My Books of 2016 List

I posted the books I read on another site and completely forgot to post them over here for posterity!!

Without further ado, here is the 2016 list (which does not reflect the various AWFUL free Kindle books I downloaded that ended up being complete and utter nonsense that should never have been self-published in the first place and for shame on those “authors” for thinking people wanted to read their poorly conceived creative writing project):

1. As You Wish by Cary Elwes
2. The Martian by Andy Weir
3. Last Light by Terri Blackstock
4. The Green Ember by S.D. Smith
5. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
6. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
7. 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff
8. Feed by Mira Grant
9. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
10. Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery by Eric Metaxas
11. Prey by Michael Crichton
12. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
13. Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini
14. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
15. The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi
16. 14 by Peter Clines
17. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
18. Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
19. Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
20. The Junkie Quatrain by Peter Clines
21. The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart
22. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
23. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
24. The Space Between (a novella) by Diana Gabaldon
25. The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
26. Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
27. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
28. The Dispatcher (a novella) by John Scalzi
29. The Fold by Peter Clines
30. Persuasion by Jane Austen
31. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
32. Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
33. 31 Kisses by Chautona Havig
34. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

…plus the aforementioned 7 awful free Kindle books that I refuse to even list because they were that bad. But that makes 41 books for the year – which is a good amount for me. For reference, I only finished 31 books in 2015.

Best book of 2016: I won’t say Jane Eyre, since it’s my favorite book of all time and is permanently in the #1 spot. I really did enjoy Cary Elwe’s memoir of the making of “The Princess Bride,” called As You Wish. Just a really fun story and listening to him read his own audiobook made even more delightful (he’s British, you know). I also loved Leah Remini’s recounting of her life in Scientology. She is blisteringly funny – her reading her own audiobook was hilarious.

Worst book of 2016: I was REALLY disappointed in Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith. It was unnecessarily gruesome and, well, evil, and made me decide not to read any more Galbraith books, even though I love the character Cormoran Strike. For those who don’t know, Robert Galbraith is the pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, who wrote the Harry Potter books.

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