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This post a place for me to keep track of the books I read in 2016. Feel free to skip it, or you can share book recommendations, talk about your reading goals for this year or anything book-related.

My goal last year was to read 91 books, which I achieved! I read 125 books in 2015. My goal for this year is 100 books (because I have a lot of really long books on my TBR).



01. Dominic by William Steig (5 stars)
02. The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith (5 stars)
03. Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson
04. Daughter of Sand and Stone by Libbie Hawker
05. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
06. Half Bad (The Half Bad Trilogy #1) by Sally Green (5 stars)
07. Half Wild (The Half Bad Trilogy #2) by Sally Green (5 stars)
08. Stitching Snow by RC Lewis
09. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare
10. City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare
11. City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare
12. City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) by Cassandra Clare
13. City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare
14. City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare
15. Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
16. Valiant by Sarah McGuire
17. The Humans by Matt Haig (5 stars)
18. Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay
19. Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5) by Marissa Meyer
20. Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer (5 stars)
21. Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection by Marissa Meyer (5 stars)
22. Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley
23. The Magicians (The Magicians Trilogy #1) by Lev Grossman
24. The Magician King (The Magicians Trilogy #2) by Lev Grossman
25. The Magician's Land (The Magicians Trilogy #3) by Lev Grossman (5 stars)
26. A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
27. That Night by Alice McDermott
28. Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
29. The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman
30. Half Lost (The Half Bad Trilogy #3) by Sally Green (5 stars)
31. Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M Valente
32. The Weight of Feathers by Anne-Marie McLemore
33. The Queen of Last Hopes: The Story of Margaret of Anjou by Susan Higginbotham
34. Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times by Emma Trevayne
35. King Leary by Paul Quarrington
36. The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters
37. It's a Wonderful Death by Sarah J Schmitt
38. Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy
39. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery (5 stars)
40. Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders (Kitty Peck #1) by Kate Griffin (5 stars)
41. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace (5 stars)
42. A Night In With Audrey Hepburn (Libby Lomax #1) by Lucy Holliday
43. Return the Isle of the Lost by Melissa De La Cruz
44. Out of Sorts by Aurelie Valognes
45. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith (5 stars)
46. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
47. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton & Jodi Meadows (5 stars)
48. Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub (5 stars)
49. Twisted Fairy Tales by Maura McHugh
50. Kitty Peck and the Child of Ill Fortune (Kitty Peck #2) by Kate Griffin
51. Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell
52. When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin (5 stars)
53. The Gilded Years by Karin Tanabe
54. Into the Dim (Book #1) by Janet B Taylor (5 stars)
55. A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls edited by Jessica Spotswood
56. Flax-Golden Tales by Erin Morgenstern (5 stars)
57. Dreamology by Lucy Keating
58. Serafina and the Black Cloak (Serafina #1) by Robert Beatty
59. Serafina and the Twisted Staff (Serafina #2) by Robert Beatty
60. Twisted History: 32 True Stories of Torture, Traitors, Sadists and Psychos...Plus the Most Celebrated Saints in History by Howard Watson
61. The Forgotten Flapper: A Novel of Olive Thomas by Laini Giles
62. Avalon High by Meg Cabot
63. Half Lies (A Half Bad Novella #0.5) by Sally Green (5 stars)
64. Belle Epoque by Elizabeth Ross
65. Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys (5 stars)
66. Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian by Anthony Ervin & Constantine Markides
67. Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
68. Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley (5 stars)
69. The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp
70. Ticker by Lisa Mantchev
71. Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
72. Last Dance With Valentino by Daisy Waugh
73. Spelled by Betsy Schow
74. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies (Pottermore Presents #1) by JK Rowling
75. Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide (Pottermore Presents #3) by JK Rowling (5 stars)
76. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany & (allegedly) JK Rowling
77. Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists (Pottermore Presents #2) by JK Rowling (5 stars)
78. The Ringmaster's Wife by Kristy Cambron
79. The True and Splendid History of The Harristown Sisters by Michelle Lovric
80. The Girl is Murder (The Girl is Murder #1) by Kathryn Miller Haines
81. The Girl is Trouble (The Girl is Murder #2) by Kathryn Miller Haines
82. Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West
83. Masque of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death #1) by Bethany Griffin
84. 14 Years of Loyal Service in a Fabric-Covered Box (Dilbert #33) by Scott Adams
85. Dance of the Red Death (Masque of the Red Death #2) by Bethany Griffin
86. The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School by Kim Newman
87. Texas Gothic (Goodnight Family #1) by Rosemary Clement-Moore
88. Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown
89. Vader's Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown
90. Spirit and Dust (Goodnight Family #2) by Rosemary Clement-Moore
91. Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday
92. Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics by Jason Porath (5 stars)
93. The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff
94. The Queen of the Night by Alexanader Chee
95. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
96. A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes #1) by Brittany Cavallaro (5 stars)
97. Heartless by Marissa Meyer
98. The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry (5 stars)
99. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (5 stars)
100. Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo (5 stars)
READING CHALLENGE COMPLETED

101. Now I Know: The Revealing Stories Behind the World's Most Interesting Facts by Dan Lewis
102. Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo (5 stars)
103. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by JK Rowling (5 stars)
104. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
105. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson (5 stars)



If you ever have any book recommendations or have comments/questions about the books I’ve read, PLEASE come to this post & leave them in comments.


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Comments

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pleasant_valley
Jan. 1st, 2016 04:48 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! 125 books was an amazing result. :)
I sucked at my reading challenge last year and finished 3 books short of my goal so I really must try harder this year.

And I just know I'm going to keep coming back to this post for book inspiration. ;)
amyofaquitaine
Jan. 4th, 2016 09:42 pm (UTC)
But you had a busy year with work & moving & all!

Hope you're able to find some you like! I've decided to mark all 5-star books on this list this year.
ragnarok_08
Jan. 1st, 2016 07:28 pm (UTC)
Congrats~!!!
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emeraldarrows
Jan. 2nd, 2016 12:55 am (UTC)
Congrats! And good luck for this year!
moonflowers
Jan. 2nd, 2016 02:39 am (UTC)
You kicked ass at reading last year, congrats!!!!
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