12.26.2016

2017 Reading Goal & 2016 Reading Recap


In 2015 I set the goal of reading 20 books and far surpassed it by reading 54. You can see the full list of books I read in 2015 HERE. In 2016, I set a goal of 50. Little did I know, 2016 would turn out to be one of the toughest years I have had in a while, especially when it came to school. With my miscarriage, followed by my comprehensive exams in the summer, and a grant deadline in December, reading for pleasure was the last thing I wanted to do. So, to say this differently, I failed miserably and only reached 50% of my goal. I read 25 books in total.

My 2016 books included:
1. The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Short Stories by Marina Keegan
2. Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica
3. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
4. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
5. The Circle by Dave Eggers
6. Night Owl by M. Pierce
7. Jesus Outside the Lines: A Way Forward for Those Who are Tired of Taking Sides by Scott Sauls
8. Where the Bodies Where Buried: Whitey Bulger and the World that Made Him by T.J. English
9. Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace and Purpose in a World of Crazy by Alli Worthington (my review)
10. The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
11. Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight by M.E. Thomas
12. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
13. The New Codependency: Help and Guidance for Today's Generation by Melody Beattie
14. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
15. If I Run by Terri Blackstock
16. Stop Walking on Eggshells: Coping When Someone you Care About has Borderline Personality Disorder by Paul T. Mason
17. The Newsmakers by Lis Wiehl
18. After You by Jojo Moyes
19. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
20. Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling
21. Life is Beautiful by Sarah M. Johnson (my review)
22. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
23. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
24. At the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen
25. Grey by E.L. James

For 2017, I am setting the goal of 50 books again. I know this year will be interesting since we are expecting a life changing addition to our family in June. I'm hoping that participating in a few reading challenges will help me reach this goal with more excitement than I had last year. I'm also hoping to do a few more book reviews and hopefully to update you a bit on my progress throughout the year.

You can also follow along with me on Goodreads HERE.

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