In 2016, I set out with a goal of reading 100 books. Ten of those books would be re-reads for me, another 12 to be contemporary, and 5 to be non-fiction. My Top 10 bOOKS OF 2016 ARE A NICE MIX OF ALL OF THOSE GOALS.
Not long into the year, I knew that reading 2 books a week would be difficult, if not impossible and the goal of 100 books was cut in half. That was a much more manageable goal. I reached and surpassed 50 books easily.
- 12 of them were contemporary novels (goal achieved!)
- 8 of them were re-reads (goal not quite achieved, but close!)
- 2 were non-fiction (wah wahhhh– fail)
But so many of them were incredible. Here are my top 10 books of 2016 (in no particular order)!
10. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
9. The Raven King by Maggie Steifvater
The amazing conclusion to The Raven Cycle had me in tears more than once. I loved seeing the how this story ended for these beloved characters and can’t wait to see what Steifvaters Ronan trilogy has in store for us! (Love him!)
8. A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab
7. The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
Recommended to me by a trusted bookseller, The Hired Girl was a book that was out of my comfort zone of fantasy, sci-fi, and paranormal. However, I was amazed at how realistic and loveable each of the characters in this book was and was so glad that I picked it up. Thanks Banna for the recommendation <3.
6. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
5 & 4. An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
3. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
2 & 1. Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
I think I talked about these two books the most on my bookstagram page during 2016. I read *(and re-read)* SoC and dove right into Crooked Kingdom. I love how diverse and exciting this duology is. Each of the characters, while not the greatest of people, find their way into your heart and you grow to love and care for them.
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