Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme/feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Best Books of 2016.
It’s impossible to only chose the ten best books I read this year, so I’ll be sharing my 15 favorite books I read. Because I read so many great series, I’ll also only list one book per series. There were so many great books I read this year (I’ve nearly read 100!), so this is going to be a long list. 😉
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
This book was so sweet. I loved the friendships and relationship Andie had with her dad. Plus, the romance is adorable.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
How do you even describe a book like this? it was enchanting and beautiful and just flat out amazing.
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
I love this series so much, it’s crazy. One of my fall time favorites. Ruin and Rising was an amazing finale.
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
A lot of people didn’t actually like this book, but I loved it. It was a bit slow, but I really enjoyed the plot and characters.
Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton
This book is about three ballerinas training at a ballet school and it’s amazing. You need to read this series.
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Strong but feminine female characters, the Victorian era, and death? This book was amazing. I highly recommend it.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Ahdieh’s books are so beautiful and haunting. I love her writing style and the characters are some of my favorites.
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
I seriously love this book so much. It was one of the few books that actually made me laugh.
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven Cycle is AMAZING! It was hard to pick a favorite, but I think I would have to go with Blue Lily, Lily Blue.
Roseblood by A.G. Howard
Roseblood was wonderful and creepy. It’s a Phantom of the Opera retelling and comes out January 1oth. Read it.
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Boy was I wrong when I thought I was tired of the Shadowhunters because Lady Midnight was SO good!
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling
I’m so glad I finally decided to read HP this year! Order of the Phoenix was my favorite, but they were all amazing!
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Can we just take a moment to appreciate Rhysand and Feyre’s character development in this amazing book?
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
I will never get over this book. Ever. The characters, the plot, the setting, the ENDING. *cries*
Salt to the Sea Ruta Sepetys
This book was amazing, heartbreaking, beautiful, and everything in between. One of my absolute favorites ever.
What were your favorite books this year? Any on here? Any I forgot? Were you shocked by how many fantasy books but how little diverse books you read, too? Let me know, and don’t forget to link your TTT post as well!
Caraval was such an interesting read! I’m reading The Wrath and the Dawn now and I am flying through it. Great list.
Yeah, it was really good! 🙂 I love the Wrath and the Dawn—such an amazing story! Happy New Year <3
ACOMAF, The Wrath and The Dawn and Salt to the Sea = 3/10 of my favourite books for this year! I absolutely loved them and I can always go back to these books for very different reasons. I read The Rose and The Dagger and was quite disappointed by it for a whole list of reasons; but I’m rereading The Wrath and The Dawn because the writing was just so beautiful! And also, Shazi & Khalid of course :p
Great post! And I absolutely LOVE your blog 🙂 x
Nihaad – Read & Seek
Yes, they were so good! I liked The Rose and the Dagger, but it just didn’t live up to the first book. 🙁 I’m gonna have to read The Wrath and the Dawn again this year though! The writing style is one of my favorites. Shazi and Khalid are the best :'( Love those two so much. Thank you, Nihaad!
SO MANY GREAT BOOKS! Either I read and loved them or they are pretty high up on my TBR 🙂 LOVED A Court of Mist and Fury! And Crooked Kingdom was perfection! I miss those characters so much already. The Unexpected Everything was soo cute! Morgan Matson is my summery contemporary queen <3 Lady Midnight! The Raven Cycle! Ruin and Rising! And The Order of the Phoenix is my favorite Harry Potter. Looks like you had a great reading year 🙂
ACOMAF WAS SOOO GOOD! Crooked Kingdom ripped out my heart with THAT ENDING ;( I can’t believe that series was just over like that. But I’m excited for ACOWAR because we still get more of those characters, thankfully. I need to read Morgan Matson, since I’ve only read her two recent books. I have Second Chance Summer, but that’s something I need to be in the mood for, so I just haven’t gotten around to it. A It seems like a lot of people weren’t as big of fans of Order of the Phoenix, so I’m glad you loved it, too!
