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Well, what do you know. As bad a year as 2016 has been, I can honestly say I’ve read a ton of amazing books. The reading year has been the absolute best.
So… HOW DO YOU EVER EXPECT ME TO PICK ONLY TEN? You can’t. I can’t. So I didn’t. Also, I totally cheated and included complete series. Because I often binge-read complete series and HOW COULD ANYONE EXPECT ME TO PICK JUST ONE OF THEM?
So anyway, these are the books I’ve read in 2016 (not all released in 2016 because I am way behind on books and will forever be catching up) that I enjoyed the most. In no particular order.
Warning: fangirling and excessive capslock may occur.
I read this early in the year and fell in love. I think it’s hit or miss for a lot of people but it was definitely a big hit for me. I just love Damen and Laurent and seeing their relationship evolve over the course of the series <3
As cynical as I was in starting this (A cyborg CInderella? Eh…), I was proven so completely wrong because I fell head over heels in love with this world but most of all, with the amazing squad of characters.
Talking about amazing squads of characters. The Six of Crows crew owns my heart. This beautiful little group of outcasts and criminals, I will always root for them!
Again, I was a little cynical going into this. Though I loved The Infernal Devices so much, the last 3 books in the Mortal Instruments series were a bit disappointing. But then came Lady Midnight and IT WAS AMAZING! I will never get enough Shadowhunters now! Also, The Blackthorns come really close to the Weasleys as favorite family ever.
I am in awe of this book. I read it in one sitting and finished with a big smile on my face that lasted for days. Simon is one of my favorite protagonists ever. THE CUTENESS <3
What’s that? A non Throne of Glass book in my favorites? YES! Empire of Storms was great, but the more that I think about it, the more flaws I see. But ACOMAF on the other hand, was PURE PERFECTION. I had the biggest book hangover after finishing this book. LOVED IT.
Gorgeous atmospheric writing style. Characters that feel so real you expect to turn the corner and see them there. A plot so beautiful and magical. The most heartbreaking and heartwarming ships. My only regret is that I didn’t start this amazing series sooner.
Another gorgeously written coming-of-age story. This was so beautiful, I want to quote every single page. I loved the relationship between Ari and Dante.
OMG, I CAN’T EVEN. THIS SERIES IS AMAZING. It has turned me in a flailing idiot, running around, throwing this book at people and loudly proclaiming my love! Kell is my little cinnamon roll. And when feeling anxious, I do ask myself “What would Lila Bard do?”. Because she’s awesome and badass and has her own theme song.
This book broke me. It tore me apart and had me sobbing for days. It’s so good. Please read it.
Another series that kind of broke me. It’s brutal, but brilliant. With a super unique and personal writing style, super real and lovable characters, amazing worldbuilding and a ship so beautiful I could sing a song about it, I highly recommend this to anyone.
I have read a ton of amazing romance contemporaries this year (Morgan Matson and Kasie West come to mind as some of the queens of YA contemporary), BUUUT I decided to go with The Hating Game for this list. Because it felt like it was written for me. I am absolute enemies-to-lovers trash, so take that and add a dorky heroine and an office setting and I ADORED every single minute of it.