READ THE BOOKS YOU BUY – 2016

Read the books you Buy 2016

Kathryn, at The Book Date, is hosting this challenge for 2016:

Rules.

  • Books have been bought in 2016 by you or you can decide to include from and including June 2015 buys. Anything previous to that definitely falls into the dusty TBR realm! There is a challenge somewhere in the book world for that!
  • Can be ebook, print book or audiobook
  • You can decide whether you include books bought in 2016 second hand or in book fairs etc.
  • You may adjust your level if needs be during the year.
  • Books for this challenge can also be included in other challenges.
  • Runs from 1st January to 31st of December 2016

I encourage you not to think this through too much, go on buying as you normally do – in a large or small way.

Authors write books, they deserve to be read and enjoyed and paid as well! So I know we love our review books, library books, 2nd hand books etc. But … if you can – buy books as well.

There will be one mid year link up to share how you are going, in the beginning of July.

In December there will be the final link up to share where you reached. You may not reach your goal, but just link up to account for yourself!

The link ups just mean re linking your commitment post but updated.

In the July link there will be a $10 Amazon voucher giveaway prize for one reader among those who link up and at the end in December a $25 Amazon voucher or books to that amount from the Book Depository if it delivers to your country.  Even if you don’t get to where you hoped you can still link up, so long as you bought a book during 2016 and joined the challenge!
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Percentages to Choose From:

20% or less      Money Sitting on the Shelf.

20 – 40%          Making Inroads.

