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My Favorite Reads of 2016

on January 3, 2017

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So – I’ve been a bit off the grid lately what with the holidays and our family cruise to the Bahamas; but I’ve been reading more than ever!

Before we move on to 2017, though, I want to share my favorite books of 2016. I read well over 100 books, with my favorite genres being historical fiction, mystery, fiction, and YA.

Here, in no particular order, are my top personal reads of last year:

 

Historical Fiction:

THE VATICAN PRINCESS by C.W. Gortner

THE SWANS OF FIFTH AVENUE by Melanie Benjamin

FLIGHT OF DREAMS by Ariel Lawhorn

LILAC GIRLS by Martha Hall Kelly

GIOCONDA by Lucille Turner

PROMISED TO THE CROWN series by Aimie Runyan

PORTRAIT OF A CONSPIRACY by Donna Russo Morin

THE TUMBLING TURNER SISTERS by Juliette Fay

THE TEA PLANTER’S WIFE by Dinah Jefferies

THE GERMAN GIRL by Armando Lucas Correa

THE GIRL FROM VENICE by Martin Cruz Smith

 

Fiction:

MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON by Elizabeth Strout

ONE IN A TOWN CALLED MOTH by Trilby Kent

THE WHOLE TOWN’S TALKING by Fannie Flagg

 

Mystery:

THE MURDER OF MARY RUSSELL by Laurie R. King

I LET YOU GO by Claire Macintosh

THE QUEEN’S ACCOMPLICE by Susan Elia MacNeal

THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR by Shari Lapena

 

YA/Kids:

ELEANOR AND PARK by Rainbow Rowell

WOLF HOLLOW by Lauren Wolk

GOLDFISH by Nat Luurtsema

TELL ME THREE THINGS by Julie Buxbaum

 

All these books are reviewed on my blog, along with many others that I enjoyed!

What was on your favorite list this year?

 

photo credit: loop_oh curve of books via photopin (license)

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