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Top Ten Adult Books I Read in 2016 (+ Giveaway!)



1. Dear Fang, With Love by Rufi Thorpe



Beautiful. Heart-wrenching. True.  My review HERE

2. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead



Every inch of hype is absolutely real. I couldn't put this down or stop highlighting every astonishing word.

3. I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan



The one I bought for all my friends. I want Georgia Young to be my best friend. My review HERE.

4. Undecided by Julianna Keyes



The kind of NA that you long to find and yet you hardly ever do!  My review HERE.

5. 
Dancing with the Tiger by Lili Wright




I still can't believe this is a debut. So good and my favorite cover of the year. My review HERE.


6. The Boy Is Back by Meg Cabot



I had a giant smile on my face the entire time I read this one AND my top book boyfriend of the year! My review HERE.

7. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne



Don't let this cover fool you! This was so funny and witty - one of, if not THE, best enemies to lovers stories I've ever read!

8. Marked in Flesh (The Others #4) by Anne Bishop



I cannot believe this series only has one more book; my kingdom for more Simon and Meg! My review HERE.

9. Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye



One of the most unique retellings I've ever read. Started off slow but then became addictive. My review HERE. 

10. TIE You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott and All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda



I couldn't pick between these two for the last of my top ten list for 2016. These were my favorite thrillers of the year - I read a lot in this genre and am generally hard to impress but I loved both of these, equally!  My review of You Will Know Me HERE; my review of All the Missing Girls HERE.

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  1. My favorite book of 2016 was An Exaltation of Larks by Suanne Laqueur! ♥

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  2. Loved The Hating Game and Undecided. I really enjoyed All the Missing Girls, too. I need to check into that Abbott book!

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  3. Woo hoo I see some of my favorites! Thanks so much for the chance to win and great list of books!

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  4. I've seen The Hateing Game on a lot of peoples favoutie lists of 2016 so I think I might pick it up sometime. As for saying that the rest I've never heard of before. Dancing with the tiger looks super interesting from the cover though.

    Happy New Year

    chloreads.blogspot.co.uk xxx

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  5. I love thrillers, so both of those last 2 books are on my TBR. AND I love Megan Miranda, so I must read All the Missing Girls. Also, the cover of Dancing with the Tiger is CRAZY COOL! My fave 2016 book?? Oh, man-- so hard!! I really liked Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig and This Adventure Ends by Emma Mill. But I think my fave books was With Malice by Eileen Cook. I love mysteries and twisty books like that!

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  6. Oh loved The Hating Game, Undecided and All the missing Girls. I am waiting for The Underground Railroad at the library. Glad to see you loved it. Lovely list!!

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  7. I Almost Forgot About You sounds like the story of my life. Every time I'm ready to move on, the most recent ex crops up again. LOL

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  8. I have not read any of these books but I have heard great things about The Hating Game and Jane Steele. My favorite book of 2016 was an adult book though, it was The Bands of Mourning which is the most recent book from Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn world.
    Cassi @ My Thought Literally

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  9. I'm reading The Underground Railroad now so I'm really glad to hear how much you enjoyed it. My sister keeps telling me I need to read Jane Steele, so I'm excited to see that on your Best Of list as well.

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  10. I really need to get my hands on The Underground Railroad soon. I'm still on hold at the library, but I'm thinking of just buying my own copy because I have a feeling I'll love it.

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  11. Undecided and The Hating Game are both on my shelf, waiting for me. I have a feeling I'm going to love them both so much!!

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  12. I ADORED the Undecided! I read that in literally a day and I couldn't stop talking about it for weeks!! Such a great New Adult read, especially for those starting out in the genre. I've also heard lots of great things about The Hating Game and I'll for sure be picking it up this year. Love this post and thank you so much for the giveaway!

    Talina @ Sassy & Dangerous

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  13. Everyone seems to have loved The Hating Game! I really need to read it - literally every blogger I follow (and more) loved it. <3 Undecided was my favorite New Adult novel of the year! I highly recommend Keyes' adult books, especially the Time Served series. Time Served (book one) was a favorite adult novel last year. This year, my favorite adult novel was probably... A Promise of Fire? I'm not sure I had a clear favorite! :D

    Wonderful list, Eva! Happy reading. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  14. I loved The Hating Game, too, as you know Eva. I also loved Marked in Flesh. I do need to read Undecided. I'm going to try for an audio copy. What a great list and giveaway! Thanks! :)

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  15. I liked John Grisham's "The Whistler" from 2016.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  16. Dark Matter was probably my favorite adult book I read. It was so twisty and fun.

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