Looking back on 2016, and in particular the last half of that, I read a lot of newer releases and popular books. With a baby I’ve had to pick and choose more what I am most excited about and that often were some newer releases and more well known books. The buzz helps with that.
It is a shame though to the lesser known books I’ve been meaning to read. I have read some of those that are lesser known in 2016, and below I have listed those I consider a hidden gem.
- Faith and Moonlight by Joe King and Mark Gelineau // Review
A collection of novella’s set in the same world is what this duo of authors have been writing. There are various ones that all interweave in some way. I read one other but I particular liked the two I read of this set. NEED to know how it continues please.
- On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis // Review
It is an own voices book with an autistic main character. And it is sci-fi! How can this not appeal to you! While I am seeing an increase in people being interested in this book I don’t see a lot of people actually reading it. Please do. It certainly is worth your time.
- Timekeeper by Tara Sim // Review
A recent release that has gotten a bit of buzz but I would love it if more people talked about this book. I am a little in love with it. Cute boys, clocktowers, steampunk. It has great elements.
- Sunbolt by Intisar Khanani // Review
A book recommended to me by La La in the Library. It is a novella length book set in a fantasy world. I especially found the second half really great to read.
- Vacui Magica by L.S. Johnson // Review
Vacui Magia is a collection of short stories that all have a magical element weaved throughout them. From how to create a golem to taking revenge. Each story is dark. Some are violent. Some are sensual. And you never quite know what is real.
- The Mysteries by Lisa Tuttle // Review
A book I picked up on a whim but that I unexpectedly enjoyed. It is a bit of a magical mystery that drew me in.