Books I Read in 2016

In 2016, I read 138 books. As it turned out, I haven’t written about any of these because I read more than 52 books a year and a book a week posts fall behind. So I am still posting 2015 reads even though 2016 is over. I find this annoying. I also have a hard time remembering all the details of the book this long after I’ve read it. So for 2017, I’ve decided to change things up. I will be posting the books as I read them. That might mean that one week I have 3 books to post about and the next week, I have none. It shall be so.
Here’s the list of books I’ve read in 2016 so far. (A few more days left and I am sure I’ll read a few more, I’ll come and update the list.) These will not appear on the blog on their own. If you have questions about them, ask in the comments and I will reply! ๐Ÿ™‚
In the year 2016, I became a huge proponent of audio books. I listen while I drive, while I do art, while I play candy crush. I listen all the time now and I listen at 2x speed, which is a bit slower than the speed at which I read.
My favorite read of the year was: The Nix.
My favorite YA read of the year was: The Sun is Also a Star
My favorite non-fiction read of the year was: Truth and Beauty
  1. The Crossroads Of Should And Must
  2. Unbecoming
  3. Bel Canto
  4. The Dog Stars
  5. Fortune Smiles
  6. My Name Is Lucy Barton
  7. When It Happens To You
  8. All The Birds In The Sky
  9. The Readers Of Broken Wheel Recommend
  10. Your Heart Is A Muscle The Size Of A Fist
  11. When Breath Becomes Air
  12. The Sacred Lies Of Minnow Bly
  13. A Man Called Ove
  14. Be Frank With Me
  15. The Diverโ€™s Clothes Lie Empty
  16. The Immortals
  17. Symptoms Of Being Human
  18. The Expatriate
  19. Everything Everything
  20. Emmy And Oliver
  21. Love Minus Eighty
  22. The Dream Thieves, Raven King, Blue Lily, Lily Blue
  23. Shelter
  24. Divorce Papers
  25. Sleeping Giants
  26. Free To Fall
  27. The Noise Of Time
  28. First Time She Drowned
  29. Better Than Before
  30. The Year We Turned Forty
  31. The Forgetting Time
  32. One In A Million Boy
  33. The Girl In The Red Coat
  34. The Good House
  35. Most Wanted
  36. This One Summer
  37. Imagine Me Gone
  38. The Nest
  39. Where They Found Her
  40. Wink Poppy Midnight
  41. Union Atlantic
  42. Brave Enough
  43. The Life We Bury
  44. Happier At Home
  45. Eligible
  46. A Thousand Pieces Of You
  47. What I Know For Sure
  48. Stitches
  49. The Past
  50. Fellside
  51. The Life We Bury
  52. Some Luck
  53. The Flicker Men
  54. Vinegar Girl
  55. Objects Of My Affection
  56. Consettation Of Vital Phenomena
  57. Lily And The Octopus
  58. Gratitude – Oliver Sachs
  59. Catch 22
  60. Truly Madly Guilty
  61. The Girls
  62. Dark Matter
  63. Before The Fall
  64. Revised Fundamentals Of Caregiving
  65. Winners Curse Series X3
  66. Truth And Beauty
  67. Present Over Perfect
  68. Unfurl
  69. The Great American Whatever
  70. This Is The Story Of A Happy Marriage
  71. An Object Of Beauty
  72. The Bean Trees
  73. Three Prescriptions For Happiness
  74. Textbook – Krouse
  75. Commonwealth
  76. Love Warrior
  77. Between Breaths
  78. The Sympathizer
  79. Blue Nights
  80. Deep Work
  81. Twelve Steps Of A Compassionate Life
  82. Sons And Daughters Of Ease And Plenty
  83. Finding Your Own North Star
  84. Underground Airlines
  85. Another Brooklyn
  86. Modern Lovers
  87. Siracusa
  88. Hoot
  89. Loving My Actual Life
  90. Bad Feminist
  91. A Darker Shade Of Magic
  92. Nutshell
  93. Creative Schools
  94. Japanese Lover
  95. Monday Nights In 1980
  96. Razor Girl – Abandoned
  97. How To Party With An Infant
  98. The Mothers
  99. The Wonder
  100. The Sun Is Also A Star
  101. How To Be A Person In The World
  102. The Versions Of Us
  103. The Underground Railroad
  104. Hatchet
  105. My Year With Eleanor
  106. The Year Of The Runaways
  107. The Course Of Love
  108. Home Going
  109. On Living (kerry Egan)
  110. Today Will Be Different
  111. Hagseed
  112. Buffering
  113. The Spy
  114. Crosstalk
  115. Leave Me
  116. Hungry Heart
  117. Dash And Lilyโ€™s Book Of Dares
  118. Salt To The Sea
  119. This Is Your Life Harriet Chance!
  120. Crownโ€™s Fate
  121. Behold The Dreamers
  122. Talking As Fast As I Can
  123. Hillbilly Elegy
  124. The Chemist
  125. The Undoing Project
  126. Why We Get Fat
  127. Infinite Home
  128. The Association of Small Bombs
  129. Swing Time
  130. Holding up the Universe
  131. Unworthy
  132. Books for Living
  133. Joy on Demand
  134. Illuminae
  135. The Vegetarian
  136. Rich and Pretty
  137. Infomocracy
  138. The Regional Office is Under Attack! ( I finished this one on New Year’s Day)

Here’s to another year of reading!

