Dear Crissy

30 Must-Read Books For 2016

Good news! We’ve just published our best books of 2018 list and giveaway—don’t miss it!

Last year I shared with you my picks for the 30 books you should read in 2015, and I’m teaming up with my friend Simply Stacie to bring you another fabulous list of great books for 2016!

I always resolve to read more books, and this year is no different. I’m really excited to load a few of the titles below on my Kindle. I’m starting with After You by Jojo Moyes. I am so in love with Jojo Moyes’ books, and I’ve heard that this one is incredible.

Check out our full list of picks below. Stacie’s picks comprise the odd numbers, and mine are the even numbers. Keep reading to find out how you can win two books of your choice from our list!


Enter to win!

  1. The Island: A Novel by Elin Hilderbrand
  2. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  3. Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova
  4. Confess by Colleen Hoover
  5. Dime by E.R. Frank
  6. November 9 by Colleen Hoover
  7. Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin
  8. After You by Jojo Moyes
  9. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  10. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter
  11. The Courage Tree by Diane Chamberlain
  12. Finders Keepers by Stephen King
  13. Who Do You Love: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner
  14. Marrow by Tarryn Fisher
  15. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo
  16. Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee
  17. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
  18. The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
  19. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  20. Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre
  21. The Edge of Lost by Kristina Mcmorris
  22. The Girl With No Past by Kathryn Croft
  23. The Ultimate Gift (The Ultimate Series #1) by Jim Stovall
  24. At The Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen
  25. A Dark Lure by Loreth Anne White
  26. The Lake House by Kate Morton
  27. The Wild Truth by Carine McCandless
  28. Broken Grace by E.C. Diskin
  29. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
  30. Rebel Queen Michelle Moran


I can’t wait to dig into this list in the new year!
Which books from our list are you most interested in reading this year?


One lucky reader is going to win a pick of TWO books from our list of must-read books for 2016!

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Good luck!

    55 Comments on “30 Must-Read Books For 2016”

  1. The Girl on the Train and Hollywood Dirt


  2. Confess and November 9 by Colleen Hoover (:

  3. They all look amazing!  I think confess looks super interesting,  sometimes a cover just grabs me 

  4. Go Set A Watchman & I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban would be my two

  5. Hard to say… probably Big Little Lies and The Girl on the Train!

  6. Id pick confess and carry on if i won. :))

  7. :) :) :)

    I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban


    Finders Keepers

  8. Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter and The Island by Elin Hildebrandt.

  9. Carry On and Rebel Queen

  10. November 9 and the Testing

  11. I’d choose “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” and ‘I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban” :)

  12. I’d choose Pretty Girls and the Girl with No Past

  13. I would pick The Courage Tree and Pretty Girls.

  14. I think I would pick After You and At the Water’s Edge.

  15. I would chose The Girl on the Train and Marrow! :)

  16. I’d love to read the Heart of the Matter and The Girl on the Train

  17. I think I would pick 1. Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova and 2. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

  18. I would choose Go Set A Watchman and The Heart of the Matter.

  19. I would choose “The Edge of Lost” & “The Girl On The Train.”
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  20. Confess and Hollywood Dirt

  21. One can never have too many books! Pretty Girls and The Girl with no Past pique my interest! Thank you for the opportunity. Just read your diy puffy eye serum in Willow and Sage-it lead me here.

  22. Just wanted to say that I think that this is a great giveaway, I’m an avid reader myself. I’ve entered over on Stacie’s website. I’d also like to congratulate you on your weight loss, that’s a lot of weight to loose over a mere 10 weeks, well done Crissy :-)

  23. I don’t know if I can pick right this instant, though The Girl On The Train is probably one of them!

  24. I would choose Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter and Carry On by Rainbow Rowell.

  25. So hard to choose just two! I would choose Who Do You Love: A Novel  and Hollywood Dirt.

  26. The Lake House is on my list of books I want to read.  I might also choose After You, but I still need to read Me Before You.

  27. I’ve read a few of these but would love to read them all!

  28. Some fitness trackers will notify you of incoming calls or
    messages on your wrist, so you never want to stop and get your phone out.

  29. At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen and The Lake House by Kate Morton

  30. The Girl on the Train and The Courage Tree

  31. The Island and November 9
    Thanks for the chance

  32. I’d choose Go Set A Watchman & Inside the O’Briens.

  33. I am Malala and The Life-Changing Magic Art of Tidying Up. :-)

  34. I would choose The Lake House and A Dark Lure!

  35. I would be happy with any but if I have to pick it would be Hollywood Dirt by A. Torre and the Wild Truth by by C. McCandless

  36. Heart of the Matter and The Courage Tree

  37. I would choose Finders Keepers by Stephen King and Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee.

  38. I Would love to read I am Malala and The Rebel Queen

  39. The YMCA compliments our most popular adult fitness classes with top quality children’s programs.

  40. Confess and Rebel Queen and The Island

  41. I would choose The Girl on the Train and Heart of the Matter. :)

  42. I’d love Carry On and Go Set a Watchman if I won.

  43. After you and the ultimate gift

  44. Confess and The Girl On The Train. Thanks!

  45. I just read LIane Moriarty’s The Husbands Secret, so I would like to read Big Little LIes

  46. I’d pick The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and Go Set a Watchman.

  47. I would choose After You and November 9. 

  48. hard to say. The edge of lost… and maybe Broken Grace.

  49. The Ultimate Gift (The Ultimate Series #1) by Jim Stovall
    At The Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

  50. Girl with no Past and Lake House
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  51. November 9 and Girl on the Train

  52. The Girl on the Train and Finders Keepers.

  53. I a malia , and big little lies 

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