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Best reads of 2016

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Ah another year comes to a close. 2016 has been another great year for books. I find that the more I read, the more authors I find that I love, the harder it is to write up these lists. I have read so many great books this past year, but I managed to narrow it down to my top 20. I only chose one book per author, but I may have cheated a bit on some of them and combined a few books as sometimes I just can't choose! So here are my top reads of 2016 - in no particular order - with my favorite read(s) of the year at the end! Click on the title to see my full review. Enjoy!


Rath's Redemption by Piers Platt

Last year one of my top reads was the first Janus Group trilogy. It was so much fun so when I found out there was a second trilogy coming out this year, chronicling what happened after the end of the first one, I was really excited to read it. All three of the books were great reads, but Rath's Redemption, the final book, was so so so much fun! In the other books Rath struggle…

Blog Tour: Until Ashlyn (Until Her #3) by Aurora Rose Reynolds

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Now Available on Amazon.com * Amazon.de * Goodreads
Synopsis:

Dillon Keck knew Ashlyn Mayson was drunk when she suggested they get married. He knew he should have taken her back to their hotel room and put her to bed. Instead, he did what he had been craving to do since the moment they met.

Claim her as his.

Waking up married in Vegas isn't something Ashlyn Mayson ever thought would happen to her. Having Dillon, her boss, a man she thinks is a dick, insist they stay married is absurd, but every time he touches her, she gets lost in him and wonders if maybe they are meant to be together.

But someone isn't happy for Dillon and Ashlyn and their new found romance, and they're willing to do anything to keep them apart. Even commit murder.

Review:
Yes! Until Ashlyn was the amazingness that I want from Aurora Rose Reynolds. I love her hot alpha males and the boom and all of it. I wasn't a huge fan of the last book in the series and was a bit worried this one wouldn't be my favo…

Splinters of Light by Rachael Herron

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Available on Amazon.com * Amazon.de * Goodreads
Synopsis:

From the acclaimed author of Pack Up the Moon comes a poignant and beautiful novel about love, loss, and the unbreakable bonds of family—particularly those between mothers, daughters, and sisters. 
Ten years ago, Nora Glass started writing essays about being a single mother of a six-year-old daughter. Her weekly column made her a household name, and over the years, her fans have watched Ellie grow from a toddler to a teenager.
But now Nora is facing a problem that can’t be overcome. Diagnosed with a devastating disease that will eventually take away who she is, she is scared for herself, but even more frightened about what this will mean for her sixteen-year-old daughter.
Now Nora has no choice but to let go of her hard-won image as a competent, self-assured woman, and turn to the one person who has always relied on her: her twin sister, Mariana. Nora and Mariana couldn’t be more different from one another, and they’ve always had a …

Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin

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Available on
Amazon.com * Amazon.de * Goodreads
Synopsis:

For the readers of A Civil Action, The Emperor of all Maladies andThe Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, a ripping scientific detective story, deep historical research and an unforgettable cast of characters into a riveting narrative that will leave readers asking, could it happen in my town, too?
On a cool September day in 1971, an independent trucker with a history of legal scrapes flung open the double doors of his eighteen-wheeler and began tossing leaky drums of industrial waste onto the sandy soil of a rundown chicken farm in Toms River, New Jersey. Eight years later, a schoolteacher who lived four miles away gave birth to a boy whose cherubic smile belied the fast growing tumors that soon riddled his face and chest. The doctors predicted he would not reach his first birthday. They were wrong, but that was only one of many surprises that would eventually come to light in …