12 January 2017

What I Read in 2016

As a lover of lists and books I could not pass up the opportunity to share with you a list of all the books I read in 2016! It's just that time of year, it needs to be shared. I've done this for the past couple of years now (here's the links for 2014 & 2015) and obviously, 2016 will be no different. 



I started the year by making myself the goal of reading 52 books. Having read 71 books the year before I thought this would be an easy goal. However, I actually only just reached the goal of 52 in the last couple of weeks in the year after having a really weird 2016. Below it says 55, I actually added a lot of books to my DNF pile and was so adament that I would never pick them up again that I filed them as Read on Goodreads

As much as I love Goodreads as a way to connect with people over books, set challenges and even finding new books the organisatiion of it really makes me want to cry (melodramatic, soz). Just some of the things I don't like is how when I reread a book in a different year it just suddenly doesn't count for the first year I read it, and the star ratiing system feels so restrictive. But I digress, here's the wonderful list of books I read in 2016:


Click the link for my reviews:
1. "Nimona" by Noelle Stevenson, 2nd January
2. "Winter" (The Lunar Chronicles, #4) by Marissa Meyer, 4th January
3. "The Next Together" (The Next Together, #1) by Lauren James, 6th January
4. "Fairest" (The Lunar Chronicles, #3.5) by Marissa Meyer, 20th January
5. "Red Queen" (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard, 25th January
6. "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying" by Marie Kondo, 6th February
7. "Not If I See You First" by Eric Lindstrom, 8th February
8. "The Year of the Rat" by Clare furniss, 9th February
9. "Drew" (Changers, #1) by T. Cooper, 12th February
10. "A Darker Shade of Magic" (Shades of Magic, #1) by V.E. Schwab, 18th February
11. "Mad Max: Fury Road" (Graphic Novel) by George Miller, 20th February
12. "A Gathering of Shadows" (Shades of Magic, #2) by V.E. Schwab, 1st March
13. "Blood Red Road" (Dust Lands, #1) by Moira Young, 13th March
14. "Nod" by Adrian Barnes, 23rd March
15. "Radio Silence" by Alice Oseman, 26th March
16. "Solitarie" by Alice Oseman, 29th March
17. "The Martian" by Andy Weir, 6th April
18. "Kindred Spirits" by Rainbow Rowell, 10th April
19. "Annihilarion" by Jeff VanderMeer, 16th April 2016
20. "All Our Yesterdays" by Cristin Terrill, 24th April 2016
21. "Black-Eyed Susans" by Julia Heaberlin, 26th April
22. "When We Collided" by Emery Lord, 3rd May
23. "The Rest of Us Just Live Here" by Patrick Ness, 6th May
24. "Rat Queens Volume #1" (Graphic Novel) by Kurtis J. Wiebe, 9th May
25. "Rat Queens Volume #2" (Graphic Novel) by Kurtis J. Wiebe, 9th May
26. "Rat Queens Volume #3" (Graphic Novel) by Kurtis J. Wiebe, 9th May
27. "Lumberjanes, Volume #1" (Graphic Novel) by Noelle Stevenson, 9th May
28. "The Raven Boys" (The Raven Cycle, #1) by Maggie Stiefvater, 27th May
29. "This Savage Song" (Monsters of Verity, #1) by V.E. Schwab, 30th May
30. "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern, 11th June
31. "One" by Sarah Crossan, 11th June
32. "The Dream Thieves" (The Raven Cycle, #2) by Maggie Stiefvater, 12th July
33. "Girl Hearts Girl" by Lucy Sutcliffe, 17th July
34. "The BFG" by Roald Dahl, 18th July
35. "Remix" byb Non Pratt, 21st July
36. "Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda" by Becky Albertalli, 22nd July
37. "With Malice" by Eileen Cook, 24th July
38. "Blue Lily, Lily Blue" (The Raven Cycle, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater, 4th August
39. "Asking For It" by Louise O'Neiill, 9th August
40. "When Everything Feels Like the Movies" by Raziel Reid, 13th August
41. "The Raven King" (The Raven Cycle, #4) by Maggie Stiefvater, 17th August
42. "The Sun Is Also a Star" by Nicola Yoon, 20th August
43. "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs, 26th August
44. "Under Rose-Tainted Skies" by Louise Gornall, 4th October
45. "Unboxed" by Non Pratt, 7th October
46. "The Wolf Wilder" by Katherine Rundell, 7th October
47. "Captain Pug" by Laura James, 9th October
48. "Fight Club" by Chuck Palahniiuk, 14th October
49. "The Dead House" by Dawn Kurtagich, 19th October
50. "Nightwanderers" by C.J. Flood, 17th November
51. "Holding Up the Universe" by Jennifer Niven, 24th November
52. "Replica" (Replica, #1) by Lauren Oliver, 27th December

If it hadn't been for the various readathons I'd taken part in over the year, my serious commitment to Booktube at the beginning of 2016 and my determination to finish certain series (looking at you Raven Cycle) then I wouldn't have even came close to my goal. I'm disappointed in 52 purely because I specifically set it as an easy target in comparison to last year but life got in the way. In 2017, I've made an even smaller goal to read 25 books through the year.

Have you set yourself any reading challenges this year?

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