I’m currently fighting an ear infection/fever, so I haven’t been feeling all that well. Therefore, I’m going to link to just the Goodreads pages for these books and not my own reviews. If you want my review of any of these, let me know and I’ll direct you when I’m feeling more up to it!
Now…all the 5-star reads for 2016
fyi: I read these in 2016; not all were released this year!
George by Alex Gino (MG contemporary, LGBT)
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (I also got to meet these two this year and they were so nice!) (YA science fiction)
Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig (Met him as well and he’s fantastic!, this is a YA mystery/LGBT))
Timekeeper by Tara Sim (YA Historical Fiction, LGBT)
Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen (adult/YA comics/nonfiction)
The Memory Book by Lara Avery (YA contemporary)
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater (YA fantasy)
Without Trace by Simon Booker (adult mystery)
Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt Phelan (MG level graphic novel)
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (YA fantasy)
Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin (YA alternate history)
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes (adult romance of sorts…)
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (adult mystery/thriller)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay (I’ve read the book before, but the illustrated version is great. HP starts out at the MG level).