Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday - Faves of 2016

The theme for this week's TTT over at Broke and Bookish is 2016 favorites.

I have favorited 36 books on GR so far. Here are the ten that still make my heart sing and that were published in 2016.


The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle. 
I adore Tim Federle. This book, which I somehow never got around to reviewing, made me laugh and cry often and sometimes together. I also wanted to alternately hug and throttle Quinn, a most memorable and endearingly infuriating main character. 

The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love by Sarvenaz Tash.
This was such a fun read! Review here.

Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick.
I just finished reading this with my ears and am still processing it. 


Free Verse by Sarah Dooley.
Do you have students/ patrons who can't get enough sad books? Hand them Free Verse. Review here.

Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz.
I will be reviewing this notable debut in the next day or so.

The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd.
There's this homespun beauty and simplicity in Natalie Lloyd's writing that I just love to sink into. I don't know if I will get to review this gem, but the audiobook is quite lovely.

Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGhee.
My review of the book is here. I recently learned of the audiobook and will be rereading it with my ears the summer.

Waylon! One Awesome Thing by Sara Pennypacker.
This is the first book in a terrific new series by the author of Clementine. Review here.


Ada's Violin by Susan Hood.
Every time I reread this book, I love it more. Review here.

Radiant Child by Javaka Steptoe.
I need to review this. The art is nothing less than spectacular. I had the privilege of viewing some of the pieces in person at a publisher preview. This is a must-purchase addition to any collection.


  1. The Great American Whatever sounds like something I might enjoy - I am a film buff, so anything to do with films is always something I am excited to read!
    Thanks for sharing these and happy reading! :)

  2. The Geek's guide.... sounds really good!
    My TTT.