The Great 2016 Books Read list

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For the first time in forever, I’ve read enough books to warrant wanting to brag about it. What better way to brag than by writing a round-up blog post?! Nothing short of a stage, a microphone and some sort of sparklie lights, of course. Hence this post.

I’ve arranged this (mostly) in the order with which I bought em, which should also, mostly, be the order in which I read them. It’s been a very productive year for me, reading wise. I’ve sampled a lot of different things. You’ll notice patterns. I like a series, I like when the characters keep going and growing, and I like a narrator’s voice.

I’ve linked these so you can grab them if you want them. I hope you read a lot this year, too!

1) The Aeronauts Windlass by Jim Butcher
Narrated by: Euan Morton

The Aeronauts Windlass by Jim Butcher

2) Deadman’s Road by Joe R. Lansdale
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki

Deadman's Road by Joe R. Lansdale

3) The Vital Abyss: An Expanse Novella by James S.A. Corey
Narrated by: Jefferson Mays

The Vital Abyss: An Expanse Novella by James S.A. Corey

4) Gods of Risk: An Expanse Novella by James S.A. Corey
Narrated by: Erik Davies

Gods of Risk: An Expanse Novella by James S.A. Corey
Narrated by: Erik Davies

5) The Churn: An Expanse Novella by James S.A. Corey
Narrated by: Erik Davies

The Churn: An Expanse Novella by James S.A. Corey

6) Savage Season: A Hap and Leonard Novel #1 by Joe R. Lansdale
Narrated by: Phil Gigante

Savage Season: A Hap and Leonard Novel #1 by Joe R. Lansdale

7) Hidden Empire: The Saga of Seven Suns by Kevin J. Anderson
Narrated by: George Guidall

Hidden Empire: The Saga of Seven Suns by Kevin J. Anderson

8) Working for Bigfoot by Jim Butcher
Narrated by: James Marsters

Working for Bigfoot by Jim Butcher

9) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Narrated by: Wil Wheaton

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

10) Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi
Narrated by: Wil Wheaton

Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas by John Scalzi

11) Hexed: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2 by Kevin Hearne
Narrated by: Luke Daniels

Hexed: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 2 by Kevin Hearne

12) Hammered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 3 by Kevin Hearne
Narrated by: Luke Daniels

Hammered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 3 by Kevin Hearne

13) Tricked: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 4 by Kevin Hearne
Narrated by: Luke Daniels

Tricked: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 4 by Kevin Hearne

14) Trapped: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 5 by Kevin Hearne
Narrated by: Luke Daniels

Trapped: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 5 by Kevin Hearne

15) Hunted: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6 by Kevin Hearne
Narrated by: Luke Daniels

Hunted: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 6 by Kevin Hearne

16) Shattered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 7 by Kevin Hearne
Narrated by: Luke Daniels

Shattered: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 7 by Kevin Hearne

17) Staked: The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne
Narrated by: Luke Daniels

Staked: The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne

18) Three Slices by Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson, and Chuck Wendig
Narrated by: Luke Daniels, Alex Wyndham, and Julia Whelan

Three Slices by Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson, and Chuck Wendig

19) Moon Called: Mercy Thompson, Book 1 by Patricia Briggs
Narrated by: Lorelei King

Moon Called: Mercy Thompson, Book 1 by Patricia Briggs

20) The Crown Tower: The Riyria Chronicles, Book 1 by Michael J. Sullivan
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds

The Crown Tower: The Riyria Chronicles, Book 1 by Michael J. Sullivan

21) Just One Damned Thing After Another: The Chronicles of St Mary’s, Book 1 by Jodi Taylor
Narrated by: Zara Ramm

Just One Damned Thing After Another: The Chronicles of St Mary's, Book 1 by Jodi Taylor

22) Nightwise by R. S. Belcher
Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot

Nightwise by R. S. Belcher

23) The Rose and the Thorn: The Riyria Chronicles, Book 2 by Michael J. Sullivan
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds

The Rose and the Thorn: The Riyria Chronicles, Book 2 by Michael J. Sullivan

24) Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1 by Michael J. Sullivan
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds

Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Volume 1 by Michael J. Sullivan

25) Professional Integrity (A Riyria Chronicles Tale) by Michael J. Sullivan
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds

Professional Integrity (A Riyria Chronicles Tale) by Michael J. Sullivan

26) The Jester (A Riyria Chronicles Tale) by Michael J. Sullivan
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds

The Jester (A Riyria Chronicles Tale) by Michael J. Sullivan

27) Rise of Empire: Riyria Revelations, Volume 2 by Michael J. Sullivan
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds

