1,165 books later, we’re almost to 2017. Or was it 1,265? I lost count and either added or dropped 100 in my count, and that’s sort of how the year seemed to go sometimes. I don’t feel like going back and re-counting, though. It was a long year any way you look at it.
I didn’t read all of those – some were for my family, some were books I was taking to show kids at school, some of those items were DVDs, and some just never got read, even if I renewed them a time or two.
Although I mostly write about picture books and middle grade these days, some others for teens and adults also stood out to me. So here, finally, is the last of my favorites of 2016:
March, Book 3 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy
Snow White: a graphic novel by Matt Phelan
Secrets in the Snow by Michaela McColl
Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbet
How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather
A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
Britt-Marie Was Here by Frederik Backman