Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Top Ten Books of 2016

Even though I didn't read as much as I normally do this past year, I still had some favorites. So here's another list:

Top Ten Favorites from 2016

Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner:  Yeah, these books are dripping with both awesome plot and awesome characters.

The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski: But it's so good. And awesome. And fulfilled all my hopes and dreams. Which statement is probably in and of itself a spoiler, but there you go. I was happy with this book and this ending. 

Summerlost by Ally Condie:  It's cute simple story that deals with the not so simple subject of grief. and it's so so awesome. I loved it.

Winter by Marissa Meyer: Would you love an extremely fun mash up of fairy tale retellings and genres? Then you MUST read this series!

Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway:  I read it in a day and could not put it down. I have a feeling you'll do the same.

Mosquitoland by David Arnold: The best thing about this is the voice of Mim. You know, when you are learning to write, they talk a lot about voice. Let this book be an example of one really awesome voice! Wow! Mim is feisty and fierce and smart and witty and very very intense. Also a little messed up. And that is what makes this book so so good.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr:  The storytelling was awesome. The writing was beautiful. The characters were fascinating. And it held my wandering and unfocused attention unlike any book has done for a long time.

P.S. I Like You by Kasie West: This sort of book is exactly the sort of book that I'm in the mood for these days. Just a fun simple romance, with a bit of drama thrown in.

The Immortal Throne by Bree Despain:  How the HECK are they all going to get out of this mess? Well, of course they figure it out... not without help from unlikely places, which is awesome. And things get pretty much worse before they get better, as they always do. 
But that all keeps one turning the pages and it was awesome. It only took me a couple of days to read this book! Guys! That's like... me from back in the old days!

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella:  I loved what this book has to say about recovering from mental health issues... that it's like a jagged graph... up and and down, then up some more than down some more. That that really, for all us, mental health issues or not (and don't we all have mental health issues?) this is what life it like, and all we can do is keep trying and keep plugging along.

Yes, some pretty great books here! Here's a new year of reading!


  1. Yay! We have two in common--Summerlost and Emmy & Oliver. I plan to read some of these others this year! :D

  2. Great list. I seriously need to get around to Winter. I have the first book in her new series and really want to start it after finishing the old series. lol

  3. I read All The Light We Cannot See for book club. I thought beautiful writing also but just not my kind of read.

  4. I really did love WINTER. It lingered in my head for weeks after.

  5. Wait, did you even read 10 books this year? ;) I'm teasing! I have to give you a hard time cause I recall a few jabs for me back in 2013 when I think I read like 18 books all year. I need to read a bunch of these. Emmy & Oliver, anyone?

  6. I was a little disappointed for The Winner's Kiss. Winter was SO awesome!! I'm excited to read Heartless. Finding Audrey was a fun one.

  7. I've read two from your list and am very interested in the Kinsella one.

  8. I love Kasie West books! Simple fun romance.

  9. Glad you read some winners this year! I enjoyed WINTER and SUMMERLOST this year as well.

  10. I just love your end of year book favorites! I'm going to give some of these a try. Plus, I'm on a multi-year book slump, so I feel ya there!



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