A Book a Week โ€“ 10:04

I read 10:04 because amazon said it was excellent. It was a weird and different book and I am still not sure if I liked it or not. I can tell you a lot of it didn’t stay with me and I guess maybe that says all I need to know.

A Book a Week โ€“ Bliss

I read Blissย  out loud to Nathaniel because a friend of ours had recommended it to David a few years ago and I had never read it. It was a sweet story which had some scary scenes and some funny scenes. I think Nathaniel liked it and I asked David if he did, too. He said it was ok but he didn’t really want to keep going and read the sequel.

My friend who has a daughter said her kid read all of them ๐Ÿ™‚

A Book a Week โ€“ The Paying Guests

I read The Paying Guestsย for a book club. It wasn’t a book I would have ever picked up on my own but I am glad i read it. It was interesting and had several unexpected twists. I don’t read many books about that time period so that part was interesting to me, too.

I didn’t love it but I did enjoy it and this is one of the reasons I like having a book club. Especially one that doesn’t always choose books I would have naturally picked up on my own.

A Book a Week โ€“ The Age of Miracles

I read The Age of Miracles because it came up in my library queue. It was one of those books I’d added to my list but never got around to reading. So when it was available at the library, I grabbed it.

I enjoyed this unique story. How it’s dystopian but not like the other ones (Hunger Games or Maze Runner, etc.) A very different story from a very different perspective.

I recommend it if YA and quiet dystopia are your cup of tea.

A Book a Week โ€“ Bone Gap

I read Bone Gapย because it was picked by my Young Adult book club. I was’t sure about it when I read the blurb on Amazon.

But I was totally wrong.

This is one of the best Young Adult novels I’ve read in the last few years. I loved the characters. I loved the magical realism. I loved everything about this book. If you’re like me and are sick of all the dystopian YA I would recommend you give this one a try. It’s unusual so it might not be your cup of tea but it’s beautiful.

Btw, I listened to the audio and it was fantastic.

A Book a Week โ€“ Feeling Good

I read Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy because my doctor recommended it to me when I said that I wasn’t feeling great lately and I was down more often than I was up.

She said she had heard good things about the book and wanted to see if I wanted to give it a try (she also recommended therapy of course.)

I read this book very quickly and really liked the ideas behind it and the methodology he uses. It works for someone like me.

A Book a Week โ€“ The Thirteenth Tale

I read The Thirteenth Tale because I’d been putting off reading it for like ever. It had been on my list for years and I kept running into it in different posts I read. So I decided it was finally time.

And in the end it was ok.

It was a quick, interesting read but I can’t say one of the best reads ever ๐Ÿ™‚

A Book a Week โ€“ My Brilliant Friend

I read My Brilliant Friend because…well because everyone was talking about it and by the time I heard of this series the third book was out and no matter when I went, there was something about this book there. So I finally picked it up and decided to give it a try.

I really liked it. It’s one of the rare books that talks about the complicated nature of female relationships and does a really good job of it. The story is engrossing, but also long. After I finished this one, I needed a break. There are a lot of characters in the book and sometimes it’s a bit hard to keep track of them, especially in audio.

I recommend this book.


A Book a Week โ€“ Fates and Furies

I read Fates and Furies because amazon said it was the best book of 2015. This book was weird. I really didn’t like the first half much but I knew there was a big twist in the second half so I endured it. And indeed the second half was much more interesting.


But it was a depressing book in the end because of what it said about humans. (At least those humans.) and I just don’t like books like that.

A lot of other people loved it though.

A Book a Week โ€“ A Pale View of Hills

I read A Pale View of Hills because it’s Ishiguro and I just knew I would love it. Cause I love him.

While this one wasn’t my favorite, I still loved it. I still this he’s an amazing writer. I loved the characters, the dialogue. The beautiful writing i’ve come to know him for.

I am off to read all of his others!

A Book a Week โ€“ The Nightingale

I read The Nightingale because amazon said it was the best book of 2015 so I had to read it. I’d read Hannah before and I knew it was going to be a tearjerker. And I don’t read about WW2 so I resisted it for a long time.

I finally caved in and read it and listened to it during a flight and I bawled and bawled and bawled.

Dude. ย Not the best thing to do on a flight.

I don’t think I will read another Hannah for a while but I am not sad I read it.