Hello! It’s the end of 2016 and I thought I’d share a wrap up of the books I read and the BIG STANDOUTS of the year. Below are some of my Goodreads stats. I ended up finishing 158 books which surpassed my goal of 125. I am surprised Fearless was my longest book read. I thought for sure it would have been Empire of Storms.
2016 seemed to be the year of series for me. I read some amazing and epic series. Here are some of the standouts. I definitely recommend all of these. It is just so much fun to binge read a series from start to finish.
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I rarely reread books. Only my very favorites occasionally. I read Corrupt by Penelope Douglas twice this year. The first time was back in January as an ebook, then a few months later as an audiobook. It was even better the second time around!
(CLICK ON THE BOOK COVER TO READ MY REVIEW)
(CLICK ON THE PICS TO HEAR AN AUDIO SAMPLE)
It’s no secret that I am addicted to audiobooks. They are actually my preferred method of reading nowadays. If a book has an audio version I will click on it every time. Whispersync is my best friend!
Illuminae is everything! Talk about some creative writing by the authors! And the full cast of narrators took this imaginative story to the next level.
The Irin Chronicles is an incredible series on it’s own. However, Zachary Webber’s narration makes it so much better. His voice… O-M-G! He is my favorite narrator for a reason, people.
These are all the books I rates 4.5 and 5 stars this year.
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood http://amzn.to/2iOc1Xg (review)
Too Late by Colleen Hoover http://amzn.to/2hBVoA3
A Veil of Vines by Tillie Cole http://amzn.to/2iO88kS (review)
Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas http://amzn.to/2hDC07w (review)
The Virgin by Tiffany Reisz http://amzn.to/2hBMjr5
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas http://amzn.to/2iOgrNR
Win Some, Lose Some by Shay Savage http://amzn.to/2iOfS6F (review)
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover http://amzn.to/2cRNMZ0 (review)
The Irin Chronicles by Elizabeth Hunter http://amzn.to/2cnIU9Q (review)
Written in Red by Anne Bishop http://amzn.to/2coHFdU
Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale http://amzn.to/2ckydHC
It Ain’t Me, Babe by Author Tillie Cole http://amzn.to/2cC22Dk
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas http://amzn.to/2cP8E0p
The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison http://amzn.to/2cC1Xj6
Unexpected Circumstances by Shay Savage http://amzn.to/2cP8MwV
Arsen by Mia Asher-Author http://amzn.to/2c8E3w9
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas http://amzn.to/2cC2PUy
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff http://amzn.to/2cPaNZK
Deeper by Robin York http://amzn.to/2cC2MZ3 (review)
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata http://amzn.to/2cP9g60 (review)
Sparrow by L.J. Shen http://amzn.to/2cPb671
Penryn & the End of Days by Susan Ee http://amzn.to/2cnKyZj
Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes http://amzn.to/2cPa1fz (review)
Marking Time by April White Books http://amzn.to/2ckyN8p
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman http://amzn.to/2cPbiD9 (review)
Lingus by Mariana Zapata http://amzn.to/2ciVCIK
The Shadows by J.R. Ward http://amzn.to/2cRQihU
DRUM ROLL, PLEASE. MY TWO FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR ARE:
What were your favorite books of 2016? What books are you looking forward to in 2017?