Top 10 Tuesday: Favorite Books of 2016 (So Far)

21 Jun

Thanks to the folks at The Broke And The Bookish who weekly host Top 10 Tuesday. This week we are finding out which books are winners in 2016. To see what other bloggers consider the best of the best, click HERE.



Ten, really? Only ten best books of 2016? This has been a banner year for good books. I’m not sure if I am being more selective or if we are in the golden age of Christian Fiction, but I have read so many wonderful books this year. While these books are from varying genres — history, romance, mystery, literary and women’s fiction, they share a common characteristic — great writing!  So here are 13, a Baker’s Dozen, of novels I have savored.

A Baker’s Dozen of Favorite Books in 2016


Annabel Lee by Mike Nappa

The Beautiful Thread by Penelope Wilcock

The Breath of Peace by Penelope Wilcock


Guarded by Angela Correll

The Hearts We Mend by Kathryn Springer

If I Run by Terri Blackstock

The Inheritance by Michael Phillips


The Memoir of Johnny Devine by Camille Eide

The Prophetess by Jill Eileen Smith

Sister Dear by Laura McNeill

Step by Step by Candace Calvert


Thin Ice by Irene Hannon

Water from My Heart by Charles Martin



16 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday: Favorite Books of 2016 (So Far)”

  1. jill hoke June 21, 2016 at 9:30 am #

    If I Run is on my favorites list too. And Johnny Devine is on my TBR. Great list!

    • rbclibrary June 21, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

      Thanks Jill! Get on Johnny Devine, you will love it!

  2. Valerie Stoj June 21, 2016 at 10:51 am #

    Thanks for introducing me to Angela Correll through your list – her novels sound very interesting.

    • rbclibrary June 21, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

      This book is actually her second novel. You may want to start with book 1 in the series. I didn’t have any trouble jumping into book 2, but you may want to start from the beginning. Thanks for commenting!!

  3. Carrie June 21, 2016 at 12:53 pm #

    it’s interesting to me how many of these i have NOT read yet! Must get on that! 🙂 My TTT

    • rbclibrary June 21, 2016 at 5:04 pm #

      I know! I felt the same when looking at your list. What’s one or two more when you have 20 to read. And by the way, what are you doing on the inter webs!! 😉

      • Carrie June 21, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

        i had to cleanse my reading palate… between books … LOL

      • rbclibrary June 21, 2016 at 5:08 pm #

        How’s it coming? How many more to go?

      • Carrie June 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm #

        3 down! 17 to go LOL

      • rbclibrary June 21, 2016 at 5:20 pm #


  4. Candace Calvert June 21, 2016 at 7:34 pm #

    An honor to see my hopeful & romantic medical drama, Step by Step, on your list. Thank you.

    • rbclibrary June 22, 2016 at 6:26 am #

      You are very welcome. It is an excellent book!

  5. Irene Hannon June 21, 2016 at 8:22 pm #

    Thank you for including Thin Ice, Beckie! So glad you enjoyed it.

    • rbclibrary June 22, 2016 at 6:26 am #

      Loved it! Looking forward to book 3!

  6. Penelope Wilcock August 1, 2016 at 4:16 am #

    :0) So glad you’ve enjoyed the St Alcuins books x

    • rbclibrary August 1, 2016 at 11:51 am #

      My friends have loved them too. Looking forward to the rest of the series. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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