My 2016 Reading List

After reading how Louis L’amour kept a list of the books he read each year in Education of a Wandering Man, I decided to do the same, so today, I’m posting the list of books I read in 2016.


Your First 1,000 Copies (x2) by Tim Grahl

The Virgin Way by Richard Branson

Charity’s Cross by Mary Lu Tyndall

Structuring Your Novel by K.M. Weiland

Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

Halos by Kristen Heitzmann

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

The Professional Bride by Lucy McConnell

The Last Broken Promise by Grace Walton

The Golden Braid by Melanie Dickerson

Baron of Emberly by Tamara Leigh

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis

Education of a Wandering Man by Louie L’amour

The Siren by Kiera Cass

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor

A Passion Redeemed by Julie Lessman

Talk like TED by Carmine Gallo

Ehvah After by Rose Dee

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Lady Undaunted by Tamara Leigh

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman

Plot Versus Character by Jeff Gerke

The Reclusive Billionaire by Lucy McConnell

Storyworld First by Jill Williamson

The First 50 Pages by Jeff Gerke

By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson

To Darkness Fled by Jill Williamson

How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less by Nicholas Boothman

From Darkness Won by Jill Williamson

Surrender the Heart by Mary Lu Tyndall

Baron of Blackwood by Tamara Leigh

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Esther by Rebecca Kanner

Mindwise by Nicholas Epley

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker

The Story of With by Allen Arnold

She Walks in Power by Mary Lu Tyndall

Dare Greatly: Teen Girls’ Bible Study (2x) by Hannah Duggan

Surprised By Joy by C.S. Lewis

Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason

Lady of Fire by Tamara Leigh

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

A Time to Rise by Nadine Brandes

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

Lady Ever After by Tamara Leigh

The Consequences of Ideas by R.C. Sproul

A Book About Love by Jonah Lehrer

The Bible NCV


Total Books Read: 60

Fiction: 36

Non-Fiction: 24

Romance: 21

Historical: 14

Contemporary: 5

Speculative: 14

Self-Help (books on relationships and psychology included): 10

Spiritual: 4

Writing How-To: 6


Most Read Authors:

Tamara Leigh (5)

Jill Williamson (4)


Most Read Genre: Romance


What books did you read in 2016? What books are on your to-read list?

Recent Comments

  • Hannah
    February 23, 2017 - 11:20 pm · Reply

    Congratulations on meeting your 60-book goal for the year! I have no idea what books I’ve read this year. I have never thought to keep track – if I had done this from the beginning, I would never forget a book! This is a great idea. My to be read list is enormous but school, three large writing projects, and life all conspire to keep me from reading for fun as much as I would like. It really stinks when you want to settle in with a good book and realize you have to translate the Aeneid into English and read that instead. 🙁

    • Elizabeth Newsom
      February 27, 2017 - 2:16 pm · Reply

      Why, thank yoU!
      I’m glad you liked the idea 🙂 I hope you do keep a reading list! It’d be really cool to see what all you’ve been reading.
      That does stink 🙁 Sometimes, I have to make a rule that I can’t read books until I’m done with school, or else I’ll be reading all day.
      I hope you find more time to read this year! And if you don’t find it, I hope you make it 😉

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