Ten Best Books I’ve Read in 2016

Posted December 26, 2016 by Zeee in Top Ten Series15 Comments

, , ,


Hosted by Hosted by Rachel @ Fiktshun, Jaime @ Two Chicks on Books, Nancy @ Tales of a Ravenous Reader & Bridget @ Dark Faerie Tales

Last year, I featured my 10 favorite adult romance novels because I had already written a general top 10 favorite books of 2015 post. This year, I am cutting it in half! I am featuring 5 adult romances and 5 YA titles that I absolutely love.

Without looking at my stats, I feel like I read more YA titles than adult titles this year. I have also started to branch out to different genres, so there IS a mishmash of sub-genres featured.

The Hunter by Kerrigan Byrne

Perhaps one of the best historical romance novels that I read this year, The Hunter actually had me bawling in the prologue alone!

Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas

I thought I wouldn’t love him, but Rhys totally redeemed himself! Lady Helen, on the other hand, totally changed from a meek lady to one who had strength. Lisa Kleypas definitely knows how to write anti-heroes!

Baron by Joanna Shupe

One of the last historical romance books that I read this year and it blew me away. The story takes place during the Gilded Age in New York and features a con artist heroine who masquerades as a medium. Also, it involves a romance between the classes.

All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan

All Chained Up really blew me away. Not only does the plot speak to me, it was just written really, really well. This is also the first book that I read where the hero is an ex-convict. Bonus points on the heroine being a nurse!

Searching for Beautiful by Jennifer Probst

Talk about baggage! The hero, Wolf is just full of baggage. I also loved the plot and the friends to lovers trope. The only thing I didn’t like about this one was how abuse was dealt with here – the abuser actually got away.

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Perhaps one of the best books that mixed Greek mythology and Indian mythology. I loved the Persephone-Hades arc and the demon horse! The audiobook version was tons amazing, too!

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas

I absolutely love QoS! I actually thought that this was the last book of the series and I am just really bummed that there are three more books in the series. Gaaah

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Talk about anti-heroes! This book was just full of awesomeness! This book also has 6 POVs and I felt it flowed seamlessly! I listened to the audiobook for this one and all had different narrators which was amazing!

The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski

I didn’t really like the series overall, but the best book of the series is the second book. I absolutely love the twist in the end and the relationship between Kestrel and her dad. Not to mention Kestrel and Arin.

Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray

Oh my gosh! Another hidden gem that I avoided for the longest time! I liked the first book, A Thousand Pieces of You, and I read it when it came out. I just didn’t pick up the next book when it came out until I reread book 1 last this year. Boy, was I wrong to pass on and NOT read it because Ten Thousand Skies Above You was just amazing! The main plot and time traveling were just spectacular PLUS the science here felt super real!


Did any of these books make your list? What books do you recommend I read that is not on my list?

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

15 responses to “Ten Best Books I’ve Read in 2016

    • I already finished reading Crooked Kingdom…and I was really devastated with the ending!!!! Gaaahhhh!

      Yes, you should totally check out Baron! 😉

  1. OMG All Chained Up! I loved that book. I split my list between YA and adult, so I’ll post my adult list on Wednesday. I think All Chained Up will be on there. 😀 I liked Hell Breaks Loose though not as much, and I hear Fury on Fire is downright awful. o_o Oh well, at least All Chained Up was great. 😀 Fabulous list, Zeee! =)

    Check out my Top Ten post!
    Alyssa Susanna (The Eater of Books!) recently posted…Review: Caraval by Stephanie GarberMy Profile

    • All Chained Up was awesome! I didn’t like Hell Breaks Loose but I actually thought Fury on Fire was okay. I reviewed it, too. I think it was just a little bit unusual since the main characters don’t really “meet” until like half of the book. haha

    • Yes! I know what you mean! I actually avoided reading it when it came out because of all the hype. It absolutely lived up to its hype! 🙂