2016 has been a stellar year for me in terms of reading. I set my reading goal to 102 books (one more than my previous highest number of books read in one year) and I blew that goal out of the water (I've currently read 127 books this year). (Note: You can create your own Reading Challenge on GoodReads)
While there have been some books that didn't rate high in my eyes and I didn't jump on board some of the bandwagons of über popular books overall I had some truly amazing reads this year. These are books that I will talk until I'm blue in the face about and try to get as many people to read them because they affect me so strongly and they're just THAT good.
So if you're still looking for that perfect book for a special someone (or some new books for yourself) take a look at my list of my favourite books of 2016.
Five Star Books
I don't give out five star ratings easily but this year I've rated seven books 5 stars! In my opinion, these books hit me hard in a few different ways - the funny bone (if it made this Canadian laugh it was fun-nay!), some made me dig deep and gave me a lot to think about. Others gave me all the feels. Yes, I may have even shed a tear.
Just click on the hyper link to read my review of the individual books below.
Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
Darktown by Thomas Mullen
A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindout and Sara Corbett
Glory Over Everything: Beyond the Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen
Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K Rowling
4.5 Star Books
Not many books get my 5 star rating but there were quite a few that were almost perfect in my eyes that garnered my 4.5 star rating. Definitely nothing to scoff at - they were just missing a wee little 'somethin' somethin' (technical book term). They were still amazing and I'd highly recommend you get your hands on them A.S.A.P.
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
(audiobook - Anna reads it to you and she's ah-mazing)
Find Her by Lisa Gardner
Home (#11 in the Myron Bolitar series) by Harlan Coben
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
I Promised Not To Tell: Raising a Transgender Child by Cheryl B Evans
Treasures of the Forgotten City (Ultimate Ending #1) by (children)
The Perfect Neighbors by Sarah Pekkanen
The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne
Daughter of Destiny (#1 in the Guinevere's Tale trilogy) by Nicole Evalina
Camelot's Queen (#2 in the Guinevere's Tale trilogy) by Nicole Evalina
Fifteen Lanes by S.J Laidlaw
Into the Dim by Janet B Taylor (children)
She's Not There by Joy Fielding
While I still have several book reviews up my sleeve for 2016 I wish you all, my wonderful blog readers, a safe, happy and healthy 2017. Here's hoping 2017 will blow our minds with fantastic books!!