THE BOOKS OF 2016, PART 1 OF ....?

Earlier this month I wrote list-reviews of all 148 books I read in 2015. MY BOOK REVIEW LISTS FOR 2015 (PLUS THE STORY OF WHY LIST 15 TOOK SO LONG) It took foreevvvah. So in 2016 I'm listing 10 at a time! πŸŽ‰ for 5 stars, 😐 for 1 or 2 stars.
  1. 1.
    Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier
    The fun conclusion to a time-travel trilogy.
  2. 2.
    Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming
    I had a hard time listening to some of the details of his father's abuse when he was a child. But his Scottish accent is delightful, and this was an excellent audio production.
  3. 3.
    πŸŽ‰ The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson
    I REALLY loved this! Set in Atlanta, telling the story of tough divorce lawyer Paula Vauss and her estranged, hippie mother Kai.
  4. 4.
    A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear
    A sad, but good, entry in the Maisie Dobbs series.
  5. 5.
    Betty Boo by Claudia PiΓ±eiro
    A REALLY good Argentine mystery. I was a little surprised how much I liked it, since I thought the title was silly.
  6. 6.
    😐 The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell
    Meh. The reviewers who said it was "like the Da Vinci Code but not as good" were right.
  7. 7.
    Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
    I didn't particularly love this one. I liked her first book better.
  8. 8.
    😐 Wildflower by Drew Barrymore
    Ditto Mindy Kaling. I probably would've quit reading this, except I was listening to the audio, and the presentation made up for the lack of interesting content. I think I need to take a breather on the celebrity memoirs.
  9. 9.
    Dates and Furies by Lauren Groff
    I read this whole book in an afternoon. But I wouldn't say I liked it. In fact, the more I think about it, I think I disliked it.
  10. 10.
    Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
    For the first 2/3 I wasn't too engaged. Seemed like a pretty typical YA novel. Then it got all twisty and turny toward the end, and I realized why it got so hyped.