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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Best of 2016 Giveaway Hop


Welcome to the Best of 2016 Giveaway Hop!

I'd like to share my favorite reads released in 2016 and I'm giving away a $15 gift card for the book store of your choice.

My favorite general fiction/literature reads were A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles and One In A Million Boy by Monica Wood

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.


For years, guitarist Quinn Porter has been on the road, chasing gig after gig, largely absent to his twice-ex-wife Belle and their odd, Guinness records–obsessed son. When the boy dies suddenly, Quinn seeks forgiveness for his paternal shortcomings by completing the requirements for his son’s unfinished Boy Scout badge.

For seven Saturdays, Quinn does yard work for Ona Vitkus, the wily 104-year-old Lithuanian immigrant the boy had visited weekly. Quinn soon discovers that the boy had talked Ona into gunning for the world record for Oldest Licensed Driver — and that’s the least of her secrets. Despite himself, Quinn picks up where the boy left off, forging a friendship with Ona that allows him to know the son he never understood, a boy who was always listening, always learning.

The One-in-a-Million Boy is a richly layered novel of hearts broken seemingly beyond repair and then bound by a stunning act of human devotion.


My favorite young adult reads were the last book in the Raven Boys series, The Raven King by Maggie Steifvater, and the second Six of Crows book by Leigh Bardugo.

The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.

All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love's death. She doesn't believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore.


Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.

I'd love to hear what your favorite reads were!

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96 comments:

  1. My favorite read of 2016 was "Before the Fall" by Noah Hawley.

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    1. That sounds good! Added it to my TBR list.

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  2. My favorite read of 2016 was Caught by Harlan Coben. I am giving it away even on my mom's blog! TY for the giveaway.

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    1. You're welcome! I hadn't heard of Harlan Coben before. :)

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  3. My favorite read of 2016 was Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare and thanks for the giveaway!! :D

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    1. You're welcome. I assume Lady Midnight is another Shadowhunters novel?

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  4. Raven King and Not IF I See You First were just a couple. I also really liked Road Tripped by Archer who was a new author for me.

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    1. I need to go back and reread the Raven Cycle.

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  5. Anything by nicholas sparks.

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  6. I could never pick one favorite! So Jane Steele, Tone Deaf and The Hands of Time would be a few of my favorites from 2016.

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  7. My favourite was probably Homer H. Hickam's 'Carrying Albert Home'.

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  8. The unexpected everything by morgan matson.

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  9. My favorite read of 2016 was Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris :)

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  10. I loved Where'd you go Bernadette by Maria Semple. Thank you

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  11. I loved A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay!

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  12. I enjoyed A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, because she is such a great writer!!

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    1. I enjoyed Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight. I need to finish that series before I start ACoTaR.

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  13. My favorite book of 2016 was A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet.

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  14. I Do and I Don't: Marriage in the Movies by Jeanine Basinger.

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  15. "Three May Keep A Secret" by Susan Van Kirk.

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  16. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah Maas; thanks for the giveaway. :)

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    1. It's on my list. I liked her first books. :)

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  17. Monkey Business by Landon Crutcher was a very good book.

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  18. My favorite was The Beauty Of The End by Debbie Howells.

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  19. My favorite read of 2016 was Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum. It had mystery emails and the cutest romance!

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  20. My favorite book that I read in 2016 was The Girl In Between By Laekan Zea Kemp.

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  21. Smoke and Mirrors (THIRDS book 7) by Charlie Cochet

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  22. ACOMAF, Ten thousand skies above you, Crooked Kingdom and Empire of Storms! Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. Read one, two are on my TBR, the other I'll have to look into!

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  23. BURIAL RITES by Hannah Kent was wonderful.

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  24. I have several that's it's hard to choose only one but I really did love Who Buries the Dead by C. S. Harris

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  25. I thought Minotaur by Phillip W. Simpson was an excellent read.

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  26. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

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    1. A lot of people say it's great. Will perhaps check it out. :)

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  27. My favorite read of 2016 was the Nightingale by Kristen Hannah.

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    1. It's sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. :)

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  29. Would have to be "House of the Rising Son"
    Book by Sherrilyn Kenyon!

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  30. My favorite read was Before the Fall.

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  31. I loved Josh O'Kane's NOWHERE WITH YOU!

    --Trix

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  32. I don't know if I have one particular favorite, but some of them include Scarlet (Gaughen), The Forbidden Wish, and The Winner's Kiss.

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  33. My favorite read of 2016 was, The Hands of Time.

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  34. My favorite book I read would be A court of mist and fury :) thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. So far this is winning in the comments. LOL. It's definitely on my TBR list.

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  35. no fav, didn’t read many

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    1. I don't have time to read as much as I'd like. :(

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  36. One of my favorites was Mistletoe Cottage! So romantic!

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  37. My favorite read of 2016 was The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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  38. The Choices We Make by Karma Brown was great.

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  39. My Maker's Keeper by Tiffany Current was my favorite book from 2016.

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  40. I can't pick just one:

    Rules of civility by amor towles
    Before the fall by Noah Hawley
    Pretty girls by Karen slaughter

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    1. I started Rules and loved how it started, but had other things to read first. I plan on finishing it soon. :)

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  41. Archangel's Heart by Nalini Singh

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  42. My favorite was Someone to Love by Mary Balogh.

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  43. My favorite read was Baby Doll by Hollie Overton. It's so good! Thank you :)

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  44. The Firey Cross - who doesn't love Claire and Jamie and their amazing journey!

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  45. My favorite book in 2016 was It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover!

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  46. One of my favorites was Half Lost.

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  47. My favorite read was Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin.

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  48. There were oh so many! One of the last ones was Until Ashlyn by Aurora Rose Reynolds

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  49. I really enjoyed The Girls by Emma Cline

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  50. My favorite was dare to desire by Carly Phillips

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  51. I don't a favorite from 2016. However, I've been reading Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri and it's really good!

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  52. i loved a court of mist and fury.. i think that was the tittle

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  53. The Beast by J.R. Ward was my favorite book in 2016.

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  54. My favorite read of 2016 was The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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  55. I really liked the first Cirque du Freak book (not new for 2016, but new to me) :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. Mine was Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas.

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  57. Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews.

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  58. I actually didn't read many 2016 releases last year-- it seems like I'm always a bit behind in that way! :)
    That said, two from 2016 that I will want to re-read are Colleen Hoover's "It Ends with Us" and Zadie Smith's "Swing Time."
    --Ann

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  59. One of my favorites was It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover.

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  60. I really liked Nameless and Clanless.

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  61. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

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  62. Allegiance of Honour by Nalini Singh.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  63. I loved Magic Binds by Ilona Andrews, Once Broken Faith by Seanan McGuire, Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop, Night School by Lee Child, Escape Clause by John Sandford and Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb.

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  64. I quite enjoyed Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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  65. I don't know when it was published, but my favorite read was The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich :)

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  66. I read a lot of excellent books in 2016. The best books that I read would have to be A Court Of Mist And Fury and Empire of Storms, both by Sarah J. Maas as well as Hunt the Dawn by Abbie Roads.

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  67. It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover was my fave read of the year

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  68. My favorite book I read in 2016 was The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  69. My favorite from last year was
    Winter (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  70. sounds good... I enjoyed Harry Potter

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  71. My favorite 2016 reads were Nevernight by J.ay Kristoff and The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

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  72. My favorites last year were Red Queen and Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard and Lois Lane books by Gwenda Bond.

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  73. Small Great Things was my favorite.

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