Updated December 31, 2016

So, in 2016, I really didn't read many books.
I read 138 in 2015 and just 104 in 2016. Normally I read over 200 a year.

My only explanation is I lost my job in 2015 and was out of work for 8 months.
Hence you'd think I read a lot.
But really I spent a lot of time trying to sell things to keep myself afloat.

I did finally get a job this year but I'm still trying to sell things so I can pay tuition for my son.
So, I don't really read for 2 hours after I get in bed like I used to do.

Also, now that I don't work nights, on my days off, I don't stay up all night listening to an audio book.
So that cuts down on what I read too.

Here is what I read in 2016:

I read only 104 books in 2016. Click here to see them.
I read only 138 books in 2015. Click here to see them.
I read 218 books in 2014. Click here to see them.
I read 218 books in 2013. Click here to see them.
I read 265 books in 2012! Click here to see them.
I read over 260 books in 2011! Click here to see them.
I only read 146 books in 2010. Click here to see them.
I read 208 books in 2009. Click here to see them.
I read 100 books in 2008. Click here to see them.
I read 89 books in 2007. Click here to see them.
I read 145 books in 2006. Click here to see them.



Books finished:
Books in red are the best books I've read this year.

Print books I read Audio books I listened to
1. The Jew Store - Stella Suberman -
2. Miss Pickerell Goes To Mars - Ellen MacGregor
3. Where All Light Tends To Go - David Joy 4. Dollbaby - Laura L. McNeal
5. Lila - Marilynne Robinson 6. Handle With Care - Jodi Picoult
7. The Longest Night - Andria Williams 8. Cancel the Wedding - Carolyn T. Dingman (finished 2-2-16)
9. The rest of us: the rise of America's eastern European Jews - Stephen Birmingham
10. We Are the Ants - Shaun David Hutchinson 11. Home Safe - Elizabeth Berg
12. Secret Daughter - Kelly Rimmer
13. Miss Pickerell and the Geiger Counter - Ellen MacGregor
14. Alice + Freda forever : a murder in Memphis - Alexis Coe 15. The Whiskey Rebels - David Liss
16. Damaged - Cathy Glass 17. The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty (finished 3-1-16) -
18. Gilead - Marilynne Robinson 19. Loot - Aaron Elkins
20. Wreckage - Emily Bleeker
21. Miss Pickerell Goes Undersea - Ellen MacGregor 22. Paper Love - Sarah Wildman
23. Midnight Sun - Elwood Reid
24. Brain - Dermot Davis
25. Girl in the Cellar - Allan Hall
26. When I Found You - Catherine Ryan Hyde 27. The Whispering Trees (The Thickety Book 2) - J.A. White (I couldn't get into book 2 as well as book 1)
28. Whipping boy : the forty-year search for my twelve-year-old bully - Allen Kurzweil 29. Every Fifteen Minutes - Lisa Scottoline
30. Miss Pickerell Goes To The Arctic - Ellen MacGregor
31. Call Me Princess - Sara Blaedel
32. Miss Pickerell Goes On a dig - Ellen MacGregor (finished 4-3-16) 33. Flory - Flory A. VanBeek
34. The Case of the Missing Moonstone - Jordan Stratford
35. The Widow's War - Sally Gunning
36. She Effin' Hates me - Scarlett Savage 37. The Apothecary - Maile Meloy
38. Safe With me - Amy Hatvany
39. Yellow Brick War - Danielle Paige
40. When Crickets Cry - Charles Martin 41. Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter - Tom Franklin
42. Such Good Girls - R.D. Rosen 43. Dollar Daze - Karin Gillespie
44. The Girl From Charnelle - K.L. Cook
45. The first Time She Drowned - Kerry Kletter
46. The sparrow Sisters - Ellen Herrick
47. Miss Pickerell Goes To The Moon - Ellen MacGregor
48. Where The Stars Still Shine - Trish Doller
This book was so good I read the entire thing in less than 24 hours
49. Every Last Word - Tamara Ireland Stone (free on audiobooksync.com until June 1)
50. Zeroes - Scott Westerfeld (free on rivetedlit.com until June 10)
51. The Summer I Turned Pretty - Jenny Han 52. Find Her - Lisa Gardner
53. The Misbegotten Son (The True Story of Arthur J. Shawcross) - Jack Olsen
54. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire Saenz
55. In Between - Jenny B. Jones
56. The Darkest Corners - Kara Thomas 57. Commeth The Hour - Jeffrey Archer
58. They Disappeared - Rick Mofina
59. Play Me Backwards - Adam Selzer
60. The Light of Hidden Flowers - Jennifer Handford -
61. She Can Run - Melinda Leigh
62. The Drowning Season - Alice Hoffman
63. Another Summer - Georgia Bockoven (finished 7-6-16 in the pool)
64. Miss Pickerell and the Weather Satellite - Ellen MacGregor and Dora Pantell
65. Born Survivors - Wendy Holden
66. Where They Found Her - Kimberly McCreight
67. This Is How I Find Her - Sara Polsky 68. Holidays in Heck
69. Red Scarf Girl - Ji-li Jiang
70. Belle - Paula Byrne
71. The Japanese Lover - Isabelle Alende 72. Island Beneath the Sea - Isabelle Alende (audio book) (finished 7-29-16)
73. Trespassers - Laura Z. Hobson (finished 7-30-16)
74. Trouble in July - Erskine Caldwell 75. Zero Day - David Baldacci
76. The Evening Spider - Emily Arsenault 77. Woman With a Secret - Sophie Hannah
78. A Rural Affair - Catherine Alliott
79. Those Who Save Us - Jenna Blum
80. Forty To Life - Dave Jackson
81. Adventures in Funeral Crashing - Milda Harris (digital book on my phone)
82. Grounded (Windy City Neighbors Book 1) - Dave and Neta Jackson
83. The Beach House - Georgia Bockoven
84. Like Dandelion Dust - Karen Kingsbury
85. Order of the Wicked - Danielle Paige
86. The Throwaway Children - Diney Costeloe
87. I Am Hutterite - Mary-Ann Kirby
88. Once We Were Brothers - Ronald H. Balson
Quite possibly the best book I've read all year
89. Painted Dresses - Patricia Hickman
90. Rena's Promise - Rena Kornreich Gelissen
91. The Last Jew in Treblinka - Chil Rajchman
92. The Seven Sisters - Lucinda Riley (finished 10-7-16)
93. The Girl From the Train - Irma Joubert 94. Geek Girl - Holly Smale
95. Regarding Anna - Florence Osmund
96. The Water and the Stone
97. Five Quarters of the Orange - Joanne Harris
98. The Housewife Assassin's Handbook - Josie Brown(finished 10-30-16) 99. Heart Trouble - Mary Kay Andrews
100. Son of a Grifter - Kent Walker
I kept staying up late to read this book!
101. The Storm Sister (Ally's Story) - Lucinda Riley
This was a very good book. I can't wait to read book 3!
102. Jack and Rochelle - Jack Sutin
103. Beautiful - Amy Reed
104. Helter Skelter -


Books I didn't finish because I didn't like them:
My Brilliant Friend - Elena Ferrante