Rise of Empire: Riyria Revelations, Volume 2 by Michael J. Sullivan

28) Heir of Novron: Riyria Revelations, Volume 3 by Michael J. Sullivan
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds

Heir of Novron: Riyria Revelations, Volume 3 by Michael J. Sullivan

29) The Purloined Poodle by Kevin Hearne
Narrated by: Luke Daniels

The Purloined Poodle by Kevin Hearne

30) The Death of Dulgath: The Riyria Chronicles, Book 3 by Michael J. Sullivan
Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds

The Death of Dulgath: The Riyria Chronicles, Book 3 by Michael J. Sullivan

31) The Warrior’s Apprentice: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel by Lois McMaster Bujold
Narrated by: Grover Gardner

The Warrior's Apprentice: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel by Lois McMaster Bujold

32) The Vor Game: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel by Lois McMaster Bujold
Narrated by: Grover Gardner

The Vor Game: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel by Lois McMaster Bujold

33) The Dispatcher by John Scalzi
Narrated by: Zachary Quinto

The Dispatcher by John Scalzi

34) Cetaganda: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel by Lois McMaster Bujold
Narrated by: Grover Gardner

Cetaganda: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel by Lois McMaster Bujold

35) Borders of Infinity: Miles Vorkosigan Series by Lois McMaster Bujold
Narrated by: Grover Gardner

Borders of Infinity: Miles Vorkosigan Series by Lois McMaster Bujold

36) Brothers in Arms: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel by Lois McMaster Bujold
Narrated by: Grover Gardner

Brothers in Arms: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel by Lois McMaster Bujold

37) Mirror Dance: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel by Lois McMaster Bujold
Narrated by: Grover Gardner

Mirror Dance: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel by Lois McMaster Bujold

38) Memory: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel by Lois McMaster Bujold
Narrated by: Grover Gardner

Memory: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel by Lois McMaster Bujold

39) Komarr: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel by Lois McMaster Bujold
Narrated by: Grover Gardner

Komarr: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel by Lois McMaster Bujold

40) A Civil Campaign: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel by Lois McMaster Bujold
Narrated by: Grover Gardner

A Civil Campaign: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel by Lois McMaster Bujold

41) Winterfair Gifts: A Vorkosigan Adventure by Lois McMaster Bujold
Narrated by: Grover Gardner

Winterfair Gifts: A Vorkosigan Adventure by Lois McMaster Bujold

42) Diplomatic Immunity: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel by Lois McMaster Bujold
Narrated by: Grover Gardner

Immunity: A Miles Vorkosigan Novel by Lois McMaster Bujold

43) Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold
Narrated by: Grover Gardner

Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold

44) Cryoburn: A Miles Vorkosigan Adventure by Lois McMaster Bujold
Narrated by: Grover Gardner

Cryoburn: A Miles Vorkosigan Adventure by Lois McMaster Bujold

45) Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
Narrated by: Grover Gardner

Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold

46) Barrayar: A Vorkosigan Adventure by Lois McMaster Bujold
Narrated by: Grover Gardner

Barrayar: A Vorkosigan Adventure by Lois McMaster Bujold

47) Babylon’s Ashes: The Expanse, Book 6 by James S.A. Corey
Narrated by: Jefferson Mays

Babylon's Ashes: The Expanse, Book 6 by James S.A. Corey

48) Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen: The Miles Vorkosigan Adventures, Book 17 by Lois McMaster Bujold
Narrated by: Grover Gardner

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen: The Miles Vorkosigan Adventures, Book 17 by Lois McMaster Bujold

49) Ethan of Athos by Lois McMaster Bujold
Narrated by: Grover Gardner

Ethan of Athos by Lois McMaster Bujold

50) EI8HT Volume 1: Outcast by Rafael Albuquerque (Author, Illustrator), Mike Johnson (Author)
Kirkus Review: Shades of the Past

EI8HT Volume 1: Outcast by Rafael Albuquerque

51) Pretty Deadly Volume 1: The Shrike by Kelly Sue DeConnick (Author), Emma Rios (Artist), Jordie Bellair (Artist)
Kirkus Review: The Daughter of Death

Pretty Deadly Volume 1: The Shrike by Kelly Sue DeConnick

52) Injection, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis (Author), Jordie Bellaire (Illustrator), Declan Shalvey (Illustrator)
Kirkus Review: Injecting change

Injection, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis

53) Through the Woods by Emily Carroll (Author, Illustrator)
Kirkus Review: Don’t turn off the Light

