Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Top Ten Surprise Books Of 2016

This year I finally tried a lot of books and authors I've had my eye on for

1) Soulless by Gail Carriger - This entire series knocked my socks off during the first half of this year. I have dubbed this year the year of Gail Carriger since I've read and or purchased nearly all of her books this year.

2) Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta - After hearing about this series for literally years, I finally picked the first two books up and adored them. This series is seriously underrated and more people should pick it up!

3) Fruits Baskets Collector's Editions by Natsuki Takaya - Earlier this year I heard Yin Press was rereleasing this series in collector's editions and was pleasantly surprised. While I have read this before, I had no thought of ever having a set of my own!

4) My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows - This wasn't on my anticipated releases. I hadn't even heard about it until about a month before its released. I'm so glad I picked it up! This is a hilarious story that entertained me this summer.

5) Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews - Talk about surprises! My best friend introduced me to this series in October and I've sped through the eight volumes in record time. The writing is addictive and I love the characters in this series so much.

6) A Court of  Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas - After some distance from ACOTAR and hearing several different views on that book, I wasn't sure I wanted to read this sequel. It completely blew me out of the water. I was so pleased with this one and am excited for the wrap up of this series.

7) Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeremy McCarter - Last year I never would have imagined Hamilton at all let alone this very interesting book.

8) Darcy's Tale by Stanley Michael Hurd - As I have only read a few Austen retelling this year, I didn't have many to choose from. However, this one surprised me a lot. It was a really interesting take on

9) If You Feel Too Much by Jamie Tworkowski - Lovely book from a lovely man who does amazing work. I guess I shouldn't be surprised how much I loved this book, but I was!

10) Oblivion by Jennifer L. Armentrout - I was surprised twice by this book. First that it existed and we got a whole book from Daemon's POV. Second that there were two versions and the first three books were written in Daemon's POV. I died. I love him.


  1. Daemon Black. YAAAAASSSSS. <3

    My TTT - http://kristasdustjacket.blogspot.com/2016/12/top-ten-tuesday_27.html?m=1

  2. I just added My Lady Jane to my e-reader. I hope it's good. Great list!

  3. Another Gail Carriger fan! Yay! I have read all of her books in the past two years, and I think she's phenomenal. I also really enjoyed My Lady Jane :)

    1. She has made her way closer and closer to the top of my favorite authors list. I love everything I've read from her.

  4. Wow, many of the books you've listed sound really good. Happy reading to you in 2017!!

    Here's my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-best-books-of.html