TOP TEN TUESDAY: Ten favourite 2016 releases (so far!)

(Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish!)


There have been so many books published in 2016, and while I’ve read a few of them I’m nowhere near having read a lot.

10) ‘Firsts’ by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Mercedes sleeps with people to teach them how to give their girlfriends the perfect first time. It’s an interesting premise, and it’s a good look at how people sometimes do awful things with the best of intentions. 

9) ‘Seven Ways We Lie’ by Riley Redgate

Seven perspectives should have been too many, but with all of the individual voices Riley Redgate’s debut has a beautifully developed, diverse cast. 

8) ‘Rebel of the Sands’ by Alwyn Hamilton

One of the most exciting debut novels of the year so far, a stunning high fantasy set in the desert. 

7) ‘Beautiful Broken Things’ by Sara Barnard

UKYA stuffed to the brim with female friendships, and no romantic relationships to be seen! 

6) ‘True Born’ by L. E. Sterling

A very promising first installment to a brand new dystopian series.

5) ‘Kindred Spirits’ by Rainbow Rowell

Only a short story, but still a 5 star read.

4) ‘Morning Star’ by Pierce Brown

I’m nothing if not predictable: the conclusion to the Red Rising trilogy needed to be on this list.

3) ‘Wild Swans’ by Jessica Spotswood

Jessica’s first foray into contemporary writing, and one of the most captivating novels I’ve read so far this year. 

2) ‘You Were Here’ by Cori McCarthy

A beautiful look at what it means to lose someone, and how grief never really goes away. 

1) ‘This Is Where It Ends’ by Marieke Nijkamp

The first book I read in 2016, and on par with ‘You Were Here’ for the best book I read.

These ten 2016 books have all blown me away, but that’s not necessarily saying they’re the best that have been released, just that I’ve enjoyed these ones the most. If you have any 2016 releases to recommend, please leave them below!

  • I've read Firsts and Beautiful Broken Things, they were good but didn't make the cut on My TTT I am looking forward to This is Where It Ends which sadly has been on my TBR list for ages, but I haven't got to it yet.

  • I didn't put it on my list but I really liked True Born as well and can't wait for the next installment. The author is super cool and even did a feature on my blog so I was even more thrilled to read and review it. Great list this week and I may have to check out Rebel of the Sands. I'm trying to get my hands on a copy of Kindred Spirits which has been a task for some reason.

  • I haven't read any of these but would like to read Rebel of the Sands soon!

    Stacy Renee @ Lazy Day Literature

  • Morning Star was on my TTT this week too! It has by far been the single best book I've read all year. Great list!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  • The only one of these I've read is Rebel of The Sands, but I loved it!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/21/top-ten-tuesday-62/