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Favorite Reads of 2016

First you get my top 10 of the year regardless of age category. Followed by that I have top 10 lists broken down by age.

These are purely and simply my favorite reads of the year. Not all books are 2016 releases. Links are to my reviews.

Top 10 Reads of 2016

The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne (adult; historical romance)
Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina (young adult, historical fiction)

Earth Bound by Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner (adult; historical romance)
Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston (young adult; contemporary fiction)

The Left-Handed Fate by Kate Milford (middle grade; fantasy)
A Little Taste of Poison by R.J. Anderson (middle grade; fantasy)

Rose & Thorn by Sarah Prineas (young adult; fantasy)
Secrets of the Dragon Tomb by Patrick Samphire (middle grade; science-fiction/fantasy)

Some Kind of Happiness by Clarie Legrand  (middle grade; contemporary fiction)
When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds (young adult; contemporary fiction)

Top 10 Middle Grade

The Evil Wizard Smallbone by Delia Sherman (contemporary fantasy)
The Firefly Code by Megan Frazer Blakemore (futuristic science-fiction)

The Land of Forgotten Girls by Erin Entrada Kelly (contemporary fiction)
The Left-Handed Fate by Kate Milford (historical fantasy)


A Little Taste of Poison by R..J. Anderson (fantasy mystery)
Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks (contemporary fiction)

The Seventh Wish by Kate Messier (magical realism)
Secrets of the Dragon Tomb by Patrick Samphire (science-fiction/alternate history)

Some Kind of Happiness by Clarie Legrand (contemporary fiction)
Two Naomis by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Audrey Vernick (contemporary fiction)

Top 10 Young Adult

Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina (historical fiction-1970s)
Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston (contemporary fiction)

Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch (contemporary fiction)
Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee (historical; 1906 San Fransisco Earthquake)

Peas and Carrots by Tanita S. Davis (contemporary fiction)
Rose & Thorn by Sarah Prunes (fantasy; sleeping beauty retelling)


Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (historical; WWII)
Spindle by E.K. Johnston (fantasy; sleeping beauty retelling)

A Tangle of Gold by Jaclyn Moriarty (fantasy)
When I Was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds (contemporary fiction)


The Black Hawk by Joanna Bourne 

 Earth Bound by Emmay Barry and Genevieve Turner 
The Forbidden Rose by Joanna Bourne

Masks and Shadows by Stephanie Burgis
Rogue Spy by Joanna Bourne 

Sleeping with her Enemy by Jenny Holiday
The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines

The Vor Game by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold  

What are some of your favorite books you read this year?


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