Wow! What a year!! So many great releases and so many fabulous reads! So it hasn’t made making this list any easier!! Might have been easier to list the books I didn’t enjoy this year!! Now there’s a list that could be fun to share!! 😉
My GoodReads challenge has gone very well this year and I seem to have read (they wouldn’t get it wrong would they?!) 200 books this year!!! Eek!! Maybe I need to get out more lol!! Have to say that a fair few of these were e-books of the Chick Lit variety that I find a lot quicker to read so that could explain why the total was so high this year! But with all those books read, is my TBR dwindling??!! NO!!! of course not!! Don’t be silly!! I still refuse to count up how many physical books I have on various shelves as I think it is just easier not to know! But I have plenty of reading material to see me through 2017, and I may have asked Santa Claus for one or two more! That’s if he thinks I’ve been good enough!
Anyway enough rambling! I have whittled down the 200 to my Top 15 reads of the year of books that have stayed with me in some way or another, but if you’d like to look at all the books I’ve read this year you can if you click here GoodReads 2016 Challenge ! So I will now add a picture of the books I’ve chosen and the GoodReads links to their reviews!! Also been a great year for gorgeous covers too so high praise to all the cover designers out there too! Oooh, and these are in no particular order either…….
EVERYTHING LOVE IS by CLAIRE KING GoodReads review
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley GoodReads review
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry GoodReads review
The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis GoodReads review
The Muse by Jessie Burton GoodReads review
Behind Closed Doors by B.A.Paris GoodReads review
The Improbability of Love by Hannah Mary Rothschild GoodReads review
The Museum of You by Carys Bray GoodReads review
The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent GoodReads review
A Boy made of Blocks by Keith Stuart GoodReads review
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon GoodReads review
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab GoodReads review
Pax by Sara Pennypacker GoodReads review
Ghostbird by Carol Lovekin GoodReads review
The One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood GoodReads review
Phew!! Made it!! If only I could keep going!! I have loved reading this year as there’ve been so many top quality books in all different genres, and that’s why I’ve mixed my list up a little to include a little bit of everything! Just a shame I couldn’t include more on my list! Have you read any of these books? Would love to know if you have enjoyed as many books as I have this year!
Let’s hope 2017 is just as rewarding on the reading front!!