Fictionophile’s top 16 titles of 2016!

I’ve read some amazing books this year.  Like a mother trying to choose her ‘favorite’ child, this agonizing task of choosing my favorite titles is upon me again.favorite-reads-of-2016

As I read mostly mystery thrillers, I will confine my results to two general categories.  I will choose 10 mysteries/thrillers, and 6 that are not.  My reviews are linked to each title.

Top 10 titles that fit into the mystery/thriller category:

I let you go” by Clare Mackintosh

Daisy in chains” by Sharon Bolton

In her wake” by Amanda Jennings

The twilight wife” by A.J. Banner

Missing, presumed” by Susie Steiner

Under the harrow” by Flynn Berry

I’m thinking of ending things” by Iain Reid

The widow” by Fiona Barton

Try not to breathe” by Holly Seddon

Beside myself” by Ann Morgan

(with another ten very close runners-up – YES, I know this is cheating, but I have read over one hundred books this year, how can I possible stop at TEN!: “The sister” by Louise Jensen; “Valentina” by S.E. Lynes; “The girl in the red coat” by Kate Hamer; “Stasi child” by David Young; “Those we left behind” by Stuart Neville; “Redemption Road” by John Hart; “The girls in the garden” by Lisa Jewell; “The stopped heart” by Julie Myerson; “Alex” by Pierre Lemaitre “Dark water” by Sara Bailey,

Now, for my top 6 fiction books that are not either mysteries or thrillers:

Britt-Marie was here” by Fredrik Backman

Miller’s Valley” by Anna Quindlen

Soft in the head” by Marie Sabine-Roger

Of sea and seed” by Annie Daylon

Black Rabbit Hall” by Eve Chase

The readers of Broken Wheel recommend” by Katarina Bivald


A great year in books for me!  How about you?



About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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8 Responses to Fictionophile’s top 16 titles of 2016!

  1. bookgeeking says:

    I liked Black Rabbit Hall too, it was a very interesting read. Love those kinds of books. A very hit or miss genre for me though, but this one was a definite hit 😀


  2. Great post! You did some awesome reading this year!!


  3. skyecaitlin says:

    A wonderfully magical list; I have read some, others are here just waiting, and the remainder are on my TBR list / Wish list at B and N.


  4. Annie says:

    Your top 3 thrillers are ❤ And I LOVED Millers Valley too. I really want to read Black Rabbit Hall


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