Year in Review: Best Books of 2016

December 28, 2016 Bookish Chatter 5


It’s quite interesting; I’ve been sitting here the last few weeks trying to squeeze in some 2016 reads in the hopes of adding them to this list.  For the last two months, I haven’t been able to find many books to keep my attention.  I blame it on my inability to turn my mind off from all the insanity that is happening in our country and world.   So, I assumed this meant I had a less than spectacular reading year.

Yet, as I pulled my monthly favorites together to create this “Best of” list, it was rewarding and heartwarming to be reminded of all the great reads I experienced in 2016.

They are broken down by a mismatch of categories.  Each title is a link, which will take you to my review of that title.  There are a few titles on this list that I read, yet couldn’t seem to put my feelings into words, the titles were that good.

Literary Fiction

General Fiction



Historical Fiction:


Middle Grade/Young Adult

What were your favorite reads of 2016?

5 Responses to “Year in Review: Best Books of 2016”

  1. Kailana

    It looks like you read a lot of great stuff! There are few on here that I really meant to get to in 2016 and just did not happen. Hopefully next year!

  2. Kay

    You definitely had some good reads here. I haven’t tried most of them, but many are on my list to read at some point. I did read THE EX and YOU WILL KNOW ME and loved those. I wasn’t as enthusiastic about MISSING PIECES. Hope 2017 brings all of us some fabulous reading. Bet it will! 🙂

  3. Anita
    Twitter: anitalovesbooks

    You read many wonderful books in 2016! Some I did read, but many more are on my list of books I can’t wait to read.
    Looking forward….

  4. Chloe Thomas

    I have actually only read one book on this list which is I’m thinking of ending things by Ian Reid. I didn’t enjoy the book that much but after thinking about it and letting it sink in I can appreciate it more and actually throughout it was kind of clever.