

Part of me being a bookish person also includes liking manga a lot. For 2017, I wanna read more of it. In this post I am going to introduce you to manga series I wanna start as well as go on with. Additionally, I’ll list anime I want to start and finish as well! As always, you can find me on MyAnimeList.

Manga To Read

Start

Aria

Aqua

Boku Girl

Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru!

Kimi wa Midara na Boku no Joou

Hitoribocchi no ○○ Seikatsu

Read On

Dead Dead Demon’s Dededededestruction

Tokyo Ghoul

Girls of the Wild’s

Anime To Watch

Start

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren

Kuragehime

Nichijou

Koe no Katachi

Ao Haru Ride

Finish

Neon Genesis Evangelion | 11/26

Hataraku Maou-sama! | 1/13

Kill la Kill | 9/24


Do you have any plans on reading any manga or watch anime in 2017?

Short Series Review: Never Never by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

Short Series Review: Never Never by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher

Never Never: Part One of Three

159 pages | Goodreads | Free on Amazon | ★★★★☆

Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.

Complete strangers since this morning.

He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget.

I started reading this with no real knowledge about what this is about.

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Great relationship between Silas and his brother, who was there for him in so many different moments.

A skittish and vague environment is being created, which makes it interesting and keeps the plot moving since lots of new things are happening to our characters and they see it in a more important light. In this, the reader was only introduced to the environment.

A lot of tension was created towards the end and was at its peak throughout the last few pages. An amazing mystery, which yet has to be solved. I have so many questions to be honest.

The characters were very judgmental and unlikable at times.

The reader only kept getting questions, but no answers at all.

The writing for the different chapters was a bit too similar. Although the reader was able to experience two points of view, they sounded very similar to me personally. Only their feelings make it able to differentiate between them at least a little.

Never Never: Part Two of Three

157 pages | Goodreads | ★★★☆☆

Silas races against time as more truths unravel, while others twist tighter together. And now, the stakes are higher as Silas’ control slips and others begin to point fingers. Charlie is in trouble and he must be the one to bridge the chasm between their past and their present. Because somewhere between I love yous and Never Nevers and Never Agains, a truth they can’t imagine, beckons to be found.

For this one, let’s start of with a short appreciation for the epigraph of this second part.

This book is for all of you who love happy ever afters and forgave me for the ending of part one. It was Tarryn’s fault. ~Colleen Hoover

This book is for everyone who thinks happy ever afters and Diet Pepsi are stupid. ~Tarryn Fisher

I found the second book a lot harder to get into. Usually, I am not the type for forgetting basic facts that you have acquired throughout a first book. It just annoys me to a point where I want to put everything down. It helped that Silas did prepare for a way not to forget everything.

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The mystery was building up, but offered at least some answers.

I liked the letters that they wrote to each other. This made for a quicker, easier reading experience.

Built up quite well for the final book, which has my hopes up high.

Too slow paced and just not fast enough for my liking.

Never Never: Part Three of Three

92 pages | Goodreads | ★★☆☆☆

Together, Silas Nash and Charlize Wynwood must look deeper into the past to find out who they were and who they want to be. With time ticking down, the couple are in a race to find the answers they need before they lose everything.

Can they regain what they once had? And will it restore who they once were?

Oh no, really? This is the end? Ugh.

There is literally no diversity whatsoever in any of these three books, at least I wasn’t aware of it being that predominant (or existing at all).

Conclusion

After reading very bad reviews for other books by Colleen Hoover, I am not very likely to pick up any book by her in the future. The only advantages I see here are that it’s short and somewhat cheap. A meh read, would not recommend, I guess.

Top 10 Books I Read In 2016 + Stats

Top 10 Books I Read In 2016 + Stats

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted and created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a bookish topic for which one can create a list of 10 (or more or less) items that fit said theme! This week’s amazing topic is:

December 27: Top Ten Best Books Of 2016 (you choose — best books overall of what you read regardless of pub date, of a particular genre, 2016 debuts, 2016 releases, etc)

I am excited to share with you the books I loved in 2016! Some, I only listened to on Audible, but others I read myself. To be completely honest, my reading this year was a little random. It’s a weird mix of some manga, some graphic novels, some audio books and e-books and a few physical books. I am not too happy about that, but whatever. At the end of the list I will do a short analysis of what I read in the form of stats. Let’s get right into it, in no particular order!

10 You by Caroline Kepnes
9 Night Film by Marisha Pessl
8 Blauschmuck by Katharina Winkler
7 1Q84 #1 & #2 by Haruki Murakami
6 Losing It by Cora Carmack
5 Desert Flower by Waris Dirie
4 Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson
3 Das Paket by Sebastian Fitzek
2 Wind/Pinball by Haruki Murakami
Dead Dead Demon’s Dededededestruction 1 by Asano Inio

Stats

# of Pages

< 200: 2
Between 200 and 300: 4
Between 300 and 400: 1
Between 400 and 500: 2
> 500: 1

Genres

Fiction: 3
Thriller: 2
Contemporary: 1
Mystery: 1
Non-fiction: 1
Manga: 1
Graphic Novel: 1

# of Authors by Country

Japan: 3
Austria: 1
Somalia: 1
Germany: 1
USA: 4

# of Books with Diverse Main Characters

6/10

Desert Flower, Ms. Marvel, Wind/Pinball, 1Q84, Blauschmuck, Dead Dead Demon’s Dededededestruction 1


Have you read any of my personal favorites? If so, what did you think of them?

Joining Bout of Books 18! | Sign Up & TBR

Sign Up

I am so excited! All year around I am always looking forward to the next Bout of Books readathon! This is the fourth time of me participating, with the first two times being when I’d not yet had this blog here. My first time participating as Nefarious Reader can be found here. So, taken from the official website for Bout of Books, as always here comes the official blurb!

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 2nd and runs through Sunday, January 8th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 18 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

Time Devoted To Reading

Fortunately, there is no university for me from the 2nd of January to the 8th of January. Therefore I will be trying to read as much as possible during that time.

Goals

Read 1500 pages

Finish 2 whole books

Have fun

Participate in the Twitter chats

To Be Read

This will be so much fun. All in all, that makes a total of 2064 pages that I am aiming to read.

Year of No Clutter: A Memoir

Am I Normal Yet?

Magellan

A Darker Shade of Magic

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls

Lord of the Flies

Updates

I know that some might find it a little annoying, but I will be posting my updates at the end of each day in a separate post for each update.


Will you also be participating?

Reading Plans | December

Oh it has been such a long time, hasn’t it? I hope you still remember me somehow. I wanted to make this post to talk about what I am currently reading and what I still wanna read this year. I am sorry for being away, this is important to me. Sometimes life just gets in the way. Now that there isn’t that much to do for university anymore, I can spend some more time on here and on reading once again!

Currently Reading

Head First C by David Griffiths, Dawn Griffiths

Nina is Not OK by Shappi Khorsandi 

Desert Dawn by Waris Dirie

Recently Finished

1Q84 Book #1 by Haruki Murakami

To Be Read in December

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

1Q84 Book #2 by Haruki Murakami


So, how about you? What are you currently reading?