Favorite Books of 2016

I didn’t read enough this year, but did discover some gems, both old and new.

The year started out with a big high as I binged on all things Liane Moriarty, (as a side note, guess who’s on the February 2017 cover of  Writer’s Digest???)

But after the summer I went into a reading slump, with just so-so feelings book after book (coinciding with a hard summer, so maybe it was me, not the book 🙂 )

Here are my top picks for the year (and make sure to leave me some recommendations!)


The Light Between Oceans
The War that Saved My Life
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Christmas Day in the Morning
Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives
The Nightingale
When Breath Becomes Air
Waiting for Augusta
Truly Madly Guilty
Hamilton: The Revolution
Writing Irresistible KidLit: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers
The Hypnotist's Love Story
The Last Anniversary
Three Wishes / The Last Anniversary
Medium Hero
The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own
God Wants A Powerful People
The Five Love Languages of Children
Crossing to Safety
Ramona the Pest
Alexander Hamilton
Today Will Be Different
Love Warrior

5 thoughts on “Favorite Books of 2016

  1. Leanne

    I reread all of Louise Penny’s books, in preparation for the release of her new one, A Great Reckoning. I love all of her books. Besides the beautiful writing and intriguing plots, I enjoy learning more about Canadian artis, whose works are often woven into the stories.

  2. Katie

    Counting by 7’s and The boys in the Boat were a couple of my favorites! You may have already read those.

    For 2017 I really want to read Helen Keller’s story, The road to character by David Brooks, and I’m anxious to read the Nightengale.

  3. Julia Tomiak

    My book club plans to read The NIghtengale, and I’m excited. You know I’m a fellow fan of Moriarty, and I can’t wait to read about her in WD! I’m currently enjoying A Man Called Ove, and I’ve decided to keep a reading journal to help me figure out what works, what doesn’t in the books I read. We’ll see how that goes…

  4. Dana

    I love that two of your books are Hamilton related! I really enjoyed Commonwealth too, and Truly Madly, Guilty is on my Kindle, just waiting for a snow day when I can snuggle up and read all day!

  5. Virtual Private Server

    To Richard Branson, that means sitting down with a favorite book or magazine, a cup of tea and a notebook. Aside from a dose of relaxation, Branson also believes that reading sparks ideas and teaches leadership lessons.


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