At the start of the year, I decided to create a reading challenge. My goal was to read 25 book in 2016 and I am thrilled to say I did it! (I am actually at 26 right now!) Reading more was part of my “More Me in 2016” resolution, since reading is something I really enjoy. I loved making time to read again and enjoyed some fantastic books this year. I did have some books on tape thrown in there, which counts equally in my book. (ha, see what I did there?)
Here’s the list of the books I read in 2016, in the order that I read them:
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1. Big Little Lies
2. The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up
4. Eleanor and Park
5. The Negative Calorie Diet
6. Sugar Crush
7. The Whole 30
8. I Quit Sugar
10. Grain Brain
11. Yes Please
12. Big Magic
13. Brain Maker
14. Better than Before
15. Luckiest Girl Alive
16. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
17. You are a Badass
18. What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast
19. 29 Gifts
20. For the Love
21. Modern Lovers
23. The Nest
24. Down the Rabbit Hole
25. The Lake House
26. The Regulars
My top 3 favorite fiction books this year were Eleanor and Park, The Nest and The Lake House (which was my FAVORITE.. so good!)
My top 3 non-fiction books was Wild, Down the Rabbit Hole (don’t judge me) and You Are a Badass (EVERYONE should read this book!)
My top 3 food related books was The Negative Calorie Diet (I did a 5-day detox based on the plan in this book and felt so good when I was done it spurred my massive interest in all things food, sugar, clean eating related… as you can see there was a bunch of those books that followed), Sugar Crush and Brain Maker.
Books I would skip: Luckiest Girl Alive, Big Magic (I know everyone loves this book, but ugh) and Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
I have decided to keep my 25 book goal, since I felt like it was good amount and I don’t think I could fit more in if I tried! (be sure to follow me on GoodReads!) However, I do need some book recommendations… so PLEASE leave me a comment with your favorite books, both fiction & non-fiction.