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.
Top Ten Best Books Of 2016
I always have a hard time with these kinds of lists, because it’s so hard to narrow it down. This year, it was actually really easy because I read a lot of okay books. That made it easy to pick the ten best…and there are a lot of books I really liked, but not enough to make a year-end favorites list.
- When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez. This book was hard to read, but I loved the portrayal of depression and how different it can be for different people.
- Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. I recommend this book to EVERYONE. Please read it, it’s totally worth it.
- And I Darken by Kiersten White. I love that all of her books are so different from each other, but this one is amazing! It’s a gender-bent Vlad Dracula, and it’s worth reading. So worth reading.
- Missoula: Rape And The Justice System In A College Town by Jon Krakauer. This book is such an important read, and honestly, everyone needs to read it. It’s a very good look at rape culture, and even though it contained things I already knew, I do not regret reading it.
- George by Alex Gino. I cannot recommend this book enough. This probably isn’t going to be the last time I’ll talk about George, but it really is one of the best books I’ve read this year.
- A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas. A Court Of Thorns And Roses was really good too, but I thought this one was much better, and it’s making me so excited about the next book.
- The Heart Of Betrayal/The Beauty Of Darkness by Mary E. Pearson. Each book in this series is better than the one before, and I honestly couldn’t pick one or the other. So I did both!
- Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone. I loved this book so much, and it’s because we actually see a character with OCD in therapy and getting treated for it.
- All-American Boys by Jason Reynolds. I know I’ve been talking about this book a lot lately, but that’s because this book deserves so much attention. It really opened my eyes to things I had never thought about before, and I’m really glad I read it.
- Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older. I love the magic and normal it is for magic to exist in this world.