♬ ♪ Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? ♫ ♪
There is something so special about sitting on the cusp of a new year. I find myself reflective on this last day of 2016 and excited about what the year 2017 might bring into my life. As I am on that reflective note, here is a look at what 2016 brought to me in the world of books.
My goal for 2016 was to read 30 books and I am pleased to see that I surpassed my goal. I had a really busy first half of my year as I was working full-time, completing an internship, and finishing up graduate school, so I read 2/3 of my goal in the last half of the year. I have to say that having that goal of 30 books dangling ahead of me kept me motivated to pick up a book whenever I had a spare moment.
I had a pretty solid year of books I enjoyed, many of which made my recommended list. Here is a list of my favorite books of the year along with a link to my post on it.
- The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
- Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
- One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino
- The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows
- Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Below is a complete info-graphic of the books I read this year, 4 of which I gave 5 stars and 14 of which I gave 4 stars. I would say that is a sign of a good year of reading! There are likely still a few books I read this year that I plan to post about in the new year.