Favorite 2016 releases so far this year

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme I take part in when I can think up answers! It’s a great meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish blog. Every week they suggest a new book-related topic. It’s not only fun to think about my list, but to read what other people come up with!

This week I’m talking about my favorite 2016 releases so far this year.

Fire Touched

  • by Patricia Briggs
  • Series: Mercy Thompson #9
  • Genre: Urban Fantasy
  • What I like about the book: I love this series. I’ve read it since the first book and the series keeps getting better and better!

A Muddied Murder

  • by Wendy Tyson
  • Series: A Greenhouse Mystery #1
  • Genre: Mystery, Cozy
  • What I like about the book: I really liked the farming aspect of the book plus the characters are great! And the mystery’s good, too.

Murder in an Irish Village

  • by Carlene O’Connor
  • Series: #1
  • Genre: Mystery, Cozy
  • What I like about the book: Good mystery. The O’Sullivan family is so fun to read about. The setting in Ireland is wonderful.

Marked in Flesh

  • by Anne Bishop
  • Series: The Others #4
  • Genre: Urban Fantasy
  • What I like about the book: A unique urban fantasy. I always love finding out where the author is going next in this series.

Out of the Blues

  • by Trudy Nan Boyce
  • Series: Unknown
  • Genre: Mystery, Police Procedural
  • What I like about the book: A debut mystery by an author with over 30 years experience as a police officer. Well-written with interesting characters. Good mystery.

A Front Page Affair

  • by Radha Vatsal
  • Series: Kitty Weeks #1
  • Genre: Historical Mystery
  • What I like about the book: Takes place in NYC in 1915. A female reporter whose job is to report about fashion, but who dreams of writing about the news happening each day. I like Kitty, the time period (World War I before the U.S. gets into the war) and the mystery.

Clouds in My Coffee

  • by Julie Mulhern
  • Series: The Country Club Murders #3
  • Genre: Historical Mystery, Cozy
  • What I like about the book: Takes place in Kansas City in the early 1970’s–great time period (think Richard Nixon!). The characters are really interesting and the mystery is great.

A Useful Woman

  • by Darcie Wilde
  • Series: Rosalind Thorne Mysteries #1
  • Genre: Historical Mystery
  • What I like about the book: A Regency England mystery. I really like the Almack’s setting for the murder. Rosalind is a survivor and she’s determined to discover who the murderer is.

Skeleton Blues

  • by Paul Johnston
  • Series: Quint Dalrymple #7
  • Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Mystery
  • What I like about the book: Probably the most unique book I’ve read this year. I didn’t realize it was number 7 in a series I hadn’t read before, but I didn’t have too much trouble figuring it out. The book is set in Edinburgh Scotland in the 2030’s. Very interesting setting and society. Good mystery.

The Invisible Library

  • by Genevieve Cogman
  • Series: The Invisible Library #1
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • What I like about the book: An interesting setting with a library and many parallel worlds. The book takes place mostly in a version of London where chaos reigns. Interesting explanations for the different worlds.

What are your favorite 2016 books so far?

Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

4 thoughts on “Favorite 2016 releases so far this year”

  1. I was back and forth with Murder in an Irish Village. I did really enjoy it! I’m hoping to get my hands on a copy of Invisible Library soon. It looks like my kind of book!


  2. Good choices! I recently finished Frost Burned in the Mercy Thompson series, so you’re ahead of me with that. I have been told to pick up the first in the Julie Mulhern series asap, so I’m looking forward to getting that one soon 🙂
    I read, and enjoyed, A Muddied Murder. I liked that it was a bit more serious of a cozy.
    I’m debating about The Invisible Library. The more I hear about it, the more I think I should.
    Thanks for sharing your ideas!


  3. I’ve read three of those and two of those are also my faves of the year so far: Marked in Flesh and Fire Touched. I liked The Invisible Library but it’s not a favorite. There are several on your list that I hadn’t heard of so I’ll need to check those out.

    Thanks for sharing!


  4. I loved Marked In Flesh, too! I can’t wait to see what happens to Meg, Simon, and co. in the next book. I think the fifth book will actually be the last one in the series!


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