Top Ten Tuesday: My top ten books of 2016


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten Best Books Of 2016. 

According to Goodreads, I gave a 5-star rating to 44 books in 2016. So how to narrow down my top books to just 10? Here are the books I consider the best of the best from my 2016 reading — not necessarily books published in 2016; simply the books I read this past year that I loved the most. (And okay, I cheated a bit and snuck in more than 10!)

Note: If you want to know more about any of the books mentioned here, click on the links to see my reviews.

1) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (review)

Dark Matter

2) The Fireman by Joe Hill (review)

The Fireman

3) All the Winters After by Seré Prince Halverson (review)

All the Winters After

4) Blue Asylum by Kathy Hepinstall (review)

Blue Asylum

5) The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett (review)


6) Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart (review)


7) Every Heart A Doorway by Seanan McGuire (review)

Every Heart

8) Agent To the Stars/The Android’s Dream/Lock In by John Scalzi
(reviews here, here, and here)

9) Potterworld books: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (review) and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (screenplay)

10) Flight by Sherman Alexie (review)



What were your favorite reads of 2016? Please leave me your link!


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29 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: My top ten books of 2016

  1. The cover of All The Winters After is so visually pleasing! I have The Versions of Us on my unread shelf, and I’m keen to get round to it in the new year. I’ve heard so good things about Every Heart A Doorway and have my eye on that title.

    Happy reading in 2017!

  2. Yay for the Potterworld books!! 😀 They also made it onto my list. I’ve seen Dark Matter on a few lists… I think I’ve been on hold for it for over 3 months so here’s hoping I get a chance to read it in 2017. lol

    • I lucked into an almost-new copy of Dark Matter at our library’s 2nd hand store — such a great find! I hope your hold request comes through soon. 🙂

  3. Dark Matter and Every Heart a Doorway are two I have heard so many good things about but am yet to read. My favourite this year was A Closed and Common Orbit, although Laura Lam’s False Hearts made it a close-run thing.

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