I've read over 75 books this year over multiple genres from memoir to non-fiction to fiction, to science fiction, to spiritual. A few were wastes of time. A couple were highly recommended, highly regarded, highly rated that I couldn't wrap myself around. There were those books that surprised me. I re-visited all the books I've read this year, weighed each one against likability, how it touched me and moved me and chose my 15 favorite books of 2016. These are not books necessarily published this year but books I've read this year.
Uniquely Human by Barry M. Prizant. This one was for Ian. I learned so much about autism. Exceptional book.
Simply Tuesday by Emily P Freeman. I was surprised by how much I loved this book. It was beautiful.
The Daniel Prayer by Anne Graham Lotz. Anne is truly spirit-filled and gifted. This book will be visited again and again.
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. Breathtakingly beautiful and quite sad.
Unashamed by Christine Caine. Seriously grounded in scripture.
The Listening Life by Adam S McHugh
Looking for Lovely by Annie Downs. Lovely found.
Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb. I will never get enough of Robb's In Death series
Brotherhood in Death by J.D. Robb. Ditto from above. And this one was truly wicked.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowlings. It took me years, obviously, to read this. Worth the wait.
The English Assassin, The Confessor, & A Death In Vienna (a three-book series within Daniel Silva's larger Gabriel Allon series). This is a mini-series within his bigger series and they are my favorites by far. Although I
The Revenant by Michael Punke. A very dark book about revenge but it was really good.
Memory Man by David Balducci. My first Balducci book and I loved it.
The Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Not my usual genre but surprisingly top-notch.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Long. Really long. So good.