My Top 10 books of 2016

This year has produced some outstanding books and my choices contain some new books, one that isn’t published until next year and one older book that I just adored. It has been hugely difficult to choose just 10 and there are many more that I would rank as must reads.

The first three are my top 3, the rest in no particular order.


1.this must be the place


Top of the pile and totally deserving of it is Maggie O’Farrell’s This Must Be The Place. Exceptional book.

THIS MUST BE THE PLACE crosses time zones and continents to reveal an extraordinary portrait of a marriage.

To read my review click here



A wonderful book with superb writing and such a human story at its heart.

A beautifully paced story that will have you raging and sobbing at the same time.

To read my review click here




Out in January 2017 fabulous debut thriller set in Manchester.

Very occasionally a book comes along that redefines a genre, it’s very possible that this could be one of those books.

To read my review click here


curtain call


I absolutely loved this book and really didn’t want to let it go. Anthony Quinn is incapable of writing a dull sentence.

To read my review click here


the ballroom


This is an elegant, affecting book that has writing that is almost poetic.

To read my review click here


the one in a million boy


Monica Wood has written an extraordinary tale of grief, loss, hope and friendship.It is wonderful and uplifting and every page is a joy to read.

To read my review click here


in her wake#


This is a stunning story of heartbreak, identity, love and loss. It has the perfect title, the perfect cover and is the most beautifully written, breathtakingly powerful book.

To read my review click here




This is not a new book, but an absolutely wonderful one.

The story covers all sorts of emotions; love, guilt, grief, morality, remorse, but  with such a deft hand that although it is heart rending, it is also beautiful and immensely readable.

To read my review click here


martha lost


I absolutely adored this book, its empathy and warmth is evident on each page. it is truly a piece of magical storytelling that should not be missed.

To read my review click here


daisy in chains


No top ten of the year would be complete without Sharon Bolton. The best thriller writer in the country in my opinion.

Sharon Bolton’s forte is to create deeply engaging, if not always likeable, characters and embed them in superb plots that twist and turn effortlessly.

This book is no exception.

To read my review click here


I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a hopeful New Year.  Many thanks to all for your continued support.  xx








6 thoughts on “My Top 10 books of 2016”

  1. Great list! They all sound like excellent reads; I haven’t read any of these myself yet, but I’m planning to read at least The Light Between Oceans soon since I finally got myself a copy.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s