Top Ten Tuesday (62) : Ten Favorite Books So Far in 2016

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Brokeandbookish. This week’s theme was actually Ten Favorite 2016 Releases, but…. I am a bit of a rebel haha, and I was kind of lazy as well to look up at the release dates… instead, since this year has be SO good so far (in reading matters), I’m going to share ten of my favorite books I’ve read so far this year! If you want to discover the wonderful books, click on the title for a link to Goodreads!

1 • The Sky Is Everywhere, Jandy Nelson

I just can’t stop raving about that book now, can I? Sorry. It was just too good not to mention.

2 • Second Chance Summer, Morgan Matson

Despite some minor flaws, that book was quite great and Morgan Matson never disappointed me, so far. She’s an awesome contemporary writer, and I LOVE STORIES ABOUT FAMILY. *goes cry in a corner*.


3 •  The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, Sarah Ockler

I’m a huge contemporary lover, in case you haven’t noticed, haha. That book was so, so good, and there’s definitely more to it than just this cover.



4 • The Wrath and The Dawn, Renee Ahdieh

I wasn’t expecting to love that book this much, and to be honest, I wasn’t expecting to scream because THAT ENDING. I can’t wait to read MORE.

5 • Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon

Another hyped book I managed to really like. What can I say, I love cute fluffy books.

6 • Only Ever Yours, Louise O’Neill

That book was just like a slap in the face.  A really hurtful one, yet one that makes you see the world differently.

7 • Cinder, Marissa Meyer

Another book that lived up to his hype…a lot. A Cinderella retelling? Androids, cyborgs and craziness? YES.

8 • Isla and the happily ever after, Stephanie Perkins

Yet another contemporary, and a cute, sweet love story in the Anna and the French Kiss series.


9 • Never, Never, Colleen Hoover

Feelings after reading this: WHAT IS HAPPENING.

10 • Seven Ways We Lie, Riley Redgate

SEVEN POV. You read this right. Yet, it was so good. Can you believe it? No, me neither.

What are some of your favorite books so far this year?

Did you read any of these? What book SHOULD I read now, and get up high on this favorites’ shelf? Let’s chat in comments! 💬

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99 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday (62) : Ten Favorite Books So Far in 2016

  1. I did the same thing with my list this week haha, I just haven’t read enough 2016 releases to make a substantial list. The Sky Is Everywhere is such an emotional, heart-wrenching read– it seems like that’s Jandy Nelson’s forte! Great list!

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  2. Omg… Only Ever Yours!! I don’t even know where to begin feeling with that book!! I also loved Isla! I was disappointed with TWATD and actually DNFed it… Most of these are on my TBR 🙂 great list

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  3. So many great books here… Second Chance Summer is my favorite Morgan Matson novel – the way the family relationships are written in that one is on point! I absolutely loved The Summer Of Chasing Mermaids too – it was my first Sarah Ockler book and I definitely want to read more by after now.

    Thanks for sharing these and I hope your reading year continues awesomely!

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  4. I loved Everything, Everything too!! Well, except for the issues I had with the twist at the end… but I really liked the MC’s voice and how each chapter varies in length ❤

    Uh, if you liked Cinder, what are you waiting for? Go read the rest of the series! Haha it's one of my favorite series of all time, and I only started this year as well! 😀

    I liked Never, Never (lol what is it with books repeating the same word twice as a title) but was kind of disappointed with the sequel.

    Marie, have you read On the Jellicoe Road? If not, please please please go check it out. It's really amazing and I'm pretty sure you'll love it!

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    1. Many, many people had issues with the twist in that book… I was not too surprised, actually, and I was disappointed as well, but it didn’t take away too much of my enjoyment, so I guess it was still okay 🙂
      I am waiting to go back home because my sister bought and owns the sequel (and I am definitely going to read it BEFORE HER if I can hahaha, I love you @nyxcorner) I am SO IMPATIENT! 😀
      I was disappointed as well with the sequel, I loved the idea but that ending kind of ruined things 😦
      Oh no, I haven’t read that book…but now that you said this, I HAVE to check it out 😀
      Thank you so, so much!! ❤

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      1. I wasn’t surprised, too. It was kind of expected, but I was really hoping that it won’t be the ending anyway. But you’re right, the overall greatness of the book trumps that disappointing twist.

        HAHAH, yay! I can’t wait for you to read them! 😀

        Oh yes, please do. Haha ❤ (now I'm kinda afraid you won't like it… but no, I believe in the power of that book, lol)

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  5. All of the books on your list are at the top of my tbr. I can;t wait to read Cinder and Only Ever Yours. Both of them seem like unique and incredible books! I also LOVED the Wrath and the Dawn. Did you also get confused, thinking that the excerpt from book 2 was a part of the story? I remember that after I finished it, I kept thinking ” NO, I need more Shazi and Khalid!!!!” ;D

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  6. Ahhh, I LOVED the Never, Never trilogy (or the first two parts)!! I have yet to read Part Three, but I’m a little hesitant to read it because then it’s all over ): As for the other novels you listed, I actually haven’t read any of them xD But don’t worry, almost ALL of them are on my TBR ❤

    -Jess @jbelkbooks

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  7. I’m sure at least some of these books must have been released this year! But either way I am so so glad to see CInder and The Wrath and the Dawn have made your list; they are all-time favourites of mine and I am so so glad they’ve lived up to their hype for you! Now hopefully you’ll enjoy the sequels just as much! 😀
    I do need to read more contemporary books but I agree with you on The Sky is Everywhere and Isla and the Happily Ever After, both are absolutely amazing. Also there are books you featured on your list this week that I am definitely going to have to pick up, and soon too! 😀
    Great picks for this week Marie! ❤

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      1. Neither did I, but out of the ten at least one must be from this year 😀
        Ohh, I know that feeling. I’m gonna do another contemporary month in July so I can get through pretty much everything on my summer to-read list, but I can’t wait for you to read, you’ll have to let me know what you think when you’ve finished! 🙂
        That’s all right ❤️

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      1. I was so angry I almost stopped reading CoHo even though I love her books. I decided to read the rest and wasn’t disappointed. I think it was the author she collaborated with. It made zero sense. That’s a good example of a weak plot.

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