Book Challenge 2016

Happy New Year to my lovely readers!

Every year, I aim to read as many books as possible to expose myself to new genres, de-stress and inspire my own writing. Below are the books I have read this year. Please comment below if you have any questions, book suggestions, etc. I hope you enjoy this journey as much as I will!πŸ™‚

I noticed that a lot of my blogs are based on the books I read, so I will also provide links to those when they arise.

Books I’ve Read in 2016:

  1. The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness by Amit Sood (1/6/2016)
  2. How To Talk To Girls At Parties by Neil Gaiman (1/14/2016)
  3. The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson (1/18/2016)
  4. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (1/23/2016)
  5. Room by Emma Donoghue (1/31/2016)
  6. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald (2/24/2016)
  7. Looking For Alaska by John Green (3/1/2016)
  8. Psychopath Free by Jackson MacKenzie (3/19/2016)
  9. Slumber Party by Christopher Pike (3/21/2016)
  10. The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve (3/30/2016)
  11. So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson (4/13/2016)
  12. American Housewife: Stories by Helen Ellis (4/17/2016)
  13. This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper (5/7/2016)
  14. Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham (5/18/2016)
  15. Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes (5/22/2016) –Β 25 at 25 Bucket List: My Year of Yes
  16. The Giver by Lois Lowry (5/23/2016)
  17. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (6/3/2016)
  18. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (6/27/2016)
  19. You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero (7/30/2016) –Β All Or Nothing Day: Creating A Life You Love
  20. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling (8/31/2016)
  21. All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker (10/5/2016)
  22. The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer (10/24/2016)

Currently Reading:

1. Isn’t It Pretty To Think So? by Nick Miller

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15 comments

  1. I decided to do this as well, and I’m really excited about it. I just finished my first book too, which was the last book in the Hunger Games series (which was amazing, and I highly recommend it!).

    How was Howl’s Moving Castle? Should I add it to my list?

    1. Congratulations on thatπŸ™‚ I’m so excited to try out this challenge — even if I don’t read 50 books, at least I will have gotten to read a lot more than I did last year. I’ve definitely heard good things about Hunger Games… I’m hoping my friend has it up at school with him so I can borrow it soon!

      Howl’s Moving Castle was great! I could not put it down — the characters are memorable and the story itself is really interesting. You should definitely read it!

  2. Hello there!
    I’ve been searching the internet for people who are also doing the 50 Book Challenge and I came across your blog. I wanted to follow people from WordPress who are doing it so I can also see what other people are reading. Hope you don’t mind me following your blog.πŸ™‚

    1. Hi!πŸ™‚ I’m so excited to find others who are doing this! Congratulations on trying out this challenge, and best of luck. Currently I’m working on A Mercy by Toni Morrison and it’s pretty good so far. Welcome to the blog! I hope you enjoy!

    1. I absolutely loved it — I think I read it in a day, it was that goodπŸ™‚ Definitely emotional and I nearly cried a few times, but it has a great ending that will be worth it. Highly recommend it!

    1. Someone lent it to me so I will have to give it a readπŸ™‚ Thank you for the suggestion! I’m definitely adding it to my reading list soon.

    1. I know exactly how you feel! I got the idea from a friend of mine and am so glad I did it. Even though I’m running a tad behind my goals, I’m still reading a lot more than I would have otherwise. I would totally suggest doing a 50 book challenge or even a 30 or 15 book challenge, depending on what you have time for.

    1. I have very mixed feelings about the book (and the series as a whole). It’s definitely a page-turner, but not very well-written. In my opinion, the main characters are not particularly likeable and their whole relationship seems extremely unhealthy. (I think a lot of younger girls are going to end up looking for a Christian Grey type when they are older because they think they can “change” him, and that’s really sad.) However, I really wanted to see what the fuss was about and why so many people were reading it. I’m planning to finish the series, but I don’t take it very seriously. It’s a fast read though – definitely worth taking a look!

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