My year in books- 2016

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my year in books 2016, a christmas carol charles dickens pretty cover, spark joy mari kondo

In 2016 I rediscovered the joy of reading books. Well, I actually discovered this already in 2015 while I lived in Finland. However, I made it my personal goal to continue reading in 2016. Now in the last week of 2016 I can say that this resolution worked out just fine. I read 32 books in total this year which is 260% more than was originally my goal!

Below you can see which books I read and how I rated them on a scale from 1-5 right after finishing them. Normally I give four stars to a good book, three when it was just enjoyable reading but nothing special, five if it was the most amazing book ever and two when I didn’t like the book. I read both fiction as well as non fiction books, self help and thriller, romance and business books. I love the variety of all the books I read and it might just be that your next favorite book is in the list below.

Britt-Marie var här – Fredrik Backman                                             *****
Wetboek voor bloggers- Charlotte Meindersma                              ****
Tribes- Seth Godin                                                                                  ***
The miracle morning – Hal Elrod                                                        *****
The Rosie effect-  Graeme Simsion                                                     *****
The hapiness project – Gretchen Ruben                                             *****
Live Love Run – Annemerel de Jongh                                                 *****
The circle – Dave Eggers                                                                       ***
Contagious – Jonah Berger                                                                   ****
Gangster anders en zijn vrienden- Jonas Jonasson                        ***
Life of Pi – Yann Martel                                                                         ****
One plus One- Jojo Moyes                                                                    ***
Black eyed Susans – Julia Heaberlin                                                  ****
Opgeruimd! (The life changing magic of tidying)- Marie Kondo ****
The art of crash landing – Melissa deCarlo                                       *****
Analfabeten som kunde räkna – Jonas Jonasson                            ****
We were liars – E.Lockhart                                                                   *****
Will you won’t you want me -Nora Zelevansky                               ***
Maestra- L.S Hilton                                                                                **
Lieveling – Kim van Kooten                                                                  ****
Bridget Jones Diary – Helen Fielding                                                 ****
Iene Miene Mutte -M.J. Arlidge                                                          ****
Bridget Jones the edge of reason – Helen Fielding                          ****
Getting things done – David Allen                                                       *****
Bridget Jones mad about the boy – Helen Fielding                         ***
De verwarde cavia – Paulien Cornelisse                                             ***
Het stel van hiernaast – Shari Lapena                                               ****
The little book of hygge – Meik Wiking                                              ****
Toen god een konijn was -Sarah Winman                                        ****
The joy of less -Francine Jay                                                               ***
Finding Audrey – Sophie Kinsella                                                       *****

Now I am reading this list again I think that We were Liars was my absolute favorite of 2016 in Fiction books and Opgeruimd (The life changing magic of tidying up) my favorite in Non-Fiction books. I know this last book didn’t get the five stars some other non-fiction books got, but I think that this book has made the largest impact on my life and my thinking.

I am looking forward to a new year of reading. Any recommendations for books I can’t miss in 2017?


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