Well, let’s face it. My 2016 was dire. I will not dwell on this though.
The first rule of 2017 is we don’t talk about 2016…except in this blog post…
A QUICKFIRE RECAP OF 2016 IN BOOKS
1. How many books did you read?
I read a total of 18 books, including one re-read. I was aiming for 52 books. I readjusted this in November to 20 books. Essentially, I stopped reading at the end of March 2016 (bar two short books in July) so 16 books in 3 months is pretty good going.
2. How did you fare in terms of reading resolutions?
- Cassandra Clare (Nope.)
- Neil Gaiman (Nope.)
- Rainbow Rowell (I read Kindred Spirits and half of Fangirl!)
- Patrick Rothfuss (Nope.)
- Kurt Vonnegut (Nope.)
- The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan (I read the first 50 or so pages of the first PJ book…)
- The Gentlemen Bastard series by Scott Lynch (I sampled maybe the first 3 pages of The Lies of Locke Lamora and loved the writing…)
- The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (I am halfway through Cinder. Hoping to finish it this month if it becomes available in the library once again!)
- The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness (Nope.)
- The Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett (I am 85% of the way through the 4th book in the series. The 5th is currently being written so I think this is good going!)
- Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Nope.)
- Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor (Nope.)
- Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig (I read the first 100 or so pages. I’ll be re-reading it this month hopefully.)
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (Nope.)
- The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman (Nope.)
- Read 52 books (18/52)
- Read 4 classics (Nope.)
- Complete 5 ‘on-hold’ books (Nope.)
- Read 3 books by international authors (excluding authors from English-speaking countries) (Nope.)
- Complete 3 series (Nope.)
3) Favourite book read in 2016?
I think it has to be The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart. I didn’t expect to like this book AT ALL and I ended up loving it and putting it on my favourites list. Give it a chance. It just might surprise you.
4) Least favourite book of 2016?
I gave my lowest rating (2 stars) to the The Walking Dead Vol. 4: The Heart’s Desire by Robert Kirkman. This comic book just didn’t capture me at all. It nearly put me off reading the next volume, but I stuck with it for a little while longer. I will pick up the series once again at some point.
And that’s all. If you are interested, this is my Year in Books on Goodreads.
SSJ Time Lord