Books of 2016

Here are all the books I’ve read this year. Last year I signed up for a couple of challenges and I (just) managed to complete them all. This year all I want to do is make a considerable dent in my TBR. I have a lot of unread books on my shelves, over 90 in fact and I’d really like to get that down to about 50 and to end 2016 on less books than I started with. I’ve set myself the target of reviewing 30 books, as I know I don’t review every single thing I read and I have been going through a bit of a reading slump at the end of 2015. Fingers crossed I review all I want to review and I make a big dent in my TBR!

I’ve signed up for a couple of reading challenges this year. Once again I’ve signed up for The Mad Reviewer Reading and Reviewing Challenge where I’m a Slightly Sane Reviewer, so I have to read and review 26 books throughout 2016. I’ve also decided to do the Bookish Bingo hosted by The Geeky Girl which has 35 different categories you can read a book for to fill a bingo card. This should help me read out of my comfort zone a bit more and I’m sure many of the books on my TBR can fill these challenges.


So here’s what I’m reading in 2016! Titles with an asterisks are rereads and those with links go to their reviews.

Revival Volume One: You’re Among Friends – Tim Seeley and Mike Norton
A Thousand Nights – E.K. Johnston
The Art of Being Normal – Lisa Williamson
– Wonder Woman Volume One: Blood – Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang and Tony Akins

The Colour Out of Space – H.P. Lovecraft
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austin
A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab
– Lando – Charles Soule, Alex Maleev and Paul Mounts
– Princess Leia – Mark Waid, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson and Jordie Bellaire
Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo

Flush: A Biography – Virginia Woolf
Nimona – Noelle Stevenson
– The Fate of Ten – Pittacus Lore
Emancipated – M.G. Reyes
– Lazarus Volume Four – Greg Rucka, Michael Lark and Santi Arca
The Conspiracy of Us – Maggie Hall

Rebel of the Sands – Alwyn Hamilton
Egghead or You Can’t Survive on Ideas Alone – Bo Burnham and Chance Bone
– Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection – Marissa Meyer
– Follow Me Back – Nicci Cloke
– Boxers & Saints – Gene Luen Yang
– Ready Player One – Ernest Cline

Asking For It – Louise O’Neill
– Paper Girls Volume 1 – Brian K. Vaughn, Cliff Chang, Matt Wilson and Jared K. Fletcher
– Bitch Planet Vol. 1: Extraordinary Machine – Kelley Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro
ODY-C Vol. 1: Off to Far Ithicaa – Matt Fraction and Christian Ward
DC Bombshells Vol. 1: Enlisted – Marguerite Bennett and Marguerite Savage
– Y: The Last Man: The Deluxe Edition Book One – Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra and Jose Marzan Jr.
Slated – Teri Terry

– Powers Vol. 1: Who Killed Retro Girl? – Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming
American Gods – Neil Gaiman
– Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier Vol. 1: The Man on the Wall – Ales Kot, Marco Rudy and Langdon Foss
The Murdstone Trilogy – Mal Peet
Beautiful Broken Things – Sara Barnard
The Great Zoo of China – Matthew Reilly
When We Collided – Emery Lord
Tiger Lily – Jodi Lynn Anderson
– The Man in the High Castle – Phillip K. Dick
Unwind – Neal Shusterman
The Doris Day Vintage Film Club – Fiona Harper
– The Sky is Everywhere – Jandy Nelson

– Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay
– Hawkeye Vol. 5: All New Hawkeye – Jeff Lemire and Ramon Perez
– Original Sin – Jason Aaron, Mike Deodato Jr, Mark Waid, Jim Cheung and Paco Medina
– United as One – Pittacus Lore

– In Real Life – Cory Doctorow and Jen Wang
The List – Siobhan Vivian

The Graces – Laure Eve
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood and the Story of a Return – Marjane Satrapi
Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi

– Goldenhand- Garth Nix
– The Trouble with Women – Jacky Fleming
– Through the Woods – Emily Carroll

The Good Immigrant – Nikesh Shukla
#GirlBoss – Sophia Amoruso
Illuminae – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

– Bombshells Volume 2: Allies – Marguerite Bennett, Laura Braga and Mirka Andolfo
– Black Panther Volume 1: A Nation Under Our Feet – Ta-Nehisi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze

Currently reading
The Diabolic – S.J. Kincaid

Books Read: 58/40
Books Reviewed: 34/26


  1. Hi Elena! It’s Carrie here from The Mad Reviewer. Last year you signed up to read and review at the ‘Crazy Reviewer’ level. Did you manage to read and review 52 books this year? Even if you didn’t, head on over to my post and provide me with a link to your reviews and your total review count so I can verify your entry. Even if you didn’t reach Crazy Reviewer, there are still two lower levels you can be entered in for this year’s prize draw!

    Here’s the link:

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