Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year

Today marks our SIX YEAR BLOGOVERSARY!!! That is six years of this blog and SIX YEARS of Top Ten Tuesday!! Have a cupcake on us today! Well, pretend its on us! Thanks for all the book talk and making our TBRs grow every week!

And now back to our regularly scheduled Top Ten Tuesday.....

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Today we are talking about our favorite 2016 releases thus far!

Daisy's Picks

1 -- Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima: the first book in a series that is set in my beloved Seven Realms both broke my heart with some things and reminded me why I love this world and the author so much. If you haven't before, you should definitely read the Seven Realms series and then this one. 

2 -- A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab: this might even have been more amazing than the first book in this series A Darker Shade of Magic. Read this all in one sitting during the readathon and it was AWESOME.

3 -- Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye: I didn't expect to, but I LOVED this book! I mean, I love Jane Eyre and I'll always be intrigued by something that's marketed as a span on the classic, but I was surprised by how much I adored it! I had so many feelings!
My Review

Lauren's Picks

4 -- Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton: I was lucky enough to receive this title to review from Netgalley and I was not disappointed. An easy 5 stars. And have you seen that cover? JUST LOOK AT IT.

5 -- The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner: So... I may have only just started reading this book, but its going on the list. Unless the world fold unto itself and we are in a different dimension before I finish this one, I know it will be a new favorite. (Jamie seconds this one)

6 -- Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys: Now I loved the author's other novel, Between Shades of Gray, just as much as the rest of the world... but his book in particular was absolutely amazing. It is tragic and heartbreaking, but the writing was beautiful and would fill up your soul. And because historical fiction is the genre that was my first love, this book just made me fall in love again. (Jamie seconds this one)

7 -- The Passenger by Lisa Lutz: I read this over a month ago I think and I'm still thinking about it. I just don't see those kind of books anymore. The ones that really stick with you. I'm honestly thinking of giving it a re-read already. 

Jamie's Picks 

8.  Girl Against The Universe by Paula Stokes: If you love contemporary YA, this is a must read. Cutest romance! It made me happy and made me cry and I just loved it.  You can read my full review of Girl Against The Universe!

9.  Truthwitch by Susan Dennard: Okay technically I read this last year so I didn't read it this year but it's still one of my favorite 2016 releases!! I loved this start to a new fantasy series and cannot wait to reunite with these beloved characters in the second installment. 

10.  The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson: Another incredible contemporary YA book from one of my favorite authors! Morgan always delivers the perfect story and characters that I didn't know I needed in my life. Perfect read to get to this summer! Great romance, complex friendship dynamics and an amazing father/daughter story. Oh and DOOOOOGS. Also, little Easter eggs if you've read her other books!  

Tell us your fave 2016 releases so far this year!!


  1. Congrats on SIX years! That's amazing. I'm curious about Jane Steele and now most curious about Girl Against the Universe. I adore contemporary fiction plus there's a cute romance? Sounds like my kind of book. :)

  2. Happy Blogoversary, girls!!!!!! Eep, Flamecaster and Gathering of Shadows...have both...must read them!!! I did read Rebel of the Sands and Truthwitch...and Truthwitch is on my list this week, too! I was recently sent Girl Against the Universe and had never heard of it, but heard that it's amazing afterwards by another blogger, too. So it's definitely one I'll read really soon now, thanks!!

  3. Happy Blogaversary! Six years is impressive! I've not read any of these but Rebel of the Sands and the newest Morgan Matson are on my to-read list!

  4. Happy Blogaversary-how amazing is that?! Missed mine this year. Thank you for all you do!

  5. Happy Happy Blogversary! I'm with you on the cover of Rebel of the Sands = Stunning. TUE also made my list :)

  6. Happy blogversary! I read Truth witch last year as well and forgot all about it!


    I LOVE your list, especially Rebel of the Sands. It is AMAZING and I can't wait for Traitor to the Throne. EEEK.

    Happy Blogaversary Again!