Salt to the Sea made my list as well, and a few of these (Caravel, RoseBlood, Crooked Kingdom) are on my To-Be-Read-Very-Soon list—now I’m looking forward to them even more!!
I hope you enjoy them! They’re amazing books! Salt to the Sea was such a beautiful book <3 ;(
THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD BOOKS HERE, OMG I SHALL FLAIL WITH YOU NOW. *shrieks from the hilltops* I love love love Crooked Kingdom and Blue Lily is also my favourite TRC book. (Although the cover of The Raven King is actually my favourite thing.) I also adored The Wrath and the Dawn last year although I still need to read the sequel. And the Unexpected Everything WAS SO CUTE.
YES! I NEED SOMEONE TO FLAIL WITH! The cover of The Raven King is gorgeous! I feel like a lot of people didn’t like Blue Lily, Lily Blue as much, but I’m just like??? How? That one was my favorite, for sure! The Rose and the Dagger was good, but I thought The Wrath and the Dawn was actually wayyy better. The Unexpected Everything was adorable! Cutesy books aren’t always my thing, but Morgan Matson did such a good job with that one.
I agree on many of these, for example The Wrath and the Dawn and Blue Lily, Lily Blue. Such beautiful, enchanting and well written books! I’ve also read Crooked Kingdom, which was a great book but just didn’t convince me as much as Six of Crows, unfortunately. And I’ve heard great things about Caraval, Stalking Jack the Ripper and Tiny Pretty Things, though I’m looking forward to the release of the former especially! The premise is so intriguing! 🙂
I totally agree! They were so beautifully written and magical! That’s too bad about Crooked kIngdom though. It was kind of the same like that for me with The Raven King. 🙁 Those three were all amazing, though! I’m so excited for the release of Caraval because the cover is gorgeous. I need it in my life <3
The Wrath & the Dawn was incredible, for sure! The Raven King was my favorite Raven Cycle book, I think, followed by The Dream Thieves. Some of my favorite reads from this year are Merrick by Anne Rice, The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands, and Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld.
Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality
It was amazing! I think I just expected so much out of The Raven King, it just didn’t quite live up to all my expectations, so I ended up not liking it as much as the others. The Dream Thieves was super good, though! They all were, really. 😉 I don’t think I’ve ever heard of those, so I’ll have to check them out!
So many of these are on my wishlist – I already have so many books lined up for next year! But I loved a court of mist a fury – can’t wait for the next book! And Salt to the Sea was so moving, I couldn’t believe such a horrible event in history and so few people know about it! But great choices – all the best for 2017
ACOMAF was amazing! I’m really excited, but nervous, for the next book, too. I love history, and I had never heard of the events in Salt to the Sea before. It’s one of those crazy moments in history you can’t believe people actually don’t know about. Thank you, you as well! <3
I NEED TO READ CARAVAL. Like, I need it, desperately, right now. I think I may have to fight someone for an ARC of it because everyone says it’s amazing.
And Crooked Kingdom was so good, as Blue Lily Lily Blue, and The Unexpected Everything (which totally gave me my new fictional crush, because, hello, nerdy writer with a dog).
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It was so so good! I actually gave it four stars, but I loved the story and the plot, so I couldn’t not include it on here. Clark is so adorable! He’s everything I need in a guy. XD
The Wrath & the Dawn, ACOMAF, and The Unexpected Everything are on my list, too! And I’m so happy you loved Harry Potter! My favorites are Prisoner of Azkaban and Goblet of Fire (which I’m actually rereading right now), but they were all so good. There are so many of these books that I just can’t believe I didn’t get around to in 2016 – Lady Midnight, My Lady Jane, and Stalking Jack the Ripper are just a few. I’m glad you liked them – I’ll have to get to them soon! Here’s my TTT.
Yay! Weren’t they amazing? Harry Potter was the best! My mom had been bugging me to read it for so long but I always refused. Well, young me was an idiot because I had no clue just what I was missing out on. Prisoner of Azkaban was one of my favorites as well! I liked Goblet of Fire but it wasn’t my favorite. I really hope you get to all of them thugh because they were all wonderful!