Friday, December 30, 2016

REVIEW: Top FIFTEEN books of 2016, because, why not fifteen?



May I be honest? I never thought I’d do this. I mean, have my own blog with a chance to talk about the books and authors I love. It’s a little overwhelming doing this, on my own, hoping that I can truly contribute to the romance novel community. I’ve admitted to being incredibly particular when it comes to what I believe are outstanding books. It’s not just the talent of the writer, there’s SO much talent in this community, but the ability to tell a story in a fresh, unique manner with characters representative of the reader and situations that are a mix of plausible and fantasy.  Give me a love story that is dynamic and fresh, but always ends with hope, and I’m a happy, happy lady. 

As you can surmise, since I never saw Angelically Devilish happening, having the opportunity to tell the world the books that made me the happiest in 2016 seemed impossible. Well, my name is Robyn and today, I became the impossible. (Oh, I should warn you I’m a bit of geek...)

Without further ado, I present to you my list of TOP READS OF 2016….



Wait-just to warn you, this is a total list of 15 books. Yes, FIFTEEN! The list of 10 or 20 is just as arbitrary, only with this list these are the books I truly believe to be the very, very best published this year. I'm counting a series as one.



TOP EIGHT BOOKS OF 2016



RESTORED by Kate Canterbary 




THE SPIRE by Kate Canterbary 


EL DIABLO by M. Robinson 






FALL BACK SKYWARD by Autumn Grey (Kindle Unlimited available)


LOW OVER HIGH by J.a. DeRouen (Kindle Unlimited available)



PRETTY STOLEN DOLLS by Author K. Webster and Ker Dukey  (Kindle Unlimited available)



THE SINS THAT BIND US by Geneva Lee 



THE PIG & BARLEY SERIES by Mae Wood (RISKING RUIN  and BORROWING TROUBLE; Kindle Unlimited available)



TOP SEVEN AUDIO BOOKS OF 2016



THE CORNERSTONE by Kate Canterbary
narration by Lucy Rivers and Christian Fox (audio is Whispersync compatible)



BEND by Kivrin Wilson
narration by Bunny Warren and Matthew Holland (book available in Kindle Unlimited, audio is Whispersync compatible)


THE BOURBON THIEF by Tiffany Reisz
narration by Kim Staunton (audio is Whispersync compatible)




THE TRUE NORTH SERIES by Sarina Bowen

BITTERSWEET narration by Saskia Maarleveld and Tad Branson (audio is Whispersync compatible)
STEADFAST narration by Seraphine Valentine and Jeffrey Kafer (audio is Whispersync compatible)
KEEPSAKE narration by Erin Spencer and Teddy Hamilton

narration by Kirsten Leigh and Lance Greenfield (audio is Whispersync compatible)



EVERYTHING WE KEEP by Kerry Lonsdale, narration by Amy Landon (book available in Kindle Unlimited, audio is Whispersync compatible)


ALL THE BREAKING WAVES by Kerry Lonsdale, narration by Dara Rosenberg (book available in Kindle Unlimited, audio is Whispersync compatible)






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