Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Books So Far This Year

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely folks over at The Broke And The Bookish.  Every week, bloggers share their own bookish top ten lists based on the topic of the week.  You can check out Ten Tuesdays here.

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Top Ten Favorite Books So Far In 2016

I love that we’re doing a mid-year favorites list, because it’s always fun/interesting to talk about my favorite books from the year that’s not part of all of the end-of-year reflection.  Which is always fun, but I like doing lists like this at other times too, and mid-year seems perfect for that.  Here are my favorite books so far!

  1. The Heart Of Betrayal by Mary Pearson.  How HoB managed to be better than The Kiss Of Deception, I don’t know…but it did, and I was blown away.  It’s definitely one of my favorites!
  2. Welcome To Night Vale, the book.  I both listened to it and read it, which is why it took me forever to read it, because I wanted to compare them.  The audio is completely amazing (and sadly, I didn’t love it in print) and it’s such an odd but cool book.
  3. Walk On Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson.  I really liked it, and it’s such a good combination of Gold Rush historical fiction with a splash of paranormal/fantasy elements.
  4. Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older.  I really liked the Caribbean legends we see in the book, and I loved how normal the characters are.  And that Shadowshapers are normal, and not seen as different.
  5. Night Study by Maria V Snyder.  I just love Yelena and Valek’s story, and the next book seems so far away!
  6. Rogue by Julie Kagawa.  I wasn’t sure if I’d like it, especially after thinking the first one was just okay.  But since she’s one of my favorite authors ever, I read it, and I’m glad I did, because it’s one of my favorites so far.
  7. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone.  I think, if I were to rank this list instead of doing it in random order, this book would easily be my favorite book so far this year.  It’s so nice to see a character struggle with a mental illness that isn’t depression, and even more than that, I love that we actually see Sam in therapy for her OCD.
  8. All-American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.  Everything that we see in this book is something that, unfortunately, is all too familiar, but it’s still an important book that I think everyone should read.
  9. Gabi, A Girl In Pieces by Isabel Quintero.  I loved how honest Gabi was, and she’s a character that I can really relate to.
  10. False Illusions by A Cramton.  While new adult (especially the contemporary romances) isn’t my typical read, I really loved this one!  Yoel and Madison belong together, and it really made me want to give the genre more of a chance!
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