Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Top Ten Tuesday #2: Ten Best Books of 2016



Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Follow the link to learn more :)


Today's Prompt: 

"Ten Best Books of 2016" 
(regardless of publication date)


Well, I guess this prompt can be rephrased as: "Your favourite books of 2016."
That's how I look at it :) 

Oh, and I couldn't think of 10, so I stopped at 7.


1: Winterkill - by Kate A. Boorman

The cover is GORGEOUS and the story is amazing! 





















2: Sisters Red - by Jackson Pearce 
An action-packed, swoony retelling of Red Riding Hood :) <3 








3: The Girl on the Train - by Paula Hawkins
Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. (And MUCH better than Gone Girl) 























4: Don't Look Now - by Michelle Gagnon
The sequel that improved incredibly upon the first book. And with an ending that shattered my soul and sunk my ship :( <3 




















5: Splintered - by A. G. Howard 
I loved this book for its non-stop excitement, entertainment, and gorgeously vivid writing, even though the sexism was horrendous.   





















6: How To Fall in Love - by Cecelia Ahern
I shipped the two main characters SO hard it completely absorbed my heart. They made the book.  





















7: Room - by Emma Donoghue. 
Brilliantly written but so heart breaking. 























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41 comments:

  1. Sisters Red is one I can remember seeing on Goodreads years ago only to have forgotten about it later on. Sounds like it's one I must revisit. :)

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    1. It is SUCH a good book, I hope you get to read it soon!

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  2. Room and Splintered are both brilliant reads! :-) I'm glad that you enjoyed them so much.

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    1. They are! I'm glad you loved them too :)

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  3. I'm yet to read all these books!! I've got Sisters Red as an ebook! will read it soon! great list Amy ^_^

    My Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. YOU'VE GOT SISTERS RED OH MY WORD I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU THINK OF IT!!!! THAT IS SO EXCITING I HOPE YOU ADORE IT!
      Thanks!

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  4. Room is one of my all time favourite reads - I definitely see how it made it on to your favourites. Have you seen the film? I haven't myself, but have it on DVD, so am keen to watch it soon.

    Also, I've yet to have gone wrong with a Cecelia Ahern read - one of her titles is on my favourite list this year. I started 2016 having read The Marble Collector by her and it stuck in my mind all year long.

    Happy reading in 2017!

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    1. Yay I'm glad! Oh yes, I actually watched the movie before I read the book; it was AMAZING :) I hope you get to watch it soon.

      Oooh I haven't read that one of hers. Glad you enjoyed it :) I just adore her writing <3

      Thank you, you too!!

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  5. Ooh nice ones! Lots of new to me ones. Though I did enjoy Splintered!

    Thanks for visiting my Tuesday post!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, Splintered was amazing :)
      Sure! Thanks for stopping by mine :)

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  6. I couldn't narrow mine down to anywhere near ten so I picked a different topic and will post all my favourite books tomorrow on a nice big post! I read Sisters Red years ago and thought it was a decent read. I love the covers in the AG Howard series!

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    1. Haha yeah it's hard! I look forward to seeing that post tomorrow :)
      Yeah I love Sisters Red :)
      OOOOH YES I LOVE Howard's covers, they're absolutely gorgeous!

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  7. I have so many of these on my TBR pile - But Sisters Red has even on my shelf for years. I really need to start reading more than just the new releases!!

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    1. Ah shame :( I hope you get to read them very soon, they're SO good!
      Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day :)

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  8. Definitely agree with Room! I also have heard everyone talk about how great The Girl on the Train was and I still haven't read it! Gotta give that a go!

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    1. Yay!
      Oh yes, TGOTT is absolutely brilliant, and I hope you get to read it VERY soon! <3 I can't wait to hear what you think of it :)
      Have a lovely day, Emily!

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  9. That Splintered cover is so amazing. Always love those. And Sisters Red- same. Such a distinctive cover. Winterkill though sounds (and looks) SO good!

