2016 has been a memorable year for a number of reasons, some good and some not so good across the world. When it came to reflecting on my most memorable books of the year, my first draft came at 15 books out of a possible 72 (21%) that I’ve reviewed on the blog! I noticed that I chose a lot of books that were funny, feel good or just plain enjoyable. That reflects my year – very busy and reading was for a time of relaxation and switching off from the world.
I’ve got six books on the ‘to be reviewed’ list, so I haven’t included them in this list but there are some great reads to come.
Here are my top 10 books that I loved in 2016, in no particular order:
- The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett (audiobook)
- Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid (audiobook)
- A Kiss from Mr Fitzgerald by Natasha Lester
- A Perfect Heritage by Penny Vincenzi
- Who’s That Girl? by Mhairi McFarlane
- The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
- The Art of Keeping Secrets by Rachael Johns
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
- We Were on a Break by Lindsey Kelk
- The Drifter by Anthea Hodgson
While it might seem that I have a thing for blue covers, all these books made me laugh way too loudly in public, cry, exclaim out loud or smile repeatedly. Many thanks to the authors who wrote these wonderful books – you are gold! Thanks to the people who suggested that I’d love a particular book/author, you made this bookworm very happy!
What are your books of the year? Do we share any, or have I missed your favourites?