Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year


Howdy Bookies! (Did I just really say ‘Howdy’? It’s getting out of control!) Anyway! Happy Tuesday. I am back at it this week with TTT! Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by the wonderful bloggers over at The Broke and The Bookish! Make sure you head over there, check out their blog, give them a follow, and even sign up to do TTT on your blog! This week’s topic is a Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year! I don’t know if you can’t tell but reading has been really slow for me this year — I just haven’t had the time. When I do have time to read, I’m trying to catch up on the ARCs that I received last year, author requests, and books that were in my TBR a long time ago. Unfortunately, that means that I haven’t put in much time reading books released in 2016. So today’s TTT will be a mix of 2016 books that I have read and books that I look forward to reading!

Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year

Books Released in 2016 that I’ve Read and Loved

acomaf1) A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas — OH. MY. GOODNESS. This book was just pure gold and no doubt is my favorite read of 2016 and the year isn’t even over yet. It was just that good. So good that I’m actually contemplating making Rhysand my #1 fictional boyfriend over Will Herondale (who has been #1 since 2011). Yeah, intense. You have to read it!

winners kiss2) The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski — I loved this book and how the trilogy ended. It broke my heart that it was the end. I’ll miss Krestel and Arin but I like how it ended.

the way i used to be

3) The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith — This was tough to read because it involved rape but was it worth it. This was such an emotional read!

Other than The Crown by Kiera Cass (which I didn’t feel belong in my favorite 2016 reads), these were the books released in 2016 that I’ve read. Whoops. Moving on.

Books Released or Will be Released  in 2016 that I’m Looking Forward to Reading

Empire of Storms4) Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas — I’m really excited for this but at the same time really nervous and scared. I wasn’t in love with Queen of Shadows and unless EoS does a complete 180, I think I’ll find myself disliking it as much.

Rose and dagger5) The Rose and The Dagger by Renee Ahdieh — Ohhh! I’m so so excited. I should be reading this in a couple of days. I just finished the first book in the (unfortunately) duology lol.

Harry Potter6) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling — You can’t really get enough of Harry Potter

Heartless7) Heartless by Marissa Meyer — I’m excited but I’m also not sure because I love her retellings, especially her first series but then I also don’t know how I feel about the Queen of Hearts.

the problem with forever8) The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout — I’m gonna be honest. I want to read this because of that cover. I mean I also like Armentrout’s writing but that cover is gorgeous!

ps i like you9) P.S. I Like You by Kasie West — I’ve been wanting to read this ever since I binge read Kasie West books this past January ha!

passenger10) Passenger by Alexandra Bracken — This one sounded really interesting and I look forward to reading it, especially since I got it from one of those book subscriptions. I’m just stalling because I didn’t like how she ended The Darkest Minds trilogy and still haven’t forgiven her for that ha.

Well there’s my 2016 book releases list!  What made it to your list?? Let me know below and link it as well!


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16 Responses to Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year

  1. I can’t wait for Empire of Storms!! 🙂

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  2. ravenblake99 says:

    Great List! I loved ACOMAF and The Rose and The Dagger! 😀

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  3. I haven’t read any of these but there are a few on my TBR! I totally get what you mean about EoS, I’m excited for it, but nervous at the same time.
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  4. Lois says:

    2016 has definitely been a good year for books but finding the time to read them all is definitely challenging. I really hope I can read The Winner’s Trilogy this year. I am so ready to meet Kestrel and Arin and follow them on this beautiful and angsty journey haha.
    I really enjoyed Passenger. The time traveling was handled really well and you could see the research that went in to each historical location. However, the pacing of the book let it down and it was tediously slow.


  5. ACOMAF was amazing. probably my favorite book of this year!


  6. I’ve very recently reviewed The Way I Used to Be and agree that it was sometimes tough to read! I have quite a lot of issues with it, unfortunately, but I’m glad to see TRATD on your list — that one made it to mine as well.

    Here’s my TTT. 🙂


  7. Holly says:

    The Problem With Forever has a GORGEOUS cover! I’m a sucker for anything with an awesome font, and I absolutely love the bright colors– perfect for summer!!


  8. lry93 says:

    Eep! Yes to ACOMAF!! I LOVED that book!! I also cannot wait to read Empire of Storms! 🙂 great list


  9. I have been on the fence about picking up A Court of Mist. Now you’ve got me excited!
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  10. Ahh The Rose and The Dagger, I’m going to read that book soon as well, I can’t wait! Hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂


  11. oh yes… the new Harry Potter is DEFINITELY one I’m excited about. And I too loved The Winner’s Kiss. That series was brilliant. Great list!


  12. ChrissiReads says:

    I’ve recently read The Way I Used To Be and thought it was incredible. If I had written my list later, I would’ve included it!


  13. Josephine says:

    EEEP! I seriously need to get around to these books ASAP! I am dying to read A Court of Mist and Fury and The Rose and the Dagger.
    I have Passenger, so hopefully I can read that soon!
    Awesome post Anjie. 😄

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    • Thanks Josie!! I’ve missed talking to you! Hope all is well with your family/friends, JR, university, and work! I can’t wait for you to read ACOMAF! I’ll be honest though it was scandalous with the love scenes and I don’t think you’d approve those parts xD. Ooh! Maybe we can to a buddy read for Rose and Dagger and Passenger!

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