My Year in Books and 5* Reads


I haven’t read anywhere near the number of books this year that I wanted too.  I haven’t even managed to reach my revised revised revised target number.  I put this down to starting a new job which has been quite stressful and getting involved in an online business with a friend which will launch early 2017 so unfortunately my books and blogging took a back seat 😦

Out of the 54 books I read this year I gave six books a 5* rating on Goodreads….6!! I don’t know if this makes me a harsh marker or just plain disappointed.  Anyway, my six 5* books read this year were:

See How They Run by Tom Bale – read April 2016

The Storied Life of A.J Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin – read July 2016

The Racketeer by John Grisham – read August 2016

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult – read September 2016

Recipe for Life; The Autobiography by Mary Berry – read September 2016

A Place called Winter by Patrick Gale – read November 2016 (review outstanding – bad blogger!)

Could you pick just ONE book as your standout read for 2016?



15 thoughts on “My Year in Books and 5* Reads

  1. alilovesbooks says:

    54 definitely sounds like a reasonable number to me. It gives you more time to enjoy them and 6 five star reads sounds about right. While I haven’t read any of them you do have some of my favourite authors so I will no doubt get there eventually.

    I hope all goes well for you in 2017 in terms of job, business and fitting lots of reading in 🙂

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  2. Claire | Art and Soul says:

    6 isn’t harsh at all, particularly if you read a lot of things which were 4 stars 🙂
    Hopefully once the new business launches and work becomes more routine (space for you to laugh here), you’ll have a bit more time for reading. Or you’ll have to go into audiobooks so you can “read” which getting other things done!

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    • Lindsay | Bookboodle says:

      Yeah I read a lot of 4* but then when I looked back, I did wonder why I didn’t push them to 5* and I did question some of my 5* – I suppose it’s all based on how you feel at the time.
      Hoping things will start progressing business wise soon so we can push on…fingers crossed!

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