Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Books Read in 2016

My youngest sister has been doing an annual post of books completed, and I always enjoy looking through it. I do keep a log of my finished books, so I'm sharing mine for 2016 here.

2016 was filled with some exceptional reads. I've noted which ones were especially powerful by bolding the entry below, and I've tried to select them from a variety of genres (young adult, memoir, non-fiction, fiction, poetry).

I wrote about my completed books each month throughout the year, so if you want to read my thoughts about a specific title, visit the links for the appropriate month.

January Book Log
1) 1/12: Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
2) 1/14: A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy
3) 1/23: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
4) 1/24: A Week in Summer by Maeve Binchy
5) 1/28: The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin

February Book Log
6) 2/4: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
7) 2/5: crazy love by Francis Chan (along with workbook living crazy love by Francis Chan)
8) 2/6: Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale
9) 2/15: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
10) 2/24: A Mystical Heart: 52 Weeks in the Presence of God by Edwina Gateley

March Book Log
11) 3/3: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
12) 3/4: The Best American Short Stories 2011, edited by Geraldine Brooks
13) 3/7: Rising Strong by Brene Brown
14) 3/8: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
15) 3/16: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
16) 3/23: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
17) 3/25: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
18) 3/28: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

April Book Log
19) 4/3: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
20) 4/4: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
21) 4/11: Tara Road by Maeve Binchy
22) 4/18: The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
23) 4/24: The Penderwicks on Gardam Street by Jeanne Birdsall
24) 4/25: Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
25) 4/28: Dear Mr Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

May Book Log
26) 5/16: Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
27) 5/22: Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
28) 5/22: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
29) 5/24: The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
30) 5/29: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

June Book Log
31) 6/7: Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy
32) 6/17: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
33) 6/29: Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People by Nadia Bolz-Weber

July Book Log
34) 7/3: The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall
35) 7/25: The Little Way of Ruthie Leming by Rod Dreher
36) 7/27: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
37) 7/30: Eggs by Jerry Spinelli

August Book Log
38) 8/8: Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint by Nadia Bolz-Weber
39) 8/20: The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
40) 8/29: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

September Book Log
41) 9/4: Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
42) 9/11: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
43) 9/14: Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair by Anne Lamott
44) 9/20: Minding Frankie by Maeve Binchy
45) 9/21: The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton
46) 9/30: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

October Book Log
47) 10/17: A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story by Donald Miller
48) 10/20: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
49) 12/23: Chocolat by Joanne Harris
50) 10/31: Dear Hank Williams by Kimberly Willis Holt
51) 10/31: Still Alice by Lisa Genova

November Book Log
52: 11/14: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

December Book Log
53) 12/4: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Blackman
54) 12/8: Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Jill Mansell
55) 12/11: The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew -- Three Women Search for Understanding by Ranya Idilby, Suzanne Oliver, and Priscilla Warner
56) 12/25: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
57) 12/26: Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
58) 12/31: Between the World and Me by Ta-Neshi Coates

1 comment:

Charity Dušíková said...

Hey Sis, I'm listening to the audio version of Brown Girl Dreaming now and realized it's the same author as you'd mentioned in one of your posts. I'm enjoying it so far. Happy reading!