Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely The Broke and the Bookish.

Okay, here is my problem: I haven’t read very many 2016 releases yet. So if I made this list based on books I’ve read, it would be three books long…and that would be sad. So this list has two parts: 1) books I’ve read and loved, and 2) 2016 releases I plan to read and love.


1. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

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This book destroyed me!! It was exactly the heart-wrenching, amazing, incredible ending to the Raven Cycle that I needed it to be.

2. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

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My favorite book of 2016, hands down. This book is so good there aren’t even words for how good it is.

3. The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson

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Everything Brandon Sanderson writes is amazing, but this book was especially incredible. I need the next book NOW!


4. The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

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I actually plan to read this book soon! I love that this is a duology, so I won’t have to wait for another book (because I think another cliffhanger like the end of TWATD might kill me). I can’t wait to read more Shazi!

5. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

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I am officially a fan of Morgan Matson. Both Second Chance Summer and Since You’ve Been Gone were amazing, so I can’t wait to read her latest book!

6. Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

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I am loving the Reckoners series so far, so I can’t wait to read the next book. I just bought this and will probably read it soon, though I’m not sure when.

7. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

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I loved Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys, so I’m really excited to see what her next book is like. It will probably destroy my heart, though, so I haven’t bought it yet.

8. Firsts by Laurie Flizabeth Flynn

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I got this book right when it came out. I am in love with the premise (and the cover), but I’m waiting for the right moment to read it.

9. The Only Thing Worse Than MeΒ Is YouΒ by Lily Anderson

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The description of this book really grabbed me. It combines Doctor Who and the competitive side of high school, two things that aren’t mentioned in YA enough πŸ˜‰

10. Starflight by Melissa Landers

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The cover of this book is gorgeous and the plot sounds awesome. I don’t own this yet, but I wish I did!

Have you read any of these? Which 2016 releases are your favorites?

29 thoughts on “Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year

  1. No joke, ACOMAF is the best book I’ve read this year and I honestly don’t think I’ll find a book to top it (except for maybe Empire of Storms). Have you read the Throne of Glass series?

    Also, I’m planning to start the Raven Boys this week, so it’s good to see one of the novels from the series on this list. Super encouraging.

    Great post!

    – Eden

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    • YES! Throne of Glass is also amazing! Empire of Storms might be better than ACOMAF, but honestly that book was sooooooo good I don’t know what can top it. I’m in the middle of a massive book hangover because it feels unfair to read any book after ACOMAF…
      The Raven Boys is really good!!! I hope you enjoy it! It’s been a favorite of mine since it came out πŸ™‚ and the series only gets better!

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      • I went through the EXACT same thing once I finished ACOMAF. I basically forced myself to read something really simple (I can’t even remember what book it was now) after I finished it just so I could stop thinking about how far away the third book release date is.

        And Empire of Storms is going to be so insane. I feel like I’ve been waiting an eternity for it to be published! Obviously Maas is some kind of literary genius.


        • I think I’m going to have to read some fluffy contemporary romance to recover from ACOMAF πŸ˜‰ I can’t believe that I have to wait basically an entire year for the next one!!! Maas is a literary genius/goddess!


  2. I am so glad to see the Unexpected Everything on so many TTTs today, because I started reading it yesterday. I am only in chapter 3, but so far so good πŸ˜€ Matson is sort of the queen of summer..


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