The best of the best of the best 2016

As is my tradition I’m breaking in the New Year with a little look back at my favourite books from 2016.  Another good reading year with plenty to choose from and I admit that I struggled narrowing this down to 10, in fact I singled out at least 25 in my initial search.  I really did read some most excellent books this year in fact I was lucky enough to get through 120 books.  My list for the year is here.  Without further ado my favourites for 2016 with links to the reviews.

  1. The Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence
  2. City of Blades by Robert J Bennett
  3. The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky
  4. The Silver Tide by Jen William
  5. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
  6. Company Town by Madeline Ashby
  7. Fix by Ferrett Steinmetz
  8. The Family Plot by Cherie Priest
  9. Certain Dark Things by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
  10. The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis

I feel like I should also make honorary mentions for Monstrous Little Voices by Jonathan Barnes, Emma Newman, Kate Heartfield, Fox Meadows, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Scourge of the Betrayer by Jeff Salyards, 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough, The Hike by Drew Magary, Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel and The Facefaker’s Game by Chandler J Birch






19 Responses to “The best of the best of the best 2016”

  1. J P Ashman

    Reblogged this on J P Ashman and commented:
    Happy New Year folks! All the best for 2017. Let’s start it with a list of awesome books from, whose no.1 for 2016 mirrors my own choice.

  2. jessicabookworm

    Great to hear you enjoyed so many books in 2016. Although it didn’t make your final 10, it is good to see Monstrous Little Voices got an honorary mention – I have a copy which I really must read soon! Here’s to more great reading in 2017 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think you will love Monstrous Little Voices – we share such a lot of similarities in terms of books. I look forward to seeing what you make of it.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Book Club Mom

    Nice list – I read The Immortals and enjoyed it very much. I’ve always loved mythology so it was fun to read a story with these characters. I thought Station Eleven was excellent! Happy New Year!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Station Eleven was really good – I wasn’t sure what to expect, it wasn’t what I got! And I loved it.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Jennifer | Book Den

    Out of your list I have only read The Immortals, but I do see many I had planned to read!

  5. Steph P. Bianchini

    Great list! I took note. And Happy New Year.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Happy new year to you too. Fingers crossed for a good one 😀

  6. Drew @ TheTattooedBookGeek

    Great list, yay for The Wheel of Osheim and The Wolf Road.😀

  7. Bob Milne

    No argument with The Wheel of Osheim or City of Blades. 🙂

  8. sjhigbee

    There are several books on your list that I want to add to my TBR – and I agree that Seanan McGuire’s Every Heart a Doorway and Jen William’s The Silver Tide are cracking reads:).

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was a great year for books. Hope 2017 is as good.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        It really was, wasn’t it? I was so impressed with the quality of the majority of the new releases I read.

  9. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I can confirm, every book you have highlighted on this list is also a winner in my eyes. Gah, I am sad I didn’t get a chance to read Fix!

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