So I was just watching a bunch of YouTube videos about favorite 2016 videos, and that inspired me to write a blog about my favorite books. Goodreads says I’ve read 14 books in 2016 (I’ll read a few more, and I haven’t uploaded a few just yet). I’m hoping to triple that in 2017, but that depends on life more than anything else. To keep this list in order, I’ve decided to just talk about my three favorite books from 2016. This without regard to publisher, format, or author.
How I did it: Honestly, I just went through my Goodreads list and picked the ones who jumped out at me. It doesn’t diminish the quality of the other books, but these are the ones I can say with complete honesty that I enjoyed the most.
NOTE: Some of these books have been out for a while. These are the best books I read in 2016.
#3 Magic-Scars by C.L. Schneider: You can find my review for that book here. The trilogy as a whole is great, but this book in particular was just so well done. This book really resonated with me on so many levels.
#2 Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson: You can find my review for that book here . Sanderson is my favorite writer in the business right now. I love everything he does, and anything Mistborn is going to have my attention. This book is elevated by some cameos, but it still so powerful as a story. I’m so excited for the Mistborn saga to continue. I’m also stoked for the movie announcement.
#1 Redshirts by John Scalzi: You can find my review for this book here. This is going to shock people who know me. I’m a die hard Sanderson fan. I loved Bands of Mourning. Secret History was fantastic, but my love of that book is predicated more on my affection for its main character than what happens in that book. Redshirts was actually a no-brainer, slam-dunk Number One book for me. It’s hilarious. It’s parody. It’s touching. It’s intelligent. It’s quite frankly everything I look for in a story. I personally listened to the Audible version, which is narrated by Will Wheaton. That just sent it over the edge for me.
So that’s my top three. What are yours? Why? Do you have a review you can link it to? I’d love to reblog it for you.
Thanks for reading,