My Year in Books 2016

I love infographics, so I was quite excited to see that Goodreads generated one for my reading in 2016.  Before I get stuck into any serious reading this year, I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on all the books I read last year!

My Year In Books

Books read in 2016:

  • Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling
  • How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by The Oatmeal
  • Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
  • The X Factor: Confessions of a Naive Fashion Model by Ivan Sivec (review)
  • The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg
  • Smart Girl by Rachel Hollis (review)
  • Renée by Ludovic Debeurme (review)
  • Gates of Thread and Stone by Lori. M. Lee (review)
  • The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith (review)
  • The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys by Gerard Way (review)
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed (review)
  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (review)
  • My Big Geek Adventure by L-J Clements (Q&A with the author here)
  • For Fukui’s Sake by Sam Baldwin (review)
  • All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders (review)
  • ZOO by Otsuichi (review)
  • The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (review)
  • Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler (though I never quite got to the end as I actually found it really boring!)
  • Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (review)
  • Witch & Wizard (manga vol. 1) by James Patterson
  • The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman (review)
  • Witch & Wizard (manga vol. 2) by James Patterson
  • Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol (review)
  • Love Lessons by David Belbin
  • Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton (review)
  • A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (review)
  • Tokyo on Foot by Florent Chavouet
  • The Boy Who Could See Demons by Carolyn Jess-Cooke (review)
  • Geisha of Gion by Mineko Iwasaki
  • The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan (review)
  • The Art of Fallout 4 by Bethesda Softworks (review – well sort of, more just gushing)
  • In Real Life by Cory Doctorow (review)
  • Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel (review)
  • Batgirl vol. 4: Wanted (New 52 Series) by Gail Simone (review)
  • Oh Joy, Sex Toy, Vol. 3 by Erika Moen (review)
  • A Flight of Angels by Rebecca Guay
  • Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami (review and Top 7 Best Quotes)
  • The Trees by Ali Shaw (review)
  • The Mark-2 Wife by William Trevor (review)
  • Complex Age (manga, vol.1) by Yui Sakuma (review)
  • Skyfaring by Mark Vanhoenacker (review)
  • The Road to Nerdvana by L-J Clements
  • Matilda by Roald Dahl (review)
  • Roomies by Evie Wyld (review)
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (review)
  • One by Sarah Crossan (review)

My Goodreads Reading Challenge goal for ’16 was 50 books, which I was a measly 3 books away from achieving before the end of the year (so close, yet so far!).  Around the beginning of December I debated sitting down and hurrying through some to boost the numbers, but there’s no point forcing yourself to read if you aren’t in the zone, so I just left it.  Nevertheless, I’m quite proud of the books I read last year – quite a mixture, like usual, though maybe not as many classics as I would have liked.

This year, like I said in my list of resolutions, I’m ditching the Goodreads Reading Challenge and having a much more relaxed year of reading.  I’ve signed up to Rock My TBR just for a bit of TBR-busting motivation, but other than that I am going to read what I want, when I want – I’m looking forward to having that freedom!

Happy reading!


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