Cover Characteristics: Best Book Covers from Books I Read in 2016

So you know how I usually choose ten covers/series for my Cover Characteristic posts? Well... Hahahahahahahahaha---Not happening this time. I don't know what happened this year, if it was just coincidence or if I started judging books more by their covers and letting myself be drawn in by all the pretty ones, but I read SO MANY books with gorgeous covers this year, and I want to share them all....
 

Book Review: As Wings Unfurl by Arthur M. Doweyko

With his parents recently deceased and the lower half of his leg gone, Apple's return home from Vietnam has been dull, lonesome, and filled with morphine. But when a thug comes into the shop where he works, nearly killing his boss and looking for some photo negatives, Apple finds the negatives and ends up in the middle of a conspiracy with Angela, an alien who has fallen for him, and it'll be up...
 

The Weekly Update: 8-21-16

Time for more gymnastics updates! And let me tell you, the event finals were SO AWESOME. I won't go through everything or list every winner though, I'll just tell you my favorite parts. I've never seen a gymnastics competition as emotional as the men's floor finals. I couldn't even be upset that the US didn't medal because those guys who did (Max Whitlock of Great Britain, Diego Hypolito and...