Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Top Ten of 2016

 

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back to The Broke and the Bookish so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

Here it is! The Top Ten of 2016- woo hoo! I was going to do a post on my favorite reads of the year, so when I saw this was Top Ten topic that worked out. This is going to be my 10 favorites of the year- not necessarily the 10 "best" by any category other than did I love it. So without further ado... here are my 10 favorite reads of the year. 



The Immortals (Olympus Bound #1)

Sanctuary Bay

Need

City of the Lost (Casey Duncan, #1)

The Girls in the Garden

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)

World of Water (Dev Harmer Mission, #2)

Clouds in My Coffee

Love & Gelato

Night School (Night School, #1)

RUNNER UPS

The Complete Morgaine (Morgaine Saga #1-4)

The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library, #1) 

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  1. Awesome list :) I love the covers.
    Glad you discovered new authors, too! Here's my TTT

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! It was nice to try some new authors this year and have them be good for the most part!

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  2. Great list - lots of new to me / unread by me titles here, but I did read The Girls in the Garden and enjoyed (although not a favourite). Lisa Jewell's writing was new to me, and I'd be keen to read more works by her.

    Happy reading in 2017!

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    1. I'm looking forward to trying some more of her stuff too- she's got one coming in 2017 that I'm kinda looking forward to.

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  3. The only one of these that I read was Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. It was one of my top reads too.

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  4. The Immortals is on my tbr already, Need is on my wishlist and I might add that Kelley Armstrong one to the wishlist too. Gah, so many books to get to next year!

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    1. I know it! I think you'll like The Immortals though. :)

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  5. Awesome list! I keep seeing The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet in bookshops, and have been so tempted to pick it up! Maybe I'll have to give it a go.
    Happy reading for 2017! :)

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    1. Oh I hope you read it- it might be my favorite of the year!

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  6. I a really excited to read The Long Way and the Country CLub Murder books. Great list!!

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    1. I'd be anxious to see what you think of both!

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  7. Great list! Hope to read Girls in the Garden next year. I'm also glad to see Clouds in My Coffee there. Just started Mulhern's Send in the Clowns last night - so good to get another dose of Ellison and friends!

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    1. Oh I hope you're enjoying your Mulhern fix!

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  8. I really need to make time for City of the Lost. I love Armstrong and have no doubt I will enjoy this one as well. I really liked The Invisible Library but I've heard some people thought the second book went downhill so now I'm afraid - haha. What a wonderful list and I am going to have to locate Girls in the Garden from the library.

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    1. That was the first novel by her that I read and it won't be my last. I hope you like it. And The Girls in the Garden too. As for The Invisible Library #2 I liked the first one but I haven't been DYING to get the next one, you know- so I'm sorta waiting.

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  9. Love your list...a few of these I've already added to my wishlist based upon your previous posts...especially City of the Lost!

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    1. Good, glad you stopped by. :) Hope you're having a good week.

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  10. Sanctuary Bay was so good!!! Great list. I still want to read The Invisible Library and that Kelley Armstrong one.

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    1. Sanctuary Bay ruled! I totally agree- in fact of all the ones I've read that's one of the few I'm actually thinking of re- reading. I liked the boarding school aspect and the creepiness of the SF parts late in the book. :)

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  11. Julie Mulhern is always fantastic! I really want to read The Invisible Library and pretty much anything by Kelley Armstrong. I've heard she's amazing. Girls in the Garden looks really good too. Plus Jewell is an author I keep meaning to read. Great list!

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    1. I think you would like City of the Lost. More of a thriller than paranormal- in fact there are no real PN elements. I liked the girls in the Garden- thought provoking.

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  12. I haven't read any of these! I don't often read Sci-Fi but this year, I really read very few of them. Maybe I need to change that.

    I'm glad 2016 was a good reading year for you!

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    1. I think you might The Long Way- even though it's scifi it's SO good and I loved the characters.

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  13. I always look forward to your list, Greg. You have such good taste in books. The Invisible Library was so good! I am glad to see it on your list. I haven't read the others, but I want to. Every single one of them. Haha I hope you have a wonderful year in books this coming year.

