Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely The Broke and the Bookish.

Okay, here is my problem: I haven’t read very many 2016 releases yet. So if I made this list based on books I’ve read, it would be three books long…and that would be sad. So this list has two parts: 1) books I’ve read and loved, and 2) 2016 releases I plan to read and love.


1. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

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This book destroyed me!! It was exactly the heart-wrenching, amazing, incredible ending to the Raven Cycle that I needed it to be.

2. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

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My favorite book of 2016, hands down. This book is so good there aren’t even words for how good it is.

3. The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson

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Everything Brandon Sanderson writes is amazing, but this book was especially incredible. I need the next book NOW!


4. The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh

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I actually plan to read this book soon! I love that this is a duology, so I won’t have to wait for another book (because I think another cliffhanger like the end of TWATD might kill me). I can’t wait to read more Shazi!

5. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

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I am officially a fan of Morgan Matson. Both Second Chance Summer and Since You’ve Been Gone were amazing, so I can’t wait to read her latest book!

6. Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

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I am loving the Reckoners series so far, so I can’t wait to read the next book. I just bought this and will probably read it soon, though I’m not sure when.

7. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

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I loved Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys, so I’m really excited to see what her next book is like. It will probably destroy my heart, though, so I haven’t bought it yet.

8. Firsts by Laurie Flizabeth Flynn

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I got this book right when it came out. I am in love with the premise (and the cover), but I’m waiting for the right moment to read it.

9. The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson

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The description of this book really grabbed me. It combines Doctor Who and the competitive side of high school, two things that aren’t mentioned in YA enough 😉

10. Starflight by Melissa Landers

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The cover of this book is gorgeous and the plot sounds awesome. I don’t own this yet, but I wish I did!

Have you read any of these? Which 2016 releases are your favorites?