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12.30.2016

My top 10 books of 2016

It's here! The annual moment wherein we all reflect on 2016, and think about the awesome adventures we experienced through the ever-moving vehicle of literature. (Well, this is at least something that I always do... Anyone else?) So, I spent some time this week looking over all the 120+ books that I read this year, and have selected my absolute favorite, new best friends of books that I "met" in 2016. Here we go!


Miracle on 34th Street
A Man Called Peter
Radialloy
Death on the Nile
The Last Battle
An Old-Fashioned Girl
The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream
Operation Titanic
Cinder
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories
The Sound of Emeralds
The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge


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In no particular order, my top 10 favorite picks...

A Man Called Peter by Catherine Marshall
{Read my full review here.}

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
{Read my full review here.}

The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories by Otto Penzler
{Read my full review here.}

Radialloy (Firmament #1) by J. Grace Pennington
{Read my full review here.}

The Last Battle (The Chronicles of Narnia #7) by C.S. Lewis
{Read my full review here.}

Go Big or Go Home by Scotty McCreery
{Read my full review here.}

The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge by Charlie Lovett
{Read my full review here.}

An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott
{Read my full review here.}

The Sound of Emeralds (Steadfast Love #3) by Rachelle Rea Cobb
{Read my full review here.}

Miracle on 34th Street by Valentine Davies
{Read my full review here.}



And now, for the honorary mentions...

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
{Read my full review here.}

Operation Titanic (Nancy Drew & Hardy Boys: Super Mystery #35) by Carolyn Keene
{Read my full review here.}

The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce #6) by Alan Bradley
{Read my full review here.}



Previous years of top favorite books:

2015 // 2014 // 2013 // 2012 // 2011 // 2010



So, dear reader, what are your favorite books that you got to read in 2016?


14 comments:

  1. Oh! The ones here I have read are Death on the Nile (My first Agatha Christie!), and The Last Battle. I got a book of Sherlock Holmes for Christmas! Oh, the rest of those sound so good...
    Fun blog!
    -MovieCritic

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  2. @MovieCritic, thanks for stopping by. It's so funny -- Death on the Nile was MY first Agatha Christie too!! I plan to read more by her in 2017. :)

    Happy reading!

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  3. You have a lot of good looking books on your list! The only one I've read is Cinder, which I loved! I hope you have a happy New Year!

    Thanks for linking up on Saturday Situation. :)

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  4. I did read many of these books many years ago and loved them. Miracle on 34th Street--I still watch that movie on TV when it is on but never actually realized it was a book first!

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  5. Ooh! So many good ones.

    Death on the Nile, The Last Battle(one of the best books ever :D), An Old Fashioned Girl(I also read that this year), and Cinder(again, a 2016 read for me as well).

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  6. Cinder was one of my 2016 reads (by audio). A couple of my favorite books from this past year were The Green Ember by S.D. Smith and Tolkien's Letters From Father Christmas. I've previously read The Last Battle and Miracle on 34th Street. I'd like to read A Man Called Peter.

    Deb Watley
    www.debwatley.com

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  7. @Deb, thanks for stopping by! Cinder was an audio read for me (I look forward to listening to more of the series in 2017!). Sounds like you have some GOOD favorites from this past year.

    Oh, I might try to read The Green Ember soon. :) I keep hearing about it!

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  8. I love, love, love the Flavia de Luce books. I think I've read 6 and need to catch up on a couple more that are now out. I hope you enjoy reading more Agatha Christie in 2017. I read her autobiography a couple of years ago and can't recommend it highly enough.

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  9. I enjoyed The Green Ember (coincidentally, also by audio) so much that I also listened to the prequel and sequel within the span of a month or two!

    Deb Watley

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  10. @Cath, thanks for stopping by! I appreciate the Goodreads friend request, as we appear to have similar tastes. :) I still have a couple more Flavia de Luce books to catch up on too -- trying to take the series SLOWLY. I'll keep in mind your recommendation on Agatha Christie's autobiography too!

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  11. @Deb Watley, I had not heard of the sequel to The Green Ember. Thanks for sharing about that!

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  12. TARISSA! Wowza, do I owe you an apology! Somehow I missed ever commenting on this, but (horridly belatedly) I simply must because I am simply honored. Thank you SO much for including Emeralds here. I so treasure your support of all my books.

    Blessed to know you as a reader and a friend!

    - Rachelle

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  13. @Rachelle Rea Cobb, no apology necessary!! I distinctly remember you sharing my top 10 list on Facebook... so I knew that you knew! :D

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