Books Read in 2016












  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • The Last Hurrah by Frank O’Connor
  • Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving
  • I.Q. by Joe Ide
  • The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
  • The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
  • The Haunting of Hillside School by Kristina Gregory


  • The Trespasser by Tana French
  • The Secret Ways of Perfume by Cristina Caboni
  • I’ll Take You There by Wally Lamb
  • Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten and Other Thankful Stuff by Barbara Parks


  • The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
  • A True Novel by Minae Mizumura
  • The Bible

17 thoughts on “Books Read in 2016”

  1. Twice in the same day I see a reference to Maria Kondo – it must be that time of the year when we are all supposed to clear out the old year and look afresh to the new one 🙂


    1. She has a marvelous way of helping one sort one’s accumulated detritus. But, I think her theory must be taken with a grain of salt. If I really threw out every journal or photo which she suggests, my life would be almost bereft. Also, I don’t think of myself as having a surplus of stuff. I’m much more into the memories of life, than the material things. However, another interesting point of hers is that if you hang on to too much stuff, you’re probably afraid of moving on with your life, and that was very thought provoking to me.


  2. Wonderful list, Bellezza! You read some great books last year! Want to add many of them to my TBR list. You read the whole of The Bible in December? Wow! So awesome! Hope your New Year has started well and you read some wonderful books this year! Happy reading!


    1. I try to read the Bible every year, and often I succeed, but the last two years I didn’t complete it in its entirety. Which makes me sad. At least that is one goal I fully accomplished this year!

      It is so much fun to blog with you; I have really been enriched with your ideas of A True Novel and Captivity. Thank you for the interest, the comments, the patience you have given in 2016, and I so look forward to more adventures in 2017!

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  3. I love the great variety of books you read. Hope you have another great year in reading. By the way, I love the picture you posted alongside this post. Where is that library?


  4. You’ve had an excellent reading year, Bellezza! Your list is interesting and eclectic. I remember your reviews for many of these. I hope this year will be wonderful, reading-wise and otherwise.


    1. Laura, it thrills me that some of these titles intrigued you, too! Perhaps, since you read the Bible as I do, you would be interested in Becky’s challenge called Operation Deepen Faith? Check my challenge link in the menu above in case you’d like to join. It’s quite open, and therefore quite appealing. Best to you in 2017!


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