My Best Books of 2016!

Hey readers! 2016 is almost over and it has been a crazy year! Between all of the crisis going on in the world and the amount of celebrity deaths that have taken place, it’s hard to find some distinct positives about this year. Luckily, I managed to find some great take away’s from 2016, and they are the amazing books listed below.

These books definitely helped to make this year better, but more than that they made my life brighter and happier! I learned from these books, I loved through them, and I took something away from each that I hold near and dear to my heart.

So without further or do, let’s get started with the “Best Books of 2016!” Roll the clip!

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The Serpent King by Jeff Zenter


The Serpent King is a tale that hit incredibly close to home for me, and impacted me emotionally. The story is as beautiful as it is sad, but their is hope and life within it’s pages the Zenter delivers elegantly through the lives and perspectives of three best friends who each see the world through various points of view.

The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone


This is one of my absolute favorite books! I fell in love with the story and the characters right off the bat… which is why I cried so much. But, it was a wonderful read and Carrie surpassed all my expectations!

The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter


This book is gorgeously written and the story is crafted fabulously with beautiful pathos woven in the characters and more! I fell in love with this book and all it represents. Kletter tells a moving story that captured my heart from page one.

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow


I was moved by the raw honesty that Kathleen delivers in this book through Charlie’s real and heartbreaking story. There is a unique sense of darkness to this story that pulls readers in emotionally, and guides them towards the light that both Charlie and the reader strive for. I fell in love with this book and I was hanging onto every word.

Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff

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I have never read anything quite like this book, and it is one of the many reasons I fell in love with it. In the end, Yovanoff delivers a story about two people who, through strange means, find a place, together, to be themselves and to discover what it means to be honest about who you are to yourself and to others. The context paired with the beautiful and well written dialogue that creates these characters and their story made me love this book!

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven


Libby and Jack’s lives become intertwined in this lovely novel about love and it’s unlimited boundaries. Two lives, two stories, two past, and two hopeful futures begin to look up when these characters lives come together. This book warmed my heart and I fell in love with the witty, charming story Niven delivers!

Thank you all for helping to make 2016 a great year for The Book Academy! And, thank you of course to all of these amazing books!


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