2016 in Books

First things first

Sorry for the long gap! My bestie was in town and I spent a busy 3 days with her (more on this in a later post). I was busy eating out, talking, and shopping and got no time to blog 🙂


And now, getting back to the topic at hand…


We are mid-way through 2016 – what better time to do a recon on where we are on our goals for the year?

So, on my favorite subject – books. I am ecstatic to find that I’m averaging one book a week. Here are my 27 till now –


Act like a lady, think like a man – Steve Harvey
Love Yourself – Kamal Ravikant
The Success Principles – Jack Canfield
Hero – Rhonda Byrne
Change your life in 7 days – Paul McKenna
Reflections of a Man – Amari Soul


The Palace of Illusions – Chitra Banerjee Devakaruni
Perfect Peace – Daniel Black
The Perks of being a Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty
The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
Oleander Girl – Chitra Banerjee Devakaruni
The Class – Erich Segal
The Clash of the Kings (Game of Thrones #2) – George R. R. Martin
The Kitchen God’s Wife – Amy Tan
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings #1) – J. R. R. Tolkien
A Prayer for Owen Meany – John Irving (Review here)
The Trial – Franz Kafka

My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult
Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty
A Million Little Pieces – James Frey
The Slap – Christos Tsiolkas
Garden Spells (Waverley Family #1)- Sarah Addison Allen
Midwives – Chris Bohjalian
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
Me Before You – Jojo Moyes (currently reading)


 #Goals2016 #Booknerd #ABookAWeek

I would love to discuss any/all of these books with you – give me a shoutout 🙂
How many books have you read this year? Anything you want to recommend based on my list? Let me know!

11 Comments Add yours

  1. tejasvimys says:

    Here’s a tip for you to read 2x faster :
    Download the audiobook.
    Then start reading the book along with the audio.
    The advantages you ask?
    One. You’ll comprehend more ; as it’s similar to watching a video along with audio.
    Two. You can eliminate distractions. And you can finish the book faster. Play the audio at 1.5x or 2x speed.
    Thank me later. Haha 😆

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    1. Oh really?? Definitely gotta try 😀
      Thanks a ton

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      1. tejasvimys says:

        Aah yes, my pleasure!


  2. harshthakar002 says:

    I read a fair few of these. What did you think of “My Sister’s Keeper”?

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    1. I loved it! Very interesting. Have you read any others by Jodi Picoult?

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      1. harshthakar002 says:

        No. Just that one. But I want to!

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      2. Read ‘House Rules’. I absolutely loved it.


  3. aubreyleaman says:

    I absolutely love The Catcher in the Rye! I’ve also been meaning to read The Perks of Being a Wallflower…

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    1. I loved it too!
      I found The Perks of Being a Wallflower to be okay – I had higher expectations from it :\

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