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    1. AH I KNOW RIGHT?! It's the most beauuuutiful cover in the world, I think ;)
      It really is! I hope you get to read it soon!
      Thanks for stopping by, Greg :)

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  10. Those covers are gorgeous. And it's nice to see another Ceceila Ahern fan.

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    1. Ah, they certainly are. I think I'm as much in love with the covers as I am with the stories :)
      Likewise! Glad you love her writing too :)

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  11. Splintered is so incredible, my goodness! <3 I so badly want to read Sisters Red!

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My TTT Post!

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    1. It was BEAUUUUTIFUL!! Ah yes, you must!! I think you'll love it!
      Just checked out your post :) Thanks for stopping by, Kyra!

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  12. Ooh, so many good books on this list! Room was so spectacular and emotionally taxing. I haven't seen the movie though. Have you? I also remember enjoying Sisters Red. :)

    -Emily @ Reader Rising

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    1. They really were :) Ah yes it was, it was just so beautifully tragic! <3 The movie is really good too, I hope you get to watch it sometime soon. Yeah, Sisters Red is awesome, glad you enjoyed that!
      Thanks for stopping by :)

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  13. Wow, many of the books you've listed sound really good. I have Room and The Girl on the Train are in my TBR. Happy reading to you in 2017!!

    Here's my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-best-books-of.html

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    1. They are SO good! AHH you must read them! I hope you get to very soon :)
      Thank you! And to you!

      Thanks, just checked it out :)

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  14. Great list! Splintered has been on my TBR for ages! I really need to get around to reading them. Sisters Red looks pretty good so I'm definitely adding that to the TBR too.

    Thanks for visiting me!

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    1. Thanks! I'm so glad I got to read all these beauties :) Ooooh yes, you MUST read Splintered and Sisters Red! They're amazing ;)

      Sure! <3

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  15. Sorry I took unbelievably long to comment back on your post!! I loved Sister Red way back in 2012 when I read. I'm overdue for a reread. I haven't read Splintered yet just because I've heard bad things about the final book. But I'm still interested. :) Thanks for visiting my blog earlier! You've got some great picks here.

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    1. Oh no it's fine!
      Yay so glad you did! I think it's one of the best YA retellings I've ever read.
      Oooh that's interesting to know. I haven't read the rest of the series yet, but I will. Hope you get to read Splintered soon! That one is good.
      Sure! Thanks :)

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  16. LOVE the winterkill cover, so pretty just going to have to check it out on Goodreads - the power of a great cover in action ;) I haven't see Sisters Red in ages, Goodreads used to keep recommending it to me, glad to see you enjoyed it.

    Deborah @ Hills of Books

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    1. It is beautiful, glad you like it! Lol, yeah the cover is so important when it comes to picking up a book :)
      Haha, I see. Hope you get to read that one soon as well, it's SO good!
      Thanks for stopping by :)

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    2. You defiantly chose the right cover to feature in this TTT, I have seen the other (less impressive) cover for Winterkill before didn't even recognise it here!

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    3. Haha thanks! Well, that's the cover I had when I read it, so...
      Lol, I must actually check out those different covers then!

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    4. In my opinion the other cover give me the impression that it's more horror that the one you used!

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    5. Oooh wow okay! I must definitely check it out now, lol!

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    6. Just looked at the cover. It definitely is creepier!

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  17. The shameful thing is that I haven't read any of these books myself... I'm just going to have to hope that I will be able to get to some of these in 2017 :D Glad you could enjoy them all so much :3

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    1. Ah no, shame! I REALLY hope you get to read at least some of them this year! They're SO good :)
      Thanks!

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  18. Gorgeous list of books and wonderful quotes! There's a lot here that I want to read and some specifically because of you! Thanks for being a blogging buddy this year! :)

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    1. Thank you, and yes I love the quotes! Haha, I hope you get to read at least one of them soon; they're SO good :)
      Thanks to you, too! I look forward to more chats and blogging conversations :)

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