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

1. The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4) by Maggie Stiefvater

Everything I ever wanted in this series ender. I know I will re-read this series every year.

2. Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick

Honestly, I had a hard deciding between this and TRK as my favorite book of the year. This was so magnificent and beautiful. My review HERE.

Heartbreaking and haunting; a new classic.

4. The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

This book was so beautiful and so unexpected.  My review HERE.

5. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Clark definitely gets TOP book boyfriend marks for 2016. Loved this! My review HERE.

In Real Life by Jessica Love

This felt exactly like high school to me.  My review HERE.

7. You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan

These two authors are must-reads for me. I love everything they write, together or apart.  My review HERE.

8. Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods

Such a pleasant surprise with a love triangle that didn't put me off!  My review HERE.

9. Relief Map by Rosalie Knecht

This is one of those YA books for adults; it still bothers me but only because it wove itself into my fabric. My review HERE.

10. Paper and Fire (The Great Library #2) by Rachel Caine

Rachel Caine rocks. Can't wait for the next book in this series! My review HERE.
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  1. I'm so excited to finally read The Raven Cycle this year! I've been waiting for my library to get all the ebooks so that I can binge read lol. Glad you enjoyed it (and all of these)!

  2. I've only read The Unexpected Everything and You Know Me Well, but those books definitely made my top 10 as well! I've been meaning to read Salt to the Sea for the longest times, but I haven't even bought the book yet. I really need to get reading this 2017! Happy new year! :)

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  3. I've not read ANY of the books on your list! (Which isn't really surprising because I don't read that many YA books.) My favorite YA of the year was All in Pieces by Suzanne Young.

  4. I loved Salt to the Sea, In Real Life and The Unexpected Everything. I really want to read The Smell of Other People's Houses, Every Exquisite Thing and You Know Me Well. Great list!!

  5. One of my favorite reads of 2016 was A Thousand Boy Kisses by Tillie Cole.

  6. Happy New Year!
    Great list of books, I loved Paper and Fire so much and can't wait for the last book! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  7. My fave book of the year would have to be ACOMAF - SO GOOD! <3

  8. Love seeing your list, Eva! As much as I love contemporary, I can't believe I haven't read anything by Morgan Matson yet. My favorite YA of the year would be either Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli or Nowhere But Here by Katie McGarry.

  9. I love ACOMAF by Sarah Maas and It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover.

  10. I REALLY need to get my act together and finish The Raven Cycle, don't I? GAH. I am so behind in life. I also want to read Salt to the Sea, Every Exquisite Thing, Summer of Supernovas, The Unexpected Everything (which has been on like, every single person's list, so it MUST be that good!), and I need to start The Great Library series too. See how behind I am? Smelly Houses was good though, I agree!

    As for my favorite... The Serpent King. Followed by Scythe, and then a tie between Three Dark Crowns and The Girl From Everywhere. Or something like that. It's hard to choose after the top few ;)

  11. I love your list! The Fireman, Milk & Honey, and The Raven King are my favorite books this year! There were just so many good ones this year.

  12. Happy to see Salt to the Sea up there. I really loved The Raven King, as well.

  13. I read and LOVED so many of these as well!!! Summer of Supernovas was so adorable. And anything by Morgan Matson is a win in my book!

  14. I have a few favorites,Marriage Games by CD Reiss and Hard Compromise by Samanthe Beck :)

  15. I struggled with YA so much this past year so I'm glad to see that you had a lot of favorites. I hope this year has better YA's for me :)

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  16. My favourite book would probably have to be the Queen of the Tearling, Red Rising or Six of Crows. I just can't choose!

  17. Loved Crooked Kingdom and Empire of Storms!

  18. One YA book I really enjoyed this year was Six of Crows! I haven't gotten around to reading the sequel yet, but it's on my to-read list.


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