Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Around the Year in 52 Books: 2016 Review

1. A book you meant to read in 2015 but didn't
Divergent by Veronica Roth

2. A book set on a different continent
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (set in Europe)

3. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated)
You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day (nominated for humor)

4. A book by an author you discovered in 2015
The Death Cure by James Dashner

5. A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name
The Kill Order by James Dashner

6. The highest rated on your TBR
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

7. A book about books
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

8. A classic book with less than 200 pages
The Red Pony by John Steinbeck

9. A book that was mentioned in another book
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

10. A book by an author you feel you should have read by now
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

11. A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

12. A childhood classic
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

13. Reader’s Choice
November 9 by Colleen Hoover

14. A book with one of the five Ws or H in the title (Who/What/Where/When/Why/How)
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

15. A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago)
Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh

16. A book from the top 100 mystery novels
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

17. A book with a beautiful cover (in your own opinion)
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

18. A book on a summer reading list
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

19. A non-fiction book
A Journey into the Deaf-World by Harlan Lane

20. A book with a first name in the title
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

21. A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

22. The first book in a new-to-you series
Crank by Ellen Hopkins

23. The next book in a series you are reading
Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson

24. A "between the numbers" book of a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.)
Four by Veronica Roth

25. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

26. A book everyone is talking about
The Last Star by Rick Yancey

27. A book with a beautiful title (in your own opinion)
Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan

28. A biography, autobiography, or memoir
Soul Surfer by Bethany Hamilton

29. A book by an author who writes under more than one name
Monster by Walter Dean Myers

30. A fairytale from a culture other than your own
The Arabian Nights: The Story of the Fisherman and the Genie by Anonymous

31. A work of young adult fiction
The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle

32. A historical fiction book
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

33. The 16th book on your TBR
Inside Out and Back Again by Thannha Lai

34. A book about mental illness
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

35. An award-winning book
Sold by Patricia McCormick

36. An identity book—a book about a different culture, religion or sexual orientation
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

37. A book that you've seen the movie of but haven't read
Nim's Island by Wendy Orr

38. A book about an anti-hero
The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

39. A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list: a book with a blue cover
The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan

40. A novella from your favorite genre
Stupid Perfect World by Scott Westerfeld

41. A book about a major world event
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

42. A top 100 fantasy novel
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

44. A book you're embarrassed to read in public
The Selection by Kiera Cass

45. A book related to a hobby or passion you have
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

46. A crime story
Night Film by Marisha Pessl

47. A book with a type of food or drink in the title
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

48. A dystopia
Allegiant by Veronica Roth

49. A book with a great opening line
Underdogs by Markus Zusak

50. A book originally written in a language other than English
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

51. A short story from a well-known author
Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions by Various Authors

52. A book published in 2016
The Crown by Kiera Cass

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