Year-End 2016 Series Favorite Reads + Giveaway


Welcome to my very late Year-End 2016 Favorites!!

My year end favorite reads are books I've read in 2016 for the first time (and not necessarily all reviewed here - eek! or reviewed in 2016 - a few were posted in January 2017).  They are also not all published in 2016, but majority am. 

To start it off, here's what's going to happen. Every day in through February 28th (minus Sundays) at 6:00 PM EST
  1. I will tell you my favorite reads in the category of the day through their covers (you know how I love covers) and 
  2. you click on them to see my review of the book (in a new window). 
  3. Then you come back and fill out the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a prize! 


For series, my criteria is still the same as above, but I would need to have read at least 2 books in the series in 2016 (rereads + new reads) to be added in this category (Otherwise, there would be a LOT more).

(NOT in any specific order!)

    
  
    

  

    

    

    

   

   

   

   

    

   

    

    

     
   

   

There are SOOOO many more series I loved, but I had to set several parameters to narrow them down to these 16 series. There's a good mix of contemporary, historical, young adult, suspense and romance. I haven't read all of them yet or reviewed all the ones I've read, but I will get there! The ones I have not read or have not reviewed will link to their Amazon sites.  These series have given me much joy, from great laughter to having my heart beat in anticipation or melting my heart with its swoonyness. There are even some that had be do the ugly cry or the subtle yet sweet tears down the cheek ones. They are all amazing and I hope you'll have the opportunity to read them. They are timeless. 

AND for 2 lucky winners, you will be able to read at least one of this series!



(1) winner will win The Bishop's Family series by Suzanne Woods Fisher, courtesy of its publisher, Revell.  Many thanks!!!

   


AND another (1) winner will win a SIGNED copy of A Class of Their Own series by Jen Turano, courtesy of yours truly, Just Commonly blog.  
If you must know how I got her to sign the full series, I've hound Ms. Turano at ACFW last summer to have her sign these for my year end giveaway! She might have signed under duress, but I assure you, she signed them!

As we end my year-end Favorite Reads categories, don't miss tomorrow's wrap up!


Don't forget these other Top Faves of 2016 and Giveaways!
(Not in order)

    
     
    
    



CONVERSATION

51 comments:

  1. Loved the first three books in the Amy Clipston series and Connilyn Cossette books.

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  2. I think Hawthorne House is my absolute favorite!! I have also read Ladies of the Manor and really enjoyed those (well I haven't read the third one yet but it's close to the top of my TBR) as well. The Out of Time series is also on my TBR; I've heard great things about it.

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    1. So glad to hear it! Hope you'll get to read the rest of them soon!

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  3. Honestly, Annie - signed under duress - that just cracks me up - which isn't actually advisable at the moment since I did have body parts sucked straight out of me a few days ago:) I was delighted to sign the books for you, and have truly enjoyed getting to know you over the past year!

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    1. O.. yea. Sorry about that! I felt like we bombard you the moment you step into the hotel! LOL! We love you, Jen!! Take care and will be praying for a speedy recovery so we can all laugh together! *wink wink!

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  4. Ahhh so many good books here!!!

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  5. I have read so many of these series! Kristi Ann Hunter'a series is one that is on my current to read list! I'll have to add some of the other series on here that I haven't read to that list also!

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  6. I can't even express all of the love that I have for the Porter brothers!! Lol Becky's series is the only one of these that I've had the chance to read through entirely. However, I have In Good Company, Home on the Range, and A Cautious Maiden in my TBR pile. Most of these series have books in my virtual TBR, too!

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    1. That is what I keep hearing! Becky's Porter Family series!! Whew!! Sigh! Love!

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  7. Oh my goodness! I love the LADIES OF THE MANOR series, OUT OF TIME series, and HAWTHORNE HOUSE series so much!

    Dawn Crandall's and Pepper Basham's series are both on my TBR list. :)

    Thanks and blessings!

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  8. I LOVE Dawn Crandall's The Everstone Chronicles and Becky Wade's The Porter Family series. So many incredible books listed here!

