I felt like 2016 swept time from right beneath my feet, leaving little to no time to sit and read the amount of books I was hoping to across the 12 months. 2016 in general went extremely quick didn't it? I didn't again complete the challenge I had set for myself during this year, however I'm hoping 2017 will be a more successful year with reading. I've already read one book I planned to read in 2017 completed during the festive period so I will be sharing a more in depth review of that in the New Year. 

Inspired by What Lauren Did Today's post, 23 Books I Read in 2016 I wanted to do an overview of the books I've read in 2016 too because it looks like good fun to chat about! I'm also hoping it'll give me some kinda motivation. Below are the 16 Books I Read in 2016.

1. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs ★★
2. Scott Pilgrim #1 (Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life) by Bryan Lee O'Malley  ★★☆☆
3. Scott Pilgrim #2 (Scott Pilgrim Vs The World) by Bryan Lee O'Malley ★★☆☆
4. Mind Your Head by Juno Dawson ★★★
5. The Last Act of Love by Cathy Rentzenbrink ★★★

6. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time ★★☆☆
7.  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Pt.1 & 2 by J.K.Rowling ★★★
8. Matilda by Roald Dahl. ★★★★
9. Letters to my Fanny by Cherry Healey ★★★★★
10. Yes Please! by Amy Poehler ★★★★

11. The BFG by Roald Dahl ★★★★
12. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness ★★★★
13. The Innocent Killer; A True Story of a Wrongful Conviction and it's Astonishing Aftermath by Michael Griesbach ★★☆☆

14. The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking ★★★★★
15. The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins ★★★★★
16. My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst ★★★★★



I definitely found some books particularly difficult to engage into and complete, I don't know whether I will give these a go again in 2017 or whether I will leave them gathering dust on my shelf. This year I made full use of my local libraries and definitely found myself loaning out more books than I was buying them which definitely helped my motivation in completing more books. The two books that definitely come to  mind when I think about those I didn't manage to complete are;

Room by Emma Donoghue
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs 

I just couldn't enjoy them as much as I had hoped, even with enjoying the first book in the series written by Ransom Riggs. I think I will be definitely giving it another go in the new year as I feel like it has the potential to be a good read. A lot of people agreed with me on Room, I felt like I couldn't grasp the storyline and was just getting bored from what I was reading.

With that in mind tomorrow I will share the first 30 Books I want to read in 2017, let's hope it's a more productive reading year than 2016!

thanks for reading,