Top Ten Reads of 2016


This is the last Top Ten Tuesday of 2016, and naturally, the lovely people over at The Broke and the Bookish set our topic at any variation of the Top Ten Books of 2016. I’m going to give you the top eleven books I read for the first time this year, regardless of publication date.

My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal (Sticky Note Review)
Scythe by Neal Shusterman (Sticky Note Review)
Booked by Kwame Alexander (Sticky Note Review)

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older (Sticky Note Review)
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
Still Life with Tornado by A. S. King (Sticky Note Review)
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin (Sticky Note Review)

The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater (Sticky Note Review)
Show and Prove by Sofia Quintero (A Thing I Did)
We Are the Ants by Shaun Hutchinson (Sticky Note Review)
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely (Review)


  1. I haven’t read any of these yet, though some are on my 2017 TBR. A few of them I had to request the library order, so it might be later in the year. I’m hoping to start the Raven Cycle series in February because I’ve heard so many good things! Thanks for the new book recommendations!


  2. I looooved Symptoms of Being Human; that was such a fantastic book. A few of the others are on my TBR, especially Shadowshaper. I bought that one a couple of months ago but haven’t gotten to it yet. I definitely want to read it soon though since so many people seem to absolutely love it. 🙂

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    • I’m excited for Daniel José Older’s writing career. Makes me want to go read his adult series (I can’t remember what it’s about). I didn’t realize I liked urban fantasy so much, so if you have recs like Shadowshaper or Labyrinth Lost, shoot them my way.

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  3. Oh man I’m so excited for Scythe – Unwind is possibly my favourite book of all time, and although I haven’t loved his other works that I’ve read so far as much (but I have SO much of his to read still!) they’re always excellent books!


    • I agree that nothing else Shusterman has written compares to the Unwind Dystology. Although, I don’t feel like we can compare Challenger Deep to anything else. I hope you enjoy Scythe as much as I did. Happy reading!


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