Top 10 Books of 2016

This year had some good books for me. For some reason, it was very streaky. As in, I would read two or three 4 or 5 star books in a row and then have three 2 or 3 star books. But there were some wonderful books throughout the year. I’ve pulled together my top 10 books of 2016 which includes the five 5 star books and then my top five 4 star books. These are in no particular order, except that the 5 star books are listed first.
The top 10 books of 2016 by Puppies & Pretties

Puppies & Pretties Top 10 Books of 2016

I’ve linked to the Goodreads page for each book and my full review if I wrote one.

Black Wolves by Kate Elliott: I’m a big fan of all things Kate Elliott and this one didn’t disappoint.   Fantastic world building a great characters. See my review

The Traitor Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson: This was one of the first books I read this year and was one of the best. It was a book that sticks with you and you keep thinking about. If my to -read list wasn’t a mile long, I would picking this one up again. See my review

The Guns of Empire by Diango Wexler: Book four in a series, this one doesn’t disappoint. This series has magic, gender roles/bending and wonderful, rounded characters. I cannot wait until the next book comes out.

Wrath by John Gwynne: The final book in a 4-book series, this wraps up a very dark fantasy series nicely. I always appreciate when endings are not rainbows and unicorns, especially when the other books were so dark. If you enjoy dark fantasy with trials and tribulations, you would enjoy this series. Read my review of book one and two and three.

The Passage by Justin Cronin: If you haven’t read this series, you need to. Like right now. Even better, the series is complete so you can binge read it all! A vampire story that is more than just vampires. It is about human nature and the relationships that we build throughout our lives. See my review

The Twelve by Justin Cronin: See above – go and get it now! See my review

The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May: I always enjoy stories with strong women as the lead character. Add in magic and fae and a bit of darkness? Sign me up. I recently got the last book in the trilogy and want to reread the first two so I can enjoy it all over again. See my review

Silver on the Road by Laura Anne Gilman: An interesting take on the Wild West and the devil that isn’t necessarily evil, but you get what you bargain for. This story is about a young woman finding her place in the world and learning all that she can do. See my review

The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee: I gushed about this book in my review, and I still stand by it. I loved the storytelling and the places this book takes you. See my review

The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks: Another series book that really sets up the final book in the series (can’t wait until it comes out!). This series is full of huge books, but they really transport you to another world. The characters and world building is fantastic.

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What were your top books of 2016?


24 thoughts on “Top 10 Books of 2016

  1. Latonya

    I haven’t read any of these titles. I am finally going to get me a GoodReads account too. I tend to forget the names of books after awhile, but I can tell you all about the story, LOL! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Courtney Patterson

    My reading list this year was slim. I definitely didn’t focus on making time for reading like a normally do this year so it’s definitely something I’m focused on for 2017. This looks like a great list!

  3. Audrey White

    I’ve never read anything by Kate Elliot, but Black Wolves sounds really interesting. I’ve been reading the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon and watching the show too and I’m completely obsessed. If you like fantasy/historical fiction, I bet you would love them!

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