2016 Read Log


Like the shock (for most) in various ways, this year, 2016, has brought, I also surprised myself by finally owning a Kindle.

Albeit the expensive tax fees I spent and the (still) feeling of lack of a reading experience as compared with a tangible book (all book nerds will understand what I mean), it is a lovely purchase that is worth the favor and the expenses due to its handiness especially when I am on travel and the reading ease it brings to my eyes.

With 24, 2016 is my most read year ever since I started counting in 2014. It is almost half of my (very ambitious) annual goal of 50.

Looking at my accomplished line up, a theme coincidentally (or not) ensues – unconventional.

The books have astonished me in different ways; how unique and original the writings and how they challenge the linear perspective the world knows. I am very grateful to have discovered and read them. Thank you to these inspiring authors who have allowed us (me) to temporarily reside and have a glimpse of their beautiful minds.

See my 2016 log below.

24 – [Dec 31] – The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher
23 – [Dec 27] – Star Wars: Before the Awakening by Greg Rucka
22 – [Nov 02] – A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
21 – [Oct 29] – Daring & Disruptive (unleashing the entrepreneur) by Lisa Messenger
20 – [Oct 23] – Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell
19 – [Oct 11] – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
18 – [Oct 07] – Think Like An Artist and Lead a More Creative, Productive Life by Will Gompertz
17 – [Sep 25] – Chic (Tips on Life, Style, and Work) by Daphne Osena Paez
16 – [Sep 24] – Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
15 – [Sep 12] – Originals (How Non-Conformists Move The World) by Adam Grant
14 – [Sep 10] – Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
13 – [Aug 08] – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two (Based on an Original New Story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, & Jack Thorne)
12 – [Jul 16] – The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
11 – [Jun 16] – Shoe Dog (A Memoir by the Creator of Nike) by Phil Knight
10 – [May 22] – essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
09 – [May 15] – The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
08 – [May 07] – Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
07 – [May 01] – Everyone Can Be Creative: Inspiring Habits from an Ex-Nun by Merlee Cruz-Jayme
06 – [Apr 30] – Quiet (The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking) by Susan Cain
05 – [Mar 24] – Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
04 – [Mar 24] – Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (Newt Scamander) by J.K. Rowling
03 – [Mar 12] – To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
02 – [Feb 27] – How Google Works by Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg
01 – [Feb 13] – After You by Jojo Moyes

*** Indicated dates are completion dates.


© rooks 2017

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