Wow! I read so many great books in 2016! I think I had more 5 stars than any other year!
It will be very hard to choose some favorites. But I will try.
Here is the year broken down in stars -
3 Stars - 8
3.5 Stars - 2
4 Stars - 35
4.5 Stars - 19
5 Stars - 37!!!!
Isn't that incredible? I had more 5 stars than anything! It was a stellar year!
So you may ask, why no bad books? Why no 2 or 1 stars?
Simple - I don't read bad books! I don't have time!
I choose very wisely, I do my homework and research the book carefully before I agree to do it.
And once I start reading, if I am not enjoying it I write the publisher, author, or book promoter and tell them I am not enjoying it and I stop reading! I don't have time to read books I am not liking.
So now for my favorites.
I will pick my top 10 (or I will try, it'll be hard) of all the 5 stars.
These are in no particular order -
1. Turbulence - Alana Terry
2. The Nearly Girl - Lisa De Nikolits
3. Body and Bone - LS Hawker
4. Last Mile - Katie Ashley
5. If I Run - Terri Blackstock
6. The Boy is Back - Meg Cabot
7. The Bookshop on the Corner - Jenny Colgan
8. Student Bodies - Susan Israel
9. Clean Break - Abby Vegas
10. Life After Coffee - Virginia Franken
These are my favorite 4.5 star books -
Love Literary Style - Karin Gillespie
In The Blue Hour - Elizabeth Hall
Waking Amy & Leaving Amy (and yes I can do two together, its my list!) - Julieann Dove
Bullet in the Blue Sky - Bill Larkin
There are only a few 4 stars I will mention -
The Opposite of Everyone - Joshilyn Jackson
In My Arms Tonight - Sasha Clinton
Escape to Redemption - Peter M Parr
So there you have it! My best picks of the year. It hardly seems fair there were so many I didn't get to mention!
If you have an "End of the year" post let me know and I will come check it out!