Best Books of 2016 | Blushing Geek

Best Books of 2016

Here’s my list of best books of 2016! Even if some of the books I added to this list got only 4 star rating, these are the books that rocked my 2016. Unlike my 2014 and 2015 reads, this list were mostly a mix of romance, fantasy and can you believe, Erotic?! Almost all of them were released from the previous years that I’ve got to read in 2016, also because of my long hiatus from blogging, some of them I failed to published last year so please expect revisions in some coming days. I’ve provided a short blurbs and the links of my full review for you to read on. Please read along. (orders don’t vary)

Book cover of Until There Was You by Heatherly Bell | Blushing Geek

➜ Until There Was You (Starlight Hill #3) by Heatherly Bell
➜ Unforgettable You (Starlight Hill #4) by Heatherly Bell (Read my full review)

This series isn’t just about romance, but it also tackle a lot of life lessons especially about family and career. I really love the fact that the author didn’t make this a typical romance story plus the humor totally got me. (Each books can read standalone)




Book cover of Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard | Blushing Geek

➜ Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard (Read my full review)
➜ Queen Song (Red Queen #0.1) by Victoria Aveyard (Read my full review)
➜ Glass Sword (Red Queen #2) by Victoria Aveyard (Read my full review)

This was my first time from the author and I think it’s also my first time reading a fantasy-adventure book that I didn’t spend some time on researching before deciding to read it. I read it back-to-back-to-back and I can’t believe I’ll enjoy it how much I enjoy reading romance stories.



Book cover Marry Your Billionaire by CJ AnayaMarry Your Billionaire by C.J. Anaya (Read my full review)

I really like it when an unsuspecting story surprises me. I’m always a sucker for romance, but this one is really so romantic. Plus, I love how the author added humor in it and lastly, it’s so wholesome.





Book cover of After The Cure by Deirdre Gould | Blushing GeekAfter the Cure (After the Cure #1) by Deirdre Gould (Read my full review)

I’m a big fan of the US hit TV series The Walking Dead but I was never driven to read books with the same concept before that’s why it came to a surprise when I ended up reading this one, let alone loving it. It’s was a typical science experiment gone wrong scenario but I love how the author sway the word boring in this story.




Book cover of All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven | Blushing GeekAll the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven (Read my full review)

This is absolutely one of the books I’ve read in 2016 that made me cry, or should I say sobbed. I may not have been impressed with how this story started, but dang! The ending was just so sudden that I can’t help but be frustrated. But in a good way ofcourse *wink.




Book cover of Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling | Blushing Geek

➜ Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling (Read my full review)
➜ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secret (Harry Potter #2) by J.K. Rowling (Read my full review)
➜ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling (Read my full review)
➜ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire  (Harry Potter #4) by J.K. Rowling (Read my full review)
➜ Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix (Harry Potter #5) by J.K. Rowling (Read my full review)
➜ Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) by J.K. Rowling (Read my full review)
➜ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) by J.K. Rowling (Read my full review)

This was the very first series that I’ve given almost 5 star ratings in all its books. I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to read this series and discover through my eyes how this series became the most successful book of all time! And also, it made me sobbed so hard like as if I am reading all the saddest stories ever written.

Book cover of Me Before You by Jojo Moyes | Blushing GeekMe Before You (Me Before You #1) by Jojo Moyes (Read my full review)

Another story that made my 2016 a crying feast. The ending was unacceptable but it made me think what I’m going to do if I were in Wil’s position.





Book cover of Blog This by Cami Checketts | Blushing GeekBlog This by Cami Checketts (Read my full review)

I’m always a sucker for suspense with an addition of a little romance and this one definitely gave me what I wanted. This story was actually one of those free books that I’ve got from Amazon so it was really amazing how I ended up loving it.





Book Review of Free Falling by Kelly Oram | Blushing GeekFree Falling (Best Friend #2) by Kirsty Moseley (Read my full review)

This is absolute one of my most unforgettable stories of ALL TIME. I love how unpredictable this story is plus it’s really not your typical romance story because it will give you nerve-wrecking suspense and  thrill.





Being Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram | Blushing Geek

➜ Being Jamie Baker (Jamie Baker #1) by Kelly Oram (Read my full review)
 More Than Jamie Baker (Jamie Baker #2) by Kelly Oram (Read my full review)
➜ Remember Jamie Baker (Jamie Baker #3) by Kelly Oram (Read my full review)

I’m always a sucker for Kelly Oram’s stories and this one is nothing to be disappointed at all.  I’ve heard of this series a long time ago, but I decided to wait for its third and final book so I can read it back-to-back-to-back. It has her usual entertaining twists and ofcourse, my favorite romantic scenes. Plus, it’s fantasy! Isn’t that just fun?!



A Coronation of Kings by Samuel Stokes | Blushing GeekA Coronation of Kings by Samuel Stokes (Read my full review)

This one reminds me of the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin but unlike the latter, this one didn’t have dull moments at all. It’s so fast pace that you don’t have any time to think that it’s boring, because it’s definitely far from it.





Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | Blushing GeekFangirl by Rainbow Rowell (Read my full review)

There’s nothing really special about this book, but I love how refreshed it made me feel while reading it. Plus, it’s kind of romantic too 😉





Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell | Blushing GeekEleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Read my full review)

After reading Fangirl by the same author, I hurried and read this one. This story reminds me of my high school love. It’s simple yet so romantic. Plus, this story has humor in it.





Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid | Blushing GeekNeanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid (Read my full review)

I’ve heard so many positive feedback about the author and when I found out that I have a story of hers in my TBR, I instantly go for it. It really is soooooo sooooo romantic and I can’t count how many times I squealed. So far, the only thing I didn’t like about this story is that it was kind of not so reader friendly.





