The 2016 List

The 2016 List was a list of 52 with some reading goals/ideas to help readers approach their books with a different lens, or to pick up books they might not otherwise reach for.  I got 49 of the items with the three I missed listed here at the top in bold.  49/52 feels pretty good!

16. A book from the top 100 mystery novels—A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

**18. A book on a summer/beach reading list: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

50. A book originally written in a language other than English: My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

Completed

**1. A book you meant to read in 2015, but didn’t: The Magicians and Mrs. Quent by Galen Beckett

2. A book set in a different continent: The Diabolical Miss Hyde by Viola Carr

3. A book from the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 (winner or nominated): The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywait

 4. A book by an author you discovered in 2015: Persona by Genevieve Valentine

**5. A book with a title beginning with the 1st letter of your name: The Awakening by Kate Chopin

**6. The highest rated on your TBR: The Rise of Agnil by Susan Navas

7. A book about books: The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler

 **8. A classic book with less than 200 pages: Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

9. A book that was mentioned in another book: Poems from Love Poems by Richard Armitage

10. A book by an author you feel you should have read by now: Dawn by Octavia Butler

**11. A book from the Rory Gilmore challenge: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

12. A childhood classic: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

13. Reader’s Choice: Saga Vol. 2 by Bryan K. Vaughn

**14. A book with one of the five W’s -or H in the title (Who/What/Where/When/Why/How): How to Be Vegan by Elizabeth Castoria

**15. A book set in the past (more than 100 years ago): The Far West by Patricia C. Wrede

17. A book with a beautiful cover: In The Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan

**19. A non-fiction book: Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollen

**20. A book with a first name in the title: Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

**21. A book from the Goodreads Recommendations page: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin

**22. The first book in a new to you series *Eon by Alison Goodman

23. The next book in a series you are reading: Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner

24. A “between the numbers” book of a series (0.5, 1,5, 2.5, etc.): In Time by Alexandra Bracken

**25. A book whose main character is in a profession that interests you: How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

 **26. A book everyone is talking about: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

**27. A book with a beautiful title (in your own opinion): Girl of Fire and Thorns By Rae Carson

**28. A biography, autobiography, or memoir: Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff

**29. A book by an author who writes under more than one name: The Escapement of Blackledge by Melody Ellsworth

**30. A fairytale from a culture other than your own: Ember by Bettie Sharpe

31. A work of young adult fiction: The Boy Who Lost Fairyland by Catherynne Valente

32. A historical fiction book: Ridiculous by D.L. Carter

**33. The 16th book on your TBR: Feral Nights by Cynthia Leitich Smith

34. A book about mental illness: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simison

**35. An award winning book: Sunshine by Robin McKinley

**36. An identity book – a book about a different culture, religion or sexual orientation: The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev

**37. A book that you’ve seen the movie of but haven’t read: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

38. A book about an anti hero: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury

**39. A previous suggestion that did not make it into the list: Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

**40. A novella from your favorite genre: The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland—For A Little While by Catherynne Valente

**41. A book about a major world event (fiction or non-fiction): Just One Damn Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor

**42. A top 100 fantasy novel: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

43. A book about a thing that goes bump in the night: Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray

**44. A book you’re embarrassed to read in public: Of Silk and Steam by Bec McMaster

47. A book with a type of food/drink in the title: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

48. A dystopia: The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

**45. A book related to a hobby or passion you have: Zen and the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

**46. A crime story: The Water Room by Christopher Fowler

**49. A book with a great opening line The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

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**51. A short story from a well-known author: The Very Best of Charles de Lint by Charles de Lint

52. A book published in 2016: The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home by Catherynne Valente

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