Friday, 30 December 2016

My Year in Books: 2016

Here's a list of all the books I read this year. A couple were re-reads. The ones with a hyperlinked rating are the ones I reviewed, or at least wrote a couple of words about. I read more poetry this year than ever before.

I missed my Goodreads Challenge target by two books. I feel okay about it. 43 is still a whole lot! I have a couple of books on the go at the moment, I have many, many books still to be read and I'll still be an avid Goodreads user, but I just don't want reading to feel like a competition anymore.

Another thing I am working on right now is creating a book blog with my reviews, since people have - unsolicitedly! - told me they enjoy them. On a personal level, I would quite like to have my literary opinions in one place. Plus, I sometimes put a lot of care into the reviews and would like to own my content (basically, Amazon bought Goodreads and people have therefore expressly stopped posting reviews on the site).

  1. Joyce Carol Oates - Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang (4/5)
  2. Vanessa Veselka - Zazen (1/5)
  3. Chris Kraus - I Love Dick (5/5)
  4. Sarah Maria Griffin - Not Lost (4/5)
  5. Emma Donoghue - Landing (3/5)
  6. Jill Alexander Essbaum - Hausfrau (2/5)
  7. Margaret Atwood - The Penelopiad (4/5)
  8. Jane Smiley - The Greenlanders (2/5)
  9. Adam Green - Magazine (2/5)
  10. Heather O'Neill - Lullabies for Little Criminals (3/5)
  11. Brecht Evens - The Wrong Place (4/5)
  12. Thomas Morris - We Don't Know What We're Doing (4/5)
  13. Junot Diaz - This is How You Lose Her (3/5)
  14. Hanya Yanagihara - A Little Life (4/5)
  15. Serge Bouchard & Marie-Christine Lévesque - Elles ont fait l'Amérique: De remarquables oubliés (3/5)
  16. Barbi Marković - Superheldinnen (4/5)
  17. Boris Schumatsky - Die Trotzigen (1/5)
  18. Liz Climo - The Little World of Liz Climo (4/5)
  19. Dorothy Parker - The Collected Dorothy Parker (2/5)
  20. Dawn Foster - Lean Out (3/5)
  21. Maggie Nelson - The Argonauts (3/5)
  22. Sofia Banzhaf - Pony Castle (4/5)
  23. Nina Wagner - Fucking Good: Von Tinder, Online-Dates und wilden Nächten (2/5)
  24. Nelly Arcan - Folle (5/5)
  25. Rachel Kushner - The Strange Case of Rachel K. (3/5)
  26. Greg Zorko - Ghost in the Club (4/5)
  27. Sarah Sutterlin - I Wanted To Be The Knife (3/5)
  28. Amy Liptrot - The Outrun (3/5)
  29. Frankie Barnet - An Indoor Kind of Girl (4/5)
  30. Brad Casey - The Idiot on Fire (3/5)
  31. Guillaume Morissette - New Tab (4/5)
  32. Fernando Pessoa - The Book of Disquiet (3/5)
  33. Louise Erdrich - The Round House (2/5)
  34. Maude Veilleux - Last Call Les Murènes (3/5)
  35. Dorothy Baker - Cassandra at the Wedding (2/5)
  36. Stuart Braun - City of Exiles (4/5)
  37. Richard Siken - Crush (2/5)
  38. Lucy Sutcliffe - Girl on Girl (3/5)
  39. Roxane Gay - Bad Feminist (3/5)
  40. Meg Cabot - All American Girl (5/5)
  41. Anne-Marie Beaudoin-Bégin - La langue rapaillée, combattre l'insécurité linguistique des Québécois (3/5)
  42. Patti Smith - M Train (4/5)
  43. Elena Ferrante - My Brilliant Friend (2/5)

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