Tuesday, January 3, 2017

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Top Ten (or so) Books of 2016

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish each week. This week's topic is supposed to be Ten Books I'm Looking Forward To For The First Half of 2017. However, I never did get my Best of 2016 list posted, so here we go:

Number of Books Read = 118
Number of Audiobooks = 56
Number of Female/Male Authors =  73/45
Fiction/Nonfiction =  102/16

Best Mystery
The Trespasser by Tana French

Honourable Mentions Best Mystery (because I read a lot of mysteries)
Reykjavik Nights by Arnaldur Indridasson
The Door in the River by Inger Ash Wolfe

Criminal by Karin Slaughter

Best Start to a Series
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

Best End to a Series
End of Watch by Stephen King

Best Historical Mystery
Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

Best Recommended Book
The Last Policeman by Ben H Winters

Best Childrens
Zap! Nikola Tesla Takes Charge by Monica Kulling

Best Young Adult
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E Lockhart

Favourite Characters
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Best Science Fiction/Fantasy
The Cracks in the Kingdom by Jaclyn Moriarty

Best Book by a New to Me Author
The Hero's Walk by Anita Rau Badami

Best Historical Fiction
The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

Best  Book by a Tried and True Author
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
The Wonder by Emma Donaghue
A God in Ruin by Kate Atkinson

Best Epic Apocalyptic
The Fireman by Joe Hill

Best Short Story Collection
Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories by Agatha Christie

Best Short Story
The Grown-Up by Gillian Flynn

Heartburn by Nora Ephron

Most Heartbreaking
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Runner up Most Heartbreaking
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf

Creepiest Novel
Her by Harriet Lane

Most Unique Book
The Frozen Thames by Helen Humphreys

Best Audiobook
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Best Nonfiction
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steven Sheinkin

Best Debut Book
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney