2016 has been a year full of changes for me. The biggest one being a new job – or better said: my first “real” job.
Traveling on the train to reach my office every morning and every evening means losing a lot of time. But it also means that I can use that hour to do things I love, like reading!
I started 2016 setting my goal for the Goodreads (follow me) reading challenge: I wanted to read 50 books. This number was carefully chosen, in fact even if I wanted to read many books, I didn’t want to be disappointed if I couldn’t read as many. 50, then, seemed a good number: almost one book per week.
Did I manage to complete the challenge?
Well, you’ll have to wait until the end of this post to find out!
In the meantime, these are the books I rated with 5/5 stars and which I would definitely recommend (I will not include children’s books in this list)!
- “Illuminae” by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
- “Gemina” by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
- “Memoirs of an imaginary friend” by Matthew Dicks (in the UK, he publishes under the name Matthew Green)
- “Jamie e il suo mostro” by Marina Multari (only available in Italian) – Read my review in Italian here.
- “The help” by Kathryn Stockett
- “The old man who read love stories” by Luis Sepúlveda
- “Jonathan Livingston seagull” by Richard Bach
- “The sound of the world by heart” (out in the US on March. Original title: “Il suono del mondo a memoria“) by Giacomo Bevilacqua – Read my review in Italian here.
- “A Game of Thrones” by George R. R. Martin
And now: the big reveal…
I was able to read 63 books in 2016! Take a look at my reading challenge down below.
Which remarkable books did you read in 2016? Let me know in the comments!