What I’ve been reading in 2016

Posted March 22, 2016 by Paula in Top Ten Tuesdays / 5 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly link-up from The Broke and the Bookish. This week the theme is the ten books that we really love but that we feel we haven’t talked about enough. You can write about as many or as few as you like, ten is just a guide. Be sure to check out all the other blogs in the link up! 🙂

For this weeks theme I decided to go with six books that I’ve read and loved in 2016, but that I hadn’t had a chance to blog about.

Six of Crows

I love a good prison break story! I love antiheroes I can root for! I love a world where magic exists! And I got all these things and more in Six of Crows! I thought this was a stand alone novel, but I’m really glad that it has a sequel. I want more adventures with Kaz and his crew!

“No mourners,” Jesper called.
“No funerals,” they replied.

The Passenger

Time travel books are some of my favorites. And The Passenger is a good one. Our heroine is a violin prodigy and seeing this world through a musician’s eyes was interesting. I also enjoyed the romance between Etta and Nicholas.

Tiger Lily

This Peter Pan retelling focuses on Tiger Lily, and it is told through the perspective of Tinker Bell. And it is wonderful! The writing was beautiful! I wanted to underline almost all the book!

“There was a beast in there. But there was also a girl who was afraid of being a beast, and who wondered if other people had beasts in their hearts too.”


This is a subversive Cinderella retelling, and I don’t want to say too much about that and spoil the ending. The magic that was mixed with our main character, Nick’s, mechanical skills was fascinating and beautiful. This book has a wonderful message of following your dreams, friendship, and learning to stand up for yourself.

“How practical men’s clothing was! I promised myself my next dress would have pockets aplenty hidden amongst its skirts.”

Ashley Bell

Dean Koontz is one of my favorite authors, but sometimes… he’s just meh. But not with Ashley Bell! It is definitely one of his best novels. Even though I guessed the twist the book kept me gripped until the end. And the biggest reason for that is that Bibi Blair is a terrific heroine to root for.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

This is one of Agatha Christie’s most famous books so I was spoiled on the ending. But that didn’t take away from my enjoyment of it at all. I found it fascinating to see how she pulled it off. Definitely a must read for mystery fans!

Have you read any of these books? What have been some of your favorite books you’ve read in 2016? Do you find it hard to blog about all the books that you read? Let me know in the comments!


5 responses to “What I’ve been reading in 2016

  1. These all sound good – I read Rodger Ackroyd a while ago without being spoiled and I never would have guessed the ending! You don’t realise how clever it is, until you read back knowing and all the clues are there 🙂

  2. Ooh, I really want to read Mechanica! I was kind of cautious because it looks a LOT like Cinder? But at the same time: retellings + mechanical things = I need to try it at least. 😉 And AFDALSD I LOVE SIX OF CROWS. I neeeeed the next book though…talk about evil wicked cliffhanger. *shrieks*
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    • It’s not like Cinder at all! But it was still so good! Definitely give it a try! Evil wicked is great way to describe that cliffhanger! I can’t wait for the sequel!

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