2016 Reading List

Last year was a little disappointing as far as reading goes, as I fell 6 books short of my 75 target. Once more I have set 75 as my reading target and am hopeful I can reach this total, or beyond. I’m also hoping that this will be a more settled year than last year and that I will have more opportunities to read the books I really want to. The following is a list of my completed books for 2016:

  1. Undermajordomo Minor – Patrick deWitt (January 2)
  2. All-Star Superman, Vol. 1 – Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely (January 2)
  3. Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope, and Repair – Anne Lamott (January 7)
  4. The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro (January 27)
  5. On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts (Little Black Classics #04) – Thomas de Quincey (January 31)
  6. Essex County Vol. 1: Tales from the Farm – Jeff Lemire (February 19)
  7. The Murder of King Tut – James Patterson, Alex Irvine, Ron Randall, Darwyn Cooke, Christopher Mitten, Martin Dugard (February 23)
  8. Essex County Vol. 2: Ghost Stories – Jeff Lemire (February 24)
  9. Love Wins: A Book About Heaven, Hell, and the Fate of Every Person Who Ever Lived – Rob Bell (February 28)
  10. Great Falls – Steve Watkins (February 29)
  11. Essex County Vol. 3: The Country Nurse – Jeff Lemire (March 4)
  12. A Study in Charlotte – Brittany Cavallaro (March 21)
  13. Finding Our Sacred Center: A Journey to Inner Peace – Henri J.M. Nouwen (April 12)
  14. Seconds – Bryan Lee O’Malley (April 19)
  15. Farmer Giles of Ham – J.R.R. Tolkien (May 2)
  16. Drops Like Stars: A Few Thoughts on Creativity and Suffering – Rob Bell (May 2)
  17. The Wages of Sin – Nancy Allen (May 11)
  18. True Serenity – Thomas à Kempis, John J. Kirvan (Editor) (May 11)
  19. Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1 – Jason Sizemore (Editor), Lesley Conner (Editor) (May 11)
  20. Aphorisms on Love and Hate (Little Black Classics #05) – Friedrich Nietzsche (May 29)
  21. Firelight (Amulet #7) – Kazu Kibuishi (July 1)
  22. The Webster Grove Series (Webster Grove #1-5) – Tracie Puckett (July 13)
  23. Trillium – Jeff Lemire (July 20)
  24. Peace of Heart – Francis of Assisi, John J. Kirvan (Editor) (July 22)
  25. The Underwater Welder – Jeff Lemire (July 23)
  26. Out of Solitude: Three Meditations on the Christian Life
    – Henri J.M. Nouwen (July 23)
  27. Out of the Storm (Beacons of Hope .5) – Jody Hedlund (July 29)
  28. My Best Friend’s Exorcism – Grady Hendrix (August 1)
  29. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter #8) – J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne,  (August 5)
  30. Traffic (Little Black Classics #06) – John Ruskin (August 6)
  31. Journey to Love: Marie’s Journey, 1901 (Orphan Journeys #1) – Amanda Tero (August 13)
  32. Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All – Jonas Jonasson (August 16)
  33. Mangled Hearts (Scarred Hearts #1)  Felicia Tatum (August 22)
  34. Entangled Souls (Scarred Hearts #1.5) – Felicia Tatum (August 27)
  35. Wailing Ghosts (Little Black Classics #07) – Pu Songling (August 28)
  36. Someone Cared – Rob Birks (September 1)
  37. The Mark-2 Wife – William Trevor (September 2)
  38. The Magic Finger – Roald Dahl (September 13)
  39. The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me – Roald Dahl (September 13)
  40. The Return of Kris Kringle – Caroline Mickelson (September 15)
  41. Imperfect Love – Rebecca Talley (October 5)
  42. Best Kind of Love: A Reunion Romance Novella – Rebecca Talley (October 11)
  43. Double Crossed: A Spies and Thieves Story – Ally Carter (October 14)
  44. My Very Best Friend – Cathy Lamb (November 8)
  45. Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2016 – The Irish Jesuits (November 24)
  46. The Last Day of Captain Lincoln – EXO Books (November 29)
  47. Color Me Crazy (Annie Addison Mystery #1) – Molly Dox (November 30)
  48. The North Pole Prize – Caroline Mickelson (December 3)
  49. Julia’s Chocolates – Cathy Lamb (December 9)
  50. Twelve Days of Christmas – Debbie Macomber (December 14)
  51. Miss Kane’s Christmas – Caroline Mickelson (December 20)
  52. Pastels and Jingle Bells – Christine S. Feldman (December 29)
  53. Beyond Loneliness: The Gift of God’s Friendship – Trevor Hudson (December 31)
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