12 Best Books to Read in 2016

Each New Year brings a renewed sense of motivation. Whether your goal is to focus on a healthier you or finally get organized, the New Year is a time to conquer your resolutions…. though you never need to wait for a ball drop to make a change in the right direction.

Every year, I set an intention to read more. I’m trying, I promise. There are so many fantastic books out there and so little time (or so it seems). To keep myself on track and inspired, I compile a list each year of must-reads, at least in my book (see what I did there?). This year’s list includes a few 2015 end-of-year releases and favorites, as well as a few highly anticipated 2016 reads. I’m excited to lose myself in a book, to be inspired, and to get a break from screen time (kiddies aren’t the only ones who need a daily time limit!). Happy reading.


The Fifth Wave // Rogue Lawyer // Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

See Me // How To Be A Person In The World // Year of Yes

Gloria Steinhem: My Life on the Road // Fates and Furies  // The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The Nightingale// A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy   //  Go Set A Watchman

What are you looking forward to read? Comment below if you have any other recommendations! Happy 2016…. let’s make this the best one yet.

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    January 7, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    I’m a total book nerd and can’t wait to add a few of these to my list!

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    January 3, 2016 at 9:31 PM

    I added a lot of these to my Amazon wishlist, thanks!!

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    Beth Pedota
    January 2, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    Have you ever tried audiobooks? So much easier to get reading done. You can listen while you are driving, cooking, cleaning, etc.

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      January 3, 2016 at 9:06 PM

      My MIL is a huge fan though I’ve never gotten into it — seems like such a smart way to read more!

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    January 2, 2016 at 8:22 AM

    Great list! got some new stuff to read! 🙂

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    January 1, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    ooh always love new recommendations! Read a few of these and this is a great list!

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