TTT: Top Ten 2016 Releases So Far

Posted June 28, 2016 by Wendy in Top Ten Tuesday / 18 Comments


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! 

So I missed doing this topic last week so I jumped at the chance to do it during FREEBIE week! In no particular order, here are my top eight favorite 2016 releases so far this year! Have you read these yet? You REALLY need to do so if you haven’t already!

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The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes: This series is such a cool edge of your seat political thriller, full of twists and turns and oh my god moments. Read The Fixer ASAP if you haven’t started this series yet and get to this amazing sequel!

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Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys: This historical fiction is really beautifully written and also featured a huge historical event I previously knew nothing about! It’s also really emotional and heart wrenching so prepare yourselves, but I LOVED it and now need to read everything else by Ruta Sepetys.

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The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski: Series enders can be scary but this one nailed it. I absolutely loved this trilogy ender and thought Marie did a phenomenal job. This is one of my favorite fantasy series!

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The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater: Another series ender! Holy crap, I was so scared to read this. It was THE END. I love Maggie and I love her books and this one was no exception! Loved!


Stars Above by Marissa Meyer: I really loved this collection of short stories! Some I had read before but some were new and I loved seeing that little extra glimpse behind the characters I love! Plus, the epilogue! <3

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Morning Star by Pierce Brown: Well, okay, this book almost BROKE ME, THANKS PIERCE, but it was amazing and wonderful and just the besttt ever. Everyone — I highly highly recommend The Red Rising series. It’s just… SO GOOD. Just do it. I even wrote this rambling open letter here about all my series thoughts.

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The Vanishing Throne by Elizabeth May: New favorite fantasy series!! Fae, magic, steampunk, historical — it all was breathtakingly amazing. If you love any of the above, you NEED to read this series. Seriously.

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The Score by Elle Kennedy: The Off Campus series is one of my favorite NA series! I can’t get enough — the guys, the witty banter, the friendships, the romance — I just love it all.

Tell me — what are your favorite 2016 releases? I want to know!



18 responses to “TTT: Top Ten 2016 Releases So Far

  1. I still need to get to The Winner’s Kiss! I want to pick it up soon as I have heard great things about it, but I can’t really remember the first two books all that well. I need to find some summaries and dive in! Glad to see you enjoyed it. I also loved The Raven King and thought it was a great conclusion to the series.
    Mallory @ The Local Muse

  2. No, I haven’t read any of these! But I saw Marie’s on lots of lists last week, and in addition to that trilogy, I really want to read Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ novels as well. So many great stories to read, so little time. 🙂

  3. I haven’t yet read any of these, I’m afraid, but they all sound good–especially Salt to the Sea. The Vanishing Throne is new to me and sounds wonderful! I will have to look for that one. I hope to start the Lunar Chronicles this fall. I can’t wait to finally dive in. Everyone seems to love the series. And Maggie Stiefvater is an author I’ve been wanting to try for awhile now. Thank you for sharing! It looks like you’ve had a great reading year so far.

    This week I talked my husband into sharing his Top Ten Favorite Books.

  4. Kim

    I have all of these on my TBR list. I especially can’t wait to get to The Raven King! I’m so far behind though, I haven’t even started some of these series, but hopefully I’ll get to them sometime soon. There’s just so many books, you know?! Great list! Here’s mine. Happy reading!

  5. The Comissioner

    The thumbnail that attaches to this post on Twitter is The Deal. So yaaaaay abs.

    • The Comissioner

      Grrrr The Score. Also MORNING STAR FTW. (And you’re a life ruiner for making me read that series)

  6. I only read The Raven King from this list, and while it didn’t blew me away, it ties most of the things nicely 🙂 I need to start Red Rising!

  7. So many books on here I need to read! Salt to the Sea, The Winner’s series, the Red Rising series, The Lunar Chronicles… ahhhh. I can totally agree with The Long Game and The Score with you though! Those I read and loved too!

  8. So, yeah… I’ve only read one book on your list! I LOVED The Score. The whole series is wonderful, but I was so surprised by how much I ended up loving Dean. I’ve read one of the stores in Stars Above and need to finish the rest of them. I want to savor them, but I’m moving a little too slowly. Haha.

    Great list!