What I Read in 2016

Every year I try to read 100 books and every year I’ve failed. As far as failures go, this year Trumped them all.

This year I read 31 books. Last year I read 87. There’s a small, dark pit in my soul where all of the books I didn’t read are holding each other and crying. It’s barricaded off by work emails, reruns of shows I’ve watched hundreds of times, and time spent cleaning the toaster. No one really needs to clean the toaster. How many minutes did I spend cleaning the toaster where I could have been reading instead? With apologies to 2017.  Epitaph: READ ME INTO THE GROUND.

  1. Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
  2. The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money by Ron Lieber
  3. The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty
  4. The Bees by Laline Paull – book with weirdest successful plot of 2016
  5. Mortality by Christopher Hitchens
  6. Perfect Days by Raphael Montes – most disturbing book of 2016
  7. Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
  8. Shopaholic to the Rescue (Shopaholic, #8) by Sophie Kinsella
  9. Snowpiercer: The Escape (Snowpiercer, #1) by Jacques Lob
  10. Come Closer by Sara Gran
  11. Bébé Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman
  12. The One I Left Behind by Jennifer McMahon
  13. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  14. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
  15. The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
  16. The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch –deepest book of 2016
  17. End of Watch (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #3) by Stephen King
  18. Rick and Morty, Vol. 1 by Zac Gorman
  19. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  20. Me Before You (Me Before You, #1) by Jojo Moyes
  21. Rick and Morty, Vol. 2 by Zac Gorman
  22. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by John Tiffany
  23. After You (Me Before You, #2) by Jojo Moyes
  24. Cruising Through the Louvre by David Prudhomme
  25. Ms. Marvel, Vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson
  26. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch – favorite book of 2016
  27. All God’s Children by Rene Denfeld – best nonfiction of 2016
  28. Trump and Me by Mark Singer
  29. In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero
  30. The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood
  31. The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood – sweetest book of 2016

Want a book recommendation? Leave a comment or submit anonymously here a few thoughts about what you’re wanting to read, or why you’re wanting to read, and I’ll respond via a new post.


One Comment Add yours

  1. ngfayeng says:

    Your books may be sad but at least your toaster is happy!


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