My Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year…

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

Below are the current (already published) Top Ten 2016 releases, not in any particular order because that would take to long.
Click on the book title to see my review. 😀

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Highly Illogical Behaviour by John Corey Whaley

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Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn’t left the house in three years, which is fine by him.

Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into the second-best psychology program for college (she’s being realistic). But how can she prove she deserves a spot there?

Solomon is the answer.

Determined to “fix” Sol, Lisa thrusts herself into his life, introducing him to her charming boyfriend Clark and confiding her fears in him. Soon, all three teens are far closer than they thought they’d be, and when their facades fall down, their friendships threaten to collapse, as well.

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Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

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“Tell me that and we’ll go. Right now. Save ourselves and leave this place to burn. Tell me that’s how you want your story to go and we’ll write it straight across the sand.”

Dustwalk is Amani’s home. The desert sand is in her bones. But she wants to escape. More than a want. A need.
Then a foreigner with no name turns up to save her life, and with him the chance to run. But to where? The desert plains are full of danger. Sand and blood are swirling, and the Sultan’s enemies are on the rise.

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Star Struck (The Ladybirds #4) by Jenny McLachlan

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In a huge fantastic final hurrah to our lovable heroines – Bea, Betty, Kat and Pearl – Jenny McLachlan’s latest book tells Pearl’s story. Pearl is the ‘bad girl’ of the group – she drinks, she smokes, she swears – and she’s mean to Bea and Betty. But she did fly halfway round the world to rescue Kat in Sunkissed. If there’s one thing Pearl knows deep down, it is how to be a friend. And now, more than ever, she could really use a friend.

There will be laughter, there will be tears and there will definitely be kissing. Most importantly, Pearl will be keeping it fierce!

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Girl Out of Water by Nat Luurtsema

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Lou Brown’s life is going down the pan. Best friend Hannah sailed through the Olympic time trials and is off to her fancy-pants new swim training school, while Lou’s own failure to qualify leaves her without a hobby – or a friend.

As Lou tries to navigate her post-swim world, a chance encounter with three boys with stars in their eyes takes her life in a surprising new direction. One that leads to a crazy world of underwater somersaults, talent show auditions, bitchy girls and one great big load of awkward boy chat..

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Love Song by Sophia Bennett

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A million girls would kill for the chance to meet The Point, but Nina’s not one of them.

She’s the new assistant to the lead singer’s diva fiancée, and she knows it’s going to suck.

She quickly learns that being with the hottest band on the planet isn’t as easy as it looks: behind the scenes, the boys are on the verge of splitting up. Tasked with keeping an eye on four gorgeous but spoiled rock stars, Nina’s determined to stick it out – and not fall for any of them

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Magrit by Lee Battersby

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Magrit lives in an abandoned cemetery with her friend and advisor, Master Puppet, whom she built from bones and bits of graveyard junk.

One night as Magrit and Master Puppet sit atop of their crumbling chapel, a passing stork drops a baby into the graveyard. Defying Master Puppet’s demands that the baby be disposed of, and taking no heed of his dire warnings, Magrit decides to raise the baby herself.

She gives him a name: Bugrat. Magrit loves Bugrat like a brother But Master Puppet know all too well what will happen when Bugrat grows up – that the truth about them all will be revealed.

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The Monstrous Child by Francesca Simon

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A stunning, operatic, epic drama, like no other. Meet Hel, an ordinary teenager – and goddess of the Underworld. Why is life so unfair?

Hel tries to make the best of it, creating gleaming halls in her dark kingdom and welcoming the dead who she is forced to host for eternity. Until eternity itself is threatened.

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Mango & Bambang: Tapir All at Sea by Polly Faber & Clara Vulliamy (Illustrator)

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Mango and Bambang’s adventures continue in the second book of this charming illustrated series about a little girl and a tapir, written by Polly Faber and illustrated by Clara Vulliamy.

Mango Allsorts is a girl good at all sorts of things, especially helping a tapir feel at home in a busy city. Bambang is that tapir and he’s getting braver every day. Join then for their daring escapades, involving dogs, dancing, diamond rings and a dangerous old enemy.

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How Not To Disappear by Clare Furniss

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Hattie’s summer isn’t going as planned. Her two best friends have abandoned her: Reuben has run off to Europe to “find himself” and Kat’s in Edinburgh with her new girlfriend. Meanwhile Hattie is stuck babysitting her twin siblings and dealing with endless drama around her mum’s wedding.

Oh, and she’s also just discovered that she’s pregnant with Reuben’s baby…

Then Gloria, Hattie’s great-aunt who no one previously knew even existed comes crashing into her life. Gloria’s fiercely independent, rather too fond of a gin sling and is in the early stages of dementia.

Together the two of them set out on a road trip of self-discovery – Gloria to finally confront the secrets of her past before they are wiped from her memory forever and Hattie to face the hard choices that will determine her future.

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Perijee and Me by Ross Montgomery

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Perijee and Me is a hilarious and touching story about an unusual friendship, a heart-stopping adventure, and the power of kindness when you’re faced with an alien invasion. If E.T. the Extra Terrestrial is still “right here” in your heart, then you’re sure to fall hard for the misunderstood Perijee and the one girl who’s desperate to save him.

Caitlin is the only young person living on Middle Island. On the first day of vacation, she finds a tiny alien on the beach. Caitlin becomes close to her secret friend, whom she names Perijee, teaching him everything about her world and treating him like a brother.

There’s only one problem: Perijee won’t stop growing. And growing… Caitlin will have to convince the adults around her—and Perijee himself—that the creature they see as a terrifying monster is anything but.

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What books have you loved?

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8 thoughts on “My Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year…

  1. I’ve only read Rebel of the Sands (loved it), so I definitely need to check some of these books out. I’m especially curious about Highly Illogical Behaviour. Great list, and thanks for sharing. 🙂
    Here’s my TTT

  2. I have seen multiple stellar reviews for Highly Illogical Behavior. I will be looking for it at the Iibrary. Magrit sounds fantastic, but for some reason it is not available as an ebook. I guess I will have to look for that one at the library, also. Mango and Bambang, and Perijee and Me look wonderful, too. 🙂

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