24 Books in 2016

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Doubt by C.E. Tobisman Exhume by Danielle Girard The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood The Whistler by John Grisham Witness to a Trial by John Grisham Grunt by Mary Roach Shoe Dog by Phil Knight Learning Spark by Mark Hamstra Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood My Year of Running Dangerously by Tom Foreman When to Rob a Bank by Steven D. Levitt Memory Man by David Baldacci The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins We're All Damaged by Matthew Norman Missoula by Jon Krakauer The Girl in the Spider's Web by David Lagercrantz Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham The Brewers Association's Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery by Dick Cantwell Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn Ten Points by Bill Strickland Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Ghost Fleet by P.W. Singer

My ratings distribution:

  • 2 - 5 stars
  • 13 - 4 stars
  • 9 - 3 stars

Again the 5 stars are fairly rare, but I’m more than a bit surprised to find no 1 or 2 stars and the bulk of the books at 4 stars. Either I’m self-selecting for books I already know I’ll like or I’m getting extremely lenient with my ratings. It’s also possible that the books that would get the lowest scores from me are abandoned and/or still unfinished on my shelf.