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Books of 2016

2016 is officially my best read year ever, with a total of 80 books.

Rereads: 7 9%

Diverse books: 4 5%

Percent of goal: 107%

Nonfiction: 24 30%

Classics: 10 13%

I hit most of my goals for this year, but I’m still woefully short on diverse books–mostly because the ones I want to read aren’t available on audio. So my goal for 2017 is to read more books by LGBTQIA, marginalized, or writers of color. If you want to see the full list, just click below.

January
1) Hedy’s Folly by Richard Rhodes
2) The Mummy! by Jane Loudon
3) Reap the Wind by Karen Chance
4) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
5) The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
6) Civil War Battlefields by Jeff Shaara
7) Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
8) We’ve Got a Job by Cynthia Y. Levinson
9) Cupcakes, Trinkets, and other Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge

February
10) Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott
11) Deadpool
12) Gotham Academy 1
13) Nightwing: Bludhaven
14) Nightwing: Love & War
15) The Ghost Map Steven Johnson
16) The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott
17) The Witches of East End by Melissa De La Cruz
18) Darwin’s Ghosts by Rebeca Stott

March
19) The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
20) 20,000 League Under the Sea by Jules Verne
21) Zombie Bites Karen Chance
22) The Enchanted Castle by Edith Nesbit
23) A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking

April
24) The Eterna Files by Leanna Renee Hieber
25) The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters
26) The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes
27) Two boys kissing by David Levithan

May
28) The Uninvited by Cat Winters
29) The Good Girls Revolt Lynn Povich
30) The Race Underground Doug Most
31) Confederates in the Attic Tony Horwitz
32) Capital Dames Cokie Roberts
33) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone J.K. Rowling

June
34) The Haunted Bookshop Christopher Morley
35) David Copperfield Charles Dickens
36) Harmony Black Craig Schaefer
37) The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
38) An Inquiry into Love and Death by Simone St. James
39) Skullduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
40) The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan
41) A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

July
42) In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park
43) Conquests and Cultures by Thomas Sowell
44) The Forest of Souls by Missouri Dalton (beta)
45) I am Malala by Malala Yousefzai
46) One False Note by Gordan Korman
47) The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
48) the Sword Thief by Peter Lerangis
49) You’re Broke Because You Want to Be by Larry Winget
50) Playing with Fire by Derek Landy
51) MBA in a Book by Joel Kurtzman

August
52) Asylum by Madeline Roux
53) Cinder by Marissa Meyer
54) How to start conversations & make friends Don Gabor
55) The Victorian Guide to Sex by Fern Riddell
56) The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston
57) Women, work, and the art of savoire faire Mireille Guiliano
58) And unlikely Friendship Anne Rinaldi
59) Wired Love by Ella Cheever Thayer
60) North and South by Elisabeth Gaskel

September
61) The Bungalow Mystery Carolyne Keene
62) Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
63) The Faceless Ones by Derek Landy
64) Strangely Beautiful by Leanna Renee Hieber
65) The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum
66) The Silvered by Tanya Huff
67) The Sign of the Twisted Candles Carolyn Keene

October
68) Miss Peregrine’s home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
69) Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart
70) 1920: The Year that made the Decade Roar by Eric Burns
71) One Summer: America 1927 by Bill Bryson
72) Necropolis: London and its Dead by Catherine Arnold

November
73) The Other Side of Midnight by Simone St. James
74) Sailor Moon vol. 4 Naoko Takeuchi
75) Scarlet Marissa Meyer
76) Careless People Sarah Churchwell

December
77) Tinseltown by William J Mann
78) Dark Metropolis by Jaclyn Dolamore
79) The book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
80) Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart
81) Forgotten Ally by Rana Mitter
82) Steel by Carrie Vaughn

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