Misstery Awards: Best Books of 2016

So this time, I decided to do something different. I’m going to list my favorite books of the year. YES, you’re right. It seems impossible, but I finally managed. There are plenty of categories because there were tons of great books this year!

16 BEST BOOKS of 2016

Tall Oaks (Chris Whitaker)

Into The Light (Aleatha Romig)

Behind Closed Doors (BA Paris)

Valley Of The Moon (Melanie Gideon)

All The Ugly And Wonderful Things (Bryn Greenwood)

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Daisy in Chains (Sharon Bolton)

A Mother’s Confession (Kelly Rimmer)

The Education of Dixie Dupree (Donna Everhart)

The Secret (Katerina Diamond)

Murder On The Minneapolis (Anita Davison)

Miller’s Valley (Anna Quindlen)

How To Be Brave (Louise Beech)

Good As Gone (Amy Gentry)

What Remains Of Me (AL Gaylin)

Distress Signals (Catherine Ryan Howard)

The Girl Before (Rena Olsen)

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BEST TWIST

Between You And Me (Lisa Hall)

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BEST TEAR-JERKERS

A Mother’s Confession (Kelly Rimmer)

How To Be Brave (Louise Beech)

In Her Wake (Amanda Jennings)

Miller’s Valley (Anna Quindlen)

BEST YOUNG ADULT

The Deviants (CJ Skuse)

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BEST COVERS 

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BEST POLICE PROCEDURALS / MYSTERIES

The Secret (Katerina Diamond)

Daisy in Chains (Sharon Bolton)

What Remains Of Me (AL Gaylin)

Distress Signals (Catherine Ryan Howard)

Love You To Death (Caroline Mitchell)

In The Clearing (Robert Dugoni)

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BEST HISTORICAL FICTION

Murder On The Minneapolis (Anita Davison)

Cruel Beautiful World (Caroline Leavitt)

Ashes of Fiery Weather (Katherine Donohoe)

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BEST DOMESTIC / PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLERS

Behind Closed Doors (BA Paris)

Between You And Me (Lisa Hall)

A Suitable Lie (Michael J Malone)

Good As Gone (Amy Gentry)

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BEST FANTASY & SCI-FI

Valley Of The Moon (Melanie Gideon)

A Murder In Time (Julie McElwain)

Dark Matter (Blake Crouch)

The Last One (Alexandra Oliva)

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BEST CHARACTER 

Manny (Tall Oaks)

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BEST (WORST) VILLAINS

Jack (Behind Closed Doors)

Ivy (A Mother’s Confession)

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BEST “DON’T MISS THEM!”

The Liar (Jennifer Wells)

Arrowood (Laura McHugh)

The Lost Girls (Heather Young)

A Head Full Of Ghosts (Paul Tremblay)

Lie With Me (Sabine Durrant)

 

Have you read any of these? 🙂 

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Annie

In a past life I was probably a tortured police detective with a dark and traumatic past. Right now, however, I'm just a twenty-something bookworm who loves to listen to old songs and watch American 90s movies. I enjoy reading mystery and crime, southern coming of age stories and historical fiction set in the last century.

42 thoughts on “Misstery Awards: Best Books of 2016

  1. I have read a few of these books and totally agree with you on the two villains and those are two if my fave books too.I also like Cruel Beautiful World,it was brilliant though sad.I hope to read Distress Signals soon especially once your extra copy is available ;-)Have a wonderful new year filled with good things and wonderful books ❤

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    1. Happy new year Diana ❤ My friend already finished DS but she's never free and I haven't seen her yet ¬¬ I will tell you as soon as I get the book back 😛

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  2. Love how you organized this post!! I have Murder on the Minneapolis, Distress Signals, and In Her Wake ready to read on my kindle. I also very interested in How to Be Brave, The Lost Girls, What Remains of Me (already on library wait list) and Millers Valley. Thank you for increasing my TBR pile!! So glad we connected and can’t wait to see what great reads are in store for us in 2017:)

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  3. I love your list! So many great books and I love the way you put this post all together. One book I do want to read is All The Ugly And Wonderful Things! I also really enjoyed Behind Closed Doors, Into The Light, and A Mother’s Confession :). Happy New Year!

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    1. ❤ Happy new year Amanda! (And I'm so happy for your engagement!) All the ugly and wonderful things is a weird book, but it was so magnetic!

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  4. I am ashamed to say that I have not read any of these! That also means my TBR just grew considerably 😉 I really enjoy how you broke this down though! That will make it so much easier when I jump back to this post when book shopping haha (which hopefully I can refrain from some in 2017). Happy New Year Annie ❤ Thank you for being a great friend!

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  5. This is probably the best “best of” post I’ve seen, so detailed 👍 A few titles there I’m hoping to read in 2017 so I’m excited they featured. I couldn’t do a best of post, it was just to hard but I’ll try for next year haha. All the best for 2017 and looking forward to all your reviews to come in the new year!x

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  6. So I’m a little embarrassed to say I’ve only read one on this list! There are many I want to get to in 2017, though! Especially Behind Closed Doors! I’ve wanted to read that one for awhile, but keep putting it off for some reason.

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  7. Fantastic post! So many good books. I absolutely loved behind closed doors and many of the others. Now there are so many good ones for 2017, I think it’s going to be a great year. I love your blog and I look forward to visiting it often in the new year.
    Happy new year!

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  8. I can hardly believe it but I only read 2 of your list, how is that even possible ?! I’ll try to read a selection next year though. Highest on my readlist is Into The Light.. one of the first books I added after I read your review. I hope 2017 will be equally suspenseful!

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  9. Didn’t you just love to hate Jack in Behind Closed Doors. I listened to it on an audible and the narrator was amazing. Love that you spotlighted those beautiful covers!

    Happy New Year! 🍾🥂🎉

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    1. Hahaha Oh my god, I read it on paperback and I was about to throw the book… he made me so angry, I’ve never hated any fictional character this much XD

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  10. I really loved how you broke the best books down into the different categories!! I have a few of these on my TBR. I am actually planning on reading Miller’s Valley in January, so I hope I love it as much as you did 🙂

    Cheers to a wonderful reading year in 2017!

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    1. 😀 Miller’s Valley is one of those quiet books that stole my heart, but it might not be for everyone. I’m curious to know what you think! And thanks ❤

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  11. I’ve not read one book on your list! But I’ve heard good things about Sharon Bolton from multiple sources so I’m going to try her this year! Great list- lots of good looking titles for me to explore! Happy New Year and happy reading!

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