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2016 on Goodreads

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2016 on Goodreads
2016 on Goodreads by Various

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

2016 Reading Roundup! (aka, the Althea Awards 😉 )

In 2016, I think I can say I read 135 actual ‘books’. I read a lot of short stories, collections and novellas, so deciding what to ‘count’ and what not to ‘count’ out of the 268 items I cataloged as ‘read’ this year on Goodreads is hard! Here were my favorites that I read, regardless of when they were published:

Best Historical Fiction:
River of Ink – Paul M.M. Cooper…

Best Alternate History:
Underground Airlines – Ben H. Winters…

Best Novella (TIE!):
This Census-Taker – China Mieville…

The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps – Kai Ashante Wilson…

Best Fairytale Retelling:
Bryony and Roses – T. Kingfisher (Ursula Vernon)…

Best Cyberpunk:
Moxyland – Lauren Beukes…

Best Literary Fantasy:
The Wolf in the Attic – Paul Kearney…

Best Epic Fantasy:
City of Blades – Robert Jackson Bennett…

Best Graphic Novel:
The Sandman: Overture – Neil Gaiman…

Best Science Fiction:
Beyond the Aquila Rift – Alastair Reynolds…

Best Short Story That Should’ve Won the Retro-Hugo But Didn’t:
Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius – Jorge Luis Borges…

Best re-read (TIE!):
The Book of the Damned – Tanith Lee…

The Blue Sword – Robin McKinley…

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