Wow, can I ever not believe that we’re almost into the last week of November! 2016 is soon drawing to and end. In some ways, I’m glad–2016 has been on hell of a year, and I mean that it’s been basically a living nightmare at times.
However, I read some excellent books this year, and a lot of great LGBT+ YA books, so I’ve decided to put together a list of my ten favourites that I read this year. It was actually so hard for me to narrow down the list, but somehow I managed to pull it off. I believe with one exception, all of the books I’ve included were published this year (the one exception was published in 2012, but it was too good to not make my top 10).
I’ve also been lucky enough to have gotten to read a few books this year that will be published in 2017, most notably Becky Albetalli’s The Upside of Unrequited, Adam Silvera’s History is All You Left Me, and Bill Konigsberg’s Honestly Ben. I also have Robin Talley’s Our Own Private Universe waiting for me on my bookshelf. While all incredible books, none of them will appear on my list because they’re not actually published yet (though I fully anticipate some of them will make my top ten for 2017).
Anyway, starting December 1st through the 10th, I’ll be posting one book a day, counting down from ten to one of my chosen Top 10. Then, also on December 10th, I’ll post the full list, as well as a few honourable mentions that almost made it. 🙂