books read in 2016

These are all the fun books (i.e. not for school or exams) that I have read this year. As much as I love YA, I think my goal for next year is to go a little heavier on the literary fiction and lighter on the YA horror. My favorites include the Ferrante series, How to Hang a Witch and of course, the Betsy Tacy Series, one of my very favorites. 

1 My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante 

2 The Story of a New Name, Ferrante 

3. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante 

4 The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante 

5 Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

6 Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch 

7 How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather 

8 Wake the Hollow by Gabby Triana 

9 Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home Emily Schuman 

10 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

11 Between the Spark and the Burn by April Genevieve Tucholke

12 Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics 

13 What the Dead Want by Norah Olson 

14 My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick 

15 The Season by Jonah Lisa Dyer 

16 Creative You by David Goldstein 

17 The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone 

18 Adorkable by Cookie O'Gorrman

19 The Ultimate Morning Routine

20 A Magic Dark and Bright by Jenny Adams Perinovic 

21 How to Love Waking Up by Sam Uyama 

22 Wanderlost by Jen Malone 

23 What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

24 You Are Here by Jennifer Smith 

25 One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank 

26 Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson 

27 Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson 

28 Eligible by Curtis Sittenfield 

29 The Statistical Probability of Falling in Love by Jennifer E. Smith 

30 The Betsy Tacy Treasury by Maude Hart Lovelace

31 Emily of Deep Valley by MAude Hart Lovelace

32 Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morill 

33 Grace Not Perfection by Emily Ley

34 How to Be a Person in the World by Heather Havrilesky 

35 Celebrate by Lauren Conrad

36 Evicted: Poverty and Property in an American City by Matthew Desmond 

37 Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson 

38 Heaven to Betsy by Maud Hart Lovelace

39 Betsy in Spite of Herself by Maud Hart Lovelace

40 Betsy was a junior by Maud Hart Lovelace

41 Betsy and Joe by Maud Hart Lovelace

42 Betsy and the Great World by Maud Hart Lovelace

43 Betsy’s Wedding by Maud Hart Lovelace

44 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child 

45 Another Brooklyn  by Jacqueline Woodson 

46. The Woman in the Walls by Amy Lukavics

47. Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

48. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 

49. Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

50. Pardon My French by Cathy Hapka

51. The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace

52. Landline by Rainbow Rowell 


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