Friday, December 30, 2016

Top 16 of 2016

TOP 16 OF 2016

I always do a Top pick of the books I have read throughout the year to match the year. The further we get into the century though I may have to change that. Maybe I'll change it up once it is 2021. That way I can get to the Top 20 of 2020! So here you go, my Top 16 picks of 2016:
The last book in this series. I was sad to see it end, but the wrap-up was great!
I thought this was a return to the "old Dee Henderson" way of writing. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
I really liked the beginning of this new series. 
Irene Hannon always writes great novels and I definitely enjoyed this Men of Valor series.
I loved this series! It took me long enough to get to it, but once I started reading I read the whole series!

I love anything written by Karen Witemeyer
I love this series and this was a great finale!
Susan Sleeman is definitely one of my favorite authors. And really how can I not love her since she quotes me on the cover of this book! 
I got to meet Keli Gwyn on my vacation out in CA this year. She is a delight! I love her books!
The sequel to Haunting Joy was wonderful! If Lena writes it, I'm going to read it!
This one hit close to home as it is about a group of senior citizens. I'm getting closer to that age! I loved this story and it introduces us to the town of Finley which is featured in the Forever Finley series(see # 3)
I love the First Responders series and the Love Inspired Suspense line is one of my favorites. And of course Susan Sleeman!
I loved this story! It was heart-wrenching, it made me cry and it made me laugh. An excellent YA novel
This came out in monthly installments and I absolutely loved the town of Finley and all of the things about the Amos and Finley legend. Each monthly installment had it's own cover, and this is the whole compilation all in one book.
Julie Lessman y'all! She absolutely has to be on my list every year and she didn't disappoint with this novel!
The first in the River of Time California du-ology. I loved it!

The final book in The River of Time series? Maybe? Love, love loved it!

Yes, I have 2 number 1 picks! I loved them both equally and so I couldn't choose which one I wanted as number 1. I highly recommend all of the authors on my list. I loved every one of the books that I read on my 2016 list. This is why it is hard for me to narrow my choice down to Top 10. I didn't make my 2016 reading goal on Goodreads this year, but I sure enjoyed all of the books that I read. Looking forward to see what the world of reading brings me this coming year of 2017.


  1. Thanks for making my New Year's Eve even happier!!

    1. My pleasure Lisa! Thanks for writing such amazing books! Love them all!

  2. Thanks so much for including INTERMISSION on your list, Julie! I'm so glad you enjoyed Faith and Noah's story. 🎭🎶🎭
    💫Have a lovely 2017!💫

    1. Can't wait for what is next Serena! Hope you have a lovely 2017 as well :)

  3. I'm honored that A Home of Her Own is on your list, Julie, and happy that you enjoyed James and Becky's story.

    1. Love all of your books Keli! Looking forward to the next one. I have my eye on the Seven Brides compilation but was waiting for Christmas to see if I got any gift cards :)

  4. JULES!!! Just now getting to emails and BOY, OH BOY, what a great way to usher in the new year!! Thank you SOOOO much for including LE on your list -- that is a true compliment for a non-drama queen such as yourself, especially one so prone to mystery/suspense.

    I treasure your opinion, my sweet friend, and your friendship even more!!

    Love you!

    1. Julie, write quick so I can put you on my 2017 best list! It wouldn't be a favorites list without one of your books on there :) And my heart is learning to take your kind of drama :) haha!

  5. Great list, Julie! Glad you found some good books to love in 2016! :)