10 Best Books of 2016

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The year is coming to a close. I finally hit my Goodreads goal and read 102 books, thereby surpassing my goal of 100. (I’ll be honest and say that my original goal was 110 books, but I modified it after I was so sick for that 1.5 months.) I read some good books this year–although I was really surprised, when I looked back over my “read” list, to see how many of my favorites were actually NOT published this year. Not very helpful for a “Best of 2016!” list…

But no matter. It’s my blog, so I can do what I want. And what I want is to list my favorite books published in 2016, AS WELL AS my favorite books read (but not published) in 2016.

Favorite books published in 2016…

MEMOIR

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FICTION

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HOME

(I never officially reviewed either of these books, btw…)

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WELLNESS

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Favorite Books read (but not published) in 2016…

And because these are the red-headed stepchildren of the year (I didn’t even officially review most of them, eek), they don’t get their own pretty cover pictures. Sorry, guys.

Fiction:  All the Winters After (reviewed and SO GOOD), Brown Girl Dreaming

Wellness:  Dysfunction Interrupted (reviewed), No Mud No Lotus (kind of reviewed)

Home:  Absolutely Beautiful ThingsThe New Bohemians (reviewed), Styled

Writing:  On Writing Well

There you have it. My faves.

And what this shows me is that I’m not nearly as hip with the kids as I thought! In 2017, I think I’ll try to read more books actually published in 2017. Then again, I have a lot of older books I want to get to, too. So…I’ll probably just end up reading whatever I want while continuing to add to my already massive TBR pile. Sigh. People don’t change. I can admit this.

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