What I’m Reading {2016}

I’ve said before that for six years or so I’ve set a goal with my reading. For many years that goal was 100, and I’d usually exceed it by a dozen or so. In 2012, I decided to up the goal to 150, and in 2013 I upped it further to 200 (and exceeded it!). In 2014, I had a baby, so bumped my goal back down to 150. In 2015, I tried for 200, but didn’t quite hit it. This year, I’m trying again.

Past Reading Lists

Want to check out my past lists?

Ratings

In 2016 (as in past years), I will rate some of the books I read. Not every book, but some. Here’s how the ratings go.

Ratings:

* {eh.}

** {useful information, but likely not something the general masses will fawn over.}

*** {good, but with the caveat that I have eclectic tastes and this may not be mainstream}

**** {darn good. worth buying a hard copy of to put on a nice shelf.}

***** {love! top-10 placement! life-changing! gold stars 4eva!}

Friend’s Book {i read a lot of my friend’s books, and this tells you so!}

The 2016 List

Books Read in 2016:

  1. The One Year Bible NLT from Tyndale (I read this daily in my PRESENT time.  Read my free ebook, The Present Principle, on how I start my days.)
  2. The Message (I read this daily, each year.)
  3. My Utmost for His Highest (I read this daily, each year.)
  4. Deep South, Paul Theroux
  5. The 21 Day Sugar Detox, Diane Sanfilippo
  6. The Paleo Approach
  7. Practical Paleo, Diane Sanfilippo
  8. Go to Bed
  9. Money Making Mom {Friend’s Book!)
  10. The Blood Sugar Solution
  11. Apologies to My Censor ***
  12. At the Reunion Buffet ****
  13. Streams in the Desert
  14. Simple Abundance
  15. Live Loved
  16. Ongoingness
  17. H is for Hawk ***
  18. The Africa House *****
  19. Four Seasons in Rome ****
  20. The Carradine Diary
  21. The AutoImmune Solution
  22. Knives at Dawn
  23. The Big Leap ***
  24. Breaking Busy {Friend’s Book!)
  25. The Productivity Project ****
  26. In Other Words ****
  27. {health book}
  28. Money: A Love Story
  29. Dressing Your Truth
  30. A Hospital by the River
  31. Presence ****
  32. A Tourist in Africa
  33. Mindset ***
  34. {health book}
  35. Elegance
  36. Sharp Places
  37. The Rules of Civility ***
  38. Sleep Smarter ***
  39. Launch ***
  40. The Sleep Revolution ***
  41. The Unfortunates
  42. The ZimZum of Love
  43. Hunting with Hemingway
  44. Love in the Driest Season
  45. It’s Not Okay
  46. When Breath Becomes Air ****
  47. The Madwoman Upstairs
  48. Facing the Congo ****
  49. Tiny Little Thing ***
  50. {health book}
  51. Not in Front of the Corgis
  52. Everything I Don’t Remember **
  53. Flight of Dreams ***
  54. The Unconquered ***
  55. Dead Man’s Folly
  56. The Pilgrimage of Harold Fry **
  57. The Storied Life of AJ Fikrey ***
  58. Over the Moat
  59. A Bitter Veil
  60. Jane Steele
  61. Bringing up Bebe ****
  62. Some Girls
  63. Everything I Ever Wanted ***
  64. Mozambique Mysteries
  65. My Life on the Road
  66. Double Time
  67. Once Upon a Yugoslavia
  68. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother
  69. The Nest ***
  70. My Name is Lucy Barton
  71. The Promise of a Pencil ***
  72. {health book}
  73. The Primates of Park Avenue ***
  74. It’s What I Do ***
  75. Wild Trees
  76. For the Love of Money
  77. The Hangman
  78. Being Mortal ****
  79. My Mexico
  80. Liar’s Poker
  81. The Road Back to You (a friend’s upcoming book!)
  82. Dancing with the Tiger
  83. Happiness for Beginners
  84. All Over the Map ***
  85. Bury Your Dead
  86. The Death of Rex Nhongo
  87. Dietland
  88. The People in the Trees ****
  89. A Man Called Ove ****
  90. Lab Girl ***