If we ignore how shitty last year was for a second and concentrate on something good I have to say I read quite a few great books in 2016. I read a lot less than I usually do, but I guess that’s what happens when I try to write, too.
This is what Goodreads have to say about my statistics (this is from my personal account, not my author account):
246 books isn’t the entire truth though. I’ve been on a re-read binge and re-read a lot of books last year (and I haven’t found a way for Goodreads to make them count if they’re already added to my library. If you know a way, let me know) so I’d estimate that I need to add 50-100 books to that list to make it correct.
Four of the books were poetry books. The rest MM romance 😁
The statistics also show that I love short stories, an average of 134 pages. And what can’t be seen on this image is that my average rating for 2016 was 3.3 stars. I’d say that’s quite good.
I thought I’d make a list of my the best books I read last year and a few of them will even be reviewed here on the blog eventually.
Here’s my Top 12 Books of 2016 – in no particular order.
- Coin Tricks by Willow Scarlett: wonderfully quirky characters and so darned good I wanted to scream it from the rooftops
- A Restored man by Jaime Reese: I’ve read and loved the two previous book in the series but put off reading this because I was suddenly afraid it wouldn’t be as good. Boy, was I wrong!
- The Weight of it All by N.R Walker: MC Henry might be one of the greatest characters ever written and soooo funny
- Red River by Cardeno C.: I’m a bona fide Cardeno fan-girl and devour everything they release. Shifter m-preg? Heck, yeah!
- For a Reason by Jessie G.: love when the MCs connect early on in the book and want to build a life together
- Home by Cara Dee: fantastic chemistry between the MCs
- Duck by Kim Dare: sweet, BDSM shifter? Yes, please!
- Saving Jason by K.C Wells: I love me a good age-gap story
- Flying Without a Net by E.M Ben Shaul: made me stay up all night reading
- The Way You Are by L.J Mile: love MCs that aren’t model perfect with washboard abs
- Load the Dice by Moriah Gremel: I love books where the MCs communicate. Add on a romantic BDSM relationship and I’m sold!
- Cultivating Love by Addison Albright: a fabulous story about an adorable, established couple finding their way in commitment
I’d recommend all of these books and they’re all on my re-read list for the future.
What were your favorites from last year? 🙂