Kellee’s Favorite Reads in 2016



In 2016, I am so proud of myself that I read 291 books! My goal was 250, so I surpassed it–YAY! Last year I finished 288, but I was able to keep track of first reads of so many picture books that I have now read over and over again and wasn’t able to put as 2016 books because I wanted to keep their original date on Goodreads, so I am considering this year a much better reading year.

Today, I want to share with you 60 favorites (broken up into 5 categories) from the 291 that I read in 2016. If you haven’t read any of these, put them on your TBR now!!!!!
*These are books I read in 2016, not books that were published (only) in 2016
**In no particular order
***I included links to Unleashing Readers reviews if I wrote one

My 15 Favorite Fiction Picture Books I Read in 2016

hug-machine one-day shy A Child of Books Rosie Revere

ada twist iggy peck pirasaurs the day the crayons came home thank you book

a piece of home return we found a hat dear dragon nibbles

Shy by Deborah Freedman
A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
Pirasaurs! by Josh Funk
A Piece of Home by Jeri Watts
Return by Aaron Becker
We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen
Dear Dragon by Josh Funk
Nibbles: The Book Monster by Emma Yarlett

My 10 Favorite Non-Fiction Books I Read in 2016

giant-squid adas-violin antsy-adams Dorothea's Eyes radiant-child

i-dissent hillary rodham clinton some-writer Enchanted Air loving-vs-virginia

Antsy Ansel by Cindy Jenson-Elliott
Dorothea’s Eyes by Barb Rosenstock
Hillary Rodham Clinton by Michelle Markel

My 5 Favorite Graphic Novels I Read in 2016

hilo-3 outside-circle Nameless City narwhal alamo

My 20 Favorite Middle Grade Novels I Read in 2016

orbiting-jupiter perry-t-cook seventh-wish ghost charmed-children

some-kind-of-happiness counting-thyme echo upside-down-magic cloud-and-wallfish

SUMMER final cover image (2) still a work in progress moo ms bixby masterminds

war that saved far-from-fair sophie quire honest truth raymie

Still a Work in Progress by Jo Knowles
Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson
Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard by Jonathan Auxier
The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart
Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

My 10 Favorite Young Adult Novels I Read in 2016

honestly-ben last-true-love-story more happy than not rescued salt to the sea

all american boys mexican darkest-corners great-american all fall down

Rescued by Eliot Schrefer
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

This year was a phenomenal reading year; I hope yours was too! Here’s to another year full of books and stories!

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8 thoughts on “Kellee’s Favorite Reads in 2016”

  1. So many amazing titles! It’s the time of the year when I add dozens of books to my TBR list and then promptly feel overwhelmed with all the gloriousness!


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