Thursday, December 29, 2016

2016 - The Year in Books


It's been an exciting year for me where books are concerned. I read so many really awesome things, lots of regular awesome things, and very few not so awesome things.

When it comes to really awesome reads, I'd offer up the following (in no particular order) as my Top Ten Books I Loved the Most and Would Highly, Highly Recommend:

  1. The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai
  2. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
  3. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson
  4. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
  5. Leading Imperfectly by James Robilotta
  6. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
  7. The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner
  8. Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
  9. Quitter by Jon Acuff 
  10. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarity
Below you'll see all my reads for the year, and if you want to know more about what I thought, you can click through (the links are in the parentheses) and learn more. And and if you're really excited about this kind of stuff and would like to see what I've read since 2013 (I know, I know, you were hoping there was a way to do that!), you can check out My Life in Books page.

Looking to 2017, I'm changing up how I read. I'll be blogging about the challenge(s) I'll be taking on tomorrow, so stay tuned!


(1 - 4)
1. Fables: Rose Red (#15)
2. Fables: Super Team (#16)
3. Fables: Inherit the Wind (#18)
4. Fables: Cubs in Toyland (#19)

(5 - 8)
5. Fables: Snow White (#19)
6. Fables: Camelot (#20)
7. Fables: Happily Ever After (#21)
8. Fables: Farewell (#22)

(9 - 12)
9. Big Little Lies
10. Black Chalk
11. Show Your Work
12. Steal Like An Artist

(13 - 16)
13. The Maid's Version
14. Summer Friends
15. Sway
16. Show & Tell

(17 - 20)
17. Click
18. The 19th Wife
19. Furiously Happy (Audiobook)
20. The Husband's Secret

21. The Worrier's Guide to Life
22. When I Was Elena
23. The Thirteenth Tale
24. Fools Rush In

(25 - 28)
25. Just Married: The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Five Years of Marriage
26. Me Before You
27. Friday Night Lights
28. Queen of Bright & Shiny Things

(29 - 32)
29. #GIRLBOSS (Audiobook)
30. The Vacationers
31. Blackballed: The Black & White Politics of Race on America's College Campuses
32. All Fall Down

(33 - 36)
33. Local Knowledge
34. Good to Great
35. Day After Night
36. Love That Boy

(37 - 40)
37. Quitter
38. It's A Wonderful Lie: 26 Truths About Life In Your Twenties
39. The Crown
40. Start

(41 - 44)
41. Six Years
42. The Borrower
43. The Weight of Blood
44. Escape

(45 - 48)
45. Strengths-Based Parenting
46. First Comes Love

47. Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less
48. The Truth Hurts

(49 - 52)
49. The Moonflower Vine
50. Sisterland
51. Sprint
52. Not That Kind of Girl


(53 - 56)
53. Wedding Night
54. One Hundred Demons

55. Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary
56. Shoplifter


(57 - 60)
57. Y The Last Man: Unmanned
58. The Saga of the Bloody Benders
59. Fairest - Wide Awake
60. Little Fish


(61 - 64)
61. Golden State
62. Y The Last Man: Cycles
63. Fairest: Hidden Kingdom
64. Arab of the Future


(65 - 68)
65. Y The Last Man: One Small Step
66. Y The Last Man: Safeword
67. Fairest: The Return of the Maharaja
68. Fairest: Of Men and Mice


(69 - 72)
69. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
70. Y The Last Man: Ring of Truth
71. Fairest: Clamor for Glamour
72. Fairest: In All the Land


(73 - 76)
73. The Last Good Girl
74. Goat
75. Columbine
76. We Are Called To Rise

(77 - 80)
77. Finding Audrey
78. Catalyst
79. Orphan Train
80. The Last Star

(81 - 84)
81. Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs
82. The Bees
83. All the Missing Girls
84. Eligible

(85 - 88)
85. What I Now Know: Letters to My Younger Self
86. Truly Madly Guilty
87. Super Better
88. A Dog's Purpose

(89 - 92)
89. On Grief & Grieving
90. Getting Naked
91. Silos, Politics & Turf Wars
92. The Undomestic Goddess

(93 - 96)
93. Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake
94. Snow White: A Graphic Novel
95. Brady, Brady, Brady
96. Death by Meeting

(97 - 100)
97. Present Over Perfect
98. Leading Imperfectly

99. Family Pictures
100. Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen

(101 - 104)
101. Still Alice
102. Someday, Someday, Maybe
103. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F**k
104. The Underground Railroad

(105 - 108)
105. The Invention of Wings
106. Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction
107. Girls Like Me
108. The Boston Girl

(109 - 112)
109. We Gon' Be Alright
110. Double Play: Faith and Family First
111. With Malice
112. Forever

(113 - 116)
113. The Next Best Thing
114. The Bookseller
115. The Boy Who Fell From the Sky
116. The Secret Keeper

(117 - 120)
117. O Great One!
118. Emory's Gift
119. Hamilton: The Revolution
120. American Girl: Ultimate Visual Guide

(121-124)
121. Feminist Fight Club
122. Talking As Fast As I Can
123. A Tragic Kind of Wonderful
124. Blogging for Creatives

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