Top Ten Hidden Gems of 2016

Posted January 17, 2017 by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction in Top Ten Tuesday / 24 Comments

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is:

Top Ten Hidden Gems of 2016

I used books that had less than 500 ratings on Goodreads as a guideline to narrow things down.


(In no particular order, except how I happened to arrange them in the pic. Links go to my reviews)

1. The Stranger Game by Cylin Busby

A twisty, mystery YA book that kept me guessing!

2. Die for You by Amy Fellner Dominy

This YA book highlights how easy and painful it is to end up in a destructive relationship.

3. Titans by Victoria Scott

I loved this YA fantasy and was surprised to see that it didn’t have more reviews on Goodreads!

4. How to Keep Rolling After a Fall by Karole Cozzo

I haven’t read many books that feature a main character with a physical disability—this YA contemp was fantastic!

5. Red Winter by Annette Marie

Not only does this YA fantasy have a gorgeous cover, it features Japanese folklore in a contemporary setting. Very unique!

6. Nora & Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

Historical fiction isn’t my typical genre, but this YA read (with a slight nod to Peter Pan) was gripping.

7. Aftermath by Clara Kensie

This story about the after-effects of a kidnapping was haunting and real and oh so good!

8. Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon

This little gem of a YA romantic mystery has stuck in my mind as a page-turning read.

9. Remember Yesterday by Pintip Dunn

This follow-up to YA sci-fi Forget Tomorrow was everything I hoped it would be!

10. The Lost Codex by Heather Lyons

The only adult pick on my list, this was the final installment of Lyons’ mash-up of classic retellings. All your favorite classic characters in one spot!

What books did you think deserved more love in 2016? I want to know!


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24 responses to “Top Ten Hidden Gems of 2016

  1. The stranger Game and The Lost Codex both sound really good to me. Will look further at both. And Red Winter too…

    I’ve seriously found like 5 new books I want from this topic this week!

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    • It’s one of those books that has stuck in my head long after I read it—so that’s how I know it made a true impression. So often, I read a book and really love it, but then a few months later, I can’t really place the book at all. (My brain is Swiss cheese in my old age.)

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