My Book Year 2016 – All The Books I Read In 2016

It is the end of the year, and time for a recap of all the books I read in 2016. I read a total of 53 books. I can’t believe I read over 50 books this year, that is a lot for me. In the beginning of the year I put 40 books on my Goodreads challenge, but halfway through the year I was so much ahead of my goal that I changed it to 50 books. I read some long books, and some short books. I read some really great books, and some not so great books. I’m really happy and satisfied with my reading year.

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 Star Ratings


All The Books I Read In 2016

1.Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys – 5 stars

2.Never Never (Never Never #1) by Colleen Hoover – 3 stars

3.Never Never: Part Two (Never Never #2) by Colleen Hoover – 3 stars

4.Never Never: Part Three (Never Never #3) by Colleen Hoover – 3 stars

5.I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson – 4 stars

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6.The Girl in 6E (Deanna Madden #1) by A.R. Torre – 3 stars

7.Psycho (Psycho #1) by Robert Bloch – 4 stars

8.Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer – 5 stars

9.The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black – 2 stars

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10.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling – 5 stars

11.Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson – 3 stars

12.Trollbundet (Sagaen om Isfolket #1) by Margit Sandemo – 3.5 stars

13.Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – 5 stars

14.The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh – 2.5 stars

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15.The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1) by Lemony Snicket – 4 stars

16.The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events #2) by Lemony Snicket – 4 stars

17.Vicious (Vicious #1) by V.E. Schwab – 4 stars

18.Carry On by Rainbow Rowell – 4 stars

19.Me Before You (Me Before You #1) by Jojo Moyes – 3 stars

20.City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare – 3 stars

21.Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert – 4 stars

22.The Good Girl by Mary Kubica – 1 star

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23.Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown – 4 stars

24.We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver – 4 stars

25.Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – 5 stars

26.The Moorigad Dragon (Age of the Hybrid #1) by Debra Kristi – 1 star

27.The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events #3) by Lemony Snicket – 4 stars


28.More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera – 5 stars

29.Zenith (The Androma Saga #1) by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings – 1.5 stars

30.The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski – 4 stars

31.Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles #1) by Anne Rice – 2 stars

32.Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – 5 stars

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33.Golden Son (Red Rising #2) by Pierce Brown – 4 stars

34.The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski – 4.5 stars

35.Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two (Harry Potter #8) by John Tiffan & Jack Thorne & J.K. Rowling – 3 stars

36.The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy #3) by Marie Rutkoski – 4 stars

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37.Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon – 3 stars

38.The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan – 4 stars

39.Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar – 4 stars

40.The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard #1) by Scott Lynch – 5 stars

41.The Butterfly GardenThe Butterfly Garden (The Collector Trilogy #1) by Dot Hutchison –  2 stars

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42.You (You #1) by Caroline Kepnes – 4 stars

43.A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness – 3 stars

44.Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #2) by Ransom Riggs – 3 stars

45.Digital Idols by Jon Frater – 1 star

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46.The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) by Rick Riordan – 4 stars

47.Heksejakten (Sagaen om Isfolket #2) by Margit Sandemo – 2 stars

48.Tatiana and Alexander (The Bronze Horseman #2) by Paullina Simons – 4 stars

49.Red Seas Under Red Skies (Gentleman Bastard #2) by Scott Lynch – 4 stars

50.The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials #1) by Philip Pullman – 3 stars


51.The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily (Dash & Lily #2) by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan – 3 stars

52.Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – 2.5 stars

53.What Light by Jay Asher – 2 stars


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❤ -Rakel

-How Many Books Did You Read This Year? And What was Your Favorite Book?

Big Books I Read In 2016

Earlier this year I published this post: 2016 The year of big books. The post was about all the big books I wanted to read in 2016. Big books is books with over 500 pages.

I thought it would be fun to make a new list, now that we are at the end of the year. To see all the big books I read this year, and which of the books from the old list I read.

Books On The Old List:

Weird that every book I didn’t read have blue covers.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon – 896 pages READ

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – 600 pages READ

Tatiana And Alexander by Paullina Simons – 559 pages READ

Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare  – 698 pages

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson – 541 pages

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers  – 518 pages

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – 662 pages

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling – 734 pages READ

The Bane Chronicle by Cassandra Clare – 507 pages

All The Big Books I Read in 2016:

Winter by Marissa Meyer

832 pages – 5 stars5stjerner

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

518 pages – 4 stars4stjerner

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

725 pages – 3 stars3stjerner

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – REVIEW

600 pages – 5 stars+5stjerner

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon  

896 pages – 3 stars3stjerner

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch – REVIEW

500 pages – 5+ stars5stjerner

Tatiana and Alexander by Paullina Simons – REVIEW 

559 pages – 4.5 stars 4-5stjerner

Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch – REVIEW COMING

558 pages – 4 stars 4stjerner

Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

608 pages – 4.5 stars 4-5stjerner

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling 

734 pages – 5 stars5stjerner

❤ -Rakel

-What Is The Biggest Book You Have Read This Year?

