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2016
My Year in Books
14,691
pages read
47
books read
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This is my journey in books for 2016!


Chakra Balancing Made Simple and Easy by Michael  Hetherington
Shortest Book
44
pages
Under the Dome by Stephen King
Longest Book
1,074
pages

Average book length in 2016
312
pages

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Most Popular
3,540,782
people also shelved
Trail of Tears by Tracy Barrett
Least Popular
16
people also shelved

Carol’s average rating for 2016
4.6
4.6

Writing for the Educational Market by Laura Purdie  Salas
Highest Rated on Goodreads
4.73 average

Payback by M.C. Hillegas

Carol’s first review of the year

liked it
I loved the story in this book and will read the next installation in the series. The story earned 4+ stars. SAR dogs had me from the first. The mystery is interesting. And there's a budding romance. But the writing earned 2 stars. I think in time Ms. Hillegas will be a wonderful writer. She builds tension well. Her characters come to life. There are several writing weaknesses such as backstory dumps, a few weak and passive passages, and simply p ...more

CAROL’S 2016 BOOKS
Chez Stinky by Susan C. Daffron
Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market 2016 by Chuck Sambuchino
it was amazing
Writing for the Educational Market by Laura Purdie  Salas
Your Best Year 2016 by Lisa Jacobs
Payback by M.C. Hillegas
The League of Seven by Alan Gratz
Call of the Herald by Brian Rathbone
This Side of Wild by Gary Paulsen
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
it was amazing
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Living Forward by Michael Hyatt
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own M... by Catherynne M. Valente
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
it was amazing
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Trail of Tears by Tracy Barrett
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
Under the Dome by Stephen King
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay
Angel of Vengeance by Trevor O. Munson
The Art of Work by Jeff Goins
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
it was amazing
The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson
The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson
Shutter by Courtney Alameda
What the Dog Knows by Cat Warren
How to Write a Children's Book by Katie Davis
Chakra Balancing Made Simple and Easy by Michael  Hetherington
Dog on It by Spencer Quinn
Thereby Hangs a Tail by Spencer Quinn
Starfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez
Secrets of Valhalla by Jasmine Richards
it was amazing
Pit Bull by Bronwen Dickey
Ransome's Honor by Kaye Dacus
On the Bright Side by Shelli R. Johannes
Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel José Older
Dreamcatcher by Stephen King
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
it was amazing
Wasteland Gods by Jonathan Woodrow

Wasteland Gods by Jonathan Woodrow

Carol’s last review of the year

really liked it
***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The opinions in this review are my own.***

If you like dark (very dark) speculative fiction that makes you think, you should read this book. If you are at all sensitive to violence, you might want to steer clear.

This book explores the life of Billy after the death of his only son, Nelson. Billy's grief and need for revenge consume him. So when he gets the opportunity to keep Nels
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Carol Collett read 47 out of 30 books.
 
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