Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Reads of 2016 (Thus Far)

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Hello!  It’s Tuesday and time for another Top Ten Tuesday post!

  What is TTT? TTT is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.  Check out their blog for more info and to see upcoming themes.

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This week’s theme was…

June 21: Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year

Since I haven’t read a ton of 2016 releases YET, I decided to tweak it to be my favorite reads of 2016 (thus far)

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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Genre: Romance • Contemporary

Star ratings (2)

Loved everything about this book!  Now I need to see the movie… I’m just nervous it is going to be dull in comparison to the book.  Input anyone?


The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

865Amazon // Goodreads

Genre: Fiction > Inspirational

Star ratings (2)

This was such a beautiful parable about life.  I was completely enthralled with the story, but also learned a lot of life lessons along the way.

You can read my review here → 5 Things The Alchemist Taught Me About Life


The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

1232Amazon // Goodreads

Genre: Historical Fiction • Mystery

Star ratings (2)

This book was insanely good.  It was a  historical fiction, gothic novel, and a mystery all rolled into one!  It was brilliant actually.

You can read my review here → Book Review: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón


The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

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Amazon // Goodreads

Genre: YA > Mystery • Fantasy

Star ratings (2)

I thoroughly enjoyed this book!  It was very dark and eerie and I really enjoyed all the symbolism woven throughout the story.  Hardinge is a very creative author.

You can read my review here → Book Review: The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge


A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

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Genre: Fantasy

Star ratings (3)

I low expectations going into this book.  I hadn’t read much in the realm of fantasy and was worried that I would be compairing it to Harry Potter the entire time.  I didn’t.  Schwab is an AMAZING writer.  Her talent blows me away.

You can read my review here → Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab


Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal

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Genre: Historical Fiction

Star ratings (2)

This book!  I loved it so so much.  It still holds the title of my favorite read of 2016 so far.

You can read my review here → Book Review: Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal


Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Orphan TrainAmazon // Goodreads

Genre: Historical Fiction

Star ratings (3)

I found the history behind this book fascinating!  I had never heard of orphan trains before this book.  I love discovering new things about history through literature.

You can read my review here → Book Review: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

You can read about when I got the chance to meet the author here → Orphan Train Meet the Author Event – Christina Baker Kline


The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes

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Genre: Historical Fiction

Star ratings (3)

Another great book where I learned more about the history they don’t teach in school. This time, it was The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.  I thought this book was very well done.

You can read my review here → Book Review: The Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes


The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati

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Genre: Historical Fiction

Star ratings (2)

I had been waiting for this book for 6 years!!! This is a spin off of my favorite historical fiction series of all times, the Into the Wilderness series.  This book did not disappoint!  A whole new cast of characters to love with a few familiar faces!  This book also gave me a new perspective on woman’s issues and rights.


The Orchard: A Memoir by Theresa Weir

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Genre: Nonfiction > Memoir

This book was a very pleasant surprise.  I actually picked it up not knowing it was a memoir.  It definitely does NOT read like a memoir, but rather like a beautiful piece of fiction. This book also had a personal connection that I was NOT expecting.

You can read my review here → Book Review: The Orchard by Theresa Weir


Which books were your favorite reads of 2016 thus far?  Feel free to link to your own TTT post!

 

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9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Reads of 2016 (Thus Far)”

  1. I have been seeing “Me Before You” EVERYWHERE recently! It wasn’t on my tbr at first because I don’t usually read romances but *every single review* gushes about how wonderful it is. So it looks like on the tbr it must go 🙂 Also – The Lie Tree. I am taking that on vacation with me, enough procrastination. And I’m saving this list for the historical fiction recommendations – you always have the best!!

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    1. I’m not one for romance either HOWEVER this is romance done right!!! Me Before You is such a beautiful book, I really think you would enjoy it too! Yay for The Lie Tree! Let’s hope I didn’t hype it up over nothing lol

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