    Aditi @ http://athousandwordsamillionbooks.blogspot.in/

  8. Wow! Happy Blogging Birthday Broke and Bookish. 6 Years, that is amazing! Many happy returns for all the other great bookish years to come! :)

  9. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! *throws confetti*

    OOH, I so badly want to read Girl Against the Universe, The Unexpected Everything and Salt to the Sea! :D

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My TTT Post!

  10. Congrats on the 6 years! That's awesome!! Great picks too! Loved Rebel of the Sands as well! Still need to read Truthwitch though! Ack! So behind!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  11. Happy anniversary!!!!

    None of these made my top ten... but only because I haven't read any of them yet. I own over half of them, but my 2016 release reading rate slowed down because I was trying to tackle my tbr... now I work in a small independent bookstore and have to catch up on all the books out now. ;)

  12. Happy Anniversary!

    These all look great. I'm still longing to read Truthwitch (because Susan is one of my favorite authors) and The Unexpected Everything. Just can't seem to find the time though :(

  13. I've only read Rebel Of The Sands, which I really liked! I had a hard time getting into Salt To The Sea, and I had to DNF, which made me sad, since I loved her other books so much. I really need to read Truthwitch, because it looks really good!

    Happy anniversary!

  14. Happy anniversary. You've done so much for this bookish community in such a short time so I hope you'll keep on going.

  15. Jane Steel and the new Morgan Matson are both on my TBR. They both look really great!

  16. SIX YEARS!!! That is so incredible <3 happy anniversaryyyy :)
    And wonderful picks too. I'm curious about Girl Against The Universe :)

    Cat @ Bubblegum Yellow

  17. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!! Thankful for your blog and this fun meme you created. Wishing more years to your book blogging! I've only read The Unexpected Everything but the rest of the books in your list is in my tbr so hoping I could get into them soon.

    Happy 6th anniversary!!

  18. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!! Six years is amazing! Congrats! :D Rebel of the Sands and The Unexpected Everything was on my list as well. :)

  19. Happy 6 years! So exciting! I love this blog. :)

  20. Happy Blogoversary! Six years is awesome!

    A lot of those 2016 books look interesting. I haven't read a lot of 2016 releases myself, but I'm curious about the ones here.

  21. Happy Blogoversary!! :D

    Rebel of the Sands YES. A Gathering of Shadows YES YES! And it's very smart to already put The Serpent King on this list. For sure.

  22. OMG CONGRATS!!! That's so exciting! Are you still broke? Hehe.
    I don't think I've actually read any of these? :-( But I definitely need to read A Darker Shade of Magic, Rebel of the Sands, Truthwitch, and The Unexpected Everything.

  23. The only book that I've read so far that is listed is Truthwitch, which I loved!! I hope to read Flamecaster and Rebel of the Sands soon, and I need to read ADSOM so I can read AGOS!

    Check out my TTT

    Lizzie @ Big Books and Grande Lattes

  24. Happy Blogoversary!!

    I actually haven't read any of these but they look good. Will have to check them out. Thanks for hosting top ten Tuesday for 6 years. Have a great week.

  25. Happy Blogoversary!!!

    Rebel of the Sands made my list today too. Such a great book! I hope to read The Unexpected Everything soon.

  26. I have heard only good things about Jane Steele. I hope to start it tonight!

  27. Happy blogoversary! And I have Flamecaster, A Gathering of Shadows, and Truthwitch on my list of books to read. :-)

  28. Happy happy blogoversary!! (*jumping in my car to go buy cupcakes*). I've been following Top Ten Tuesday, but haven't participated much. In my defence - I'm still a newborn babe in the blogosphere and still get easily distracted by cupcakes and red cooldrink (okay, red wine). Will participate again this week for the FREEBIE week. Just one quick question: I've noticed that your Top Ten Tuesday logo has changed, I love the older one.... Any chance that I can still use it for the TTT post (not for anything else), or would you prefer me sticking to the new one? It's your birthday - you make the rules!

  29. Happy blogoversary!!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks


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