2016, A Year in Review

This year, my reading resolution from way back in January was not to count the number of books that I read. And I succeeded in that goal. I have a list of books that I read this year, which I’ll share with you, but I’m not sure how many books I read total.

Not counting, not participating actually participating in the Goodreads challenge (I set my goal at 25, but just so it would track my books. Back in October, I figured out a better way to do this) was freeing. I feel good about the reading that I did this year.

I think I’m going to stick with the same resolution again in 2017. Before, reading all the books was like a badge of pride and honor, but I also put pressure on myself to read for my students and not for myself. When I decided to read for myself, I feel like my reading life got better. It’s not that I don’t still recommend books to my students, because I do, I just use outside resources to fill in the gaps that I don’t read anymore.

My other resolution for 2017 is to finish my dissertation. Finishing graduate school has been a long time coming, and I want to get my hood in December and be done with school forever! (Except not really.)

How was your year, and what are your reading resolutions for 2017?

My 2016 Reading List

eli’s bookshelf: read-in-2016

In the Afterlight
really liked it
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Timekeeper
it was ok
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Still Life with Tornado
really liked it
So it took a cool two months for me to read Still Life With Tornado, primarily because I allowed myself to get distracted by other books, knowing that I was going to purchase it eventually. Clearly, I thought favorable of it. See my stic…
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The Blood Between Us
liked it
Sticky Note Review on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BG3FCztyNUk
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My Name is Leon
really liked it
Sticky Note Review on Instagram https://instagram.com/p/BN7LVrsjEih/
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Scythe
really liked it
I can’t even tell you how much I loved this book. So many things to think about. See the sticky note review on the (book) supplier here: https://thebooksupplier.com/2016/12/01/scythe-sticky-note-reviews/
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Ghosts
really liked it
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The Diabolic
liked it
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A Torch Against the Night
really liked it
Sticky Note Review at the (book) supplier http://wp.me/p1D93k-24m
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An Ember in the Ashes
really liked it
Sticky Note Review at the (book) supplier http://wp.me/p1D93k-24m
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Bone Gap
really liked it
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Shadowshaper
really liked it
Here’s my Sticky Note Review on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BL60uSQjDHB/
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Another Brooklyn
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The Scorpio Races
really liked it
Sticky Note Review on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BLru-QfjwaS
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If I Was Your Girl
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The Scar Boys
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The Haters
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Listen, Slowly
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Mosquitoland
really liked it
Sticky Note Review on YouTube https://youtu.be/usRYDO5zMGU
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The Shadow Hour
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Belzhar
Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX65QVJyJLA
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The Long Game
liked it
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Wool Omnibus Edition
it was amazing
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A World Without You
really liked it
So I’m back to rating books, I think. Also, here’s my review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eo-GSmnCK4
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Leviathan Wakes
See, now I want to go watch the first season of The Expanse. My Sticky Note Review https://youtu.be/rMPLUlnbTJI
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The Quest for Screen Time
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A Study in Charlotte
Sticky Note Review https://youtu.be/IPaLEp6EQTQ
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Burn Baby Burn
Sticky Note Review on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BHm_76jhDMb/
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Love in the Time of Global Warming
Here’s my StickyNoteReview https://youtu.be/X_CDpxn8Kgw
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The Raven King
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La casa en Mango Street
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Magonia
really liked it
Sticky Note Review @ the (book) supplier http://bit.ly/2hjCwEs
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Feathers
Sticky Note Review on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BFxVZhRSNda
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Show and Prove
really liked it
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Bluescreen
really liked it
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Between the World and Me
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Booked
really liked it
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Hold Me Closer, Necromancer
really liked it
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Rebel Bully Geek Pariah
liked it
Sticky Note Review on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BCY2vrSSNYK/
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What We Left Behind
it was ok
Sticky Note Review on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BBnFnQSyNbj/
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We Are the Ants
really liked it
Sticky Note Review http://bit.ly/1LikXvw
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Library of Souls
really liked it
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The Marvels
really liked it
Sticky Note Review on Vine https://vine.co/v/iheWO6rln7M
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Beauty of the Broken
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Bayou Vol. 1
#bookaday Borrowed this from a student, which made it even more awesome. Sticky Note Review https://youtu.be/PxzPlcI3dPw
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Accidental Love
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