There are two parts to this post:
- my top ten favorite books I read in 2016
- your (as reader) top ten favorite book reviews I wrote in 2016
My Top Ten Favorite Books
I read 198 books according to Goodreads–blasting through my goal of 162 books.
I love reading and would prefer to do that than watch TV, go to the gym, floss my teeth, pay bills, or do the laundry. I review a lot of the books I read, usually received from Netflix or the library but not all. I collect all of my book reviews here, but it isn’t always up to date.
When I read for fun, I often read thrillers, mysteries, and historic fiction so you’ll see a lot of those on the top ten list.
My ten favorite books that I read in 2016 (in no particular order) are as follows:
- Livia Lone by Barry Eisler
- Reckless Creed by Alex Kava
- The Steel Kiss by Jeffrey Deaver
- Off the Grid by C.J. Box
- Mark Greaney’s Gray Man series
- Sandra Saidak’s Kalie’s Journey series
- Brett Battles’ Jonathan Quinn series
- James Runcie’s Granchester Mysteries series
- Rufus by Terry Barca
- Ki’ti’s Story
Top Ten Book Reviews
I reviewed 45 books in 2016, everything from non-fiction like Meeting Prehistoric Man to serial fiction like Off the Grid. Overall, book reviews’ are popular on WordDreams. I understand that because I love reading reviews of books by other writers. Here are the top ten book reviews based on hits in 2016:
- 21 Tips from Strunk and White’s “Elements of Style”
- Killing Lincoln
- Meeting Prehistoric Man
- The Tree Where Man Was Born
- The Temporary Agent
- Zero-Degree Murder
- The Singer From Memphis
- Off the Grid
- Beijing Red
- Desert God
Since I read about three books a week, I’m always eager for new material. What’s your favorite book from 2016?
Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, and the thriller, To Hunt a Sub. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for TeachHUB, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. You can find her books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning. The sequel to To Hunt a Sub, Twenty-four Days, is scheduled for Summer, 2017. Click to follow its progress.