November 2016 Monthly Wrap Up

It’s this time of the month again. November is gone and December is upon us. I have to say it has been a weird month. A lot of things has happened, especially in the beginning. My parents was on a trip to China, I celebrated my birthday, Donald Trump became the president of the US, my grandfather died and I got a new cousin. All of this happened in just one week!

Now I’m looking forward to December and Christmas. I have a lot of fun things planned for this month. We have started decorating the house for Christmas, with Christmas stars in the windows and winter curtains in the living room.

My reading month: It has been a good reading month for me, I have finished reading 4 books. It feels like I have read more than I have, probably because I’m halfway through some books that I’ll continue reading in December. I have also participated in a 2 week long readathon. You can read about the Tome Topple readathon HERE.

Digital Idols by Jon Frater

I didn’t like this book. The main problem was the writing, it was just not for me. You can read my review of the book HERE. Rating: 1.5 stars


The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

Book 2 in The Percy Jackson and the Olympians series

I love the second book in this series. It was very short, but fun to read. We get to know Percy and the world of the Olympians even more in this book. I really like the mythology aspects of the world, I think it is fun and creative. Can’t wait to read book 3. Rating: 4 stars


Heksejakten by Margit Sandemo

Book 2 in Sagaen om Isfolket series

I read about 70% of this book 10 months ago. I just wanted to finish it to get it out of my currently reading shelf. I don’t think I’ll be continuing with this series, maybe I’ll pick it up again in a couple of years. You can find the books for free on Nasjonalbiblioteket (in Norwegian). Rating: 2 stars


Tatiana and Alexander by Paullina Simons

Book 2 in the Bronze Horseman series

I really liked this book. It is beautifully written, and the story is so addicting and heartbreaking to read. This book made me so emotional and I had a knot in my stomach throughout the whole book. If you like historical fiction set in world war 2 with romance, I highly recommend this series. Rating: 4 stars




❤ -Rakel

-What did you read this month?

2016 The year of big books

I feel like 2016 is going to be the year of big books. This is a list of big books that i want to read in 2016. For me, big books is books that is over 500 pages long. 

Big books I have read so far in 2016:

  • Carry on – 528 pages: I feel that this book was not that long, but it is over 500 pages. It was an easy fun read.
  • Winter – 824 pages: This is the longest book I have read so far this year. And I loved it.
  • City of heavenly fire – 725 pages: I finished this book, but it took me months because I was in a reading slump.


Big books I really want to read in 2016:

  • Outlander – 896 pages: I’m currently reading this book. I’m really enjoying it.
  • Illuminae – 599 pages: I really want to read this book as soon as possible. It looks so interesting.
  • Tatiana and Alexander – 559 pages: I want to read this book this summer. It will be on my TBR for July.
  • Lady midnight – 698 pages: I want to read this some time in the fall.
  • Mistborn The Final Empire – 541 pages: I also want to read this in the fall.
  • The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet – 518 pages: I also want to read this in the fall.


Big books I might not manage to read in 2016:

  • The name of the wind – 662 pages: I have this book on the list. Because it has been sitting on my shelves for so long. And everybody says it is amazing.
  • Harry potter and the goblet of fire – 734 pages: This will be a reread for me. I want to read at least one or two HP books every year. I read nr. 3 earlier this year.
  • The bane chronicle – 507 pages: This is a collection of eleven short stories. Maybe I’ll read a few of the short stories in 2016 and the rest in 2017.

June Reads – TBR


1) Finish Read Rising by Pierce Brown

I want to finish reading this book. It is a science Fiction and Dystopian Young Adult book. In the future where the world is not like it is today. And people are living in strict social casts.

Norsk: Rød Revolt

Jeg vil lese ferdig denne boka. Det er en science Fiction og dystopisk bok. Handlingen er i fremtiden der verden ikke er som den er i dag. Og mennesker lever i et strengt samfunn bygd på et kastesamfunn.



2) Golden Son and Morning Star by Pierce Brown

Book two and three in the Red Rising trilogy. I don’t know if i will finish reading both of these books in June. But I hope to finish book 2.

Norsk: Den Gyldne Sønn

Bok to og tre Rød Revolt trilogien. Jeg vet ikke om jeg kommer til å lese ferdig begge bøkene i juni. Men jeg håper på å lese ferdig bok 2.




3) We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

This is a book about a boy named Kevin, who murdered 9 people in his high school. The book is written in letter format from Kevin’s mom to his father. Two years after the terrible event.

This book sounds so interesting and dark.

Norsk: Vi må snakke om Kevin oversatt av Kjell Olaf Jensen

Boken handler om Kevin, en gutt som drepte 9 mennesker på sin videregående skole. Boken er skrevet i brevformat fra moren til Kevin til hans far. To år etter den forferdelig hendelsen.

Denne boka høres spennende og mørk ut.