I am a little behind starting this year’s running booklist. I keep all my booklists and crafts made lists here, and this post will get updated as the year goes on.

We’ve been hitting up the library regularly, and I’m very curious to see how my tally this year will look. It will be the first full calendar year that I haven’t been working as a librarian since…I became a librarian. I’m wondering how my reading will look when I’m no longer reading for work, but only for me and for H.

2008: 356 Books Read
2009: 302 Books Read
2010: 344 Books Read
2011: 202 Books Read
2012: 121 Books Read
2013: 118 Books Read
2014: 77 Books Read
2015: 84 Books Read

So the 2016 final book tally is: 76. I read a total of 76 books this year. Actually my lowest-ever total since I’ve been keeping this tally, but since this is also the first year I’ve gone January to January without teaching, there was a big shift away from picture book reading. And teen reading. More grownup reading, which is a good thing! Actually the most grownup reading I’ve done in several years, so…I’ll take it!

BB=Board Book
C=Chapter Book/Easy Reader
CN=Children’s Novel
CNF=Children’s Nonfiction
NF=Other Nonfiction (Teen or Adult)
P=Picture Book
S=Short Stories

* Audio Book

Picture Books

  1. Little House, Little Town–Scott Beck (P)
  2. Panda and Polar Bear–Matthew Baek (P)
  3. Brave Squish Rabbit–Katherine Battersby (P)
  4. One Gorilla–Anthony Browne (P)
  5. The Daddy Book–Todd Parr (P)
  6. Picnic–John Burningham (P)
  7. The Boy Who Loved the Moon–Rino Alaino (P)
  8. Sunday Chutney–Aaron Blabey (P)
  9. I Love You Too–Ziggy Marley (P)
  10. Below–Nina Crews (P)
  11. Otto the Owl Who Loved Poetry–Vern Kousky (P)
  12. 123 Versus ABC–Mike Boldt (P)
  13. One Family–George Shannon (P)
  14. Have You Seen My Dragon?–Steve Light (P)
  15. The First Slodge–Jeanne Willis (P)
  16. DC Super Heroes: My First Book of Girl Power–Julie Merberg (P)
  17. DC Super Heroes ABC 123–David Bar Katz (P)
  18. Ella and the Balloons in the Sky–Danny Appleby (P)
  19. H and Sugar–Kate Berube (P)
  20. The Octonauts and the Only Lonely Monster–Meomi (P)
  21. Octonauts to Your Stations–Grosset & Dunlap (P)
  22. Bee & Bird–Craig Frazier (P)
  23. Last Stop on Market Street–Matt de la Pena (N)
  24. The Octonauts and the Sea of Shade–Meomi (P)
  25. The Highest Mountain of Books in the World–Rocio Bonilla (P)
  26. I Am a Story–Dan Yaccarino (P)
  27. Wake Up, City–Erica Silverman (P)
  28. Not Quite Black and White–Jonathan Ying (P)
  29. Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery–David Gordon (P)
  30. Life Without Nico–Andrea Maturana (P)
  31. Pooh’s Happy Halloween–Ann Braybrooks (P)
  32. Pete the Cat and the Bedtime Blues–Kimberly Dean (P)
  33. Cars Galore–Peter Stein (P)
  34. The Nice Book–David Ezra Stein (P)
  35. Fire Engine No. 9–Mike Austin (P)
  36. Jonathan and the Big Blue Boat–Philip C. Stead (P)
  37. Dad School–Rebecca Van Slyke (P)
  38. The Bear and the Piano–David Litchfield (P)
  39. Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach–Melanie Watt (P)
  40. Are We There Yet?–Dan Santat (P)
  41. One Word from Sophia–Jim Averbeck (P)
  42. Tyrannosaurus Wrecks!–Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen (P)
  43. Oh No, Little Dragon–Jim Averbeck (P)
  44. Counting Crows–Kathi Appelt (P)
  45. I’m Dirty!–Kate McMullan (P)
  46. Train–Elisha Cooper (P)
  47. Not Your Typical Dragon–Dan Bar-el (P)
  48. 13 Words–Lemony Snicket (P)
  49. Have a Look, Says Book–Richard Jackson (P)
  50. The Wild Christmas Reindeer–Jan Brett (P)

Easy Readers/Early Chapter Books

  1. Fox and Crow Are Not Friends–Melissa Wiley (C)
  2. The Thank You Book (Elephant and Piggie)–Mo Willems (C)
  3. Waiting Is Not Easy (Elephant and Piggie)–Mo Willems (C)
  4. I Will Take a Nap! (Elephant and Piggie)–Mo Willems (C)

Children’s/YA Books

  1. *The 101 Dalmations–Dodie Smith (CN)
  2. *Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock–Matthew Quick (N)

Grownup Books

  1. *Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike #3)–Robert Galbraith (N)
  2. *A People’s History of the United States–Howard Zinn (NF)
  3. *Room–Emma Donaghue (N)
  4. *The Passage–Justin Cronin (N)
  5. *Bet Me–Jennifer Crusie (N)
  6. *Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2)–Diana Gabaldon (N)
  7. *The End of the Affair–Graham Greene (N)
  8. *The Twelve–Justin Cronin (N)
  9. *The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1)–Agatha Christie (N)
  10. *End of Watch–Stephen King (N)
  11. *Brave New World–Aldous Huxley (N)
  12. *The Gunslinger (Dark Tower #1)–Stephen King (N)
  13. On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery #1)–Cleo Coyle (N)
  14. *Home–Harlan Coben (N)
  15. *The Drawing of the Three (Dark Tower #2)–Stephen King (N)
  16. *The City of Mirrors–Justin Cronin (N)
  17. *American Gods–Neil Gaiman (N)
  18. *The Girl with All the Gifts–MR Carey (N)
  19. *Maisie Dobbs–Jacqueline Winspear (N)
  20. *The Martian–Andy Weir (N)