Stand-Out Reads of 2016, So Far…(Part 1)

As we are just over the halfway mark of the year, I thought now would be a good time to look back over the stand-out reads of the year, so far…

For part one, I am taking a look at three big categories: children’s fiction, young adult fiction, and adult fiction. The titles picked here are the reads that have surprised, delighted, impressed, or ones that I feel have done something innovative and fresh. In no particular order, here are my picks:

In Children’s Fiction:

The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall
Avenging the Owl by Melissa Hart
Where You’ll Find Me by Natasha Friend
The Ministry of Ghosts by Alex Shearer
It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas
Completely Cassidy series by Tamsyn Murray
The Summer We Saved the Bees by Robin Stevenson
Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan
Royal Wedding Disaster (From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess #2) by Meg Cabot
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

In YA:

Flannery by Lisa Moore
Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston
Lucky Few by Kathryn Ormsbee
With Malice by Eileen Cook
Dan Versus Nature by Don Calame
Boys Don’t Knit series by T.S. Easton
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
Into the Dim (Into the Dim #1) by Janet B. Taylor
The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever by Jeff Strand
The Scorpion Rules (Prisoners of Peace #1) by Erin Bow

In Adult Fiction:

My Last Continent by Midge Raymond
Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
Killing Trail (A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery) by Margaret Mizushima
Eligible (The Austen Project #4) by Curtis Sittenfeld
The Widow by Fiona Barton


Author: michelle@fabbookreviews

Reference & Children's Librarian. Reader. Reviewer.

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