I know I’m a little late to the game, but I wanted to post a list of my top 10 favorite reads of 2016. These aren’t books that were necessarily released in 2016, but ones I read last year. In truth, I don’t know exactly how many books I read, but I’m sure it was over a hundred…probably more like two. Which means choices, lots of choices. To make this even more interesting, I’m picking a Disney GIF that I think best sums up how I feel about the book. Oh, and each link will take you to my full review of the book. Let’s begin!
#10 School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin This was me when I saw this book and read the premise. A YA regency about girls with supernatural abilities helping England? I couldn’t read this fast enough.
#9 The Fall of Lord Drayson by Rachel Anderson
Our heroine just can’t help herself from, first of all teaching Lord Drayson a lesson, and then, from falling for him despite her situation. This was this author’s first historical romance and I devoured in it about half a day.
#8 Audette of Brookraven by Shari L. Tapscott
I loved this whole series, but Audette was my favorite because she was the warrior, kick-butt type with a huge sense of duty and honor.
#7 King of the Friend Zone by Sheralyn Pratt
The title gives this one away and through most of the book, I just wanted the guy to admit he’s was completely whupped over his friend. You know it’s a great read when you’re literally yelling at fictional characters. I almost picked her other book Pimpernel, but went with this one because I felt like the characters were more flushed out. Great contemporary fiction.
#6 Haunting Mr. Darcy by KaraLynne Mackrory
A reimagining of Pride and Prejudice had to make it on my list and Mackrory writes the bes. This was all romancey and swoon without losing the spunk of Elizabeth and the stoicism of Mr. Darcy.
#5 Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Probably the most well-written book I read this year, and it is an intense ride. It ends on a cliffhanger. The second book is out and book three isn’t released yet. I’m afraid I’m not going to like the end of this series, the author likes to twist us around and tear us up and is a little too good at it.
#4 Clandestine by Nichole Van
This book made me laugh out loud more than once. Literally laugh, not some LOL stuff. The main characters are both in-your-face-grab-life-by-the-horns types. Some hilarious (and heartfelt) stuff.
#3 Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
My favorite of the Cinder series. Scarlet is just too awesome, tackling whatever problems come her way without being emotional or having any sort of edge beyond her natural spunk. Love this girl.
#2 Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson
This is a romance book done right. Clean, but oh so very, very swoony. For some reason, I didn’t review this on my blog, but it is amazing!
#1 The Keep by Tenille Berezay
You didn’t think I’d leave this one off the list, did you? I know. I know. See, Flynn Ryder is how you feel about it and Rapunzel is how I feel about it! 😉 Now, if I can just get a lot of editing done, maybe I’ll feel as excited about book three. All in all, 2016 was a great year for books. Hopefully 2017 will be full of more great reads and lots and lots of book time. Happy reading, my friends!