Top Ten Favourite 2016 Releases I've Read So Far This Year

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists over there at The Broke and the Bookish. And who doesn't love a good list?

This week’s topic is our Top Ten Reads of the year so far. I've read 57 books this year already so it took me a while to decided the ten best ones. First think I noticed while choosing them is that I seem to like books that have blue covers! But the stories are all very different and unique. Here's my selection:

The Silk Merchant's Daughter by Dinah Jefferies. This is my first book by Dinah Jefferies and it won't be the last for sure. What an amazing and captivating story it is. I love the kind of books that transport you to another place, to another time (one you have no idea about) and make you part of it.

The Missing by C.L. Taylor.  Another amazing psychological thriller from C.L. Taylor. It is so cleverly written and so absorbing that I completely forgot about everything else while reading it. Unmissable.

The Night that Changed Everything by Laura Tait and Jimmy Rice. This one is an unexpected and brilliantly clever story. It will make you smile, chuckle and maybe even shear a tear or two too but above all, it will surprise you. Really worth a read.

Our Song by Dani Atkins. An unmissable read. Heartbreaking but uplifting, it takes you on a journey where emotions play a big part. The four main characters are complex and layered. They feel so vivid, like they are part of your life.

In Her Wake by Amanda Jennings. This will definitely be one of the psychological thrillers of the year. It is for me the author's best yet. It held me captive in its atmospheric pages for hours and I just kept telling myself one more chapter until the early hours of the morning.

My Map of You by Isabelle Broom. On her debut novel, Isabelle Broom takes us to the incredibly beautiful Greek island of Zakynthos. Only for this setting, you need to pick this book. And then, once you've picked it, you will discover one of the most well crafted stories you have ever read.

Wickham Hall by Cathy Bramley. I have reached the conclusion that Cathy Bramley cannot write a book I don't fall in love with. I have loved every single word this woman has written so far. And with Wickham Hall, Cathy has surpassed herself again.

The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza. It is Robert Bryndza's first psychological thriller and what a thriller. Robert managed to create such a dark atmosphere that actually gave me shivers while reading it.

The One We Fell in Love With by Paige Toon. Paige Toon has done it again. What a marvelous and unexpected story! As soon as I heard that this story was about identical triplets, I knew we were in for a unique and fun story. But the actual story completely surpassed my expectations.

The Girl from the Savoy by Hazel Gaynor. This one is my latest addition to this list as I have just finished reading it but I had to mention it as I found this story fascinating. Historical Fiction at its best, with captivating characters and a stunning setting. 

These are my top reads of the year so far! Just looking at them, I know that it'll be very difficult to pick a top ten at the end of the year as so many more amazing books are coming out! 

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