Romance Choice Awards 2016

December 14, 2016 Loverofromance Uncategorized 21 Comments

So this year I wanted to share those top picks for 2016 that I had the opportunity to read. These books are the BEST of the best!!! Now these picks are a few out of 230 books that I have read this year. And I tend to be very disappointed each year in Goodreads choice awards, so thought I would do one of my own to showcase my personal favorite reads of the year.

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What Would Be Your Top Picks for Romance Reads in 2016?

  • The Book Disciple

    I’m glad its not just me who is usually upset with the goodreads choices! You have some great books on here! Some I have read, but lots I haven’t so it looks like I have some books to add to my TBR!

    • haha yay!!! Finally someone that agrees with the winners of goodreads choice. Good to know I could add some books to your TBR!!

  • I am usually a little disappointed in the Goodreads Awards, too. I haven’t actually read too many of these! I should get my act together!

    • hehe yes you should totally get your act together Quinn!!! :p

  • Woot! <3 Royally Screwed and all IAndrews and yessss to Shadow Rider 😀

    • haha….those were great ones right? Royally Screwed was so funny. And Feehan knows how to write a compelling story. And I can never get enough of Curran and Kate. They definitely pack a punch.

  • I can’t wait to read Royally Screwed!!! I remember liking Bully and Stay With Me when I read them. Great picks!

    • oh you would really love Royally Screwed!! Its lighthearted and witty.

  • Ann Lorz

    There are so many that I enjoyed myself. Plus plenty of ones that I’d love to read.

  • Hey, great minds think alike. I was just pondering what I was going to put on my ‘Best of 2016’ post. I like how you broke it down by sub-genre. I’ll have to do that.

    I would count the Rosanne Bittner, Nalini Singh, Kristen Ashley, Ilona Andrews and JR Ward’s books, too. I think Promise of Fire will be one of my breakout fav category ones.

    One of these days I’ll get to Grace Draven.

    • haha yay, we are like two peas in a pod. I am glad to see we have so many authors in common for this year, especially Bittner. And I highly recommend Grace Draven. You would LOVE her work. Its different but she writes some of the best love stories.

  • Michele H

    I’d definitely include Nalini Singh, Lisa Kleypas, Emma Chase, Laura Kaye, Kristen Ashley and Christine Feehan. I’d add Beautiful by Christina Lauren, Burn Down the Night by Molly O’Keefe, Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino, Only Beloved by Mary Balogh and The Devil You Know by Jo Goodman. (I lucked out reading a lot of great books this year thanks to Harlequin Junkie! 🙂 )

    • Some pretty great authors here. Feehan, Singh and Kleypas are amazing. And Ashley just gives me all the feels. I do love Mary Balogh, she is wonderful.

  • Ahhh! So many great books in this list! I need to read Sparking the Fire. Winterborne is one of my favorites too this year (obviously) and A Promise of Fire too. Have you read the new LK novella? Highland Spitfire was super fun too. I’m really eager for the next one!

  • Awesome list. I am working on my top ten audios, romances and overall reads…it is so hard. I will say some of these made my list as well!!!

  • Fabulous list! I need to re-read Burn for Me since White Hot is on Edelweiss! And yes, loved Marrying Winterborne, Promise of Fire and The Hunter! I need to get back in the Kate Daniels train and pick up Rosanne Bittner!

  • I have not yet thought about my list

  • I am right there with you with the Kate Daniels books! I read the whole series for the first time this year. They were such fantastic reads.

    I have to be honest, I didn’t LOVE Walk Through Fire, but there was one scene in the book that broke me, and it may well be my favorite scene KA has ever written.

    I really need to get to that Amanda Bouchet series. I’ve heard such good things about it!

    Excellent list!

  • *flails* I’ve not read any of them! A bunch are favorite authors and on my tbr pile, though 😀 Happy reading in 2017!

  • Does wanting to read some of these count? I have not read a single one. I just did my favorites for RabidReads a week or so ago. Not sure when it’s going to post. It’s hard to break it down to just a few isn’t it? I like a lot of the authors on your list 🙂