What did you read in 2016?

I read 65 books in 2016. Below are listed 62 of them. I re-read quite a bit this year, including a number of Janet Evanovich and some Sir Terry Pratchett. I think my favourite books this year were a couple of witty/serious middle grades: “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” “Husky,” and “Wonder.” I hear “Wonder” is being made into a movie this year.

In writing news, I wrote one book and published one book, RE-INVENTING LOVE. I have another underway.

I look forward to reading a bunch more in 2017. And also some writing and publishing.

What did you read in 2016?

2016
1 Alexie Sherman The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian YA
2 Andrews Jesse Haters YA contemp
3 Archer Jodie Archer & Matthew Jockers The Bestseller Code non-fiction
4 Barkley Linwood Never Saw it Coming Thriller
5 Barton Fiona The Widow psychological thriller
6 Blake-Hall Karen (ed.) Villainous Vacations crime antho
7 Blume Judy Are you there, God? It’s Me, Margaret YA
1 Byrne Arthur Killing Hemmingway YA
2 Campbell Colin Free Days with George Memoir
3 Chilton David The Wealthy Barber Returns non-fiction
4 Delany Vicki Valley of the Lost, Const Molly Smith #2 Mystery
5 Delany Vicki Winter of Secrets, Const Molly Smith #3 Mystery
6 Delany Vicki Negative Image, Const Molly Smith #4 Mystery
7 Delany Vicki Among the Departed, Const Molly Smith #5 Mystery
8 Delany Vicki A Cold White Sun , Const Molly Smith #6 Mystery
9 Delany Vicki Under Cold Stone, Const Molly Smith #7 Mystery
10 Delany Vicki Unreasonable Doubt, Const Molly Smith #8 Mystery
11 Ernest Cline Armada sci-fi
12 Evanovich Janet Visions of Sugar Plums Parnormal Mystery
13 Evanovich Janet Plum Lovin’ Parnormal Mystery
14 Evanovich Janet Plum Lucky Parnormal Mystery
15 Evanovich Janet Plum Spooky Parnormal Mystery
16 Evanovich Janet Lean Mean Thirteen funny mystery
17 Evanovich Janet Fearless Fourteen funny mystery
18 Evanovich Janet Wicked Charm Parnormal Mystery
19 Evanovich Janet Tricky Twenty-Two Mystery
20 Evanovich janet Top Secret 21 Mystery/comedy
21 Evanovich janet The Chase,  Fox and O’Hare Series 3 Funny Thriller
22 Evanovich janet The Shell Game (E-Short),  Fox&O’Hare Series 4 Funny Thriller
23 Evanovich janet The Job, Fox&O’Hare Series 5 Funny Thriller
24 Evanovich janet The Scam, Fox&O’Hare Series 6 Funny Thriller
25 Evanovich janet The Pursuit, Fox&O’Hare Series 7 Funny Thriller
26 Evanovich janet The Caper Funny Thriller-short
27 Evanovich janet The Heist,  Fox and O’Hare Series 2 Funny Thriller
28 Evanovich Janet Curious Minds Knight & Moon 1
29 Fallis Terry Poles Apart Literary humor
30 Ford Deborah The Dark Side of the Light Chasers non-fiction
31 Gilbert Elizabeth Eat, Pray, Love Memoir
32 Gino Alex George YA
33 Hawkins Paula The Girl on the Train literary thriller
34 Hiaasen Carl Flush light YA
35 Hiaasen Carl Bad Monkey Absuridist mystery
36 Hiaasen Carl Basket Case Mystery
37 Hiaasen Carl Chomp Mystery
38 Hiaasen Carl Lucky You Mystery
39 Hiaasen Carl Sick Puppy Mystery
40 Hiaasen Carl Star Island–Skink 6 Abusurdist Thriller
41 Howell Simmone Girl Defective YA
42 Leib Josh I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President funny MG
43 Lemon Lisa The Big Stiff funny mystery
44 Leonard Elmore Cat Chaser Mystery / Thriller
45 Levitan + Cohen David + Rachel Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares YA conemp
46 Lynch Margaret Tapping Into Wealth non-fiction
47 Moore Christopher Secondhand Souls Absurdist UF
48 Murphy Derek Shearwater YA UF
49 Palacio R.J. Wonder MG contemp
50 Patterson James Honeymoon Thriller
51 Patterson James First to Die (#1 Ladies Murder Club) Mystery
52 Patterson James Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross #1) Mystery / Thriller
53 Pratchett Terry The Colour of Magic humourous scifi
54 Pratchett Terry The Light Fantastic humourous scifi
55 Pratchett Terry Guards! Guards! humourous scifi
56 Robertson Robbie Testify autobiography
57 Sayre Justin Husky MG contemp
58 Sincero Jennifer You are a badass self-help
59 St. James Simone Lost Among the Living Paranormal Thriller
60 Wendig Chuck Zeroes contemp sci-fi thriller
61 Wolfe Inger Ash The Door in the River Mystery
62 ? The idiots guide to money management non-fiction

 

 

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About Gina X. Grant

Gina X. Grant writes ingenious plotlines with twists, turns and sometimes magic. She is represented by Rosemary Stimola, the agent who also represents the Hunger Games series. Gina’s RELUCTANT REAPER trilogy is available from Simon and Schuster’s Pocket Star imprint. She lives in Toronto, Canada, just blocks from the house she grew up in. She’s married to a friendly curmudgeon from a mining town in Northern Ontario. They have one rescued hound, Storm, named for Gina’s other pen name. Storm Grant—the writer, not the hound dog—writes engaging action adventure with two heroes. Since 2007, she has published with a variety of e-publishers and more recently, self-publishes. Gina’s and Storm’s books are available at all your favorite etailers, such as Amazon, Kobo and iTunes. Visit ginaXgrant.com or stormgrant.com to find out more.

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