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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


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:-



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


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:-



3.  ‘Redemption Song’ by Laura Wilkinson


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:-



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


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




5.  ‘In Her Wake’ by Amanda Jennings


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:-



6.  ‘The Butcher Bird’ by S D Sykes


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:-



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


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



8.  ‘The Constant Soldier’ by William Ryan


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



9.  ‘Doorways’ by Robert Enright


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:-



10.  ‘Dancers in the Wind’ by Anne Coates


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



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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


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


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

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