40 – 60 %         Moderately Successful

60 – 80 %        Maximising  Returns

80 – 100%       Mission Accomplished

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Books I Purchased from June 2015 through December 2016 – Read in 2016:
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 1.   A Man Called Ove (e-book), by Fredrik Backman – 353 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 1/30/16-(Purchased in July 2015)
2.  All Dressed in White, by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke – 271 pages – (suspense fiction) – Read 1/1/16 – First Book of 2016 (Purchased in December 2015)
3. All the Ugly & Wonderful Things (e-book), by Bryn Greenwood – 341 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 10/3/16 (Purchased in August 2016)
4. American Girl, The (e-book), by Kate Horsley – 432 pages – (mystery/thriller) – Read 10/15/16 (Purchased in August 2016)
5. American Heiress, by Jeffrey Toobin, 339 pages – (nonfiction) – Read 11/6/16 (Purchased in August 2016)
6. Behind Closed Doors (e-book), by B. A. Paris – 293 pages – (thriller/suspense) –Read 8/24/16 (Purchased in August 2016)
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Behind Closed Doors (e-book), by Elizabeth Haynes – 401 pages – (crime fiction) – Read 1/12/16-(Purchased in December 2015)
8.  Better Off Without Him (e-book), by Dee Ernst – 348 pages – (contemporary romance) – Read 5/27/16 (Purchased in December 2015)
9.  Black Widow, The (e-book), by Wendy Corsi Staub – 366 pages – (suspense thriller) – Read 1/3/16- (Purchased in November 2015)
10. Book That Matters Most, The (e-book), by Ann Hood – 358 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 8/27/16 (Purchased in August 2016)
11.  Breakdown (e-book), by Jonathan Kellerman – 350 pages – (murder mystery) – Read 5/26/16 (Purchased in March 2016)
12. Brooklyn (e-book), by Colm Toibin – 262 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 3/26/16 (Purchased in January 2016)
13. Clouds in My Coffee (e-book, Book 3), by Julie Mulhern – 256 pages- (cozy mystery) – Read 7/7/16 (Purchased in May 2016)
14. Come & Find Me (e-book), by Hallie Ephron – 293 pages – (suspense thriller) –Read 10/6/16 (Purchased in September 2016)
15.   Commonwealth (e-book), by Ann Patchett – 322 pages – (literary fiction) –Read 10/15/16 – (Purchased in October 2016)
16. Confess, by Colleen Hoover – 306 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 10/26/16 (Purchased in June 2016)
17. Crossing Places, The (e-book), by Elly Griffiths – 296 pages – (mystery) – Read 2/2/16- (Purchased in January 2016)
18.  Dear Carolina (e-book), by Kristy Woodson Harvey – 307 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 7/12/16 (Purchased in May 2016)
19.  Death at Breakfast (e-book), by Beth Gutcheon – 288 pages – (cozy mystery) – Read 7/16/16 (Purchased in June 2016)
20. Deep End, The (e-book), by Julie Mulhern – 256 pages – (cozy mystery) – Read 1/8/16 (Purchased in October 2015)
21. Dinner, The (e-book), by Herman Koch – 292 pages – (literary fiction) –Read 10/8/16 (Purchased in June 2016)
22. Dollhouse, The (e-book), by Fiona Davis – 289 pages – (historical/contemporary fiction) – Read 12/16/16 (Purchased in October 2016)
23. Domestic Secrets (e-book), by Rosalind Noonan – 352 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 4/7/16 (Purchased in March 2016)
24. Dune Road (e-book), by Jane Green – 364 – (contemporary fiction) – Read 2/29/16 (Purchased in July 2015)
25. Echoes of Family (e-book), by Barbara Claypole White – 382 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 11/29/16 (Purchased in October 2016)
26. Ex, The (e-book), by Alafair Burke – 283 pages – (suspense/murder) – Read 2/24/16 (Purchased in January 2016)
27. Excellent Lombards, The (e-book), by Jane Hamilton – 274 pages- (coming-of-age) –Read 8/23/16 (Purchased in April 2016)
28. Family Tree (e-book), by Susan Wiggs – 368 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 10/12/16 (Purchased in August 2016)
29. Find Her (e-book), by Lisa Gardner – 400 pages – (thriller) – Read 2/27/16 (Purchased in February 2016)
30.  Flight Patterns (e-book), by Karen White – 401 pages – (contemporary/historical fiction) – Read 7/29/16 (Purchased in May 2016)
31.  Friction (e-book), by Sandra Brown – 410 pages – (mystery) – Read 7/5/16 (Purchased in March 2016)
32.   Girl in the Red Coat, The (e-book), by Kate Hamer -322 pages – (suspense thriller) – Read 3/16/16 (Purchased in February 2016)
