2016 Wrap up/2017 Reading Resolutions

Last year, I did not participate in the Goodreads reading challenge. However, I did keep up with my reading. In 2016, I read 14 books. They are:

  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison – 4 stars out of 5 – audio book
  • The Martian by Andy Weir – 5/5 – audio book
  • The Irresistible Inheritance of Wilberforce by Paul Torday – 5/5- paperback
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart – 2/5 – hardback/library
  • Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman – 5/5 – hardback
  • Soundless by Richelle Mead – 3/5 – hardback – review
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – 5/5 – hardback/library
  • The Humans by Matt Haig – 5/5 – hardback/library – review
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – 3/5 – hardback/library
  • The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker  – 4/5 – hardback/library – review
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan – 3/5 – hardback/library
  • Kindred by Octavia Bulter – 5/5 – paperback
  • The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey – 3/5 – paperback
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – 5/5 – paperback

The favorite book of the year was “The Humans” by Matt Haig. There were so many quotable phrases. It was refreshing and comical to get a look at humans from an alien’s point of view. I love it. I can’t stop thinking about it. I ended up buying my own copy. The worst book of the year was “We Were Liars” by E. Lockhart. I hate this book with a passion. This book attempted to be suspenseful and did a horrible job. I just wanted it to be over. I hated every single person in this book. It was painful to read. The only reason why I finished it was because it was a short read.

There is a big no reading gap in 2016 from June to December. TV took over my life during that time. I DNF (did not finish) “The Bone Clocks” by David Mitchell. It was entirely too slow for me. I own this book. So, I plan to go back to finish it in 2017. I also DNF “Neverwhere” by Neil Gaiman. I just wasn’t in the mood for this kind of book at the time. I plan to check this out from the library again this year to give it another try. I put down “Jane Eyre” and “the long way to a small angry planet” as well. I really don’t know why I put them down because I was enjoying them. I definitely plan on finishing them in 2017.

In 2017:

  1. I want to continue to utilize my local library.
  2. I want to dedicate one month to reading Toni Morrison’s books.
  3. As stated above, I want to finish books I DNF.
  4. I want to start reading trilogies.
  5. I want to give Harry Potter another chance.
  6. I want to read some memoirs and/or nonfiction books.
  7. I want to read more adult/literary fiction.
  8. I want to post more book reviews and writings to this blog.
  9. I want to read 25 books in 2017. Below find some books I want to read this year.
  • The Unseen World by Liz Moore – book review
  • The Book of Harlan by Bernice McFadden
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Harari
  • The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (A Sequel to Six of Crows)
  • Vicious by V.E. Schwab (book 1)
  • Sula by Toni Morrison
  • Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi – book review
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead – book review
  • Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
  • We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinsonbook review
  • The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (book 1)
  • A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab (book 2)
  • The Mothers by Brit Bennett

To name a few…

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