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    1. Thank you! These are pretty good, hope you get t one or two.

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  14. Great list. Here's wishing you a happy reading year.

    eli @ the (book) supplier
    My TTT

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    1. Thanks, appreciate your stopping by!

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  15. Wow, many of the books you've listed sound really good. Happy reading to you in 2017!!

    Here's my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-best-books-of.html

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  16. Great to see The Immortals on your list! I'm pretty sure that will end up on my Top 10 list as well. And I'd like to check out The Invisible Library and Angry Planet at some point, so seeing those here makes those choices all the more encouraging. Hope you had a Merry Christmas, btw!

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    1. AS I reflected on it over the year it really did stick in my mind as one of my favorites. Such a unique concept. And the sequel is close so I'm looking forward! I highly recommend Angry Planet!

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  17. I keep seeing Love and Gelato everywhere. I will have to put that on my TBR. Thanks for sharing your list!

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    1. I thought it was quite good, I mean it's YA but even so... Tuscany lol.

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  18. What a variety of genres and interesting looking books. If only there was time. I think I made note of the Jewell book and Love & Gelato before when I have visited, but when books go on the "I loved these in 2016", then it gives more incentive to read them.

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    1. The Jewell book was thought provoking and kept me reading, and I'm looking forward t omore of her. And I found a LOT of new books this week on these posts! :)

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  19. I really want to pick up Love & Gelato. Everyone seems to love it and it sounds like a great contemporary read.

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    1. I hope you get a chance- I thought it quite good!

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  20. All these books are new to me! I'm glad you discovered many new authors this year ^_^ And all the covers look amazing! especially The Immortals and The Invisible Library! great list :)

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  21. Well, hell, Greg ... I haven't read any of these. Some are on my radar though! Especially The Invisible Library.

    Hop you had a nice Christmas!

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    1. Hey Christie- same to you. :) Hope you like the Invisible Library- it's not bad.

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  22. I am especially dying to read the Becky Chambers book - It sounds so up my alley, I'm not sure why I haven't read it yet, especially since book two is out or is coming out soon! I've also seen The Immortals mentioned a couple times as a best of... I remember when it came out it looked great but then I didn't hear a lot about it then so am excited to see it getting mentioned more than once on these end of the year lists. Looks like a great year of reading even though I've read none of them!!

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    1. Oh you should read it- definitely. A Long WAy might be my favorite book of the year- it's that good. And you know I almost saw NO reviews of The Immortals, but I really liked it. I hope you give it a shot!

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  23. I'm sad to say I haven't read any of these yet! But I do have The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and Love & Gelato on my TBR! Glad to hear you enjoyed these!

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  24. I have City of the Lost on my list due to you. Thanks

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  25. I have Sanctuary Bay! I remember getting a copy from the pub, early in 2016. I haven't read it though (it was sent unsolicited). o_o It's encouraging that it's on your top ten though! Wonderful list, Greg. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I liked Sanctuary Bay a LOT, and am a little bummed there's no sequel (as far as I know- they left the door open but last I checked there were no plans). So it's a standalone which is kinda nice- and it combines boarding school with scifi so if you like those things, WIN!! :)

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  26. It's actually awesome seeing a nice mix of genres in your list, and so cool that you got to discover new great reads in sci-fi! I enjoyed Chambers' book a lot.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I did too. So awesome. And thank you, for someone who used to read mostly fantasy I do read a lot more genres since I started blogging!

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  27. I haven't read any of these, but I really want to try The Immortals and The Invisible Library. :)

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    1. I highly recommend The Immortals. :)

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  28. I love that you read across so many genres! I love the cover of the Morgaine book - such a classic depiction of her but white. Isn't she usually all black? And man, do I want to read The Invisible Library series. I wish I had time for that series. BTW, have you read Kevin Hearne yet? I think you might like his stuff, if you don't mind humor in your mythology. Great list!!! My TBR is hating me these days...

