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My Top 10 Books of 2016

top-10This is the first time I have actually compiled a list.  2016 has seen some fantastic books being published and I felt they should be mentioned.  Here are my favourites:-

 

1.  ‘Nightblind’ by Ragnar Jónasson

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This is the second book in the Dark Iceland series and one I recommend to all fans of crime.  You can read my review here:-

https://aloverofbooks.wordpress.com/2016/01/11/blog-tour-nightblind-by-ragnar-jonasson/

 

2.  ‘You And Me, Always’ by Jill Mansell

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This was the very first book I had ever read by Jill Mansell and I’m so glad I did.  It was absolutely delightful.  Here is my review:-

https://aloverofbooks.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/blog-tour-you-and-me-always-by-jill-mansell/

 

3.  ‘Redemption Song’ by Laura Wilkinson

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Having really enjoyed Laura Wilkinson’s previous two books I couldn’t wait to read ‘Redemption Song’.  I thought this to be a wonderful story.  Here is my review:-

https://aloverofbooks.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/blog-tour-redemption-song-by-laura-wilkinson/

 

4.  ‘Song of the Sea Maid’ by Rebecca Mascull

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This was a truly amazing and fascinating story and one I found very hard to put down.  Here is my review:-

https://aloverofbooks.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/blog-tour-song-of-the-sea-maid-by-rebecca-mascull/

 

 

5.  ‘In Her Wake’ by Amanda Jennings

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This book has been on one hell of a journey this year.  I loved this book and knew from the start that I was going to enjoy it.  Here is my review:-

https://aloverofbooks.wordpress.com/2016/04/09/blog-tour-in-her-wake-by-amanda-jennings/

 

6.  ‘The Butcher Bird’ by S D Sykes

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Having thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the Oswald de Lacy series I couldn’t wait to read this book.  I expected great things and I wasn’t let down.  Here is my review:-

https://aloverofbooks.wordpress.com/2016/05/21/the-butcher-bird-by-s-d-sykes/

 

7.  ‘The Optician’s Wife’ by Betsy Reavley

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This book was fantastic.  It really grabbed me and played with my mind.  Here’s my review:-

https://aloverofbooks.wordpress.com/2016/06/18/the-opticians-wife-by-betsy-reavley/

 

8.  ‘The Constant Soldier’ by William Ryan

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I loved this book.  From the very first chapter I was drawn into the story.  Here’s my review:-

https://aloverofbooks.wordpress.com/2016/09/08/the-constant-soldier-by-william-ryan/

 

9.  ‘Doorways’ by Robert Enright

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I was totally hooked from the start and found this book very hard to put down.  I was taken on an exciting and unstoppable journey.  Here’s my review:-

https://aloverofbooks.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/blog-tour-doorways-by-robert-enright/

 

10.  ‘Dancers in the Wind’ by Anne Coates

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I thoroughly enjoyed ‘Dancers in the Wind’ and I loved the element of suspense throughout.  Here’s my review:-

https://aloverofbooks.wordpress.com/2016/11/04/dancers-in-the-wind-by-anne-coates/

 

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3 thoughts on “My Top 10 Books of 2016

  1. This will be another year when I won’t be compiling a top 10 list. I always find it difficult to compile any top 10 list, and to be able to pick 10 favourite books from any one year is even more difficult. A few years ago I did do a short “notable mentions” of a handful of books but that was an exceptional year for books

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  2. Honoured (and humbled) to be on such a list – thank you.

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  3. Pingback: My Top 10 Books of 2016 | Laura Wilkinson

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