Best Reads Of 2016

Best Reads of 2016 by Aduke Schulist
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In 2016 I set a goal to read 60 books. I figured at 1-3 books per week it was totally doable.  I forgot the fact that I read somewhat fast. I completed 197% of my goal. That’s 118 books. Nearly double my goal. Oops!

Here are some of my best reads of 2016 in no particular order

Best Reads of 2016 by Aduke Schulist

Joe Pickett Series by C.J. Box

I judge books by their covers and when I picked up the third book in the Joe Pickett series by C.J. Box, I was intrigued. Joe Pickett is a game warden who lives in Wyoming with his family. This series follows him as he investigates different crimes that have been committed in his area. I ended up getting hooked on this series and read every single one that I could get my hands on. I hear there is a new one and I can’t wait to read it.

The Call by Peadar O’Guilin

When it is your turn to be called, will you be ready? Nessa, the protagonist of The Call trains along with her classmates for the inevitable; to be called. She only has 3 minutes to save her life and herself from the Sidhe. Will she survive? I can picture this book being made into a movie. I passed it onto Kaia when I was done, and he loved it.

The Nice Girl Syndrome by Beverly Engel

I tend to be a pushover, so this book spoke to me and what I wish to become. While I haven’t been in an abusive romantic relationship, I have been emotionally and mentally abused and I feel like I am constantly being manipulated. This book helped me find out why and learn more about myself in the process. I definitely learned some tips on how to stand up for myself.

The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brook

The Bunker Diary is another one I passed onto Kaia when completed. I have never been one to read the ending before I get there, and this book made me want to. Instead, I read non-stop and finished it in one-sitting. It was addicting! I was not expecting the ending. It’s one that you must read yourself.

13 Hours by Mitchell Zuckoff

Want to know what really happened during the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attack? Read this book! The inside knowledge and details given from those who were there answer so many questions surrounding the attack.

Five by Ursula Archer

This book has a treasure hunt with a twist. When a lady is found murdered with coordinates tattooed on her feet, Detective Beatrice Kaspary begins a mad rush trying to find all the body parts to complete the “cache” and find the killer. I liked that Five contained geocaching, but it was a little gruesome.

This completes my best reads of 2016. As you can see, I have a pretty eclectic taste in books. Have you read any from this list?

What were some of your favorite books from 2016? 

Author: Aduke Schulist

Aduke Schulist is a 30 something content creator living in the heart of Arkansas. She enjoys blogging, vlogging, and spending way too much time on social media. Aduke is a big fan of true crime documentaries and advocating for people with special needs. You can find Aduke on social media as @AdukeSchulist.

26 thoughts on “Best Reads Of 2016”

  1. Wow, I am so impressed that you read so many books last year! I am embarrassed to say I think I read three! Your list is awesome and inspires me to read more.

  2. Thanks for the great list of books. I am always looking for new books to add to my read list. Amazon is a great place to shop.

  3. Oh my gosh I can’t imagine being able to read over 100 books! I mean, I would LOVE to, I just don’t have the time! I wish I did, but I just don’t. I’m hoping that changes soon!

    1. My kids do speech, occupational and physical therapy twice a week (about 6 hours a week), and I read during that time while I’m waiting on them to get done. I also read in the bathtub 🙂

  4. I love books and I definitely judge a book by it’s cover. 🙂 I have always said well in the last 10 years “I don’t have time”, so I decided to try to read more in 2017 and I was doing great until this past 2 months. Now I need to get back on target, it is such a great relaxing time for me.
    I enjoy mystery/suspense types.

  5. WOW!! That is a lot of books!! Way to blast through your goals!! I am looking for some new books so I can’t wait to try these out!

  6. 118 books, that’s impressive! I’ve always shot for 50 a year. I’ve fallen short the last few years but I think I’m on track for this year, though it’s mostly rereads.

  7. I am trying to read more but I don’t have a ton of time. I find free books on Kindle and read them. I am hooked on the murder and mystery stories. I bet I would like The Bunker Diary.

    I am also a sucker for book covers too. I am glad that I am not the only one. 🙂

  8. With all honesty, I haven’t read a book in a while. I used to read a lot, but life has been so hectic. My husband reads himself to sleep though and he probably reads more than 5 books a week. 🙂 I’ll tell him about these books.

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