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    1. I read a lot more widely now since I've been blogging- I used to be all fantasy all the time! Morgaine you might be right- they call the White Queen sometimes that could be her complexion and hair! It's been a while. I've only read one Kevin Hearne book but it was a Star Wars book- I haven't read his UF but I do like humor in my fantasy so I should give him a try. :)

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  29. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet is officially on my wishlist. I need that book. And Immortals. And Need, hahah. It sounds pretty interesting. I liked Love and Gelato too, and I also need to read The Invisible Library since I traded for it ages ago. Ooops. Great choices!

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    1. The Long Way you need to read. And Immortals. Ha ha they're both fabulous.

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  30. You have sop many interesting books on your list. I really want to read Love & Gelato soon. It sounds so fun. I just recently discovered The Invisible Library. It sounds fantastic. It's on my 2017 TBR now. Great list, Greg! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you, I hope you get to Love and gelato!!!

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  31. So many genres! You have almost half my TBR here, I remember how you mentioned Love and Gelato and I forgot to add it on my TBR, more books for me to try and read in 2017! Glad you found new authors, thank you for the recs and have a happy new year :D

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    1. I have been genre hopping! I hope you like Love and Gelato. And happy New Year to you as well!

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  32. City of the Lost was good! Can't wait to read the sequel. I also must, must read The Long Way to A Small Angry Planet (phew. that's a mouthful).

    Thanks for sharing your top reads of 2016!

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    1. City of the Lost WAS good! Can't wait for the sequel. And Long Way is awesome as well (and yes that title is a mouthful)!

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  33. I love the variety on your Best Of list. The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet especially intrigues me. I'm going to have to add that one to my reading list for 2017.

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    1. Thank you, I highly recommend Long Way. Great book.

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  34. There are two books on the list that are in my near future! :D

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  35. I definitely remember you talking about a lot of these! Don't recall that Morgaine one though. I like the cover!

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    1. Morgaine was really good. It's older but great story and characters. and I love the premise.

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  36. Lots of books I've thought about reading...but none of which I have...yet. Thank you for the list!

    Here's my Top Ten of 2016!

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  37. I pretty much want to read ALL books on your list! Especially Immortals and City of the Lost. As usual the covers are all fantastic!

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  38. Three cheers for City of the Lost! That's one of my favourite reads of the year, too. I haven't read any of the others, but I've been dying to get to The Invisible Library since I first heard about it. And Night School looks really intriguing, too! I have a weakness for boarding school books.

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    1. Yes, City of the Lost was awesome! Night school I really liked, i still need to read the fifth book.

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  39. Ah, such a great list! I haven't read any of them yet but most are on my TBR! City of the List has been on my TBR the longest, I must get to it soon! I've heard so many good thinsg about The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet. And I have Love and Gelato on my shelf but I haven't read it yet for some reason - glad you loved it!

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    1. Thank you, City of the Lost and Long Way are both fantastic!

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  40. What a great list! Love & Gelato and The Invisible Library are on my TBR list now. It's so hard to just keep it to 10 though isn't it?

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    1. It's very hard, I had to cut a few off. :)

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  41. Great list! City of the Lost also made my best of 2016 list :). It was such a great read. I really should start the Country Club Murders series soon, I think I have the first two books, but haven't read them yet. I hope 2017 is a great reading year as well!

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  42. Most of these are unfamiliar reads to me, but some look really interesting! The one I wanted to read this year was Love & Gelato. It sounds so cute. Have to make it a must in 2017. :)

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland, Greg.

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  43. I missed out on writing a post this week but when I get around to it The Invisible Library will probably make my list as well. I am eagerly anticipating book three next month. I also enjoyed Love & Gelato and have The Girls in the Garden on my TBR pile.

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  44. Really? Love & Gelato is on your top ten? It must be better than I think. I'll have to keep it in mind this year. Sanctuary Bay and Need both look very interesting. I'm drawn by the covers especially since they look dark.

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  45. You are really making me want to read The Long Way to a Small and Angry Planet! It's not something I thought I'd be interested in picking up, but your review and having this in your top ten is really changing my mind on that front!

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  46. I WILL read The Immortals ASAP, especially since both you and Mogsy listed it on your favorites of '16 - and I remember both of your reviews selling me on reading it to begin with :D The Invisible Library, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and Armstrong are all on my tbr shelf for '17!

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