2016 in the Books!

We did it gang! A well-read, bookish year is in the books!

While I didn’t quite make my goodreads goal of 50 books (thanks to the Brother’s K and the Iliad slowing me down) I did get to 45, which is pretty good for me.

Most of the books were amazing and well worth the read, while others…not so much.

Here is my complete list and ranking of the books I read this year. Enjoy!

#45: “The Red Queen” –Victoria Aveyard

#44: “Fates and Furies” –Lauren Groff

#43: “The Poisonwood Bible” –Barbara Kingsolver

#42: “Earth Girl” –Janet Edwards

#41: “After Alice” –Gregory Maguire

#40: “One Plus One” –Jojo Moyes

#39: “The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend” –Katarina Bivald

#38: “One More Thing” –B.J. Novak

#37: “The Lord of Misrule” –Jaimy Gordon

#36: “Finn” –Jon Clinch

#35: “The Carnelian Legacy” –Cheryl Koevoet

#34: “Troublemaker” –Leah Remini

#33: “Helena” –Evelyn Waugh

#32: “Outlander” –Diana Gabaldon

#31: “Jane Eyre” –Charlotte Bronte

#30: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” –William Shakespeare

#29: “Confessions of X” –Suzanne M. Wolfe

#28: “Go Set A Watchman” –Harper Lee

#27: “Catch-22” –Joseph Heller

#26: “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest” –Stieg Larsson

#25: “The Paris Wife” – Paula McLain

#24: “The Girl Who Played With Fire” –Stieg Larsson

#23: “A Grief Obsered” –C.S. Lewis

#22: “Giants in the Earth” –O.E. Rolvaag

#21: “The Light Between Oceans” –M.L. Stedman

#20: “Dubliners” –James Joyce

#19: “The Reagan Diaries” –Ronald Reagan

#18: “Brave New World” –Aldous Huxley

#17: “The Little Paris Bookshop” –Nina George

#16: “Story of a Soul” –St. Therese of Lisieux

#15: “The Death of Ivan Ilych” –Leo Tolstoy

#14: “The Secret Adversary” –Agatha Christie

#13: “The Secret of Chimneys” –Agatha Christie

#12: “The Nightingale” –Kristin Hannah

#11: “The Night Circus” –Erin Morgenstern

#10: “The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare” –G.K. Chesterton

#09: “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” –Stieg Larsson

#08: “The Iliad” –Homer

#07: “Queen of the Night” –Alexander Chee

#06: “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” –Jules Verne

#05: “Frankenstein” –Mary Shelley

#04: “And Then There Were None” –Agatha Christie

#03: “A Gentleman in Moscow” –Amor Towles

#02: “All the Light We Cannot See” –Anthony Doerr

#01: “The Brother’s Karamazov” –Fydor Dostoevsky

I had been wanting to read “Brother’s K” for a long time and when I finally did, I was blown away. It is easily my favorite book from 2016 and it ranks very high on my “all-time favorite” list.

I haven’t quite compiled a list for next year, mostly because I like to see where it goes rather than plan it all out, but I know I want to get through some different series, so if you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them!


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