When Three’s Not a Crowd!!! My top reads of 2016

Sooo, when I was picking some of my favorite reads in 2016, I realized I can call them out in groups of three:


  1. New-to-me authors:

A Monster Calls This was perfection ❤ and my only 5-star read this year.

Fangirl  I loved – Cath!! The way Rowell portrayed her struggle with social anxiety was so relatable. I disliked – The abrupt ending to the Simon Snow show after all the extended page-time.

Speak Check out my Teaser Tuesday post here.

2) Standalone fantasy/paranormal

The Diabolic An inter-galactic fantasy replete with themes of loyalty, political coups and revenge. Check out my review here.

Holding Smoke I honestly didn’t think I would end up liking this one so much because – A) I totally judge books with people on the cover. B) I have been sandbagged in the past with “soul-themes” turning into religious fiction. But I had nothing to worry about. Read my review here.

The Infinity of You & Me My first brush with multiverse fantasy. Read my review here.

     3) Author debuts

Shelter A story of an estranged son and his Korean immigrant parents. Read my review here.

Sometimes We Tell the Truth A retelling of the Canterbury Tales, SWTtT was a delightful read. This had a large, diverse cast with respectful representation of gay and intersex characters. Read my review here.

Phantom Limbs  Definitely my favorite book release of 2016!! With sensitive portrayals of  depression, PTSD, disability, bisexuality and one of my favorite male teen YA narrators in Otis, this book, along with SWTtT, deserves more appreciation. Read my review here.


So what are some of your favorite reads in 2016? Do let me know in the comments! If you have a blog post up with your top picks, do link me up!!

This would probably be my last post for 2016, so happy holidays and wish y’all a very happy New Year in advance!!!


7 thoughts on “When Three’s Not a Crowd!!! My top reads of 2016

  1. TizzyMatic December 28, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    Simple yet beneficial choice of doing it in threes! You have some great reads up there, too, especially “The Diabolic” – that’s a must read for me.
    I haven’t been blogging long and I just started back reading, so my only favorites this year were the “Mysterious Benedict Society” by Trenton Lee Stewart and “Final Girls”by Riley Sager.
    Great post!

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    • Ishita January 1, 2017 / 10:36 pm

      Haha thank you! I know what you mean.. I started blogging in mid-2015, and it took some time for me to get back to reading after a bit of hiatus so I really didn’t have much to recap during the December posts that year..

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      • TizzyMatic January 5, 2017 / 8:34 am

        No problem. Yeah, I see it’s hard to deal with, but the future seems bright!

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  2. TizzyMatic December 28, 2016 / 11:05 pm

    Reblogged this on TizzyMatic and commented:
    When by coincidence you have nine books, a catchy title, and great reads – you have to take advantage of that lol! Ishita @bookmyopia (WP not Twitter) has given her audience some of her favorite reads of 2016. Click the original post link for more on her post!

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