My Favourite Reads of 2016

The ones I held to my chest after I was done and wanted to to tell the world about..

  1. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Beautifully written prose, and characters that you will fall in love with. I envy Anthony’s writing, it is so rich and compelling. I didn’t want it to end!


2. I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

An elaborate book with many twists and turns, it’s well worth the time it takes to read.


3. Small Great Things By Jodi Picoult 

Jodi Picoult can do no wrong in my opinion, so when she released her new novel I was quick to snatch it up and devour it in a two day sitting. A fiction court case against an African American nurse who overcomes extreme racism from the white supremacist who sues her.


4. Girl On A Train by Paula Hawkins

Amazing movie, incredible book. I read it in one long haul flight and absolutely loved it, and the movie was very true to the characters and descriptions I had imagined.


5. Chappy by Patricia Grace

I became completely absorbed in this book. It’s about family, different cultures and Aotearoa.



What were your favourite reads of last year?




  1. Anonymous
    January 3, 2017 / 7:09 am

    All the Light I cannot see must be one of my favourite books ever. I read it whilst Neil was dying in hospital. I will remember it and the writing for ever. I have found it very hard to read a book ever since. Thank you for sharing your list. I will explore your list with he hope I will find something to read that inspires me again. I love your blogs. xx

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