The Complete List of Books I Read in 2016

  1. Goliath by Scott Westerfeld
  2. Hood by Stephen R Lawhead
  3. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas*
  4. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas*
  5. Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas
  6. Shadows in Flight by Orson Scott Card
  7. The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
  8. Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  9. Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham
  10. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  11. Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas
  12. Golden Son by Pierce Brown
  13. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen*
  14. Scarlet Stephen R Lawhead
  15. Dreams Made Flesh by Anne Bishop*
  16. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  17. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  18. Maphead by Ken Jennings
  19. Cress by Marissa Meyer
  20. Winter by Marissa Meyer
  21. Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier
  22. Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs
  23. A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
  24. Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop
  25. The Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagner
  26. Morning Star by Pierce Brown
  27. Tuck Stephen R Lawhead
  28. The Martian by Andy Weir
  29. Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson
  30. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
  31. Mind Games by Kiersten White
  32. Perfect Lies by Kiersten White
  33. The Shadows by JR Ward
  34. Armada by Ernest Cline
  35. The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas
  36. What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
  37. Once We Were by Kat Zhang
  38. House of Hades by Rick Riordan
  39. The Bands of Mourning by Brandon Sanderson
  40. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  41. Echoes of Us by Kat Zhang
  42. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
  43. The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future by Laurence C. Smith
  44. Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
  45. Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
  46. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
  47. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  48. Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card
  49. The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
  50. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  51. A Million Suns by Beth Revis
  52. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories edited by Stephanie Perkins
  53. Shades of Earth by Beth Revis
  54. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
  55. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard
  56. One Day by David Nicholls
  57. The Last Star by Rick Yancey
  58. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
  59. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
  60. Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
  61. The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
  62. Exiles: The Ruins of Ambrai by Melanie Rawn*
  63. The Lolita Effect: The Media Sexualization of Young Girls and What We Can Do About It by Meenakshi Gigi Durham
  64. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  65. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
  66. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  67. The Beast by J.R. Ward
  68. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  69. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
  70. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
  71. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  72. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  73. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
  74. I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusack
  75. Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

Of the books I read this year, only 5 were rereads. Those are marked with an asterisk. Considering how much I actually love rereading books, the fact that this number was so low – even lower than last year’s 7- I’m genuinely surprised.

I also continued to work towards my goal of bringing down my total number of “Unread Owned” books. I started the year with 43 and ended with 30. Its not as much progress as I’d like, but since I finished most of the novels, the remaining books are all pieces of series that require short detours in order to complete.

2017 was also the year of e-books for me. I generally prefer paperbacks, but I found it convenient to read 31 of the books either on my phone or tablet. All were borrowed from the local library through the OverDrive app. If you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend it.

Check out last year’s list here!

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