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Top 10 Reads of 2016

Hi Everyone!

Last year, I brought you the top 15 reads of 2015. This year I’m trying to challenge myself by limiting my top reads list to just 10, rather than increasing it to 16. What makes it even more difficult is I read 177 books (maybe a few more as I didn’t always update my Goodreads challenge, whoops!). What helps this slightly is I am not including any books that I edited this year; that just wouldn’t be fair. (That being said, they are all awesome books, and you should totally check them out.)

So without further ado, here is my list (in no particular order)!

TreemakersThe Treemakers by Christina L. Rozelle

This was actually the first book I read in 2016 and it held strong! Read my full review here.


 

cinder-and-ellaCinder & Ella by Kelly Oram

Such a touching book. I’m so glad I picked it up at the recommendation of a friend. I had only read Oram’s V is for Virgin prior to this one, and Cinder and Ella prompted my reading another seven books by her in rapid succession.


 

30048228Our Song by Ashley Bodette

A sweet story with a powerful message. Read my full review here.


 

much-of-madnessMuch of Madness by S.E. Summa

What a fun story with a fabulous setting. Unlike anything I had read before.


 

choose-usChoose Us by Caylie Marcoe

A unique spin on the boy/girl friendship to romance story with quite the cast of characters.


 

edge-of-chaosEdge of Chaos by Molly E. Lee

This was an exciting book with a very realistic boy meets girl storyline featuring a profession I have only seen in movies and on TV.


 

AsleepAsleep by Krystal Wade

I don’t think I have questioned a character’s reality more than I did with this story. Read my full review here.


 

28053896Frenzy by Casey Bond

Vampires, zombies, dystopian, oh my! Read my full review here.


 

how-i-fallHow I Fall by Anne Eliot

This book hit me in all the feels. One of the sweetest stories ever. Major tissue alert.


hereHere by Denise Grover Swank

Such an interesting premise and characters I really enjoyed and rooted for.