So 2016 wasn't the greatest year in general, but book-wise it was pretty good! I started out reading excellent book after excellent book. The first 7 on this list are from the first half of the year. My second half wasn't so hot. Now it wasn't that I read a bunch of duds, I just didn't find as many that I LOVED. In fact, finding a tenth book was somewhat difficult.
So, in no particular order (except for the order in which I entered them into Goodreads):
|Heartbreaking and beautiful. Suzy tries to come to terms with her best friend's death from a jellyfish sting. At the same time, she's trying to understand how their friendship slowly diminished.|
|AHHH! I could not get over this book. And it seemed like I waited forever to get through a few months before the sequel came out!|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Jane Austen. Loved it. The sequel comes out early 2017. Already pre ordered!|
|Didn't expect to love this book so much. It's about friendship and finding out who you are when it's just you.|
|Ahhhh! The sequel was amazing and now I'm desperate for the next one. Terrifying. Really it is. Should I read the first two over again beforehand? May have to make that happen.|
|Middle School Friendship. Positive friendship. Making good choices. Standing up to and for your friends when needed. I loved this book and its positive messages.|
|A sequel with lots of adventure and a strong female character. Serafina has to solve another mystery, save herself and her friends, and figure out where she belongs in the world.|
|This may be a cheat on multiple levels. First, it's really three books. Second, it was a re-read. However enough time passed that I felt satisfied including it in here. :)|
Have you read any of these? What are your favorites?