In 2015 I wasn’t reading much, and I didn’t like that. I’ve always enjoyed reading, but at the end of a busy day, it was just easier to turn on netflix while I was falling asleep. Reading more books was on my someday, maybe list, and I just never got around to it.

So, in 2016, I made it a goal to read 100 books….I decided that a really big goal would be the best way for me, personally, to feel inspired to read more. And now I’m officially back in the reading game! Here’s a list of every book I read in 2016. Click here to keep up with my 2017 book list!

indicates my favorite books of the year.

** indicates the books I listened to as an audiobook.


*The Martian by Andy Weir

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander

* The Paris Wife by Paula McLain **

*A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future by Daniel H. Pink


The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley **

Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? by Philip Yancey

*Brooklyn by Colm Tobín


The Royal We by Heather Cocks

*Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

The Taming of the Queen by Philippa Gregory

*Room by Emma Donoghue

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table by Shauna Niequist

Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin **

After You by Jojo Moyes

*Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin

Something Blue by Emily Griffin

*Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell **


*Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham **

*The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins **

Landline by Rainbow Rowell **

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

The Secrets of Midwives by Sally Hepworth

The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand **

One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

*My Life in France by Julia Child

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty


*Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn **

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

*Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Condo

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin


Where Water Comes Together With Other Water by Raymond Carver

Catalog of Unbashed Gratitude by Ross Gay

*The Great Fires by Jack Gilbert

Song by Brigit Pegeen Kelly

The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand **

*The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

*Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes **

Reclaiming Conversation by Sherry Turtle


*Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari **

Keep Me Posted by Liza Beazley

The Resilient Investor by Hal Brill

The Sweet Life in Paris by David Lebovitz

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion **

*Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan

Peal: Poems by Bruce Bond


Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin

  All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner **

*Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes **

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith **

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai *

*Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

*Rising Strong by Brené Brown **

 Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand **


What the Most Successful People Do Before Breafast by Laura Vanderkam **

 *A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold

Paris Street Style by Isabelle Thomas

*A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith

 A Mile Wide by Brandon Hatmaker

 The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

*The Assistants by Camille Perri

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh **


*Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan **

*When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi **

The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

*Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon


 Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand **

*The Wangs Vs The World by Jade Chang

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Alice and Oliver by Charles Bock **

Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam

*Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson **

*Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller

A Gambler’s Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson **

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande


*Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

*Walk Through Walls: A Memoir by Marina Ambramovic

Compass Rose by Arthur Sze

You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell **

Riding Westward by Carl Phillips

The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson **

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld