My Best of 2016 List + Giveaway (Part 1)

Posted January 4, 2017 by Jennifer D in Best of 2016 / 4 Comments

Best of 2016 + Giveaway (Part 1)

Happy 2017 everyone!!  I know your probably thinking, Jennifer… where the heck you been???!!!  At the end of the year I always take time off to be with the family and I practically unplug for about 2 weeks.  My email back was crazy but now vacation is over and time to get back to work!  I wanted to share my best of 2016 with you all.  As you can tell by my list, I am a lover of angst.  The more angst the better in my book!! What book haven’t you read from my list??  Comment with what book you would like to read and your email and I’ll pick some random winners to win the book they list.  It’s that easy!!  I will spotlighting several books over the next three days so keep an eye out and make sure to leave a comment!

Author Anonymous by EK Blair

Purchase from Amazon: http://amzn.to/2hRXbTt

From my review…

There are not many books that I’ve read that have left me just me in awe, books that leave you speechless, books that leave you physically hurting. For me, Author Anonymous by EK Blair was just that book. I devoured this book, I literally could not get enough!! When I was finished I felt like my heart had broken. Like there was a string attached to Anonymous and I could feel every ounce of pain and torment she was going through. It’s been days since I read Author Anonymous and just writing this review I feel like I’m going to break down. This is how much this book affected me. This may be Anonymous story but Ek’s words are what make it. They have touched my heart and soul and left the mother of all book hangers that will take me a very long time to get over. This is a true story, this actually happened to someone. It’s juicy, it’s outrageous, but it’s real. The pain is real, the heartbreak is real and if you are someone who has a hard time dealing with cheating in books I would recommend not reading. I know shocking right. But for me, this is THE best book of the year.  Read the rest of the review by clicking the Goodreads link HERE.

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The Silent Waters by Brittainy C Cherry

Purchase from Amazon: http://amzn.to/2j5sVR3

From my review…

I have to admit this book was not on my radar at all! I had read the first book in the series and stopped at about the 70% mark, it was a did not finish and just thought this series wasn’t for me. But then last week I saw a friends post about The Silent Waters and I stopped and took notice. I am sooooo thankful that I decided to read because let me tell you, THIS BOOK IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I’VE READ THIS YEAR! It immediately sucked me in and I devoured it!! Just ate up every word that came I have to admit this book was not on my radar at all! I had read the first book in the series and stopped at about the 70% mark, it was a did not finish and just thought this series wasn’t for me. But then last week I saw a friends post about The Silent Waters and I stopped and took notice. I am sooooo thankful that I decided to read because let me tell you, THIS BOOK IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I’VE READ THIS YEAR! It immediately sucked me in and I devoured it!! Just ate up every word that came off the page. I never wanted the story to end and for those who follow my reviews you know I don’t cry. I just doesn’t happen all that often. It’s a rare occasion and when it does happen I shout from the roof stops about how amazing a book is. Guess what, THIS BOOK MADE ME CRY!! I had eye leakage and was like what the hell! I don’t cry! Why am I crying!!???!!! This is how much this book effected me!! This is one that you cannot miss! Even though this book is a third in a series, each book is a complete standalone. Read the rest of my review by clicking the Goodreads link HERE.

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American Queen by Sierra Simone

Purchase from Amazon: http://amzn.to/2iErkD6

From my review…

Oh. My. God!!! Sierra Simone…. YOU KILL ME!!! This book!! Wowza! I haven’t found a book in several months that just BLEW ME AWAY and American Queen did just that!!! It literally rocked my world. It made me a mad women sneaking in reading whenever I could. I could not get enough of this story. Ms Simone knows about taboo and writing stories that will push your limits of comfort and make you question your sanity. That is how I felt while reading Priest and now again with American Queen. I JUST LOVED IT!! There is nothing like a good political scandal on the brinks of an epic election. Oh how I wish the President and Vice President were as sexy and hot as they are in this novel! We would all be in trouble though if this was the case! This is a must read and one I would highly recommend.  Read the rest of my review by clicking the Goodreads link HERE.

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Beauty Mark by Stephie Walls

Purchase from Amazon: http://amzn.to/2hRhP1m

From my review….

OMGAWD this book!! Amazeballs. This book is definitely a top read of 2016! This was the first book I’ve read from Stephie Walls and now she has got me stalking her! Beauty Mark had something that I just love in books, IT WAS FRUSTRATING AS HELL!! I wanted to slap a bitch! But oh lord I loved it! It made me mad, it made me swoon, it made me fall in love with the flawed characters. This book is one not to miss!!  Read the full review by clicking the Goodreads link HERE.

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Farewell, my Loves by Jen Tirone

Purchase from Amazon: http://amzn.to/2j5qj5Q

From my review…

Have you ever come across a book that just blows you away?? That just knocks you off your butt and leaves you in awe of the author and how they were able to transport you into a book? This book for me was Farewell, my Loves. OH MY LORD! This book. It’s everything. It’s why I read! It’s why I love the escape from reality that I get while I read. The words just jumped off the pages and I could so vividly see the story come to life! I could so see this up on the big screen. There are several scenes in my head that I see in clear perfect vision. It’s quite amazing. This is my diamond in the rough gem of a book for this year. Ms Tirone is a debut author and I’m BLOWN AWAY at her ability for being a newbie. I would have thought she was a seasoned writer. She has quickly barreled her way into my world and I will forever be stalking err… following her faithfully. She gave me everything! Angst, check. Heartbreak, check. Epic love, check. An unforgettable story, check. If you read one book by the end of the year, THIS HAS TO BE IT! This was a HUGE HUGE HUGE 5 star read and this will be on my best of 2016 list! Read the rest of my review by clicking the Goodreads link HERE.

Now make sure to leave a comment with your email address if you wish to win of these books!  Or give me your thoughts… did you read any of these books?  What did you think of them? 

4 responses to “My Best of 2016 List + Giveaway (Part 1)

  1. Jaime

    Great list!!! I would absolutely LOVE to read American Queen by Sierra Simone! That cover is simply amazing!

  2. Betty Munoz

    i have been dying to read author anonymous. everyone says it’s a great book. plus the drama and secrecy surrounding it, makes it even better. 🙂

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