2016 Reading Roundup


Per tradition, it’s time for my annual wrap-up of all the books I read in 2016. Here’s how I did this past year…

Number of books read in 2016: 133 titles
Number of books read in 2015 (for comparison): 144 titles
Average of books read per month: 11 books
Average of books read per week: 2.5 books
Daily average: 1 book read every 2.7 days
Percent of fiction read: 82%
Percent of nonfiction read: 18%
Number of YA books read: 9
Number of audiobooks read: 8
Number of books read on the Kindle: 23

And now, for the best books of the year (in my humble opinion, of course!), in author alphabetical order…
Byrne, Kerrigan. The Hunter. F.
Center, Katherine. Happiness for Beginners. F.
Greenwood, Bryn. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. F.
Hoffman, Alice. Faithful. F.
Kalanithi, Paul. When Breath Becomes Air. NF.
Kells, Claire. Girl Underwater. F.
Macintosh, Clare. I Let You Go. F.
Roach, Mary. Packing for Mars. NF, K.
Sepetys, Ruta. Salt to the Sea. F.
Sittenfeld, Curtis. Eligible. F.
Tarkington, Ed. Only Love Can Break Your Heart. F.
Yoon, Nicola. The Sun is Also a Star. F.
(By a mile, the best book overall was All The Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood. I STILL think about that book and the characters…)
What were your favorite reads this year that I should add to my TBR list?

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