Best Reads of 2016

I’ve been seeing these lists pop up everywhere, so I thought I’d pitch in my two cents. I haven’t read as many books as I would like this year, but the following are books that stayed with me, and impacted me in an unforgettable way. These are page-turners I couldn’t put down, emotional roller coasters I didn’t want to end, or just plain fun reads I want to re-read over and over.



  1. It Ends With Us – Colleen Hoover (Best. Book. Ever.)
  2. Too Late – Colleen Hoover (Dark. Triggered. Gutted.)
  3. Me Before You – Jojo Moyes (Ugly Cried. Devastated. Heartbreaking.)
  4. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe (Hilarious. Immersive. Wondrous) 
  5. Sparrow – L.J. Shen (Feisty. Twisty. Brutal)
  6. Stuck-Up Suit – Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward (Funny. Quirky. Emotional)
  7. Big Rock – Lauren Blakely (Hilarious. Fun. Sexy.)
  8. Waking Olivia – Elizabeth O’Roark (Turbulent. Off-limits. Dreamy.)
  9. Looking for Alaska – John Greene (Emotional. YA. Adventurous)
  10. Reckless – Skye Jordan (Heartwarming. Passionate. Unputdownable)


  1. Ready Player One – Ernest Cline (Imaginative. Fascinating. Jaw-dropping)
  2. The Martian – Andy Weir (Science-y. Hilarious. Engrossing)
  3. The Girl in the Ice – Robert Bryndza (Heart-thudding. Suspenseful. Shocking)
  4. The Sister – Louise Jensen (Bewildering. Mysterious. Gasp!)
  5. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs (Original. Creative. Adventurous)
  6. The Gift – Louise Jensen (Heart-stopping. Enthralling. Devastating)
  7. Rogue Lawyer- John Grisham (Hard-boiled. Quick-paced. Intriguing.)
  8. The 5th Wave- Rick Yancey (Dystopian. Twisty. Intrepid.)
  9. Sphere – Michael Crichton (Distortion. Puzzling. Flabbergasted.)
  10. The Butterfly Garden – Dot Hutchinson (Dark. Darker. Darkest.)

TOP Priorities on my Bookshelf

  1. Night Stalker – Robert Brydnza
  2. Winter Garden – Kristin Hannah
  3. Orphan Train – Christina Baker Kline
  4. Hollow City – Ransom Riggs
  5. Behind Closed Doors- B.A. Paris
  6. Reckless – Winter Renshaw
  7. The Fire Between High and Lo – Brittany C. Cherry
  8. A Girl Like You – Kate Ryan
  9. Complete Beneath Series – Meghan March
  10. Absolute Power – David Baldacci
  11. House Rules – Jodi Picoult
  12. Wool – Hugh Howey
  13. The Light Between Oceans- M.L. Stedman
  14. The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah

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