Conversations’ Top 100 Books of 2016

It has become a fan favorite of authors and readers alike: Conversations’ Top 100 Books of the year celebrates the work of authors both traditionally published and self-published who book club founder and media personality Cyrus Webb has enjoyed throughout the year.

As Conversations Book Club celebrates it’s 10 Year Anniversary this year, Webb is excited to share this year’s listing that includes books that readers around the world will appreciate.


Conversations’ Top 50 Non-Fiction Books of 2016


  1. From Crisis to Calling by Sasha Chanoff and David Chanoff (Berrett-Koehler Publishers)
  2. Habit Changers by M. J. Ryan (Crown Business)
  3. Let Me Out by Peter Himmelman (Tarcher Perigee)
  4. How to Have a Good Day by Caroline Webb (Crown Business)
  5. The Power of Broke by Daymond John (Crown Publishing Group)
  6. The Opposite of Comfortable by Sharon Nir (Viki Press)
  7. The Joy of Less by Amy Newmark and Brooke Burke-Charvet (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing)
  8. Destiny and Power by Jon Meacham (Random House)
  9. Diamonds from the Rough anthology presented by Tricia Pollard (unknown)
  10. Life Is Not an Accident by Jay Williams (Harper)
  11. The Soul of a Man 2: Make Me Wanna Holler anthology by Elissa Gabrielle (Peace in the Storm Publishing)
  12. Your One Word by Evan Carmichael (Tarcher Perigee)
  13. Soft is the New Power by Deya Smith (Touch Me Books)
  14. Lead with Your Heart by Allan J. Hamilton, MD (Storey)
  15. Tell Me Your Story by Tuya Pearl (She Writes Press)
  16. Fierce Optimism by Leeza Gibbons (Dey Street Books)
  17. Hustle Believe Receive by Sarah Centrella (Skyhorse Publishing)
  18. The Jaguar Man by Lara Naughton (Central Recovery Press)
  19. Against the Tide by J. H. Sullivan (Strategic Media Books)
  20. Ask Angelo by Angelo Ellerbee (The Ellerbee Group)
  21. The Gatekeeper by Kathryn Smith (Touchstone)
  22. The Mannings by Lars Anderson (Ballantine Books)
  23. Bullet Riddled by Grant M. Whitus (Waldorf Publishing)
  24. Grit by Angela Duckworth (Scribner)
  25. Wear and Tear by Tracy Tynan (Scribner)
  26. Pink Pantie Confessions by Cynda Williams (220 Publishing)
  27. Melba’s American Comfort by Melba Wilson (Atria Books)
  28. Bobby Kennedy by Larry Tye (Random House)
  29. 6 Week Money Challenge by Steve Repak (BroadStreet)
  30. Please Enjoy Your Happiness by Paul Brinkley-Rogers (Touchstone)
  31. The Coyote’s Bicycle by Kimball Taylor (Tin House Books)
  32. @NATGEO: The Most Popular Instagram Photos (National Geographic)
  33. With Love, All Things Can Be Healed by Tobin Blake (Real World Books)
  34. Eat My Schwartz by Geoff and Mitch Schwartz (St. Martin’s Press)
  35. The Inefficiency Assassin by Helene Segura (New World Library)
  36. A Smile of Hope by Ma Victoria Sarte-Perez &Zenaida Roy-Almario (ABS-CBN Publishing)
  37. The Five Hour Workday by Stephan Aarstol (Lioncrest Publishing)
  38. Simply Happy by Amy Newmark (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing)
  39. Street Farm by Michael Ableman (Chelsea Green)
  40. Carry On by Lisa Fenn (Harper Wave)
  41. Journey to Heal by Crystal M. Sutherland (Kregel Publications)
  42. Why the Monkees Matter by Rosanne Welch (McFarland)
  43. From Abuse to Abundance by Jamila Battle (Battle Publishing)
  44. When Johnny Doesn’t Come Marching Home by Marian Small (Friesen Press)
  45. Turning Darkness Into Light by S. L. Young (unknown)
  46. Cracking the Cube by Ian Scheffler (Touchstone)
  47. The Gift of Anger by Joe Solmonese (Berrett-Koehler Publishers)
  48. Look at You Now by Liz Pryor (Random House)
  49. Far & Away by Andrew Solomon (Scribner)
  50. To Pixar and Beyond by Lawrence Levy (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)


Conversations Top 50 Fiction Books of 2016

  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. A Sinful Calling by Kimberla Lawson Roby (Grand Central Publishing)
  6. Back in the Saddle by Ruth Logan Herne (Multnomas Books)
  7. Destiny Lingers by Rolonda Watts (iUniverse)
  8. The Restaurant Critic’s Wife by Elizabeth LaBan (Lake Union Publishing)
  9. Bev by Andrea Williams and Matty Rich (Gallery Books)
  10. You’re The One I Want by Shane Allison (Strebor Books)
  11. The Survivor’s Guide to Family Happiness by Maddie Dawson (Lake Union Publishing)
  12. The Hand She Played by Sheryl Mallory-Johnson (WanaSoma Books)
  13. Sister Surrogate by Lachelle Weaver (Brown Girls Books)
  14. The Other Sister by Dianne Dixon (Sourcebooks)
  15. Original Cyn by Sylvia Dickey Smith (White Bird Publications)
  16. Anchor in the Storm by Sarah Sundin (Revell)
  17. Sisi by Allison Pataki (The Dial Press)
  18. Song of Silence by Cynthia Ruchti (Abingdon)
  19. Night and Day by Iris Johansen (St. Martin’s Press)
  20. Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury (Howard Books)
  21. Children of Italy by Christine Simolke (Hawkins Publishing Group)
  22. Justice for Jessica by Alretha Thomas (Diverse Arts Collective)
  23. The Cavendon Luck by Barbara Taylor Bradford (St. Martin’s Press)
  24. The Cartel 6 by Ashley &JaQuavis (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  25. Secret Lives and Private Eyes by Heather Weidner (Koehler Books)
  26. I’ll See You in Paris by Michelle Gable (Thomas Dunne Books)
  27. Every Woman’s Dream by Mary Monroe (Kensington)
  28. Fractured by Catherine McKenzie (Lake Union Publishing)
  29. Virtuous Deception 2 by Leiann B. Wrytes (A Million Thoughts)
  30. The Book of Harlan by Bernice L. McFadden (AkashicBoooks)
  31. Murder, She Tweets by Amy Beth Arkawy (Cozy Cat Press)
  32. The Dog Catcher by Lloyd Johnson (Diamond Lake Publishing)
  33. Saving Abby by Steena Holmes (Lake Union Publishing)
  34. Men Can Cry Too by Kenny L. Mitchell (The Heavenly Expressions)
  35. The Practice Wife by Marissa Monteilh (4D Publishing)
  36. Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnes Martin-Lugand (Weinstein Books)
  37. The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright (Shadow Mountain)
  38. Second House from the Corner by Sadeqa Johnson (Thomas Dunne Books)
  39. In Twenty Years by Allison Winn Scotch (Lake Union Publishing)
  40. Throw Away Girls by Jennifer Vaughn (Waldorf Publishing)
  41. Poet of the Wrong Generation by Lonnie Ostrow (Harmony River Press)
  42. Beautiful Country by J.R. Thornton (Harper Perennial)
  43. Write to Die by Charles Rosenberg (Thomas & Mercer)
  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)



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