Top Ten Tuesdays

Top Ten Tuesday: My Top Ten Books of 2016


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

I am really glad that I have waited this long to do my Top Ten Books of 2016 as I have read some really good books in this last month of the year.  I got back into reading this year and started this blog a couple of months ago so 2016 has for sure been a year of books for me! This list features books that were published earlier than this year but ones that I read during 2016. I would love to know which ones are your favourites! Please do link to your Top Tens / Best Books of 2016 below and I will be sure to check them out – I am sure my 2017 TBR pile will thank me for it!

Where I have written a review of the book you can click on the title to be taken to it!

  1. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara.  I am yet to review this book as I feel I need to re-read it again.  Not because I have forgotten the relentlessly emotional way it has grabbed me but more because I want to capture everything I loved about it.  It is certainly a book I will not forget.
  2. The Vegetarian by Han Kang.  I loved this novella so much so that I rushed out after reading it to buy Kang’s other novel: Human Acts.
  3. The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan  This book was simply superb.  I can see why it has garnered the amount of attention it has.
  4. Grief Is The Thing With Feathers by Max Porter.  This book / novella / poem was deeply touching.  I think everyone in my family pretty much got this for their Christmas presents this year!
  5. Ruby by Cynthia Bond.  Never have I read a book so fast.  Bond’s debut novel has stayed with me and I look forward to her future works.
  6. The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney was one of the best books I have read this year.  Winner of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016 and other awards McInerney is for sure an author that I will follow!
  7. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult.  This was the first Picoult novel I have read and wow! Picoult’s ability to grip you to the last page is outstanding!
  8. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.  I thoroughly enjoyed this – definitely a book to put life into perspective.
  9. Slade House by David Mitchell.  You just can’t go wrong with David Mitchell.  Bone Clocks grabbed me – Slade House slapped me around the face!
  10. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro.  How beautiful was this surreal fantastical story?  Amazing.

I am looking forward to what 2017 brings!

Thanks for reading – I hope you enjoyed it!

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8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: My Top Ten Books of 2016

  1. Great picks for this week, I haven’t actually read any of these myself but I’m glad you enjoyed them enough to add them to your list. I have read a book by Jodi Picoult before (it was The Pact, at least I think that was the name) and I did really enjoy it so I know she’s an amazing writer. Do you plan to pick up anymore of her books as Small Great Things was your first?

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