Top Ten Tuesday (TTT) brought to you by The Broke and the Bookish.
OK, I messed up. I had a post all ready to go earlier today and I even published it. And then I realized, oops! That’s next week’s Top Ten Tuesday. So I’m getting a little bit of deja vu all over again as I do this week’s topic. Oh, calamity!
This week’s REAL topic is:
Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year
Hmmm…this Top Ten seems a little unfair this week. I’ve probably only read around 15 or so 2016 releases (if you count the re-releases of classic British Mysteries that I’ve read), so that doesn’t seem like much of a “top ten” list for me. Instead I’ll go with my top five 2016 releases, and top five prior-to-2016 releases.
Top 2016 Reads
- A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold
- Three Martini Lunch by Suzanne Rindell
- Double Knot by Gretchen Archer
- Corpse with the Garnet Face by Cathy Ace
- A Muddied Murder by Wendy Tyson
Just a note on Ms. Klebold’s book – I’ve read it, and it’s sitting in a pile waiting for me to review it here on Hidden Staircase. It is hearbreaking and at times difficult to read. But a powerful story about a mother coming to terms with her son’s inexcusable actions, and attempting to educate others on depression (and how well people can hide it) and what she terms as “brain health.” My link here is not to my review, which I have not completed yet, but why I chose to read the book in the first place.
Top Reads Published Prior to 2016 (But Read in 2016)
- Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
- Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
- Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
- Double Indemnity by James M. Cain
- The Crossing by Michael Connelly
What about you? What fabulous reads have you found this year (2016 or otherwise)? What should I pick up next? (Ha! I say that like I don’t have a huge TBR pile.) Sound off below, and link up to your own TTT if you’ve got one!
8 thoughts on “TTT: Best of 2016! (So far!)”
Don’t feel bad about your TTT “oops”! I misread the prompt and didn’t see the part about 2016 releases until I had already made up my post!
I read “A Mother’s Reckoning” earlier this year; I was interested to see what Sue had to say since I was a middle-schooler in Colorado Springs when Columbine happened. I didn’t think it was the best book ever, but I certainly appreciated Sue’s brutal, raw, honesty and her mission to educate people on “brain health.”
I also loved Carry On and Big Little Lies. They were great. I really ant to read Three Martini Lunch!! Great list!
Ooh I just read Carry ON and adored it! Too good to describe in words! I need to read Dumplin, It sound really interesting. Happy Reading 😀
-Rekha @ Million Book Mill
I changed the TTT theme a bit as well — best books I’ve read in 2016, not necessarily published. Looks like you read some great books so far! Big Little Lies is awesome — can’t wait for her new book! I’m planning to read Carry On finally too!
I have read Double Indemnity and it is a perfect example of Noir; I have The Crossings, I believe, but haven’t read it as yet—-I love Michael Connelly.
these look great!
I’ve been meaning to read Dumplin’ since its release. I’ve read so many good reviews of it. I’m always nervous that I’m doing the wrong TTT and am always double and triple checking while I’m putting it together. Great list!
I always respond and then think I should have listed the books I’ve read. I have read quite a few ( mostly for review purposes) some good, some mediocre and some I would not care to mention.
I did read and love Brian Freeman’s Immoral, and I nearly finished Chris Cathcall’s In the Dark. I read Dick Hannah’s Vapor Trail, and loved Amber Foxx’s The Calling ( the first book in her series). I also read and loved Sunny Frazier’s second book: Where Angels Fear to Tread.
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