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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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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!
- 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!
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. I thoroughly enjoyed this – definitely a book to put life into perspective.
- 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!
- 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!