24 Books I Read in 2016

24 Books I Read in 2016

It feels like I read more books this year but I guess I didn’t. I’m still in the middle of three books that are a bit slower so I keep finishing other books instead of those books. I also listen to podcasts and have watched a few seasons of shows on Netflix, so that took some of my free time that I otherwise might have spent reading (see all of my Netflix recommendations here, here, here, here, and here).

I tend to get on reading kicks where I’ll read a ton for a few months, and then not read much for a month or so. Right now I’m in heavy reading mode. Holiday travel, winter makes me a hermit, and something about the new year always makes me read a lot. I also listen to books a lot on Audible while editing photos or driving to and from my office. The distance to my office is only 2.5 miles, but with DC traffic it can take anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes depending on the time of day and what’s going on in the city. It calms my road rage to listen to something and I find it to be a good use of time.

I read about the same amount of books as I did last year — which comes out to be right around one book every two weeks. I read almost every night in bed and almost always when I fly. If you are trying to get in more reading time you can read my post on 6 Ways To Read More Books This Year.

Did you have any favorite books you read in 2016? Any that you are looking forward to reading in 2017? Have you read any from this list? Tell me your thoughts on them in the comments!



1 // Here I Am, by Jonathan Safran Foer

2 // Before The Fall, by Noah Hawley

3 // A House In The Sky, by Amanda Lindhout

4 // The Price of Life: A True Story of Kidnap and Ransom, by Nigel Brennan

5 // Adnan’s Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial, by Rabia Chaudry

6 // Sweetbitter, by Stephanie Danler

7 // Truly Madly Guilty, by Liane Moriarty

8 // The Hopefuls, by Jennifer Close

9 // You’ll Grow Out Of It, by Jessi Klein (thoughts on this book here)

10 // A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara (thoughts on this book here)

11 // The Singles Game, by Lauren Weisberger (thoughts on this book here)

12 // The Lake House, by Kate Morton (thoughts on this book here)

13 // Middlesex, by Jeffrey Eugenides (thoughts on this book here)

14 // The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown (thoughts on this book here)

15 // Room, by Emma Donoghue (thoughts on this book here)

16 // Barbara the Slut and Other People, by Lauren Holmes (thoughts on this book here)

17 // Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff (thoughts on this book here)

18 // My Life on the Road, by Gloria Steinem (thoughts on this book here)

19 // An Object of Beauty, by Steve Martin (thoughts on this book here)

20 // After You, by Jojo Moyes (thoughts on this book here)

21 // Americanah, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (thoughts on this book here)

22 // Luckiest Girl Alive, by Jessica Knoll (thoughts on this book here)

23 // Divergent, by Veronica Roth (thoughts on this book here)

24 // When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi (thoughts on this book here)


Don’t miss my post from last year — 27 Books I Read in 2015.


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24 Books I Read in 2016

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