12/30/16

2016 all wrapped up!



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!

14 comments:

  1. Great list of books. I have read some of your top ones and agree, they are 5 stars! I purchased Body and Bone, at your recommendation, and am currently reading Ms. Hawkers new one, End Of The Road. Hope you have more 5 stars in 2017! Happy New Year!

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    1. I don't think I have ever read so many good books as I did in 2016! It was a great book year indeed!

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  2. Hey, how cool to see Turbulence on there!! Happy Near Year to you!!

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    1. Deservingly so! (Is that a word? My computer is tell me its not a word! LOL)
      HNY to you too!

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  3. So thrilled to see Clean Break on the list! Happy New Year! ��

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  4. Awesome! So happy to see that some of the books we had on tour this year made it to your favorites list!!

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  5. Awesome list, I haven't read any but some I already had on my tbr, so I need to move those up a bit! Happy New Year!

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  6. Wendy, thank you so much for including me on your list! Your work, as always, is much appreciated. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm honored!
      I can't wait to start your new book - End of the Road!

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  7. Wow! You had a wonderful year! 37 five star books?! That's more books than I read in 2016! lol
    Can you believe it. I only read 33 but hey...I am very focused in getting my teaching credential. :)

    Happy New Year, Wendy!

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    1. Yes, you had a lot of other stuff (more important stuff) going on!
      I have been visiting your blog I just haven't commented in a while:-(
      Miss you!

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  8. Why do you think you read so many great books? Are you better at curating books you'll love? I'm a lot more careful about what I read now than I used to be, and as a result, I love most of the books I read.

    As a side note, Bookshop on the Corner sounds SO GOOD! I really want to read that one!

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  9. Some of these seem very interesting. I will have to check them out. Congrats on having read so many great 5 star books. Have a healthy and happy 2017.

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