Top Ten Tuesday: 2016 Favourites So Far

TTT Top Ten Tuesday The Book Wars

Janet

Evidently I have read a LOT of books published in 2015 and almost none published in 2016. TBRm (to be remedied) soon, I hope!

  1. The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence.
  2. The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse.

Nafiza

Two things before I start this list. 1st, I’ve chosen to interpret this not as books released and read in 2016 that I’ve enjoyed but books that I’ve read in 2016 that are my fave. 2nd, I’ve currently read 209 books so I have quite a few favourites to share.

  1. Sure Signs of Crazy – Karen Harrington
    This was a lovely MG about a girl, her lost mother, and her father who was there but might as well not have been.
  2. Awkward – Svetlana Chmakova
  3. A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn
    A cozy mystery with a bold and outspoken protagonist. I may review this after a reread.
  4. A Study in Charlotte – Brittany Cavallaro
    A retelling of Sherlock Holmes. A genderbended Sherlock Holmes. I hope Yash reviews it when she reads it.
  5. Listen, Slowly – Thanhha Lai
  6. The Rook – Daniel O’Malley
    This was a reread but so much more fantastic the second time around.
  7. Booked – Kwame Alexander
  8. Man Tiger – Eka Kurniawan
    I may try to review this some day. It’s one of those books that defy words and labels.
  9. Giant Days – John Allison
  10. The King of Attolia – Megan Whalen Turner
    I thought the second one in the series would be my fave but the third one just rocked it out of the ball park.
  11. Migritude – Shailja Patel
    I’m sure Yash knows the feels.
  12. Binti – Nnedi Okorafor
    I will do a snapshot of this one soon.
  13. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making – Catherynne M. Valente
    Review coming soon.

Yash

Using the same interpretation as Nafiza:

  1. Migritude by Shailja Patel: Yes, Nafiza, I do know all about the feels.
  2. Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho: I just love this so much; I am almost glad that I read it later than everyone else because the wait for book two is shorter for me. Does that make it a bearable wait? No. No it does not. I may just keep re-reading it until book two. That’s a solution, right?
  3. Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks: This book was so hilarious and heart-warming, I wish it came in a series of ten books. </3
  4. All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely: This book is A+ and I wish it upon every library in every school on the planet.
  5. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: I couldn’t get past the opening pages of Bardugo’s debut novel, but this one I gobbled up like it was something I’d been craving my entire life. Loved it.
  • I have been collecting the hardcovers of the Valente Fairyland books and so far I have three of the five. I also have tne first three as ebooks, but I haven’t read them yet. I read the short story The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland – For a Little While and fell in love with Valente’s style.

    • This was my first Valente as well. I hope the many other books by her I already have are just as good as this one.

  • Ooooooh what were your thoughts about ‘Study in Charlotte’? This sounds like a fantastic concept!

  • I loved Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, I actually book-talked it to a bunch of classes! A graphic novel with humour, heart, and mini robots! 🙂