Top 10 Tuesday: Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is top 10 favorite 2016 releases so far this year.

I’ve only read a handful of new releases this year, so far. So, this is going to be my top 5 favorite 2016 releases so far.

murder of mary russell

The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King
Genre: Mystery
Series: Mary Russell #14
Review: Link

Back Cover Description: Mary Russell is used to dark secrets—her own, and those of her famous partner and husband, Sherlock Holmes. Trust is a thing slowly given, but over the course of a decade together, the two have forged an indissoluble bond.

And what of the other person to whom Mary Russell has opened her heart: the couple’s longtime housekeeper, Mrs. Hudson? Russell’s faith and affection are suddenly shattered when a man arrives on the doorstep claiming to be Mrs. Hudson’s son.

What Samuel Hudson tells Russell cannot possibly be true, yet she believes him—as surely as she believes the threat of the gun in his hand. In a devastating instant, everything changes. And when the scene is discovered—a pool of blood on the floor, the smell of gunpowder in the air—the most shocking revelation of all is that the grim clues point directly to Clara Hudson.

double play

Double Play by Kelley Armstrong
Genre: Thriller
Series: Nadia Stafford #3.5
Review: Link

Back Cover Description: Life is good for lodge owner and sometime hit woman Nadia Stafford — a couple of dogs, a job she takes satisfaction in and the man she loves at her side as they literally build a home together. It’s as close to normal as a pair of contract killers can get.

Jack knows that sometimes being very, very good at what you do can be very, very bad — for those around him. He’s gone to great lengths to keep his past from catching up with Nadia. He also knows it’s only a matter of time …

Jack is halfway around the world when the trap is triggered. They’re coming for Nadia. And he has no way to warn her.


My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
Genre: Horror
Series: Stand Alone
Review: none yet

Back Cover Description: Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fifth grade, when they bonded over a shared love of E.T., roller-skating parties, and scratch-and-sniff stickers. But when they arrive at high school, things change. Gretchen begins to act…different. And as the strange coincidences and bizarre behavior start to pile up, Abby realizes there’s only one possible explanation: Gretchen, her favorite person in the world, has a demon living inside her. And Abby is not about to let anyone or anything come between her and her best friend. With help from some unlikely allies, Abby embarks on a quest to save Gretchen. But is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?


The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Genre: Mystery
Series: Stand Alone
Review: none yet

Back Cover Description: In this tightly wound, enthralling story reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s works, Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins. The sky is clear, the waters calm, and the veneered, select guests jovial as the exclusive cruise ship, the Aurora, begins her voyage in the picturesque North Sea. At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant: the cabins are plush, the dinner parties are sparkling, and the guests are elegant. But as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the deck, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong…

fire touched

Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Mercy Thompson #9
Review: Link

Back Cover Description: Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae.

Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?


18 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Favorite 2016 Releases So Far This Year

  1. I want to read The Woman in Cabin 10 and this is one of those times I wish I did ARC’s since I don’t want to wait for that one! It does look good. And I think Double Play does too. Looks like a good thriller.

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    • I really love the Women of the Otherworld series as well. It’s one of my favorites. I would definitely recommend the Nadia Stafford books, however I would start with the first book. I don’t think the novella would stand too well on its own.


  2. I haven’t read any of these except Fire Touched. I love the Mercy series, although they are all starting to run together for me. I wasn’t crazy about the last one, with the ex. I enjoy re-reading the earlier ones though. I read the first Mary Russell book and loved it — I just didn’t have time to invest in a new series.

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    • Yeah, the last one wasn’t all that great either. I liked Fire Touched a little better than the previous book in the series.

      Don’t blame you for not having time to invest in a new series. I’ve got quite a few first books in a series sitting on my shelves that I haven’t gotten around to reading yet because I know I’d have 9 or more books in the series to read until I was caught up.


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