Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Best Books Of 2016

Top Ten TuesdayTop Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is “Top Ten Best Books Of 2016.” I feel like I was a much harder reviewer in 2016 than I’ve been in the past. Of the 77 books I read this year, only seven earned five stars from me. I did have a lot of four-star reads, so it wasn’t a bad year of reading by any means. Here are my picks for my top ten reads. Small little shout out to my currently read The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente. I’ve only just started it, but I have a feeling it’s going to be one of my top reads of the year. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – Can a duology be perfect because Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows duology is quite possibly the closest thing to perfection.

2. A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis – This books blew me away and I just want more. Why must this be a standalone?

3. Wolf By Wolf by Ryan Graudin – One of my favorite books of all time. I will recommend it at every turn. Like right now, if you haven’t had the pleasure of reading this one, do it!

4. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater – Quite possibly my favorite series ever, the conclusion of the Raven Cycle made me laugh and cry and marvel.

5. The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski – I’m not gonna lie, there are a couple of things I didn’t love about this conclusion, but Kestrel remains one of my favorite literary female characters ever.

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6. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton – You know what you’re looking for a book to just draw you in? It wasn’t long before I fell headfirst into Hamilton’s world.

7. The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes – This book killed me. Not only did it kill me with what what inside, but it killed me knowing it is the final book in the duology. I still can’t accept that. I just can’t.

8. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab – I was very nitpicky with this one and that’s only because A Darker Shade of Magic blew me away so much. On any other day, this one would have received five stars from me instead of four because in a lot of ways it really is a five-star read.

9. Iron Cast by Desiny Soria – This is another book that was so close to getting a rare five-star stamp from me. I was so impressed with this debut: from the writing, the story, and the characters.

10. The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon – Another stunning four-star read and really you’d hear no argument from me if someone rated this five stars. Nicola Yoon is a force to bee reckoned with.

Have you read any of these amazing books? Which five-star book f 2016 surprised you the most? Let me know in the comments and be sure leave a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit.

 

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38 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Best Books Of 2016

  1. I felt the same way about A Madness So Discreet! I want more of it! So far (even though all of Mindy McGinnis’ other books have been pretty good) I haven’t been able to find anything that feels quite the same as AMSD.

    Great list! 🙂

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  2. I think I’m talked into the Crooked Kingdom duology from all the good reviews I’ve seen. And The Long Game sounds great- I saw it on another list, saw a few good reviews, so I may add those.

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