Books I Read in 2016

Happy New Year!!! Last night was the first time in a really long time I stayed up until midnight. I was watching the Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix. I had just finished two months of watching the Gilmore Girls series. It was strange going from 2007 Gilmores to 2016 Gilmores. But that could be a whole different blog post.

Books! My goal, as always, is to read 52 books. I read 39. I almost finished my 40th book, but really I was only half way through, so I couldn't count that. But 39 is pretty good! Considering I pretty much took November & December off from reading so I could watch GG. And I only read 16 books in 2015 So I would say, I did a pretty good job of reading books.

I think this year I will list my books by the Goodreads star method. And I'll highlight a few of my favorites.

5 Stars:
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi ****** My favorite book this year! 
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld **** I loved this modern day take on Pride & Prejudice! 

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalinithi
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
FatherMotherGod: My Journey out of Christian Science by Lucia Greenhouse
Today will be Different by Maria Semple
The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah

4 Stars:
Love Warrior: A Memoir by Glennon Doyle Melton
All the Pretty Things by Edie Wadsworth
The Lake House by Kate Morton
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
For the Love by Jen Hatmaker
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
We Never asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
She's Got Issues by Nicole Unice
The Children by Ann Leary
The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman
The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth

3 Stars:
Starvation Heights by Gregg Olsen
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
If you Left by Ashley Prentis Norton
The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille Pagen
One of the Boys by Daniel Margariel
Wildflower by Drew Barrymore
After You by JoJo Moyes
Invisible Ellen by Shari Shattuck
Falling by Jane Green
The Fringe Hours by Jessica Turner
Like Family by Paula Mclain
The Life Changing Magic Art of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Mischling by Affinity Konar
Wreckage by Emily Bleeker

2 Stars:
First Comes Love by Emily Giffin
In Twenty Years by Allison Scotch

Happy Reading in 2017!!


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