Top 10 Books of 2016 (that I read)

I know it’s still a few weeks to go before 2016 is out but I wanted to post this list so you still have time to go and buy those last-minute Christmas gifts, if needed.  So here are the Top 10 books that I’ve read this year:

The Deviants by C.J. Skuse

Blimey; this one blew my socks off.  If you haven’t read C.J.’s latest; you’re missing out big time!

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

A fantastic insight into the minds of people who truly fascinate us: the Psychopaths.  Jon Ronson is a pro at what he does and we get sucked into a world of mad and powerful people along with him.

London Belongs to Us by Sarra Manning

A wonderful romantic romp around London with a brilliant cast of characters.

Love Song by Sophia Bennett

Be still by music-loving heart!  Sophia ticks all the boxes for me when it comes to heartache, heart-break and heart throbs.

Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

A strange story about a trio of girls that get thrown together with the goal of winning the local beauty pageant.  Beautiful and haunting.

Varjak Paw by S.F.Said & Dave McKean

Simply superb.  A perfect example of how an author and illustrator can work hand in hand to produce a real gem of a book that needs each other to make the story truly sing the way it does.  Also: cats.

Black Light Express by Philip Reeve

The sequel to Railhead (which I also ruddy loved) and it just continues to go from strength to strength as a series.  Can’t wait for Book Three!

The True and Untold Story of the Outlaw of Tam Barker by Andy Robb:

Yes; I’m biased.  So, sue me but buy the book at least first!

A Boy Called Christmas & The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig & Chris Mould

Utterly Charming.  What more can I say?  Buy it.

Death or Ice Cream by Gareth P. Jones

A Wild Card for my final choice.  A weird book that I was really taken with when I first read it.  Perfect for readers that like books with the touch of Tim Burton about it but taken to the nth degree really.  Funny but strange.

One Comment

  1. I still can’t believe I didn’t realise there was a second book in the Railhead series, will have to get on that one asap and Death and Ice Cream sounds so quirky and fun!

    Of course Andy’s book is fab too!

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