Monday, December 26, 2016

Top Ten of 2016 Day 1 (December 26, 2016) : Best Books I've Read in 2016



Hello everyone!  Today's "Top 10 of 2016" topic is "Top 10 Books I've Read in 2016!"  Now, this was a difficult choice to make since I've read a lot of great books this year, so luckily I narrowed it down to 10 books along with some honorable mentions.  So here are my top 10 Books of 2016 (in no particular order)!


1.  I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen : Such a fantastic children's book that really knows how to play up dark humor to the max and be subtle about it as much as being entertaining to both kids and adults!



2. I Hate Fairyland: Madly Ever After Volume 1 by Skottie Young : Such an awesome twist on the usual fairy tale tropes and even though this graphic novel is a gorefest, I just enjoyed the over the top parody and gore of this series!



3. Red Rising by Pierce Brown : After hearing so many good things about this series, I had to give this book a try and I was amazed by the Mars setting and the "Hunger Games" inspired plot!



4.  Archie: The New Riverdale Volume 1 by Mark Waid : I will admit that I was a little worried about Archie getting a reboot, but this volume has proven that this reboot is definitely worth picking up!



5.  The Storyteller by Antonia Michealis : This is quite an unusual and dark twist to the usual romance novel and that's why I loved this book so much!



6. Saga Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughan : I have to tell you, I'm a "Saga" fan, so of course I had to check this book out to see what happens to my favorite couple, Alana and Marko!



7.  Saga Volume 6 by Brian K. Vaughan : Ditto for Saga Volume 5!




8. The Art of Miss Chew by Patricia Polacco : I always loved reading about Patricia Polacco's childhood stories as they are truly inspirational to read and her story about meeting Miss Chew is seriously one of the most inspiring experiences yet!


9. Ms. Marvel: No Normal Volume 1 by G. Willow Wilson : This is another graphic novel series where I heard so many good things about it and I checked it out and I LOVED IT!




10.  Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie dePaola : A classic story from Tomie dePaola about the magic that is pancakes that is really worth reading!



Honorable Mentions:

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems



Nimona by Noelle Stevenson



Good News Bad News by Jeff Mack




Anansi and the Talking Melon by Eric A. Kimmel


Vision in White by Nora Roberts


20 comments:

  1. Oh, the only books from your list I've read is Red Rising. I loved it, but I still need to read the rest of the series. I have to check out the other books, soon!
    Thanks for stopping by!

    Lis @ The Reader Lines

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  2. Oh, you have some REALLY neat reads on here that I'm going to have to check out! Some I think my kids would love, too!

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    1. Awesome! These are some really good children's books to check out!

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  3. Ooh! I Hate Fairyland sounds awesome. I like fairytale twists. I couldn't believe when I learned my brother who hardly reads read the whole Red Rising trilogy. It must be worth reading.

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    1. Yeah! The first Red Rising book is really interesting! I can't wait to check out the rest of the books in the series!

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  4. Great picks I really want to pick up Red Rising heard nothing but good things about it.

    Megan @ reading away the days

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  5. I might be taking a look at Red Rising at some point but I'm not sure I'll get to it next year. I have a ton of books I want to read!

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    1. Awesome! Red Rising is definitely worth checking out!

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  6. Oooh Red Rising... I still have to read that one. :P

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  7. Great list!!! I love Nora Roberts!!! I still need to read this series though. I've been on the fence with Red Rising but I keep hearing great things. I started it but ended up putting it away because I wasn't in the mood for a sci fi. I think I need to pick it up. Thanks for sharing!!! Have a great week.

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  8. I actually really love the new Archie Comics and you just reminded me that I should catch up! (also I need to catch up with saga as well lol)

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    1. Yeah, I never expected to enjoy the new Archie Comics like I did!

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  9. I haven't heard of most of these! I did read Red Rising a few years ago though - I liked it, and its sequel. I haven't read the third book though. Wonderful list, Ronyell! =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Thanks! I haven't read the second book of Red Rising yet, but I'm planning to next year!

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  10. I haven't read any of these :(

    Ms. Marvel, Nimona and Saga are going on my TBR though. Great list!

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