Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books Read in 2016


Specifically, top 10 children’s literature-related books stories read for the first time in 2016.

Oh goodness, this is difficult! My initial list was at least 28 titles long.

  1. Sorcerer to the Crown and Spirits Abroad by Zen Cho
  2. Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
  3. Behind You by Jacqueline Woodson
  4. A Short History of Fantasy by Farah Mendlesohn and Edward James
  5. Check Please! by Ngozi Ukazu 
  6. World Ain’t Ready by idiopathicsmile
  7. The Second Mango and sequels by Shira Glassman
  8. The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
  9. Audrey (cow) by Dan Bar-el; ill. Tatjana Mai-Wyss 
  10. Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire


Books that I read for the first time in 2016. Not necessarily kidlit.

  1. Booked – Kwame Alexander
  2. Listen, Slowly – Thahha Lai
  3. The King of Attolia – Megan Whalen Turner
  4. Migritude – Shailja Patel
  5. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making -Catherynne M. Valente
  6. Finnikin of the Rock – Melina Marchetta
  7. Dreaming Death – J. Kathleen Cheney
  8. The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories – Ken Liu
  9. The Inconvenient Indian – Thomas King
  10. Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil – Melina Marchetta
  11. Sorcerer to the Crown – Zen Cho
  12. A Child of Books – Oliver Jeffers