Sooo, when I was picking some of my favorite reads in 2016, I realized I can call them out in groups of three:
MY TOP 3:
- New-to-me authors:
This was perfection ❤ and my only 5-star read this year.
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.
Check out my Teaser Tuesday post here.
2) Standalone fantasy/paranormal
An inter-galactic fantasy replete with themes of loyalty, political coups and revenge. Check out my review here.
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.
My first brush with multiverse fantasy. Read my review here.
3) Author debuts
A story of an estranged son and his Korean immigrant parents. Read my review here.
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.
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!!!