It’s crazy to believe that 2016 will be coming to a close in a matter of months. However, there are still plenty of fantastic new books releases on the way! As we look back at our year in books, let us know in the comments which ones were your favorites, if you’ve had the opportunity to read them, as well as what releases you’re still psyched about!
1. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss
This classic children’s book is one that people everywhere can never get enough of! It is an inspirational literary adventure that those of all ages love and enjoy.
2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
You may have seen this book mentioned in our article all about getting organized, (check it out for more tips!) though if you are truly a pack-rat and need a little guidance on how to keep your cherished items clean and in a place where you can actually see them, you won’t regret picking up a copy of this one. No wonder it’s so popular!!
3. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Now, everyone and their mom has just about read, watched the newly released movie, or both when it comes to this romantic novel. I have yet to read it ( I know! I’ll get around to it, please don’t throw things at me!) though it is definitely at the top of my TBR list. If you want a feel for the vibe of the story, check out our review.
4. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
This deeply moving memoir tells the story of a doctor who once operated on those with serious conditions and his experience being on the other side of the operating table as a patient himself.
5. Old School (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book #10) by Jeff Kinney
The tenth novel in the popular middle-grade series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, follows Greg Heffley who, after the residents in his town decide to go electronic free, tries to figure out if things were better in the ‘olden days’ when electronics were of day-to-day use, or if this new simple living is the way to be.
6. Harry Potter Coloring Book by Scholastic Books
I remember when the news came out that there would be a collection of Harry Potter coloring books and here they are, on the best-sellers list (not a surprise) As of yet, only one has been released, though, don’t worry! I believe more will be in production soon They are perfect for stress-relief and an ideal gift for the Potter-head in your life.
7. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Another amazing novel that I have heard phenomenal things about, though have yet to actually pick up and read. (Perhaps I need to take a few tips on how to incorporate more reading into my life) The theatrical movie trailer, starring Emily Blunt in the title role, was just recently released so I need to hop to it and finish the novel before October!
8. Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath
An extremely motivational book that encourages readers to focus on their strengths, rather than dwelling on their weaknesses. A great pick me up! There’s even an app you can download to keep you further on track.
9. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
A deliciously paranormal novel that’s the first book in the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series. Though it deals with quite a bit of paranormal activity and themes, there’s also an interesting balance of romance, action, and the delivery of an overall great story. The movie version is also due to hit theaters this September. Not sure if it’s for you? Check out our review to get a feel of the novel.
10. First 100 Words by Roger Priddy
A fantastic one to pick up if you’re expecting or have a very little one at home! First 100 helps your baby to learn new words that are also challenging and stimulating to their little minds! It’s also an interactive book which will keep their attention.
11. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
This life-changing spiritual devotional book offers wonderful advice, encouragement, and words of wisdom that are written through the point of view of Jesus himself.
12. Lost Ocean by Johanna Basford
If you loved the Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest coloring books, you’ll love this new installment of the coloring craze! Lost Ocean provides stunning black and white drawings of life beneath the depths of the ocean and is bound to keep your mind of daily stresses. (Cue the Enya music!)
13. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Yet another classic and youthful novel by one of the most beloved authors of our time. If given the chance to try Green Eggs and Ham, would you take a bite or two?
14. The Five Love Languages: The Secret To Love That Lasts by Gary Chapman
This has been a best-seller since its initial release in October of 2009. Even if you’re not married or in a relationship, this is still such a great book to read, highlight and apply to your life. Overall, I believe it helps readers understand their needs and desires as an individual, which thus can be communicated with their future partner.
The author of the highly esteemed Magic of Tidying Up brings yet another bundle of great advice to readers from everything from spiritual advice to a more in depth way to prioritize and organize your life. This one also has an array of drawn pictures for all of you visual people out there!
16. Harry Potter: Magical Creatures by Scholastic Books
If you couldn’t quite quench your Harry Potter coloring thirst, here’s some good news for you! This fantasy coloring book contains all sorts of drawings of magical creatures from the world of Harry, sure to keep you busy for quite some time!
17. Make Me by Lee Child
Book number twenty in the action-packed Jack Reacher series that is sure to keep your on your toes! If you’re on book twenty, there’s a good chance you’re already familiar with the story line and are devoted to the series!
18. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Who could resist this sweet kid’s book on their shelves? Whether you read it as a child or have read it to one of your beloved small ones, The Very Hungry Caterpillar is, without a doubt, one for the ages.
What are some of your favorite reads of 2016?
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