Best Books of 2016 (So Far)

It’s official, summer is on the way out and it’s almost time to say hello to autumn. I don’t know about you but I love it when the nights draw in, everybody’s wardrobes are filled with burgundy and everything gets that little bit cosier. To mark the passing of the first two seasons of the year I thought I’d put together a little list of my favourite books released in 2016 so far.


Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield

It should come as no surprise that this gorgeous book made the list! I devoured it in a single sitting, wept buckets and still get a bit emotional when I think about June’s story. If you want a beautifully written read that will break your heart, look no further. To read my full review click here.

London Belongs to Us by Sarra Manning

In stark contrast to Paper Butterflies, London Belongs to Us is a fun read that had me grinning from the first page. Sunny is such a compelling character that you’ll happily jump on board and follow her on a crazy journey across London – all in the space of a single night. To read my full review click here.

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner

A totally unexpected favourite, I adored The Serpent King. I laughed, I cried, I found a new author to add to my list of favourites. Jeff Zentner creates such interesting characters and has such a gorgeous writing style that he’s firmly on my auto-buy list from now on. To read my full review click here.


So that’s my list of the top three books of 2016 so far. All of these are complete 5/5 reads and come highly recommended, so do check them out if you’re looking for something to pull you out of a reading slump: Paper Butterflies if you want something emotional and thought-provoking, London Belongs to Us if you want something light-hearted and funny, and The Serpent King if you want something that gets to the root of love and friendship.

What books do you think are missing from my list? Let me know your favourite reads of 2016 and I’ll be sure to check them out.

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