Top Ten Best Books Of 2016

I have been so eager to do this post, though mostly because up until now I didn’t know what my top 10 reads would be. Thank goodness for Goodreads, who organized my books by rating for me and made this list very easy. Now, without further ado, my top 10 reads of 2016 (in no particular order!).

1. The Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown

Red Rising Golden Son Morning Star

As if I haven’t raved about this series enough… See why you should read the Red Rising Trilogy here!

2. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

I'll Give You the Sun

See my review here!

3. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

This was an unexpected surprise. See my review here!

4. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Can you believe I hadn’t read this book until this year? And OH MAN I loved it! Everyone should read it! See my review here.

5. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier


6. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls

See my review for this tear-jerker here. Bonus: the movie came out last week! Yay for sad Christmas movies!

7. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

I’m such a sucker for WWII historical fiction, and this book didn’t disappoint. See my review here.

8. A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Holy smokes I loved this book so much. I wish I had read it as a child, because I probably would have loved it even more!

9. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

This book is so much better than the movie. You must read it right now if you haven’t yet. See my review here.

10. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

the bronze horseman cover

This is last, but certainly not least. In fact, this is probably one of my favorite reads of all-time. I keep raving about it on the blog and on social media, but I haven’t posted a review for it yet! Don’t worry (because I’m sure you’re so worried), one will be up this week.


What were some of your favorite reads of 2016? I’m always looking for new books! 

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

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  1. I am so glad to see Red Rising on here, I’ve been flailing over it all year long! And A Monster Calls – LOVE! I really want to see that movie as well, but it only comes out in February where I live.

  2. I love that you have Ann of Green Gables on your list. Such a great classic! The Nightingale is also one of my all time favorite reads. Excellent list!

  3. You have no idea how happy it makes me to see Daughter of the Forest on this list! Juliet Marillier is one of my all time favourite authors and deserves more love.

    The only other book on this list I’ve read is A Monster Calls and that book destroyed me. So many feels.

  4. I still really need to read I’ll Give You the Sun. The only book you’ve mentioned here I’ve actually read was Anne of Green Gables YEARS ago.I’m going to have to check these all out now! I’ve heard great things about every single one of these. 😉

  5. Two of my faves were Etta and Otto and All the Darling Children by Katrina Monroe which I just finished yesterday! I’m working on my own wrap-up post but it’s interesting to see what everyone else has enjoyed this year!

    1. I agree – it’s so much fun to see what books were people’s favorites. Our opinions are wildly all over the place! I’ve heard about Etta and Otto – I’ve heard a lot of great things, so I’m glad to see you agreed 😀