33.  Girls of August, The (e-book), by Anne Rivers Siddons – 222 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 8/28/16 (Purchased in September 2015)
34. Girl You Lost, The (e-book), by Kathryn Croft – 318 pages – (thriller) – Read 8/3/16 (Purchased in July 2016)
35.  Gray Mountain (e-book), by John Grisham – 370 pages – (legal thriller) – Read 2/13/16 (Purchased in September 2015)
36.  Guaranteed to Bleed (e-book), by Julie Mulhern – 268 pages – (cozy mystery) – Read 1/22/16 (Purchased in January 2016)
37. Hillbilly Elegy (e-book), by J. D. Vance – 257 pages – (memoir) – Read 11/19/16 (Purchased in November 2016)
38. If I Forget You (e-book), by Thomas Christopher Greene – 255 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 9/22/16 (Purchased in August 2016)
39.   I Let You Go (e-book), by Claire Mackintosh – 369 pages – (thriller/mystery) – Read 6/9/16 (Purchased in May 2016)
40. In a Dark, Dark Wood (e-book), by Ruth Ware – 337 pages – (thriller) – Read 12/5/16 (Purchased in November 2016)
41.   Inheriting Edith (e-book), by Zoe Fishman – 320 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 11/22/16 (Purchased in November 2016)
42.  In Her Wake (e-book), by Amanda Jennings – 320 pages – (psychological thriller) – Read 12/7/16 (Purchased in November 2016)
43. In Twenty Years (e-book), by Allison Winn Scotch – 316 pages – (contemporary fiction) –Read 11/2/16 (Purchased in July 2016)
44. It Ends with Us (e-book), by Colleen Hoover – 384 pages – (contemporary fiction) –Read 9/5/16 (Purchased in August 2016)
45.   I’ve Got Sand in All the Wrong Places (e-book), by Lisa Scottoline, et. al.- 304 pages – (nonfiction/memoir) Read 9/3/16 – (Purchased in July 2016)
46. Just Say Yes (e-book), by Alyssa Goodnight – 332 pages – (romantic fiction) – Read 2/6/16 (Purchased in December 2015)
47.  Kept Woman, The (e-book), by Karin Slaughter – 453 pages – (mystery/suspense) – Read 10/19/16 (Purchased in September 2016)
48. Last Good Girl, The (e-book), by Allison Leotta – 304 pages – (mystery/thriller) –Read 11/4/16 (Purchased in September 2016)
49. Let’s Just Say It Wasn’t Pretty, by Diane Keaton – 188 pages – (memoir) – Read 10/16/16 (Purchased in May 2016)
50.  Lies & Other Acts of Love (e-book), Kristy Woodson Harvey – 322 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 5/1/16 (Purchased in April 2016)
51.  Life She Wants, The (e-book), by Robyn Carr – 352 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 10/21/16 (Purchased in September 2016)
52. Losing Me (e-book), by Sue Margolis (384 pages) – (contemporary fiction) – Read 3/3/2016 (Purchased in July 2015)
53. Melody Lingers On, The (e-book), by Mary Higgins Clark – 273 pages – (thriller) – Read 8/2/16 (Purchased in July 2016)
54. Mothers, The (e-book), by Brit Bennett – 275 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 12/15/16 (Purchased in October 2016)
55. My Life, My Body, by Marge Piercy – 128 pages – (nonfiction) – Read 9/30/16 (Purchased in August 2016)
56. My Life on the Road, by Gloria Steinem – 254 pages – (memoir) – Read 1/15/16 (Purchased in November 2015)
57. My Name Is Lucy Barton (e-book), by Elizabeth Strout – 209 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 5/10/16 (Purchased in March 2016)
58.  Mystic Summer (e-book), by Hannah McKinnon – 304 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 8/19/16 (Purchased in June 2016)
59.  Nest, The (e-book), by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney – 345 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 4/5/16 –(Purchased in March 2016)
60.  Obsession, The (e-book), by Nora Roberts – 453 pages – (romantic suspense) – Read 4/24/16 (Purchased in April 2016)
61.   One True Loves (e-book), by Taylor Jenkins Reid – 352 pages – (contemporary fiction) –Read 7/22/16 (Purchased in June 2016)
62.  Orphan Choir, The (e-book), by Sophie Hannah – 272 pages – (paranormal/thriller) – Read 7/24/16 (Purchased in March 2016)
63.  Other Typist, The (e-book), by Suzanne Rindell – 354 pages – (psychological thriller) – Read 5/16/16 (Purchased in April 2016)
64. Premonition, The (e-book, short story, prequel), by Chris Bohjalian – 44 pages – (suspense) – Read 12/11/16 (Purchased in December 2016)
65.  Price of Salt, The (e-book, Carol), by Patricia Highsmith – 250 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 4/8/16 (Purchased in February 2016)
66Ramblers, The (e-book), by Aidan Donnelley Rowley – 385 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 5/20/16 (Purchased in February 2016)
