Top Ten Tuesday: My Top 10 Reads of 2016

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Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is 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 had a great year reading-wise in 2016 and found it very hard to choose just ten favorites.  Most of these are 2016 releases, but I did sneak one 2015 and one 2017 release onto the list just because I loved them so much.  These are basically the 10 reads that moved me the most in 2016.  Some made me laugh, while others made me cry.  The common denominator between them all – they were all so beautifully written.  Here’s hoping that 2017 is an equally great year for reading!

My Top 10 Reads of 2016

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1. Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

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2. Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

behold dreamers

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3. The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

 

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4. Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow

girl in pieces

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5. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows

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6. The Girls by Emma Cline

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7. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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8. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

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9. The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown

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10. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

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Question:  What were your favorite reads of 2016?  Did any of these titles make your list?

26 replies
  1. Lori
    Lori says:

    You have so many books that I want to read on your list! I have the audio of Simon downloaded already! I’m planning to start it as soon as I finish my current audiobook. I also really want to read The Bear and the Nightingale. It sounds amazing! I have an ARC of Girl on Pieces that I need to get to. Great list! You made me even more excited to read these!

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  2. greg
    greg says:

    I’ve seen several of these on Top Ten lists or just good reviews, especially Bear & The Nightingale and The Wonder (and The Girls, actually). Glad you had a great reading year! Girl in Pieces and The Light of Paris both look good to me as well.

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  3. Jade @ Reading With Jade
    Jade @ Reading With Jade says:

    I agree 100% – The Wonder was both beautifully written and a moving story. Whilst I found it to be a slow starter, once it picked up I was blown away by the story. Emma Donoghue has yet to fail me. I’ll be off to check out a few of these other titles now!

    Happy new year!

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  4. Anna
    Anna says:

    I have read “the Girls” and “My Lady Jane”, and I liked them both. The rest of the books on this list I need to check out. Summer is upon us, and good books are needed 😉

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