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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Conversations Top 50 Fiction Books of 2016

Conversations Book Club President Cyrus Webb believes that fiction has a way of not just allowing the reader to be entertained but also better discuss the truth of the world around us.

This year's Top 50 Fiction Books of 2016 represents some of Webb's favorite reads of the year and are sure to be favorites of avid readers around the world. 

Conversations Top 50 Fiction Books of 2016 (Listed in no particular order)

1. The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman (St. Martin’s Press) 
2. We Are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly (Mira Books)
3. Baby Girl by Bette Lee Crosby (Bent Pine Publishing)
4. If I Forget You by Thomas Christopher Greene (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press)
5. Write to Die by Charles Rosenberg (Thomas & Mercer)
6. A Sinful Calling by Kimberla Lawson Roby (Grand Central Publishing)
7. Back in the Saddle by Ruth Logan Herne (Multnomah Books)
8. Destiny Lingers by Rolonda Watts (iUniverse)
9. The Restaurant Critic’s Wife by Elizabeth LaBan (Lake Union Publishing) 
10. Bev by Andrea Williams and Matty Rich (Gallery Books)
11. You’re The One I Want by Shane Allison (Strebor Books)
12. The Survivor’s Guide to Family Happiness by Maddie Dawson (Lake Union Publishing)
13. The Hand She Played by Sheryl Mallory-Johnson (WanaSoma Books)
14. Sister Surrogate by Lachelle Weaver (Brown Girls Books)
15. The Other Sister by Dianne Dixon (Sourcebooks)
16. Original Cyn by Sylvia Dickey Smith (White Bird Publications)
17. Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin (Revell)
18. Sisi by Allison Pataki (The Dial Press)
19. Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti (Abingdon) 
20. Night and Day by Iris Johansen (St. Martin’s Press)
21. Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury (Howard Books)
22. Children of Italy by Christine Simolke (Hawkins Publishing Group) 
23. Justice for Jessica by Alretha Thomas (Diverse Arts Collective)
24. The Cavendon Luck by Barbara Taylor Bradford (St. Martin’s Press)
25. The Cartel 6 by Ashley & JaQuavis (St. Martin’s Griffin)
26. Secret Lives and Private Eyes by Heather Weidner (Koehler Books)
27. I’ll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable (Thomas Dunne Books)
28. Every Woman’s Dream by Mary Monroe (Kensington)
29. Fractured by Catherine McKenzie (Lake Union Publishing)
30. Virtuous Deception 2 by Leiann B. Wrytes (A Million Thoughts)
31. The Book of Harlan by Bernice L. McFadden (Akashic Books)
32. Murder, She Tweets by Amy Beth Arkawy (Cozy Cat Press)
33. The Dog Catcher by Lloyd Johnson (Diamond Lake Publishing)
34. Saving Abby by Steena Holmes (Lake Union Publishing)
35. Men Can Cry Too by Kenny L. Mitchell (The Heavenly Expressions)
36. The Practice Wife by Marissa Monteilh (4D Publishing)
37. Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnes Martin-Lugand (Weinstein Books)
38. The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright (Shadow Mountain)
39. Second House from the Corner by Sadeqa Johnson (Thomas Dunne Books)
40. In Twenty Years by Allison Winn Scotch (Lake Union Publishing)
41. Throw Away Girls by Jennifer Vaughn (Waldorf Publishing)
42. Poet of the Wrong Generation by Lonnie Ostrow (Harmony River Press)
43. Beautiful Country by J.R. Thornton (Harper Perennial)
44. Women’s Voices by Rebekah S. Cole (CreateSpace)
45. Mattie’s Call by Stacy Campbell (Strebor Books)
46. This Was Not the Plan by Cristina Alger (Touchstone)
47. The Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver (Grand Central Publishing)
48. Where We Fall by Rochelle B. Weinstein (Lake Union Publishing)
49. Calloway by Cori Quinn (unknown)
50. The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis (Dutton)


  1. I do not mind being the first to comment on this... Thank you! I thank you for including "Back in the Saddle" on this list, and I know my publishers and editors at Waterbrook thank you, Cyrus!

  2. TThank you so much for including Baby Girl on this prestigious list. I am so honored.

  3. I am honored Cyrus Webb, to have Justice for Jessica on the list! Thank you so much!

  4. It's such an honor and a blessing to be acknowledged by you!!! Calloway's enlistment speaks volumes and is a true testament of its credibility and authenticity. Thank you!!! Cori Quinn

  5. What a tremendous honor being among the top 50/Fiction novels of 2016. Thanks for the support and honor Cyrus!

    Kenny L. Mitchell
    The Heavenly Expressions Publishing