My reading recap for 2016

I have to begin with how proud I felt of myself when I was able to read more than my set challenge for 2016 on Goodreads! That said, I realized, people actually read at least twice of how much I did normally- at least the serious!

So my huge challenge of reading 12 books in 2016, with my completing 15 in reality, sort of paled in comparison when I read how much others had read..and there are just so many amazing books out there waiting to be read and devoured!! But still, I’m not going to take away my small accomplishment from myself 🙂 I have set an ambitious goal of 25 books to read in 2017 (Ok Ok, its not a lot – all you bookworms 😛 lol), so lets see how I fare with that by the end of this year, but I’m all pumped up now.

Here is the list of all the books I read in 2016- with comments on my favorite reads and whether I recommend it or not. I’m not going to write any review notes for all the books in this post, but if you like, you can read my reviews for all the books read on my Goodreads profile here. I did post a blog on my review for Homegoing, because that was the last book I read in 2016 and also my first blog on book reviews that I’ve decided to write henceforth on my blog.

  1. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi  – Best book for 2016 and totally recommended!
  2. You are a Badass by Jen Sincere Recommended for Self Help readers
  3. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne – Yawn..
  4. Parenting : Illustrated with crappy pictures by Amber Dusick – Totally recommended for new parents and new moms like me!
  5. Me talk pretty one day by David Sedaris
  6. Paper Towns by John Green
  7. The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins
  8. The Diary of a young girl by Anne FrankRecommended for historic classic read
  9. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
  10. The restaurant at the end of the Universe by Douglas AdamsSo funny!!! Recommended for Douglas Adams
  11. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
  12. The Buried Giant by Kazoo Ishiguro – I was confused about this one
  13. The Bhagwan Gita by Eknath Easwaran – Recommended if you’re into getting some life lessons from religious books I guess
  14. If ignorance is bliss by John LloydRecommended for humorous facts
  15. The Orphan train by Christina Baker KlineThis book touched me, recommended for book club reads

I’m so excited about the books I’m going to read in 2017! I’ve already shortlisted most of the books I’m going to read and you’ll be reading my reviews for all of them as I finish them. How was your year in reading and have you read any of the books above? I’d really love to hear about your experiences at book clubs or if any book made a special impact on you last year that you’d absolutely want to recommend to others?

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