Happy New Year, my reading friends!
It's time for my annual list of the best books I read last year.
2016 could probably be called The Year of Books That Disappointed Me. This was one of my worst reading years, not only because I had far less time to read (only finishing 74 books out of my goal of 100), but also in terms of the lack of books that blew me away. My average rating was 3.6. Several sequels and final books in series I adored did not live up to my expectations, and the overwhelming majority of the books I took on for review ended up as 3-star reads. Not to mention all the books I DNFed, which I did not rate, nor did I count toward my reading goal.
Only eight books scored 4.5 or 5 stars for me last year, and here they are with five 4-star honorable mentions and one indie standout, in no particular order:
(Click the pics for my reviews.)