2016 reading review & top 15


Well HAPPY NEW YEAR reading buddies. It’s 2017, its a new start, new goals hopefully a much better year lies ahead than is disappearing behind us.

I have just set my new goodreads reading goal at 75books. That is 8 books more than I read last year and I am confident I can really give it a good go.

2016 was a real mixed bag for me reading wise and I thought id give a brief round up of my reading stats for the year.

Total books read: 67
Total pages read: 20,163

average page length: 306 pages
shortest book: 72 pages (The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman)
longest book: 599 pages (Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman)

intended audience:
50 YA book
14 ADULT books

20 contemporary books
20 graphic novels/heavily illustrated books
15 science fiction/fantasy/paranormal books
5 short story collections
4 historical fiction books
4 poetry collections/novels in verse
2 thriller/suspense books
2 non-fiction books

favourite books of 2016 (in order I read them):
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruis Zafon
The False Prince by Jennifer A Nielsen
Timekeeper by Tara Sim
Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson
Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon


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