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  9. I have not read any from this list; I would like to read many of them, especially the books by Kristi Ann Hunter.

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  10. There are so many good books//authors in your list! I have read some of them but the only complete series would be the Shelley Gray....have read part/most of the Ruth Logan Herne, Becky Wade, Amy Clipson, and Kristi Hunter series. Thanks!

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    1. You've got a great collection there too!

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  11. I have read, and found the books quite enjoyable, the series of books by Kristi Ann Hunter. I would love to, and have on my TBR list, the books by Jen Turano.

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  12. Ooooo! So many good ones I've read Kristi Ann Hunter, Lynette Eason and Roseanna White and Jen Turano. But want to read Pepper Basham and Rachel Mc Milan and others, too. Now for the last ones in their series to become available at the library! And if they aren't there, I will put in a request for them to buy!

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  13. I have the Dawn Crandall series. I would like to read Sherry Shephard Gray's series.

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    1. Love Dawn's The Everstone Chronicles! Shelley's was AMAZING.. Looking forward to her new ones this year!

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  14. I've read four of these series. Lynette Eason's Elite Guardians, Suzanne Woods Fisher's The Bishop's Family, and Becky Wade's Porter Family, and Ruth Logan Herne's Double S Ranch. All were excellent, can't-wait-for-the-next-one reads. I also read parts of several others and haven't completed them, mostly because my TBR pile is ALREADY out of control! I hope to get to the rest of Shelley Shepard Gray's Charmed Amish Life soon but I don't know if that will happen. I'd have to say that picking a favorite of those I've read already would be impossible. Each was my favorite as I read them and because each if from a different genre/sub-genre,they were favorites for different reasons.

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    1. NICE!!! LOL. Pam, I know what you mean. TBR is NEVER ENDING!!!

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  15. I'v read one book in the series A Class of Their Own and would love to read the others! Thanks for the giveaways!

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    1. O.. I LOVE After a Fashion!! In Good Company had me laughing in tears!!

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    1. Lucky you, Jan! I'm missing 2 of the books!!

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  17. What some awesome series! I've read quite a few of these. Loved Pepper Basham's, Kristi Ann Hunter's, Roseanna White's, Dawn Crandall's, Becky Wade's, and Jen Turano's. I haven't read every book in each series yet, but I've loved the ones I have read.

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    1. Wow.. Girl, you are on a roll. I LOVE all of those!!

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  18. I've read Back in the Saddle & loved it. Can't wait to read the rest of the Double S Ranch books.

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    1. O.. Becky.. stare at that cover.. Back in the Saddle and Home on the Range.. *sigh....

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  19. I love Nadine Brandes! And her books. I really want to read Mary Weber.

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    1. I know. I love Nadine!! And you must read Mary Weber!! Good luck on that giveaway for the set!!

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  20. I love reading Suzanne Woods Fisher's books, and I also have read and enjoyed Amy Clipston's! Connilyn Cossette looks like an author I'd like to read, too. I would put the Amy Clipston's books on my TBR stack of books.

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  21. I have read the first 2 of Roseanna White's series, and all of Becky Wade's except the most recent. I love a good series!

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  22. I have not read these books, but my mother-in-law and others at the nursing home devour these books.

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  23. I have not read any of these, but After a Fashion and a few others are on my TBR :D

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  24. I love Lynette Eason's books

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  25. What a GREAT series list! I've read some but not all of the books in the following series by: Kristi Ann Hunter & Dawn Crandall, and have so enjoyed them.

    My Faves & on my TBR list in this category are: Kristi Ann Hunter, Roseanna White, & Dawn Crandall. I've heard great things about Pepper Basham and Jen Turano too.


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  26. yay! I wholeheartedly agree!

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  27. I haven't read any of these books, but I would put the Siren series at the top of my TBR list.

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  28. I have not read any of these, but my grandma has and she loved them! :D

    mia2009(at)comcast(dot)net

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  29. I have read Kristi Ann Hunter's series and Becky Wades. I own a few other random books on here on my Kindle, but not the full series. The majority I have yet to read, and some are new to me. Excited to add more to my tbr list!

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