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1. Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
2. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
3. Wolf Road by Beth Lewis
4. The Wrong Side of Goodbye by MC
5. Redemption Road by John Hart
6. A Brilliant Death by Robin Yocum
7. Sweetgirl by Travis Mulhauser
8. Widowmaker by Paul Dorion
9. The Heavens May Fall by Allen Eskens
10. Home by Harlan Coben
Best book outside the Crime genre The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner (would be 3rd on above list).

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best books read in 2016.  this was tough for me,  read a ton of really good books last year,  a couple of them are not due unitl 2017 but i got them early. 

1 weight of this world  - david joy
2 wolf hollow - lauren wolk
3 abnormal man
4 those we left behind - stuart neville
5 dark matter - blake crouch
6 as good as gone - larry watson
7 december boys - joe clifford
8 cemetery lake - paul cleave
9 collecting cooper - paul cleave
10 a good looking corpse - jeff klima

Bring on the books, but dont forget the beer!!

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Here are some of the favorite books I read in 2016. They are in reverse chronological order;

1. Fallen Hero- Wayne Stinnett
2. A Red Dotted Line- Simon Gervais
3. Trigger Warning- Allan Leverone
4. Unwanted Dead Or Alive- Gene Shelton
5. Rules For Revenge- Ian Graham
6. Guilty Minds- Joseph Finder
7. The Second Life Of Nick Mason
8. The Vigilante Series (Books 1-6)- Claude Bouchard
9. Saint Death- Mark Dawson
10. Levon's Run- Chuck Dixon
11. Sold Out- Stan R. Mitchell
12. The Shop Keeper- James D. Best

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it wasn't easy to rank some of these, but this is what I came up with

Best Read released 2016

1. DARK MATTER - Blake Crouch
2. A BRILLIANT DEATH - Robin Yocum
3. DEAD MAN'S BLUES - Ray Celestin
4. WOLF HOLLOW - Lauren Wolk
5. DODGERS - Bill Beverley
6. ABNORMAL MAN - Grant Jerkins
7. DEAR MR. M - Herman Koch
8. The HEAVENLY TABLE - Donald Ray Pollock
9. REVOLVER - Duane Swierczynski
10. The HEAVENS MAY FALL - Allen Eskens

and I only gave ten 5 star ratings last year so it was easier to pick the books, but ranking is a lil harder

Best Read Overall in 2016

1. DARK MATTER - Blake Crouch
2. HAMMETT UNWRITTEN - Owen Fitzstephen (Gordon McAlpine writing as)
3. A BRILLIANT DEATH - Robin Yocum
4. DEAD MAN'S BLUES - Ray Celestin
5. WOLF HOLLOW - Lauren Wolk
6. DODGERS - Bill Beverley
7. The DEATH Of SWEET MISTER - Daniel Woodrell
8. TRAMPOLINE - Robert Gipe
10. A DANGEROUS MAN - Charlie Huston

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My Top 10 Reads of 2016 Released Books.......in Order
1) Disposable Souls by Phonse Jessome
2) In The Cold Dark Ground by Stuart MacBride
3) Close Your Eyes by Michael Robotham
4) Home by Harlan Coben
5) Daisy In Chains by Sharon Bolton
6) Dead Pretty by David Mark
7) Far From True by Linwood Barclay
8) Abnormal Man by Grant Jerkins
9) Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
10) Redemption Road by John Hart

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Now that I am retired, I am reading more. Only 43 books for 2016 but dream of hitting 70 in 2017.

My best for 2016:

A Good Hanging by Ian Rankin.

All I did was shoot my man by Walter Mosley

Running Blind by Desmond Bagley

Go Down Together by Jeff Guinn (non-fiction)

Dark of the Moon by John Sandford

Beyond Blame by Stephen Greenleaf

House of the Rising Sun by James Lee Burke

Death will have your eyes by James Sallis

Not in any order at all.

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My favorite books of 2016 included many long running series entries, some standalones, 2 non-fiction titles and one classic that I had never read. I did not rank them because I like them all "differently"--for different reasons, that is, which makes it very difficult to say I liked one more than another. For example, Extreme Prey made my list because some of the action took place at the Iowa State Fair which made it very fun for me because I attend every year.

With the exception of the first book, I believe all of my top ten were published in 2016.

The Long and Faraway Gone by Lou Berney
Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly
The Kept Woman by Karen Slaughter
A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny
Among the Wicked by Linda Castillo
Sweetgirl by Travis Mulhauser
The Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer
Redemption Road by John Hart
Extreme Prey by John Sandford
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Wild Things, Wild Places: Adventurous Tales of Wildlife and Conservation on Planet Earth by Jane Alexander
81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen Wilderness by Brian Murphy

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith - I decided to read this because of another book, When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II by Molly Guptill Manning, which I read about two years ago and recommend highly. As a reader, a librarian and the daughter of a WW II veteran, I loved this non-fiction book. The Betty Smith title was chosen as one of Armed Services Editions, books which were developed specifically to be sent to the troops.


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Not in order:

Alice Hoffman - Faithful
Thomas Perry – Forty Thieves
Craig Johnson - An Obvious Fact
Michael Connelly - Wrong Side of Goodbye
Jeffery Deaver - The Steel Kiss
Louise Penny  - A Great Reckoning
Paul Doiron - Widowmaker 
A Time of Torment - John Connolly
John Sandford - Extreme Prey 
William Kent Krueger - Manitou Canyon
John Sandford - Escape Clause
John Grisham - The Whistler


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I only read 9 books released in 2016 and my top 5 are,

1 - The Four Legendary Kingdoms by Matthew Reilly
2 - The Wrong Side Of Goodbye by Michael Connelly
3 - Signal Loss by Garry Disher
4 - Extreme Prey by John Sandford
5 - Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

The rest,

Collecting The Dead by Spencer Kope
Floodgate by Johhny Shaw
Second Life Of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton
Cajun Fire by Rick Murcer
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