This year was a pretty good year for me reading wise. I didn’t read that many books but I would say I read more variety than I have in the past. Interestingly, I read very little Young Adult fiction and more Graphic Novels. I also, read a fair share of Literary Fiction and Fantasy. I was just shy of making my Goodreads reading goal of 2016 which is not bad. Next year my reading goal is something completely different but I will talk about that in another post.
So without further ado, lets get on with my Top 6 Books of 2016!
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling – I know most people could not truly put this book down as a favorite of 2016, because most have read this book many many times. Well I am not one of those people; I have been reading this series through for the first time for a year now, and of the books I have read this is my favorite so far.
Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss – Again, I feel I am late this book series, but hey I hear the third book has not come out in years so maybe me reading it late will mean I do not have to wait so long for the 3rd to be publish. I loved this very large book, I breezed through it and did not want to put it down.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik – What a wonderful fantasy/folklore story that is frightening, intriguing and wonderfully written.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – Let’s just say I cried, and that is rare when reading books.
Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman – I have had my eye on this author for awhile and recently was shopping in a bookstore here in Germany and came across Britt-Marie Was Here, his latest novel, and thought what the heck. I loved this story, it was relate-able, funny and super sentimental in how this character unknowingly touched so many other characters lives in either cantankerous or spectacular ways and how these same people shaped Britt-Marie’s character growth throughout the story. Now I know I want to read all of Fredrik Backman’s novels.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – This book with its synopsis that pulls you into an apocalyptic story that is intricately overlaid of many years spanned, intertwining several lives that remarkably cross paths in the most unsuspecting moments and the conclusion that was as shocking of a twist that I didn’t suspect, but realize as soon as revealed as the ah ha moment. I will read again for I know there are many clues throughout the story that I missed.
So there they are my top 6 books of 2016! Let me know in the comments what your favorite books were in 2016 and why.