The Reading List 2016

This year I’ve beaten the 33 on 2015 list and have managed to read 54 books. I was close to making 55 but I chose to read a 700 page novel so that one will crept into the 2017 reading List!

My top 5 books are marked with an *

The 2016 Reading List:

A Boy Called Christmas – Matt Haig

Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee

Impossible – Unknown

Garden City – John Mark Cromer

The Blind Willow (Short Stories) – Haruki Murakami

The Sleeping Baobab Tree – Paula Leyden

The Man Who Was Thursday – G. K Chesterton.

Red Moon Rising – Pete Grieg

Stoner – John Edward Williams

Sabra Zoo – Mischa Hiller

Elizabeth is Missing – Emma Heaney

*All The Lights We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro

Trail of Broken Wings – Sejal Hadani

The Eagle Tree – Ned Hayes

The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga

The Shock of the Fall – Nathan Filer

Vegetarian – Han Kang

A Year of Marvellous Ways – Sarah Winman

Bear – Claire Cameron

The Irresistble Revolution – Shane Claiborne

The Light of the Fireflies – Paul Pen

A House for Happy Mothers – Amulya Malladi

In a Land of Paper Gods – Rebecca Mackenzie

*Midair – Kodi Scheer

Boy, Snow, Bird – Helen Oyeyemi

The Shelf Life of Happiness – David Machado

Pierced by the Sun – Laura Esquivel

*The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

The Red House – Mark Haddon

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Winning Keys – Gareth Morgan

Strange Pilgrims – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Good Son – Paul McVeigh

*Us – David Nichols

The Stories of Your Life and Others – Ted Chiang

STORGY Short Story Prize Anthology 2014

Nexus – Ramez Naam

The Ice People – Maggie Gee

Short Stories from The New Yorker

The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly – Sun-Mi Hwang

*Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain – Barney Norris

The Autograph Man – Zadie Smith

Echoes: An Anthology – First Story National Writing Competition 

Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist – Sunil Yapa

*The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara

A Snow Garden & Other Stories- Rachel Joyce

The Girl Who Saved Christmas – Matt Haig

3 thoughts on “The Reading List 2016”

  1. I don’t know if I would have put Us over Red Moon Rising…and none of the HP books get a star?? (Ok, maybe I agree with you on that one 😊). Out of all of them which is the ‘change your life, has to be read’ book?

    1. Haha it wasn’t in order of preference… it was the order I read them! My favourite this year was probably All the Lights We Cannot See !

      1. I’ve been thinking about this ever since I posted and I can’t decide – I also loved The Kite Runner and that probably had the biggest impact on me! But as a reader who appreciated different forms and styles, I really liked Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain! x

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