Books 2016

Welcome to the shiny new Book page for 2016! On this page, you'll find details of challenges, collaborations and book clubs for the year. You'll also find links to my monthly roundup posts, plus you can go to the Goodreads review for any book by clicking on the cover. If it's not clickable, I haven't read it yet.

The Rick O' Shea Book Club
This book club has been life changing for me - I've discovered authors and books that I would never have approached before - I've also found things I would happily set alight, but that's all part of the fun! Everyone in the club is lovely, and more importantly - respectful of the reading choices of others. Open to all book lovers, you can join here

January Picks

February Pick

March Pick

April Picks

May Picks

June Picks

July Picks

August Picks

September Picks

October Picks

The Richard and Judy Book Club
Every year, there are 24 books picked (8 in Spring, 8 in Summer, 8 in Autumn/Winter). I've discovered great books from this before so hopefully this year will be no exception! You can keep up to date with the choices and discussions on the facebook page here

Spring 2016 Reads

Summer 2016 Reads

Autumn 2016 Reads


The Popsugar Reading Challenge 2016 

I really enjoyed this challenge last year, and I'm looking forward to completing it again this year.

Completed challenges are in pink!

  1. A book based on a fairy tale: 
  2. A National Book Award winner: 
  3. A YA bestseller: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  4. A book you haven't read since high school: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  5. A book set in your home state:
  6. A book translated to English: The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
  7. A romance set in the future:
  8. A book set in Europe: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  9. A book that's under 150 pages: Homecoming by Tanya Bullock
  10. A New York Times bestseller: 
  11. A book that's becoming a movie this year: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  12. A book recommended by someone you just met:
  13. A self-improvement book:
  14. A book you can finish in a day: Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
  15. A book written by a celebrity: Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming
  16. A political memoir:
  17. A book at least 100 years older than you:
  18. A book that's more than 600 pages:
  19. A book from Oprah's Book Club: Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  20. A science-fiction novel: The Book of Strange New Things by Michael Faber
  21. A book recommended by a family member:
  22. A graphic novel:
  23. A book that is published in 2016: Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here by Anna Breslaw
  24. A book with a protagonist who has your occupation: 14 Days to Die by A.B. Whelan
  25. A book that takes place during Summer: Nothing on Earth by Conor O'Callaghan
  26. A book and its prequel: 
  27. A murder mystery: Triptych by Karin Slaughter
  28. A book written by a comedian: Spectacles by Sue Perkins
  29. A dystopian novel: The Last One by Alexandra Oliva
  30. A book with a blue cover: The Bones of You by Debbie Howells
  31. A book of poetry:
  32. The first book you see in a bookstore: The Rest of us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
  33. A classic from the 20th Century: Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks
  34. A book from the library: Fallen by Lia Mills
  35. An autobiography: Spectacles by Sue Perkins
  36. A book about a road trip:
  37. A book about a culture you're unfamiliar with: The Bees by Laline Paull
  38. A satirical book:
  39. A book that takes place on an island: Bright Young Things by Scarlett Thomas
  40. A book that's guaranteed to bring you joy: Flabyrinth by Jules Coll

January Reads 

Monthly Round Up Post Here

February Reads

Monthly Round Up Post Here

March Reads

April Reads

May Reads

June Reads

July Reads

August Reads

September Reads

Monthly Round Up Post Here

1 comment:

  1. What a brilliant selection of novels! I love William Boyd's writing and I've read all his books, but I didn't know about Sweet Caress. I'll be buying that pronto!


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