The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey | Blushing Geek

➜ The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2) by Rick Yancey (Read my full review)
➜ The Last Star (The Fifth Wave #3) by Rick Yancey (Read my full review)

I didn’t include the first book from this series because it wasn’t able to entertain me that much, but I’ve got to say that my decision of pursuing this series really paid off because the twist and turns plus the revelation was crazy. And the ending was so surprising that until now I haven’t recovered.




No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark | Blushing GeekNo Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark (Read my full review)

Finally! I was able to tucked in MHC last year. And this one has my most favorite ending of all the stories I’ve read from hers. And the guessing game never gets old.





A Beautiful Kind of Love by Ellie Wade | Blushing GeekA Beautiful Kind of Love by Ellie Wade (Read my full review)

I can’t really say that I love this story, because the twist and the ending is kinda crazy. But since I’m talking about “the books that rocked my 2016”, and this one totally knocked my sanity over. Curious? You’ve got to find it out.





Frenched by Melanie Harlow | Blushing GeekFrenched (Frenched #1) by Melanie Harlow (Read my full review)

If there’s one word I’ll describe this story is, it’s going to be the word HOT. Yep, this book is definitely hot. Deym Lucas, he’s making me speechless haha.





Laud Sandejas by Sonia Francesca | Blushing GeekLaud Sandejas (Stallion Revisited #4) by Sonia Francesca (Read my full review)

I’ve been a fan of the Stallion Series which published its final book last 2009, so when I found out they are releasing new stories, I got hyped. And this story didn’t betray me at all. It made me laugh, fall in love and wished that there really is a Stallion Riding Club.





Whipped by Jonaxx | Blushing Geek

➜ Whipped (Alegria Girls #1)by Jonaxx (Read my full review)
Ripped (Alegria Girls #2) by Jonaxx (Read my full review)
➜ Tripped (Alegria Girls #3) by Jonaxx (Read my full review)

This isn’t a surprise at all. I’m always a fan of her stories and this series didn’t betray me at all. I know there’s no such thing as perfect, but this one is almost there!




Scorching Love by Jonaxx | Blushing Geek

➜ Scorching Love (Costa Leona #1) by Jonaxx (Read my full review)
➜ Waves of Memories (Costa Leona #2) by Jonaxx (Read my full review)

I’ve been reading stories from Jonaxx a lot of time last year and with this series, you can’t really blame me at all. Her story is just getting better and better with every story she writes.





She Who Stole Cupid's Arrow by Aly Almario | Blushing GeekShe Who Stole Cupid’s Arrow by Aly Almario (Read my full review)

I tend to be a bit unreasonable when it’s my first time reading from an author especially if it’s in tagalog, but this one, OMG! It’s soooo far from a typical tagalog romance stories that I usually read. Imagine a greek-mythology themed romance story?! Yep, this story is it! And you know what’s more surprising? It’s not corny at all, I can’t even count how many times I squealed reading this story lol.




Ymar Stroam by Cecelib | Blushing GeekYmar Stroam by C.C (Read my full review)

I’ve been in the mood for something sexy, so when I was browsing my Wattpad’s TBR and viola! And deymn! This story is just so hot. But it isn’t just that, it will also give you some laugh that will keep you wanting for more. And yep, this story got 5 stars from me 😉





Bedroom Negotiations by Pajama_addict | Blushing GeekBedroom Negotiations by Pajama_Addict (Read my full review)

As you can read on the title, this one is another sexy story again haha. This story isn’t just about those “sexy” scenes but it also share some life lessons plus, it’s a no-nonsense which makes me crave for more.






What about you? What are your favorite books last year? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

Best Books of 2016 | Blushing Geek

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    • I love this time of the year so I can see the Best of lists. You’ve got a good variety there. I’ve only read four or five of those, but I have several on my wish list to read eventually.

      • Yep, aside from new year resolutions, I enjoyed reading best lists of books from different blogs and I figured, I should have one. Thanks for dropping off Sopia Rose 🙂

    • Several of these are on my TBR thanks to you <333

      • Yey, so excited for you 🙂

    • kindlemom1

      What a great list! I’ve loved some of these as well!

    • Great list! I have quite a few of them on my TBR. It sounds like I need to make some time in my reading schedule soon. I hope you have as many great reads in 2017!

      • Yep, that’s totally what I’m aiming for this year. Hurray for some great new books to read this year, yay!

    • What an excellent list! Very thorough. I loved Fangirl! It’s the only Rowell book I’ve read but I really liked it. I read Red Queen and Glass Sword as well! King’s Cage can’t come soon enough. =) Happy reading in 2017!

      Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

      • You should read Eleanor & Park by Rowell if you love Fangirl. Deym! That book is definitely a must-read. There’s a new book coming for the Red Queen series this year. I’m really so excited.

        May we have amazing new reads this year 🙂

    • Great list! I don’t think I’ve read any of the books on this list, except for Harry Potter. And I can definitely see why that one made your list. I also included some 4 star reads in my best of 2016 post as I only gave few books a 5 star rating. Oh and I own Being Jamie Baker, but haven’t read it yet. I hope 2017 will be a good reading year!

      • Being Jamie Baker in your TBR?! Yay! I suggest you read that one first because you’ll absolutely love it 🙂

    • I read your review of Frenched and it’s definitely on my TBR list now. I tried getting into Red Queen but I just couldn’t do it. :

      • Oh my! I’m so excited to read what you can say about Frenched you finally read it. Oh, the Red Queen? Why? 🙁