8 Best Books Read In 2016 So Far | Top Ten Tuesday

March 29, 2016 / 19 Comments / Book List, Book Memes, Favorites, Top Ten Tuesday

The Serpent King book cover by Jeff Zentner1)   The Distance from A to Z by Natalie Blitt Book Cover2)    When A Scot Ties A Knot by Tessa Dare cover3)

When We Collided book cover by Emery Lord4)

Blue Lily Lily Blue cover5)
theunexpectedeverything6)   Sugar Daddy book cover by Lisa Kleypas7)   Stars Above by Marissa Meyer book cover8)
  1. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner: “Effervesces with the warmth and darkness of a small Southern Gothic town – the characters leapt off the page to me.”
  2. The Distance from A to Z by Natalie Blitt: “If you like swoony, character-driven romances and book boyfriends, The Distance from A to Z is for you. It’s an incredible, unique romance that will WRECK you.”
  3. When A Scot Ties A Knot by Tessa Dare | Mini-review to come: “Extreme, utter heart eyes for this romance. Sexytimes galore. Funny and silly, but also deals with more serious issues realistically.
  4. When We Collided by Emery Lord | Review coming tomorrow: “The thing that Emery gets so right in this book is how viscerally and quickly your mind and heart can overtake you…It’s a testament to [her] talent that this book never feels too heavy, that it goes into dark and painful places…but I never wanted to put it down.”
  5. Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater | Review to come: “Intensely weird, darkly emotional, and beautifully epic, this is my favorite of the three books thus far because it’s all about the characters and how they develop. Also, the shippiness is REAL.”
  6. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson | Review to come: “Matson handles all the nuances of a father-daughter relationship, friendships, and first love so delicately, and with so much sensitivity and understanding of human beings that I was enveloped in her prose immediately.”
  7. Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas | Mini-review to come: “The characters are richly developed and the romance is a true slow-burn. This is a romance for people who like the journey.:
  8. Stars Above by Marissa Meyer: “Full of Marissa Meyer’s signature world-building, and snarktastic dialogue, STARS ABOVE is definitely essential to your Lunar Chronicles collection. If you were thinking of giving these a pass, don’t.”

What books are on your best of list lately? Leave a comment and I’ll stop by!
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19 responses to “8 Best Books Read In 2016 So Far | Top Ten Tuesday

  1. When We Collided made my list too! Als,o I am happy to see Maggie Stiefvater on the list. I am currently reading through the series for my first time. I am currently on book 2 The Dream Thieves. I am excited to read Stars Above (its on my TBR shelf) and I am glad you enjoyed The Unexpected Everything because I love Morgan Matson!

  2. Blue Lily, Lily Blue made my list this week too! I have so much love for that book, those characters and THE SHIPS ♥ Stars Above will be one of my very next reads – I can’t wait to compare notes with you 🙂 I’ve heard great things about When We Collided and The Serpent King! Awesome picks Tiff^^ x

  3. Liz

    I LOVED When a Scot Ties the Knot! I have an addiction for historical romance, but it takes a special one to really stand out and give me the feels. And your love for The Serpent King is definitely giving me a nudge to read the book sooner rather than later. 🙂

  4. Great list!!! Blue Lily, Lily Blue is on my TBR list since Christmas, because I’ve read many good reviews about it…I’m excited!

  5. So many awesome books on your list, these are ones I have either loved myself or am desperate to read. When We Collided was soooooo good, my favourite Emery Lord book so far. I also only just read The Serpent King and I loved that, such an amazing read. I am definitely going to be adding some of these to my already endless TBR, so thanks for the awesome recommendations!!! 🙂 Here’s my most recent five star reads, if you want to check them out 🙂

    • I feel like I need to get on this Susan Dennard train, but I’m scared…because I usually don’t like fantasy. Would you rec it for a fantasy newbie like me?

      Also, I’ve heard amazing things about Pierce Brown! I trust your judgment, Natalie – would I like it?

      • Hmmm maybe don’t start with Susan Dennard if you don’t typically read Fantasy. Try An Ember in the Ashes instead! Truthwitch has a clunky start, but I think An Ember in the Ashes might be compelling enough to hopefully keep you reading and turn you into a Fantasy fan 🙂

        And YES! Read Red Rising!!!!! I tell everyone who I recommend it to to push through the first 50-60 pages because they are boring as hell. The story doesn’t pick up until Darrow leaves his home, and then it’s impossible to put down! My cousin is not a Sci-Fi fan at all and it took her a month to get through the first 50 pages, but once she did she finished the rest of the book in a single night and went out the next day to buy the next one lol!

  6. The Distance from A to Z was super adorable! I thought it was such a great YA contemporary, and I wish they had produced it in print form. I also absolutely LOVED When We Collided, and it was yet another Emery Lord novel I need to add to my favorites shelf! And you already know how much I love the Travis series; those books are so, so good.

    I’m really excited to read Stars Above (I’ve had it for a while but haven’t read it yet! Meep!) and The Unexpected Everything (I’m always excited for everything Morgan Matson!) 😀

    • Ahh, I didn’t realize you’d read The Distance from A to Z – it’s way better than you think, right?


      You should definitely read The Serpent King if you haven’t already – it’s really beautiful.

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