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Monday, January 2, 2017

MBS- Best Reads of 2016

MBS Best of 2016

Ratings 5.0, 4.75 and 4.5 are color coded on my full reading list.

I had 16 titles (a little under 10%) Rated at 5.0.
All 5.0s are listed below, and here I have shown the covers of my top NINE favorites-- in order of date read:

  1. NG-TBR-- Book Review: Night Study (Study Series) by Maria V. Snyder; Paranormal, Fantasy; my rating 5.0.
  2. NG-TBR-- Book Review: Brilliance (The Brilliance Trilogy Book 1) by Marcus Sakey; Sci Fi, Suspense Thriller; my rating 5.0.
  3. A-TBR-- Audible Book Review: The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein; Vintage Sci Fi; my rating 5.0.
  4. P-LBC-TBR-- Book Review: Mistletoe Memories: Four Generations Transform a House Into a Home for Christmas (Romancing America); Inspirational Fiction; Christmas Romance; my rating 5.0.
  5. NG-TBR-- Book Review: Emmy Nation: Undercover Suffragette (The Suffragette Nation Book 1) by L Davis Munro; Historical Fiction, Women's Suffrage; my rating 5.0.
  6. A-TBR-- Audible Book Review: Classic Love Poems by William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth, Barrett Browning and others; Poetry; my rating 5.0.
  7. A-TBR-- Audible Book Review: Straits of Hell: Destroyermen, Book 10 by Taylor Anderson; Sci Fi, Alternate History; my rating 5.0.
  8. P-LBC-TBR-- Book Review: Arena by Karen Hancock; Sci Fi, Religious Inspirational; my rating 5.0.
  9. NG-- Book Review: Hold Your Breath (Search and Rescue) by Katie Ruggle; Romantic Suspense; my rating 5.0.
  10. NG-- Book Review: Laos File (The Shake Davis Series) by Dale Dye; Military Thriller; my rating 5.0.
  11. ATBR-- Audible Book Review: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand; Biography, memoir, WWII; my rating 5.0.
  12. E-Tour-- Book Review: Keepsake for Eagle Cove by M. L. Buchman; Contemporary Romance, Small Town; my rating 5.0.
  13. NG--Book Review: The Wrong Unit by Rob Dircks; Sci Fi, Dystopian; my rating 5.0.
  14. PLBC TBR--Book Review: The Sound of Sleigh Bells: A Romance from the Heart of Amish Country by Cindy Woodsmall; Amish, Inspirational; my rating 5.0.
  15. ATBR--Audible Book Review: A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry; Classic, British Literature, Christmas; my rating 5.0.
  16. P TBR-- The One Year Bible NLT (One Year Bible: NLT Book 2) by Tyndale House Publishers Inc; my rating 5.0.

There were another three I Rated at 4.75:
  1. PTour-- Book Review: Friends of the Wigwam: A Civil War Story by John William Huelskamp; Historical Fiction, Civil War; my rating 4.75.
  2. ABJ-- Audio Book Review: Haraken: A Silver Ships Novel by S. H. Jucha; Sci Fi, Space Opera; my rating 4.75.
  3. NG-- Book Review: The Captive Heart by Michelle Griep; Christian, Historical Romance; my rating 4.75.

There were 45 titles rated at 4.5.


  1. Happy New Year, Martha. Looks like you had a good year with reading. Hope 2017 is as good!

  2. Unbroken sounds so good. I have to build the courage to read it as I suspect that one is a real tearjerker.

  3. Great list of books and celebration of reading 2016. I have added Hold Your Breath to my reading wish list as reading your review of it I think I would really enjoy it.

  4. The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress is also one of my favorites. The audiobook version has fantastic narration.


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