67.  River Road (e-book), by Carol Goodman – 288 pages (thriller/mystery) – Read 7/1/16 (Purchased in April 2016)
68. Remember Mia (e-book), by Alexandra Burt – 336 pages – (psychological thriller) – Read 3/6/16 (Purchased in July 2015)
69.  Results May Vary (e-book), by Bethany Chase – 352 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 11/12/16 (Purchased in August 2016)
70. Rosemary:  The Hidden Kennedy Daughter, by Kate Clifford Larson – 231 pages – (nonfiction/biography) – Read 11/13/16 (Purchased in August 2016)
71. Saturday Requiem, by Nicci French – 390 pages – (psychological thriller) – Read 10/30/16 (Purchased in October 2016)
72. Scandal in Skibbereen (e-book, County Cork #2), by Sheila Connolly – 294 pages – (cozy mystery) – Read 12/18/16 (Purchased in April 2016)
73. Secret Sisters (e-book), by Jayne Ann Krentz – 336 pages – (romantic suspense) – 1/15/16 (Purchased in December 2015)
74. Send in the Clowns (e-book), by Julie Mulhern – 246 pages – (cozy mystery) –Read 11/17/16 (Purchased in October 2016)
75.  Shadow Year, The (e-book), by Hannah Richell – 416 pages – (historical/contemporary fiction) –Read 3/4/16 (Purchased in October 2015)
76.  Siracusa (e-book), by Delia Ephron – 285 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 8/18/16 (Purchased in August 2016)
77.  Sister, The (e-book), by Louise Jensen – 330 pages – (psychological thriller) – Read 9/9/16 (Purchased in August 2016)
78.  Somewhere Out There (e-book), by Amy Hatvany – 368 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 3/24/16 – (Purchased March 1, 2016)
79.  Spelling It Like It Is, by Tori Spelling – 302 pages – (memoir) – Read 10/17/16 (Purchased in October 2016)
80.  Stealing Jason Wilde (e-book), by Dee Ernst – 208 pages – (romantic fiction) –Read 11/7/16 (Purchased in October 2016)
81.Sting (e-book), by Sandra Brown – 408 pages – (suspense thriller) – Read 12/2/16 (Purchased in September 2016)
82. Summer Wind, The (e-book), by Mary Alice Monroe – 367 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 1/26/16 – (Purchased in August 2015)
83. Sunshine Beach (e-book), by Wendy Wax – 414 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 9/25/16 (Purchased in June 2016)
84. Sweet Lamb of Heaven (e-book), by Lydia Millet – 256 pages – (literary fiction) –Read 12/13/16 (Purchased in November 2016)
85. Terrible Virtue (e-book), by Ellen Feldman – 254 pages – (fictionalized historic literature) – Read 4/20/16 (Purchased in March 2016)
86. They May Not Mean To, But They Do (e-book), by Cathleen Schine – 306 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 9/14/16 (Purchased in July 2016)
87. This Must Be the Place (e-book), by Maggie O’Farrell – 400 pages – (contemporary/historical fiction) –Read 9/2/16 (Purchased in July 2016)
88. Truly Madly Guilty (e-book), by Liane Moriarty – 416 pages – (contemporary fiction) – Read 8/12/16 (Purchased in July 2016)
89. Truth-Teller’s Lie, The (e-book), by Sophie Hannah – 363 pages – (suspense thriller) – Read 8/15/16 (Purchased in July 2016)
90. Two-Family House, The (e-book), by Lynda Cohen Loigman – 290 pages – (historical fiction) – Read 11/9/16 (Purchased in May 2016)
91.   Two If by Sea (e-book), by Jacquelyn Mitchard – 416 pages – (literary fiction) –Read  11/23/16 (Purchased in May 2016)
92.   Under the Influence (e-book), by Joyce Maynard – 336 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 3/10/16 (Purchased in February 2016)
93. Unsinkable, by Debbie Reynolds – 283 pages – (memoir) – Read 11/8/16 (Purchased in May 2016)
94.  Vinegar Girl (e-book), by Anne Tyler – 242 pages – (literary fiction) – Read 7/18/16 (Purchased in June 2016)
95.  Watching Edie (e-book), by Camilla Way – 291 pages – (psychological thriller) – Read 9/16/16 (Purchased in September 2016)
96.  What Was Mine (e-book), by Helen Klein Ross – 336 pages – (contemporary fiction/suspense) – Read 1/18/16 – (Purchased in January 2016)
97.   What We Find (e-book), by Robyn Carr – 352 pages – (contemporary fiction) –Read 5/9/16-(Purchased in April 2016)
98.  When All the Girls Have Gone (e-book), by Jayne Ann Krentz – 331 pages – (suspense/romantic suspense) – Read 12/9/16 (Purchased in November 2016)
99.  While You Were Sleeping (e-book), by Kathryn Croft – 320 pages – (psychological thriller) – Read 11/30/16 (Purchased in November 2016)
100. Wilde Lake (e-book), by Laura Lippman – 368 pages – (mystery/legal thriller) –Read 6/5/16 (Purchased in May 2016)
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