In 2016 I was pleasantly surprised to actually finish my reading target, which was to read 45 books. With a new baby needing nightfeeds and lots of ebooks, reaching my target wasn’t too difficult. So this year, I have set a target of 48 books in the hope that I might get to 50. Maybe!
In the meantime I would like to share a snapshot of some of the books I have read in 2016. Some I have already reviewed on this blog, others I didn’t quite get round to reviewing. So here is a roundup of books I read in 2016 under different category names:
- Favourite Book:
100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson – A wonderful fantasy tale that captured my imagination. A room full of cupboard doors, magical and mystical lands that lay behind them, good vs evil and a hero that has to go on an epic adventure. Love it!
2. Longest Book:
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky – This was sooo long and if I am honest, not hugely enjoyable. The blurb at the back tells of an interesting tale of mystery. But for that event to occur you have to read 500 pages (500!!!) of dialogue, musings and well, everything else. I know it’s a classic and people like to quote it because it sounds clever, but in all honesty, it’s rather boring… *hides*
3. Helpful Christian Book:
The Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren – I really enjoyed this book and found it extremely helpful. I have also written a review on it here.
4. Favourite Fantasy/Sci-fi book:
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett – I am a huge Terry Pratchett/Discworld fan, so anything by him is a win. Last year I started his Tiffany Aching series and really enjoyed it. It’s funny, clever and a wonderful story of a girl on a journey to being a great witch, overcoming all sorts of problems and saving many people.
5. Edge of my seat book:
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins – This was a great page turner, lots of suspense and a good twist at the end. I really enjoyed reading it, although there were places that were frustrating, but on the whole it was a good read.
So that’s just a brief look at my year in books. I would love to hear what you have been reading and any books you would recommend that I read in 2017.