Monday, December 5, 2016

Steph's Spectacular 2016 End Of The Year Book List Extravaganza!

It's that time of year. You know, holidays, stress, excessive drinking, mental and emotional breakdowns and.... End of the Year Book Lists! So today I bring you:

Steph's Magnificent, Spectacular, Unparalleled List of the most Amazing and Astonishing Books of 2016.
(I really wanted to make my list stand out this year :)


 

But wait, there's more..... We have AWARDS! Hold on to your hats, folks- here we go....


Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
Award: Most Heart
Superlative: Book Most Likely To Make You Ugly Cry


Fallen Land by Taylor Brown
Award: Best Language
Superlative: Book Most Likely To Make You Envious (if you are a writer)
 
 
Leadfoot by Eric Beetner
Award: Most Badass Character
Superlative: Book Most Likely To Get You Arrested
 
 
Marrow Island by Alexis M. Smith
Award: Best Ending
Superlative: Book Most Likely To Make You Never Do Mushrooms
 
 
You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
Award: Best Tension
Superlative: Book Most Likely To Make You Feel Better About Chilling On The Couch Instead Of Hitting The Gym
 
 
No Man's Wild Laura by Beth Gilstrap
Award: Best Voice
Superlative: Book Most Likely To Make You Pour Yourself A Shot Of Whiskey
 
 
Maybe Mermaid and Robots are Lonely by Matthew Fogarty
Award: Best Flash Fiction
Superlative: Book Most Likely To Make You Smile
 
 
Red Right Hand by Chris Holm
Award: Best Thriller
Superlative: Book Most Likely To Make You Listen To Nick Cave On Repeat


Nothing Short of Dying by Erik Storey
Award: Best First Chapter
Superlative: Book Most Likely To Make You Want To Learn Wilderness Survival Skills
 
 
The Serpent King by Jeff Zetner
Award: Best YA Fiction
Superlative: Book Most Likely To Make You Thankful You're No Longer A Teenager
 


Honorable Mentions!
(Books I Haven't Read Yet, But Really Want To!)
 
 
 
 
 
Other Books!
(Books I Really Enjoyed This Year And You Should Definitely Check Out Pronto But I'm Running Out Of Steam Here....)
 
City of Rose AND South Village by Rob Hart (both are awesome)
The Universal Physics of Escape by Elizabeth Gonzalez
This is Not a Confession by David Olimpio
The Other One by Hasanthika Sirisena
Hoopty Time Machines by Christopher DeWan
Where We Go When All We Were Is Gone by Sequoia Nagamatsu
The Nix by Nathan Hill
 
 
Looking Ahead!
(Books Coming Out In Early 2017 To Keep On Your Radar)
 
River of Kings by Taylor Brown
Be Cool by Ben Tanzer
World, Chase Me Down by Andrew Hilleman
The Neon Lights are Veins by Nolan Knight
 
 
Whew! Congrats All Around. Happy Reading!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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