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

54) Big Trouble in Little China Vol. 1 by John Carpenter (Author), Eric Powell (Author), Brian Churilla (Illustrator)
Kirkus Review: Big Trouble in Little China by John Carpenter and Eric Powell

Big Trouble in Little China by John Carpenter

55) Trinity Vol. 1 (Trinity (DC Comics)) by Kurt Busiek (Author), Fabian Nicieza (Author), Mark Bagley (Illustrator)
Kirkus Review: Trinity

Trinity Vol. 1 (Trinity (DC Comics)) by Kurt Busiek

56) Wolf Volume 1: Blood and Magic (Wolf Tp) by Ales Kot (Author), Matt Taylor (Artist), Lee Loughridge (Artist)
Kirkus Review: Wolf Volume 1: Blood and Magic

Wolf Volume 1: Blood and Magic (Wolf Tp) by Ales Kot

57) Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms Omnibus by Ed Greenwood (Author), R. A. Salvatore (Author), Geno Salvatore (Author)
Kirkus Review: Forgotten Realms Omnibus

Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms Omnibus by Ed Greenwood

58) Paper Girls Volume 1 by Brian K Vaughan (Author), Cliff Chiang (Artist), Jared K. Fletcher (Artist)
Kirkus Review: Paper Girls Volume 1

Paper Girls Volume 1 by Brian K Vaughan

59) Casting Bones by David Wrangham (Author)
Kirkus Review: Casting Bones

Casting Bones by David Wrangham

60) Providence, Act 1 by Alan Moore (Author), William Christensen (Editor), Jacen Burrows (Artist)
Kirkus Review: Providence

Providence, Act 1 by Alan Moore

61) Nameless by Grant Morrison (Author), Chris Burnham (Artist), Nathan Fairbairn (Artist)
Kirkus Review: Nameless

Nameless by Grant Morrison

62) Brandon Sanderson’s White Sand Volume 1 by Brandon Sanderson (Author), Rik Hoskin (Author), Julius M Gopez (Artist)
Kirkus Review: White Sand

White Sand Volume 1 by Brandon Sanderson

63) Monstress Volume 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu (Author), Sana Takeda (Artist)
Kirkus Review: Monstress Volume 1

Monstress Volume 1: Awakening by Marjorie Liu

64) Harrow County Volume 1: Countless Haints by Cullen Bunn (Author), Tyler Crook (Illustrator)
Kirkus Review: Harrow County Volume 1: Countless Haints

Harrow County Volume 1: Countless Haints by Cullen Bunn

65) Witchfinder Volume 1: In the Service of Angels by Mike Mignola (Author), Various (Illustrator)
Kirkus Review: Witchfinder Volume 1: In the Service of Angels

Witchfinder Volume 1: In the Service of Angels by Mike Mignola

66) Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files: Wild Card by Jim Butcher (Author), Mark Powers (Author), Carlos Gomez (Artist)
Kirkus Review: The Dresden Files: Wild Card

Dresden Files: Wild Card by Jim Butcher

67) Dragon Age: Magekiller by Greg Rucka (Author), Carmen Carnero (Author)
Kirkus Review: Dragon Age: Magekiller

Dragon Age: Magekiller by Greg Rucka

68) Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol (Author, Illustrator)

Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol

69) Joe Golem Occult Detective Volume 1- The Rat Catcher and The Sunken Dead by Mike Mignola (Author), Christopher Golden (Author), Patric Reynolds (Illustrator)

Joe Golem Occult Detective Volume 1- The Rat Catcher and The Sunken Dead by Mike Mignola

70) The Metabaron : Book 1: The Techno-Admiral & The Anti-Baron: Oversized Deluxe by Alejandro Jodorowsky (Author), Jerry Frissen (Author), Valentin Sécher (Illustrator)

The Metabaron : Book 1: The Techno-Admiral & The Anti-Baron: Oversized Deluxe by Alejandro Jodorowsky

71) Wynonna Earp Volume 1: Homecoming by Beau Smith (Author), Lora Innes (Artist), Chris Evenhuis (Artist)

Wynonna Earp Volume 1: Homecoming by Beau Smith

72) Faster Than Light Volume 1: First Steps by Brian Haberlin (Author), Geirrod Van Dyke (Artist), Dan Kemp (Artist)

Faster Than Light Volume 1: First Steps by Brian Haberlin

73) On the Frontiers (Valerian & Laureline) by Pierre Christin (Author), Jean-Claude Mézières (Artist)

On the Frontiers (Valerian & Laureline) by Pierre Christin

2 comments for “The Great 2016 Books Read list

  1. January 9, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Wow, that is a lot of books! I may have to add a few of them to my wish list.

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