My Favourite Books of 2016

My Favourite Books of 2016

How could I not?

I’ve had two challenges running simultaneously this year – my 101 Books in 1001 Days and my Goodreads yearly reading challenge.

I surpassed my goal of 50 books in 2016 for Goodreads, hitting 53 this past week. This is kind of cool on Goodreads – My Year In Books – it gives a recap of everything you read in the past year.

Of those 53 books, some were good, some were OK and some were terrible. I actually had more 5 star ratings this year than I usually do (so either I’m picking better books, or my standards are going down!).

I wanted to share my 10 favourite reads from 2016 with you here. I chose the books that I gave the highest ratings (they’re all five stars from me) and still stand out to me for some reason. Publication date had no play, they could have been published this year or fifteen years ago and the genres are all over the place.

My top favourite of the year? That’s hard. It’s a toss up between Touch, The Hating Game, Ink and Bone and Harry Potter (I know that’s not even close to a single favourite!)




1. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne  My Review 

2. Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine My Review

3. The Orenda by Joseph Boyden My Recap

4. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling My Recap

5. Ashfall by Mike Mullin My Recap

6. Touch by Claire North My Recap

7. Bloodsong by Anthony Ryan

8. Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti My Recap

9. Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine

10. Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran

Have you read any of my favourites from 2016? And have you signed up for the 2017 Goodreads challenge?


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