It’s the end of the year! SO many books were read in 2016. I set out a goal to complete 50 books this year and I actually read 72! I’m going to try for 60 in 2017. I have a lot on my plate in the coming months so my reading time will sadly be dwindling down. I’m honestly surprised I even read as many as I did this year. As soon as college started up again in September I don’t think I’ve finished more than 5 books. Gasp, I know.
These are in no particular order, but here are my top 10 favourite books that I have read in 2016. Enjoy!
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
I’ve been meaning to read this classic for ages and finally got around to doing it this year. I loved it. I am looking forward to trying another of his novels in 2017.
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
I flipped out when I was given a chance to read the ARC of this novel. I love reading Colleen Hoover’s books. I hope she has one in the works for 2017!
All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
This was a really unique take on how two characters survived WWII.
The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
This was my favourite book in the duology written by Renee Ahdieh. How she wrote the romance scenes were fantastic. I can’t wait to see what other books she writes.
The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa
This book was so emotional. A part of the Second World War that is not mentioned quite enough.
The Diviners by Libba Bray
A 1920s setting with magical elements. Need I say more?
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
YA written by a male author was interesting and I needed to finish this series as I have heard great things about it.
The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon
A great sequel to the Bone Season. I can’t wait for the third one in the series to come out in 2017.
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
I saw this on NetGalley and thought the premise seemed cool. Not only was it cool but this was fantastic!
And I Darken by Kiersten White
Another one I saw on NetGalley and decided to give it a try. Vlad the Impaler but as a woman mixed with Game of Thrones vibes.
Honorable Mentions: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman, Plum Island by Nelson DeMille, Burial Rites by Hannah Kent, The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi & The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.
And that’s a wrap on 2016! I hope you all have had a wonderful year and I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings!