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2016 in Review - Highest Rated/Top 12

I either really liked most of the books I read this year, or I rated things on the higher end of the scale.


Anyway, these are my favorite 12 books of the year that were rated four or more stars. I also decided to only go with one book from any series I am reading. Otherwise, this would have been a whole lot longer.


Black Rose - Nora Roberts 


Rating: 4.5 stars - Featuring a couple in their late 40's, which I found I appreciated a lot more now than when I did when I first read to book ten years ago. [x]


The Martian - Andy Weir,R.C. Bray 


Rating: 5 stars - I absolutely LOVED this book! I laughed to the point of tears many times, and R.C. Bray has become one of my favorite audiobook narrators. [x]


And Then There Were None (The Agatha Christie Collection) - Agatha Christie 


Rating: 4.5 stars - Classic Dame Agatha. I don't think anything more needs to be said. [x]


Leviathan Wakes - James S.A. Corey 


Rating: 4 stars - Read because I watched The Expanse on SyFy and was curious about the source material. Ended up loving it. [x]


In Death: The First Cases (In Death Series) - 


Rating: 5 stars - And I'm still kicking myself for not starting this series sooner. [x]


Breakout (The Dred Chronicles) - Ann Aguirre 


Rating : 5 stars - A fitting end to a great trilogy. One I found my stepping outside my comfort zone. [x]


Dangerous - Amanda Quick 


Rating: 4 stars - Amanda Quick novels = my literary comfort food [x]


Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery - Agatha Christie,HarperAudio,Dan Stevens 


Rating: 5 stars - Classic murder mystery made even better by Dan Stevens' excellent narration. [x]


Ravenwood - Margaux Gillis 


Rating: 4 stars - A rare 'hit' in the world of kindle freebies, and look at that cover! [x]


Spook Lights: Southern Gothic Horror - Eden Royce 


Rating: 4 stars - When I began, I'd intended to only read a couple stories. I instead read the whole thing in one sitting. [x]


Written in Red - Anne Bishop 


Rating: 4 stars - I should have hated this book, but I didn't. I still don't understand it. [x]


Dark Desires  - Eve Silver 


Rating: 4 stars - Another rare 'hit' in the world of Kindle freebies, I was pleasantly surprised by this one. [x]