As I have been for the past few years now, I'm breaking up my favorites list, because there were a lot of favorites this year. Here are my favorite books I read this year, that were not published in 2016 in no particular order:
Simon VS The Homo Sapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli (YA) (Contemporary)
Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling (Non-Fiction) (Memoir)
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari (Non-Fiction) (Humor/Social Commentary)
Illuminae Files series Book 1: The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, (YA) (Sci-Fi)
Sherlock Holmes books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Classic) (mystery)
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (Middle-Grade) (verse, Historical Fiction)
Embassy Row Book 2: See How They Run by Ally Carter (YA) (Mystery/Adventure)
Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher (Non-Fiction) (Memoir) RIP my queen
Love by Numbers Trilogy by Sarah MacLean (Adult) (Historical Romance)
The Naturals Book 3: All In by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (YA) (Mystery/Paranormalish)
The Color Purple by Alice Walker (Classic) (Historical Fiction)
Magnus Chase Book 1: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan (YA/Middle-Grade) (Fantasy)
Thursday Next Books 4-7 by Jasper Fforde (Adult) (Fantasy/Steampunk) Now I'm stuck waiting for the next book like everyone else...
Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden (Classic/YA) (Contemporary)
Discworld series: Wyrd Sisters, Sorcery, Pyramids, Eric by Terry Pratchett (Adult) (Fantasy)
The Others series Books 2-4 by Anne Bishop (Adult) (Urban Fantasy)
Flavia de Luce Books 2-5 by Alan Bradley (sold as adult, I say it's Middle-Grade) (Historical Mystery)
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Non-Fiction) (Essay)
Cormoran Strike 3: Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith/JK Rowling (Adult) (Mystery)
To All The Boys I Loved Before Books 1 and 2 by Jenny Han (YA) (Contemporary)
Star Wars: Lost Stars and Bloodline by Claudia Gray-Let Claudia Gray write all the Star Wars books!
The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore (Non-Fiction) (Biography)
The Diviners Book 2: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray (YA) (Historical Fantasy) Pines for the next book yet again...
Willful Machines by Tim Floreen (YA) (Dystopian/Sci-Fi)
Lunar Chronicles Book 4: Winter by Marissa Meyer (YA) (Retellings/Sci-Fi)
Kate Daniels series Books 7 and 8 by Ilona Andrews (Adult) (Urban Fantasy)
Young Elites Book 2: The Rose Society by Marie Lu (YA) (Fantasy)
Part II (2016 standalones) will be up tomorrow.