Friday, January 6, 2017

Best of 2016: Part 2!

It's been a marvelous year sharing stories with you. Here's our top picks for 2016, part 2! 


I first heard about The War That Saved My Life on The Children’s War blog. I am so happy I had a chance to read it. The characters in the book really come to life... 

Read Lizzy's full review

I have wanted to read The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni since I first heard about it. Maybe it's because I've thought a lot about having an extra day in the week. That would be excellent! I could get so much done on that day and even catch up on sleep! 

Read Lizzy's full review





Stay tuned! We have lots of great books in store for 2017! See you all around the book block. ;)

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46 comments:

  1. There are so many good books around!

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  2. The War That Saved My Life is one of my all time favorites, loved it. The audio version is wonderful, too. I'll have to check out the other book.

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    1. Marcia- I agree with you! I listened to the audio as well because I loved the book so much. Excellent! Happy reading. :)

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    2. Lynda-There really are! :)

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  3. Thanks for the reminders. I will not be able to read everything, but will die trying...

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  4. hope the new year brings us many nice books, mine has started tough, because I'm translating KING'S CAGE from that godawful Victoria Aveyard, a true nightmare

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    1. Dezmond- Sorry to hear your year is off to a rough start with some tough translating. We hope the rest of the year will be better. :)

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  5. Extra day a week would be grand indeed

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    1. Pat- It would definitely be interesting! :)

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  6. More reminders of so many great books. It's hard to decide which ones to read, since it's impossible for me, a slow reader, to read them all. :)

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    1. Beverly- Audio books can be great too. I also listened to The War That Saved my Life and it is excellent. So- if you are working on something at home or driving in the car you could listen and get two things done at once. :)

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  7. Thanks for the reviews. I like the sound of 'The war that changed my life', will have a look for it. Have a good weekend. hugs, Valerie

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    1. Valerie-Jael- I think you will love it! :)

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  8. Great choices! There are so many great books out there!

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  9. Thanks for sharing your favorites. I look forward to more of your riddles in 2017!

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    1. The Armchair Squid- Thanks! So glad you enjoy the riddles too. :)

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  10. Excellent picks! I love the idea of an eighth day, too (so long as it's part of the weekend!)
    Happy 2017!

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    1. Cate- I think I might take an extra day, as long as I don't have to work, at any point during the week. :) Happy 2017 to you, too!

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  11. I'm curious about "The War That Saved My Life". Very cool list you made. Hugs:))

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    1. ToTylkoJa- It is a great book! Hugs and Happy New Year! :)

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    1. Kelly- You will really enjoy it! :)

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  13. So many great books. I need to get this one.

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  14. Thanks for the reviews! Here's to a great 2017 filled with amazing books!

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    1. Magic Love Crow- You are welcome! A 2017 filled with amazing books sounds good to us. :)

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  15. An eighth day would have to be a play day....or a sleep day.
    Hope you've both had a wondrous weekend.

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    1. Sandra- We would love an extra day to sleep! :)

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  16. I want an 8th day in the week... I would definitely use it for catching up on sleep... lol... what a great premise xox

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    1. Launna- Wouldn't that be awesome! :)

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  17. Thanks for re-sharing these, I always read your reviews but my short term/long term memory is not what it was so a re-reading is always good.
    Happy New Year – or did I say that already? As I say my memory is not what it was. :-)

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    1. Barbara- Glad you enjoyed the recap. It can be hard keeping in mind all the books we hear about during the year. :) Happy New Year again or for the first time to you. ;)

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  18. It was nice to recollect things...

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  19. An extra day (especially if just for reading lol) would be great!

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    1. Anna- I could definitely get on board with that! :)

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  20. I've been meaning to read both books posted here. Thanks for the reminder. Happy New Year!

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    1. Theresa- Happy to give you a reminder. If you get to these books in 2017 we hope you enjoy them. :)

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  21. How did you pick? I'd have a hard time and then worry I might have upset someone whose book I didn't pick. :) Time to be fearless.

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    1. Brenda- Picking wasn't easy! We loved so many books we read in 2016. But- we hope anyone we didn't pick felt happy with the fact that we reviewed their book here, on Goodreads, and Amazon and shared our love for it on social media. We only review books we like- so every author whose book is reviewed here can feel happy knowing it made the cut with us. :)

      Good luck being fearless!

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