Looking back at 2016

2016 will be known as the year we started living in our own apartment. Other than that this year doesn’t have any exciting events for me.

I started the new year working on something very urgent at work, but the year turned out to be less hectic work-wise than I expected.

Goodreads reading challenge and The Classics Club are the only  book reading challenges that I have taken part and I am pretty happy with how they have progressed in 2016.

Goodreads Challenge

2016 my year in books goodreads

I challenged myself to read 35 books in 2016 and I accomplished it. Thanks to the reading spree in the first half of the year.

Re-reads:2

Graphic/Comics: 3

Non-fiction: 4

The highlight of the reading in 2016 would be the increase in the number of non-fiction books that I read and my top reads would be from this list.

The Classics Club

I read 6 books for this challenge in 2016. I am currently reading Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy. It is an awesome read and I highly recommend it. If ever I met Vikram Seth, my only question to him would be why is there no Kindle edition for this 1300+ pages book.

Click to find my Classics Club reading list.

The Kindle

Ente-kadha-by-Madhavikutty-Kamala-Das

My happiness had no bounds when TH gifted me a kindle for my birthday in last December. So 2016 saw us reading a lot of Kindle books. And recently Amazon India introduced Kindle books in 5 regional languages. That is revolutionary in my opinion. I have already read Ente Kadha by Madhavikutty in Malayalam and have enjoyed the experience.

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One thought on “Looking back at 2016

  1. Reema Sahay

    This Goodreads way to showcase the year in books is so lovely. I have read the translation of Ente Katha, My Story by Kamala Das. I didn’t quite like A Suitable Boy. First of all, I thought it was needlessly long for its story.
    I could not read 35 books last year, still my target is the same for this year as well. Hope to do more this year.

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