Chat Between Chapters: Favorite/Least Favorite Books of 2016

January 8, 2017 Chat Between Chapters, Featured Posts 6


Let’s chat about our 2016 best or worst lists.

What books were your favorite? Which were… not so much?

Julie Review Avatar Julie:

Thanks to Audible, I have read over 60 books this year! These are the books that are on my top reads list for 2016.

I love the whole Charley Davidson series, and the audio narrator is fantastic!

I enjoyed White Raven and that it was a slightly different take on the paranormal genre. I enjoy books with unque “creatures”.

I’m actually quite addicted to the whole series. I’ve already read 3 of the books, now to get the rest. I love the audio, the fact that the love interest/sidekick? is a hot Scot, and that our heroine isn’t perfect, but still tries so hard to be honorable.

Lovely retelling. Fairy tale retellings are super popular right now, but few have really worked for me. This one has. Give it a go.

I loved this YA story about mental illness and finding oneself.

Winter is an amazing and heart-racing finale to an excellent series. Such a unique spin on all these fairy tales!

If you’ve been following my book blog Chapter Break, you’ll know we’re huge fans of Colleen Hoover. This is another one of her excellent works.

I loved the Norse mythology and curious feel of this book. I enjoyed the second one the series as well, and plan to keep reading.

Beautifully written and well-narrated. This book was a breath of fresh air for me in the paranormal genre.

As for the books that didn’t quite work for me? These were all rated 1 or 2 stars.



I read 72 books last year. That’s pretty amazing if you ask me. Now if I could only work on reading books I own for Shelf Love!

Here are some books I loved:

By Far my favorite book of the year. Everything about it was amazing.

Well, next to these next books

All the feels. Heartache to happiness. And then back to heartache.

Great conclusion to an amazing series.

I went so far as to have a friend who was in Spain order this for me. Not available in the US? I’ll get it anyway!


Julie introduce me to these books. And it’s been the best recommendation! I’m not finished with the Bloodlines series yet. So no spoilers!

The subtle, and not so subtle, flirting between Gage and Kiera make this series so worth reading!

I found a great new action\adventure series here!

Rereads count, right?

I need Stephanie Perkins to put out some new books, stat!

This really is one of my fav from Shakespeare.


Books I didn’t like so much

Midnight Queen

The Trouble with Christmas

Accidental Demon Slayer

Ruby Red



What about everyone else? What were some of your favorite \ least favorite books of 2016?


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6 Responses to “Chat Between Chapters: Favorite/Least Favorite Books of 2016”

  1. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight

    Oooh I really need to read Winter and Sleeping Giants! Well, maybe I will read Cress first, but you know what I mean 😉 And I NEED to read ACOMAF, I keep putting it off, but I preordered it for goodness sake! My favorite books of the year were The Serpent King, Scythe, Three Dark Crowns, The Girl From Everywhere, and Flashfall probably. My least favorite.. hmm now THAT is harder! (I also LOVE that you answered this, I wish more people did haha.) I scrolled through my reviews, and apparently, the worst ones were Marked, Ask Me How I Got Here, and The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett, all coming in at a whopping 1.5 star hahah. And since I have to REALLY hate a book to give it under 2 stars… well, there you have it 😉

  2. Berls

    I couldn’t agree more about Charley Davidson, ACOTAR, and Winter! All great and all three have great narrators. Thank goodness for audiobooks!

    Can’t wait to see what books top my shelves in 2017!

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