2016 Best 16 Books

12:00 AM Serena 2 Comments

So 2016 has been quite the year. In the past almost 365 days, our world has dealt with a great many tragic losses, but I've also seen people band together and show love in the most amazing ways throughout the year. People show compassion and empathy in times of trouble, and that continues to amaze me.

This year has been full of both personal trials and triumphs. The most notable of those triumphs being that I committed to a college! I'll be attending Arizona State University at Tempe starting in August, and I'll be working towards my bachelors in Speech and Hearing Sciences. But, of course, while I struggled through the year, I turned to books to lift my spirits. I read a lot more than I anticipated this year. I surpassed by Goodreads goal, and I've read 106 books and I'm still going!

I've read so many incredible books this year, and here are my 16 favorites. (Books that were also published in 2016 are starred*, and all books are linked to Goodreads.)

In no particular order...

16. Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry*

So that's all for this year! I'd love to know what books are on your lists. Feel free to let me know in the comments or tweet me @serenareads13! I'll see y'all in the new year!


  1. Basically all of these books are on my TBR list! I really want to try Kasie West this year! Good luck with school and happy reading!

    1. Oh, yes! I can not recommend Kasie West enough! She's one of my absolute favorite contemporary writers. I hope you get around to reading these next year! And thank you so much, Maggie! Happy new year! :)