Top Ten Best Books of 2016

The great thing about the end of the year is you get to make posts about ‘5 best….’ or ’10 worst…’ and then ramble on. I decided to do the ‘Top Ten…’ meme by The Broke and the Bookish otherwise I would have quite happily talked about twenty books and this post would have stretched on and on and on.

This post does not mean that I think that these books are all objectively the best but they are the ones I most enjoyed this year. I have done books I have read this year, rather than books that have been published this year.

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Bookmas Wrap Up

Well, I had a lot of fun during Bookmas. Sometimes I get books that I’m really looking forward to because their summaries sound like a lot of fun and they’re recced everywhere and then I get scared about actually reading them because I’m worried they won’t live up to the hype. Bookmas helped me to push past this and actually read the books I had on my shelf.

I didn’t finish my TBR because I had a lot more Christmas stuff to do than I thought, but I think I did pretty well and the videos were super fun to watch as well. I will be doing full reviews for some of these books as well but this is just a quick wrap-up.

Previous Bookmas post here

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Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree

This is less Top Ten Tuesday, than Top Ten Christmas Eve but I saw the post after Tuesday passed and thought it would be perfect for a before Christmas post. I haven’t asked for any paperback or hardback books for Christmas as I will be going travelling soon afterwards, so I’ll be stocking up on ebooks instead. Still, if I was going to get some physical books, these are the ones I would want. I may be repeating myself from my earlier post about books I wish I had read in 2016 but oh well.

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Everything, Everything

Madeline Whittier is allergic to the outside world. So allergic, in fact, that she has never left the house in all of her seventeen years. But when Olly moves in next door, and wants to talk to Maddie, tiny holes start to appear in the protective bubble her mother has built around her. Olly writes his IM address on a piece of paper, shows it at her window, and suddenly, a door opens. But does Maddie dare to step outside her comfort zone?

Goodreads, Amazon UK

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End of Nanowrimo

So I won Nanowrimo. Yay! I have 50k words that I didn’t have before. But my secondary goal of finish the damn novel is nowhere near complete. This book is both my favourite and least favourite of all the books I’m working on, but I think I’ve said that about all the books in the trilogy.

So I’ll be continuing into December in order to finish the book. My new aim is before Christmas, that way I can write, take Christmas off and then be ready to edit in January with a vengeance.