2016 Book Summary

Ah, New Year’s Eve. How are you spending this last day of 2016?

Our ohana will be heading up to the city to celebrate my mum’s la hanau. My dad’s treating us to all of our favorites of Kirin – from their fish salad to buns filled with duck skin and meat, etc. I can’t wait! Then the keiki will spend some QT with their Bella and Big Pop so, Big Kahuna and I will chillax and pop open a bottle of Lamarca Proseco and the box of Feve Sea Salt Caramels (courtesy of my little sister and nephew).

I thought it’d be fun to see my year in books, especially how I did with challenges. If you want to see a map of the books I read this year, click here.


Admittingly, I changed the targeted number of books for this Goodreads challenge a few times and ended up making it 101 as I had originally intended before it was started.

Original Goal: 101 books in any format

Results: 77


2016 Audiobook Challenge

Goal: Weekend Warrior (5-10)

Results: 9

Listened to:

  1. Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead
  2. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  3. Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth
  4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  5. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
  6. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer
  7. The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormorant Strike #1) by Robert Gailbraith
  8. In Too Deep (The 39 Clues #6) by Jude Watson
  9. The Viper’s Nest (The 39 Clues #7) by Peter Lerangis


Foodies Read 2016

Goal: Short Order Cook (1-3)

Results: 1


  1. Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family) by Kathleen Flinn


2016 EBook Challenge

Goal: Gigabytes (50)

Results: 24

Kindle Books:

  1. Very Valentine (Valentine #1) by Adriana Trigiani
  2. Dark Siren (Dark Siren #1) by Eden Ashley
  3. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs #1) by Jaqueline Winspear
  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter #6) by J.K. Rowling
  5. The Black Circle (The 39 Clues #5) by Patrick Carman
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) by J.K. Rowling
  7. Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family) by Kathleen Flinn
  8. Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
  9. The Wanderer (Thunder Point #1) by Robyn Carr
  10. A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) by Sarah J. Maas
  11. The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3) by Deborah Harkness
  12. Talon (Talon #1) by Julie Kagawa
  13. Double-Booked for Death (Black Cat Bookshop Mystery #1) by Ali Brandon
  14. The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan
  15. Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) by Cassandra Clare
  16. A Duty to the Dead (Bess Crawford #1) by Charles Todd
  17. The Weekenders: A Novel by Mary Kay Andrews
  18. The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library #1) by Genevieve Cogman
  19. Death by Darjeeling (A Tea Shop Mystery #1) by Laura Childs
  20. Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo
  21. Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
  22. Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
  23. A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte Holmes #1) by Brittany Cavallaro
  24. Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer

Documenting what I’ve read reminds me there are some series I definitely want to finish or read more of. I think I’ll make a shelf for that on Goodreads to remind my swiss cheese brain.

I hope you have fun plans today to celebrate the end of 2016. Travel safely this day. When the clock strikes midnight, I send a Hau’oli Makahiki Hou to each of you with a raised glass. Bye!


7 thoughts on “2016 Book Summary

  1. Happy New Year. Your plans sound fantastic. Love that you listened to 9 audio in 2016. I need to finish reading the Cinder series this year. You had an excellent reading year. May 2017 bring great books to your door.


  2. Happy New YEar Stef!! I may have to look into the Burnt toast book! You plans sound relaxing and fun. Today in Wisconsin: watching fools run into Lake Geneva at noon, KNITTING and a Packer Game because I live in Wisconsin now!


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