Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read So Far in 2016

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Happy Tuesday! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is technically supposed to be our Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year, but I’m going to do a little something different. I don’t actually think I’ve read any 2016 releases yet this year, so instead I’m going to list the Top Ten Books I’ve Read So Far This YearΒ (excluding rereads). I’ve read 26 books since the beginning of 2016, so I’ve got a pretty decent sized selection to choose from. Let’s go!

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What are the top books you’ve read so far in 2016? What do you think of the books on my list? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,
HOLLY

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31 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’ve Read So Far in 2016

  1. Lovely list! I’m currently reading The Raven Boys and I’m loving every single page! I also cannot wait to get my hands on Illuminae (because of other priorities) but I’ll definitely read it soon!

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    1. Once you start the Raven Boys series, you’re hooked until the very end! Let me know what you think of it when you finish, I’d love to know your thoughts! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks! πŸ™‚ To be honest, that’s the reason that I decided to read Illuminae in the first place– I had heard so many positive things about it that it seemed like it had to at least be decent. It has its flaws, of course, but overall it’s fantastic! I highly recommend it!

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    1. Oh no!! I can definitely see how it’s one of those books that you either really like or really dislike. But who knows– maybe someone will pay you a million dollars down the road and you’ll be able to reread it? πŸ™‚

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  2. I STILL haven’t read Illuminae, and I kind of feel like I’m the only one who hasn’t now! I have an e-copy and it’s just one of those books you gotta read in print, I think, so I keep waiting for a library copy and then forgetting when I do go to the lib. πŸ˜›

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    1. I completely agree– read it in print if you can! I think the unique formatting of the book is one of the best parts of it. Besides, it’s pretty chunky but easy to read, so it feels great to speed through such a tome! Hope you enjoy it! πŸ™‚

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    1. Oooh, good question! I think it was a little of both. At first I was really disappointed, because I would have rather her try to figure out how to improve her life than resort to such drastic measures. However, I think in some regards it was the only way she saw that she could truly have control over her own life, making it a personal triumph of sorts. What did you think?

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      1. Yes! I saw it as a triumph because the whole book is about her finding her independence in such a oppressive society. Her choice is the greatest step of freedom because she’s literally taking her life into her own hands. (Not that I encourage that sort of thing… haha)

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    1. I’ve never read Stars Above, but I’ll have to check it out! The Rest of Us Just Live Here was great, as per usual with Patrick Ness’ works. The characters are quirky but feel real and the story itself is wonderfully bizarre. I hope you enjoy it whenever you get around to reading it! πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, yes, yes to all the authors you mentioned! Monster Calls has been on my TBR for a ridiculously long time, but I’m hesitant to read it because I’ve heard it’s incredibly sad.

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  3. I particularly love the Cather and Chopin you’ve nominated. I don’t reread a lot of books, and rarely American books (sorry, but true) but I have read both of those twice. Great books.

    Some of my favourites this year are a couple of memoirs, Gerald Murnane’s Something for the pain, and Helen McDonald’s H is for hawk; a book of short stories, Elizabeth Harrower’s A day in the country and other stories; a book of essays, Fiona Wright’s Small acts of disappearance; and a couple of novels including Charlotte Wood’s The natural way of things, and Ali Cobby Eckermann’s Ruby Moonlight.

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