2016 Reading Recap

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I’m finally getting around to posting my list of books read in 2016. At the beginning of the year, I set a goal to read one book a month. I figured that I would meet that goal with no problem…and I did. I read a total of 35 books, so my goal for 2017 is 40 books! Most of the books I read were really good, but there were some that I trudged through because I hate to start a book and not finish it. Although, there were a few that I started that I just had to put down. The only one of these that I can remember off the top of my head was Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.

Favorites of 2016….
Fiction: The Light Between Oceans
Nonfiction: Uninvited

Least favorites of 2016….
Fiction: The Syringa Tree
Nonfiction: Big Magic

January
1. The Syringa Tree by Pamela Gien
2. Rising Strong by Brene Brown

February
1. Through The Eyes Of A Lion by Levi Lusko
2. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

March
1. When Helping Hurts by Corbett and Fikkert
2. The Letter by Marie Tillman
3. How Sweet the Sound by Amy K. Sorrells

April
1. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
2. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
3. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
4. Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay

May
1. Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson
2. Running Free – Breaking Out From Locked-In Syndrome by Kate Allatt

June
1. Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink
2. The Lake House by Kate Morton

July
1. Audacious by Beth Moore
2. The Funeral Dress by Susan Gregg Gilmore
3. Nobody’s Cuter Than You by Melanie Shankle
4. Tell Your Time by Amy Lynn Andrews
5. My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

August
1. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
2. The Note by Angela Hunt
3. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (audio)
4. Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst
5. One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood

September
1. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
2. Just Show Up by Kara Tippetts

October
1. Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist
2. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (audio)
3. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

November
No books completed in November 😦

December
1. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
2. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (audio)
3. The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp
4. Home by Marilynne Robinson
5. The Life Giving Home by Sally Clarkson

Maybe you can find a book or two to add to your 2017 TBR list! I’d love to hear some of your favorites and not so favorites from 2016. Happy Reading!

Trusting His Plan,
Sandra

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