2016 Reading

As you can see from this list, I read a lot of fiction this year, particularly fantasy novels (the entire ‘Wheel of Time’ series and started ‘Game of Thrones’). The Luminaries was an excellent book that had been sitting on my shelf for over a year before I was game to dive into such a thick tome.
For non-fiction, the self-help books ranged from complete garbage (‘Choose Yourself’ by James Altucher and ‘The Desire Map’ by Danielle LaPorte) through to outstanding (‘Quiet’ by Susan Cain). The Case For Working With Your Hands by Matthew Crawford was an interesting book, I didn’t completely agree with his viewpoint some of the time but it was good food for thought. The book about Amy Carmichael by Sam Wellman was a really good biography of her life, Amy Carmichael is someone I’ve admired for a long time, her faith is true inspiration.

  1. The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan. (Wheel of Time book 1)
  2. The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan. (Wheel of Time book 2)
  3. The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan. (Wheel of Time book 3)
  4. The Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan. (Wheel of Time book 4) Finished 4 April 2016
  5. The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan. (Wheel of Time book 5) Finished 11 April 2016
  6. Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan. (Wheel of Time book 6) Finished 19 April 2016
  7. A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan. (Wheel of Time book 7) Finished 1 May 2016
  8. The Path of Daggers by Robert Jordan. (Wheel of Time book 8) Finished 7 May 2016
  9. Winter’s Heart by Robert Jordan. (Wheel of Time book 9) Finished 14 May 2016
  10. Crossroads of Twilight by Robert Jordan. (Wheel of Time book 10) Finished 19 May 2016
  11. Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan. (Wheel of Time book 11) Finished 29 May 2016
  12. The Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan. (Wheel of Time book 12) Finished 7 June 2016
  13. Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan. (Wheel of Time book 13) Finished 13 June 2016
  14. A Memory of Light By Robert Jordan. (Wheel of Time book 14) Finished 19 June 2016
  15. Fatal if Swallowed: Reclaiming Creativity & Hope by Joan Leaf. Finished 21 April ★ ★
  16. Improve Your Handwriting by Rosemary Sassoon. Finished 22 April 2016 ★ ★ ★ ★
  17. Condition Black by Gerald Seymour. Finished 7 January 2016  ★ ★ ★
  18. Animal Farm by George Orwell. Finished 13 January 2015  ★ ★ ★ ★
  19. Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa TerKeurst. Finished 12 July 2016  ★ ★ ★
  20. Amy Carmichael: Selfless Servant of India by Sam Wellman. Finished 20 April 2016  ★ ★ ★ ★
  21. The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte. Finished 27 January 2016
  22. Wrestling with Our Inner Angels by Nancy Kehoe. Finished 17 February 2016 ★ ★ ★
  23. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Finished 30 June 2016  ★ ★ ★
  24. Jesus and Money by Ben Witherington. Finished 26 January 2016  ★ ★ ★
  25. Mastery by Robert Greene. Finished 4 February 2016  ★ ★ ★ ★
  26. How to Sharpen Pencils by David Rees. Finished 11 July 2016. First part was mildly interesting but degenerated into rubbish in the second half of the book.  ★ ★
  27. Quiet by Susan Cain. Finished 3 February 2016  ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  28. How to Live on 24 hours a Day by Arnold Bennett. 1/10 Finished 21 April 2016. A very condescending book with little to no relevance to real life in the 21st century.
  29. Keep It Real: Everything You Need to Know About Researching and Writing Creative Nonfiction by Lee Gutkind (Editor).  ★ ★ ★ ★
  30. Choose Yourself by James Altucher Finished 8 August 2016. A crap book, junk advice.
  31. Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success by K.M.Weiland. finished 30 August 2016
  32. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery. (Kindle edition) Finished 4 September 2016  ★ ★ ★
  33. Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington.
    ISBN 9780702233555, Finished 10 September 2016  ★ ★ ★
  34. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. Finished 8 October 2016  ★ ★ ★ ★
  35. Libriomancer by Jim C. Hines. (Kindle edition) Finished 31 October 2016  ★ ★ ★
  36. Mind Games by Carolyn Crane. (Kindle edition) Finished 4 November 2016  ★ ★
  37. Isle of Destiny by Kenneth C. Flint. (ISBN 0 553 27544 5), Finished 18 November 2016  ★ ★
  38. The Elder Gods by David & Leigh Eddings. (ISBN 978 0 00 715760 0) Finished 21 November 2016  ★ ★
  39. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. (Kindle edition) Finished 2 December 2016  ★ ★ ★ ★
  40. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin. (Kindle edition) Finished 14 December 2016  ★ ★ ★ ★
  41. Why Holiness Matters by Tyler Braun. (Kindle edition) Finished 18 December 2016  ★ ★
  42. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin. (Kindle edition) Finished 14 December 2016  ★ ★ ★ ★

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