My top 20 books of 2016!

I found this really difficult to narrow it down to  ‘just’ 20, as I’ve had a great reading year and found some amazing new books that I’ve recommended to many people! But, narrow it down I did – so here are my top 20 of 2016 (though a few are actually out in early 2017, but I read them this year and I want to include them sooo….)
In no particular order:

The Girls Next Door (Detective Eden Berrisford #1) by Mel Sherratt // See my review here.
Dead Secret by Ava McCarthy //  See my review here.
No Longer Safe by A.J. Waines // See my review here.
The Girl In The Ice (DCI Erika Foster #1) by Robert Bryndza (and I’m going to be sneaky and include the second in the series, too – The Night Stalker!) // See my reviews here and here.
Missing, Presumed (DS Manon #1) by Susie Steiner // See my review here.

The Primrose Path by Rebecca Griffiths // See my review here.
The Narrow Bed (Spilling CID #10) by Sophie Hannah // See my review here.
The Missing Hours by Emma Kavanagh // See my review here.
My Name is Leon by Kit de Waal // See my review here.
The Girls by Emma Cline // See my review here.

The Empathy Problem by Gavin Extence // See my review here.
My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood // See my review here.
A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart // See my review here.
Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land // Review to follow shortly!
Relativity by Antonia Hayes (I’m excited to be part of the book tour, look out for my review on January 19th!)

The Food of Love by Amanda Prowse // See my review here.
All I Ever Wanted by Lucy Dillon // See my review here.
The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer // See my review here.
After You Die (DI Zigic and DS Ferreira #3) by Eva Dolan // See my review here.
The Widow by Fiona Barton // See my review here.

Here’s to another great reading year in 2017! Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

What have you read and loved this year?


  1. It’s so difficult isn’t it! Some great books here that I loved. It just missed out on my top 20 and I’m still feeling guilty about it now!!
    Have a great Christmas and look forward to more fabulous books in 2017 ????

    • It really is a challenge! Reminded me of some of the great books I’d almost forgotten about though ???? have a lovely Christmas too, hope you read some great books in 2017!

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