My reading year has been one of transition. I started 2016 still very much in love with all things romance, but as the year progressed my reading interests began to wander. For me, one of the down sides of gorging on one genre is that I burn myself out. Stories were starting to meld together and I was not falling in love with very many books. I began looking around and started picking up books in genres that I had neglected for the last few years and boy was I rewarded for doing that! I discovered some new and new to me authors that re-energized my reading enthusiasm. I even read a few comic books that I enjoyed. I have been good about keeping up with what I read in 2016 on Goodreads. I have read 158 books this year (including audio books) with a total of 56,891 pages. You can view my Goodreads stats HERE.
My favorites list is surprisingly short this year. I had quite a few four star reads that I thoroughly enjoyed, but only a few books stood out and made an impact on me. Looking through my list, I almost feel as though I somehow failed in 2016. I usually have a harder time paring down my favorites list. I'm hoping that 2017 will bring me so many new favorites that I have a much harder time picking top favorites next year.
I'd love to hear what your favorite reads of 2016 were. I have a feeling that I must have missed out on quite a few good books over the last year. Without further ado, here are my favorites of 2016!