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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

TOP 10 BEST BOOKS of 2016 / Top Ten Tuesday #64

Hello and welcome to this week's Top Ten Tuesday! This week's topic is Top Ten Best Books of 2016. My previous Top Ten Tuesday post was, Ten Things I'm Thankful For This Year.

I have a love/hate relationships when it comes to end of the year posts. I love talking about the books I absolutely loved reading this year, and seeing what other readers loved, but I hate having to only pick a select few. There are so many great books we have read this year. 

Since we were already planning our own end of the year top 10 post (check out our full lists and our giveaway on Thursday), I'm going to share 5 of the books from each of our lists, for today's post.


  1. The Valiant by Lesley Livingston (this book will be out in 2017, and it is SOOOO good!) 
  2. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
  3. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
  4. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
  5. Frozen Tides/Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes

  1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
  2. Gemina by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff
  3. Lock & Mori: Mind Games by Heather W. Petty
  4. See How They Run by Ally Carter
  5. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne 

  1. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
  2. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
  3. Gemina by Amie Kauffman and Jay Kristoff
  4. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  5. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Mass

These are just a few of our favorite 2016 reads. What are some of your favorite reads this year?

Check out our full list of favorites kicking off on Thursday! Thursday through Saturday We'll be sharing are favorite 2016 reads, listing our top 10 most anticipated reads for 2017 and more. 

10th Anniversary Edition: THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher / Book Blitz / Giveaway

Today I'm thrilled to team up with Penguin Random House to celebrate the 10th Anniversary! It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years since Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why was first released. Below you'll find out what this special edition includes, and be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post. 

Since it's release, Thirteen Reasons Why has been a voice for the countless of unheard voices who have dwelt with bullying. It's a story that makes you realize that the things we say, and do, no matter how insignificant we think it is, will/can have a lasting impact on a person. Good or bad. This is also a story that proves that sometimes it takes just one person to speak up and do something. This story is a thought provoking read with a powerful message, and one each of us here on Mundie Moms recommends. You can check out my 4.5 review for it, here

You can't stop the future. You can't rewind the past.The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play.
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker--his classmate and crush--who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why.
Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and as he follows Hannah's recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

The #1 New York Times bestseller and modern classic that's been changing lives for a decade gets a gorgeous revamped cover and never-before-seen additional content, including:
  • An introduction from its award-winning author, Jay Asher;
  • The until-now-secret alternate ending for Hannah and Clay that almost was;
  • Early notes and ideas of how the story came to be;
  • Deleted scenes;
  • And more!


Enter for a chance to win one of five (5) hardcover copies of the 10th Anniversary Edition of 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher (ARV: $18.99).
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on December 27, 2016 and 12:00 AM on December 28, 2016.  Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about January 2, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

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OUT TODAY! 12/27 New YA Releases

Happy Book Birthday to today's newest releases. Check out which books are hitting bookstore shelves today: 
Which new releases will you be picking up today?