In 2011, I read 46 books. I managed to read 48 in 2012. In 2013 I met Kip and read 36 books. We got married in 2014, and I read 33 books. Somehow life calmed to a new speed and my commute was long enough that I read 64 books in 2015. Rebecca was born in 2016, and thanks to plenty of middle of the night nursing sessions, I read 59 books.
Here's a month by month guide to reviews and books I loved (or didn't). All book related posts can be accessed here, with the newest book reviews listed at the beginning.
*means I listened to it as an audio version.
January: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Half Broke Horses, We Can't Teach What We Don't Know, The Glass Castle, Poison Ivy, The Imperfectionists, Zeitoun.
February: Rich Boy, Running Out of Time.
March: How Did You Get This Number?, One Day, Silent to the Bone, Let the Great World Spin
April: A Visit From the Goon Squad, Smile, Moon Over Manifest, The Tiger's Wife
May: The Summer I Turned Pretty, Illegal, Lawn Boy, The Day of the Pelican
June: It's Not Summer Without You, We'll Always Have Summer, Breaking Through, The Circuit
July: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, State of Wonder, Unbroken, Garlic and Sapphires
August: Bossypants, The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963
September: The Lover's Dictionary, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror & an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
October: Okay for Now, Inside Out & Back Again, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Faith
November: The Night Circus, The Paris Wife, Shine
December: The Christmas List, The Buddha in the Attic, The Great Gatsby, Cutting for Stone, My Name is Not Easy, Run
January: Fall of Giants
February: Reaching Out, A Whole New Mind, The Scent of Rain and Lightning, Still Alice, Pawnee: The Greatest Town in America, and Devil on My Heels
March: Talking with My Mouth Full, The Virgin of Small Plains, The Rebellion of Jane Clarke, The Outlaw Album
April: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Rules of Civility, The Fault in Our Stars, The Purple Hibiscus, The Beginner's Goodbye
May: Swamplandia!, Looking for Alaska, Salvage the Bones, Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
June: Traveling with Pomegranates, An Abundance of Katherines, Language of Flowers, Where You Once Belonged, A Moveable Feast
July: The Last Letter from Your Lover, True Sisters, The Butterfly's Daughter, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda, One Crazy Summer
August: Onward, The Wednesday Sisters, and Notes from No Man's Land
September: The Underneath, The Art of Fielding, Half of a Yellow Sun
October: Bringing Up Bebe, Shooting Kabul, The Kitchen House, Mockingbird
November: Quiet, Gone Girl, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Sweet Tooth
December: This Is How You Lose Her, Holidays on Ice, Mrs Queen Takes the Train, Caleb's Crossing
January: Where'd You Go Bernadette?, The Chaperone, To Kill a Mockingbird
February: The Round House, Me Before You, Flight Behavior
March: The Book of Vice, Love Anthony, The Aviator's Wife, Dinner: A Love Story
April: Some of My Best Friends Are Black, Wild, The Last Will of Moira Leahy, The Age of Miracles
May: Mindless Eating, Benediction, The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, Drama, Paper Towns, Americanah
June: The Dry Grass of August, The Silver Star, Lyle, Lyle Crocodile and Endangered
July: The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat, The Art Forger, and Someday Someday Maybe
August: The News from Spain, In the Shadow of the Banyan, Tell the Wolves I'm Home, And the Mountains Echoed.
September: Seating Arrangements
November: Will Grayson, Will Grayson, The Astronaut Wives Club, and Bread & Wine
December: The Girl You Left Behind
January: Freak the Mighty, Heaven is for Real, Cold Tangerines
February: The Tale of Despereaux, A Long Walk to Water
March: Overwhelmed, Defending Jacob, Out of the Dust
April: The Illuminated Adventures of Flora & Ulysses, The Headmaster's Wager, Eleanor & Park
May: Small Wonder and The Lost Wife
June: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, TransAtlantic and Shadow
July: Wonder, The Invention of Wings, Counting by 7s
August: The Rosie Project, March: Book One, Dad is Fat*
September: Landline, In Defense of Food*, The Magic Room
October: The Night Film
November: Yes, Please, Getting to 50/50
December: A Quilt for Christmas, How Children Succeed*, Three Times Lucky, Food: A Love Story*, Big Little Lies
January: Brown Girl Dreaming, All the Light We Cannot See, Half a World Away*, Crooked Letter Crooked Letter, Some Luck, Belzhar
February: The Maze Runner, The Nesting Place, Darius & Twig*, We Were Liars*, Dept. of Speculation, The Husband's Secret
March: Astonish Me, Out of the Easy, The Girl on the Train, March: Book 2, The Selection, The Elite, The One, The Graham Cracker Plot*, And We Stay, Delancey*.
April: The Crossover, Things I've Learned About Dying, The Nightingale, Etiquette & Espionage*, Curtsies & Conspiracies*, To All the Boys I've Loved Before
May: A Walk in the Woods*, Deep Down Dark, Dataclysm*, Love Letters to the Dead, Listen Slowly, The Rosie Effect
June: Early Warning, The Red Notebook, Everything I Never Told You, Station Eleven, Roller Girl, The Red Pencil, The Heir, Waistcoats &Weaponry*, Feathers*, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town*.
July: The Royal We, The Antelope in the Living Room, Vanishing Girls, All the Bright Places, Sparkly Green Earrings, You Should Have Known, The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe.
August: Stella by Starlight, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, Etta and James and Otto and Russell
September: Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, We are Called to Rise, Fangirl
October: Why Not Me?, Monster
November: A Man Called Ove, Jefferson's Sons, Carry On
December: For the Love, I Kill the Mockingbird
January: The Absolute Value of Mike, Fig, The Opposite of Spoiled, Circus Mirandus
February: The Thing About Luck
March: Red Queen, I'll Give You the Sun, Great Kitchens of the Midwest: A Novel, Funny Girl, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
April: Listening is an Act of Love, Tiny Beautiful Things
May: The Turner House, Booked, The 19th Wife, Circling the Sun, Crenshaw
June: Rebecca, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, Taking Sides, P.S. I Still Love You, For the Good of Mankind
July: Sweet Life in Paris, The Perfume Collector, The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing, Echo, Prisoner B-3087, Dirty Little Secrets, When You Reach Me, Sunny Side Up
August: Our Souls at Night, Attachments, Counting by 7s, Between Shades of Gray, and Hana's Suitcase
September: The Happiness Project, Truly, Madly, Guilty, Exposure, Masterminds, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
October: Better Than Before*, Relish, Life After Life, Euphoria, The Tiger Rising, Rhyme Schemer
November: The Year of Living Danishly, Daring Greatly, We'll Always Have Paris, Walk on Earth a Stranger, This Side of Wild, March: Book 3.
December: Commonwealth, Helping Children Succeed, What Elephants Know, El Deafo, My True Love Gave to Me, Everything Everything, Tell Me Three Things
January: Tender at the Bone, Victoria, A Gentleman in Moscow
February: A Monster Calls, Homegoing, Hands Free Mama
March: Full of Beans, The Wild Robot, Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer, The One-in-a-Million Boy, Today Will Be Different, Notorious RBG, What Alice Forgot
April: Over the Plain Houses