Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday --- Top Ten Best Books Of 2016



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It was really difficult selecting which books were my favorites for 2016 as I read so many books that fell into the 4/5 star category! I have chosen 5 fiction and 5 nonfiction books as follows in no particular order of importance. The links take you to my written review of each book.

1. The Assassination of the Archduke: Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance That Changed the World by Sue Woolmans and Greg King
2. This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor by Susan Wicklund
3. Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and How Desire Shapes the World by Aja Raden
4. My Life On The Road by Gloria Steinem
5. Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
6. The Dispatcher by John Scalzi
7. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
8. Flight by Alexie Sherman
9. Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim
10. The Good Traitor by Ryan Quinn

Which books were your favorite ones read for 2016?

22 comments:

  1. Nice list! I'm glad you enjoyed these :) Here's my TTT

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  2. Nice picks! All totally new to me ones!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  3. I had too many to pick anywhere near ten! I haven't read any of the books on your list but I do enjoy history and have been tempted to read more about the steps to WW1-I loved learning about the wars when I did history at school. Maybe next year!

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  4. I really am interested in Stoned as my husband is a gemcutter. I will look for that one.

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  5. Wow....I have only heard of two books on your list.

    It is difficult to choose, and you were wise to choose five from two different categories. Great idea!!

    I love how everyone's list seems to be different with only a few books being similar.

    Thanks for coming by my blog.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Favorite Books of 2016

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    1. Not sure my link worked...please give this a try.

      Elizabeth
      Silver's Reviews
      My Favorite Books of 2016

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  6. I finally read I Am Malala this year too, and I really enjoyed it - what a powerful story!

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  7. Wow, great looking choices. All new to me.

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  8. The Assassination looks like a fascinating historical look, and I haven't read John Scalzi but I've heard some good things. Nice eclectic list. Hope you're having a good week. :)

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  9. I've heard of zero of these books. I love discovering books.
    Thank you for visiting my blog! I hope next year is another great reading year for you.
    Marie @ Pages to Explore

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  10. I read my first Scalzi novel this year, Lock In, and I'll definitely be reading more of his in the future. :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier.

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  11. I love how you included half fiction and half non-fiction! I didn't read nearly as much NF as I wanted this year, but I'm hoping to change that in 2017. I'm super-intrigued by the "Archduke" book after looking it up on Goodreads just now, and "Yellow Crocus" and "I Am Malala" have been on my TBR for ages. Best wishes for a 2017 filled with wonderful books!

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  12. I loved This Common Secret too.

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  13. It is great you included Non Fiction, I don't read enough of that, so I really appreciate your recommendations.

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  14. I hear conflicting things about Go Set a Watchman, and I think I'm going to have to read it for myself one of these days. Glad you enjoyed it, anyway!

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  15. I had a hard time this week too. I haven't read any of these but a couple are on my TBR! Great list :D

    Here are my Top Ten!

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  16. I'm intending to read I Am Malala in 2017, so I'm happy to see it on your list!

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  17. I've heard such mixed takes on Go Set A Watchman...I've got a copy on my Kindle to read later, and I'm looking forward to it a little more hearing that you really loved it!

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  18. Malala is such an inpiration - I'm glad you enjoyed her book as much as I did.
    When I first heard about Go Set A Watchman I was so excited, but I don't think I'll ever read it because I wouldn't be able to handle the disappointment if it changed how I felt about To Kill a Mockingbird. Nice Post!

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  19. I keep meaning to read I Am Malala: a book I definitely need to prioritise in 2017.

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  20. I keep meaning to read I Am Malala, I bought it ages ago but haven't read it yet. I have never heard of The Good Traitor but I need to check that out, looks like it might be my kind of book.

    Thank you for stopping by Hills of Books

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  21. It looks like you had a great reading year. I'm glad to see you enjoyed I Am Malala. That one is on my tbr list. :) Cheers to a great 2017!

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