Monday, January 2, 2017

Book Recap of 2016

Just to start us off: Happy 2016!!!! Now onto the tag. ;D

1) Include the above button in your post.
2) Answer the 11 questions. 
3) Use as many book covers as you like. (The correct answer to this question would be ALOT. B-)) 
4) Tag 5-10 people and notify them that they have been tagged. 

How many books did you read in 2016? (Exact if you know, or approximate if not.) 

165 according to Goodreads. It was actually closer to 170 because of re-reads I couldn't count and unpublished books. =) 

Did you set a reading challenge for yourself and, if so, did you meet it?  

I tried for 120 and I got 165.

What was your most read genre this year? Least read? 

Children's Mystery books. Second was probably Historical Fiction.

What's five of your favorite books from 2016? 

I'm gonna cheat and do ten:

The King's Scrolls by Jaye L. KnightDare by Tricia MingerinkUnbroken by Rebekah A. MorrisReversal Zone by J. Grace PenningtonCourage and Corruption by Sarah HolmanIs That Really You, God? by Loren CunninghamGod's Smuggler by Brother AndrewThe Treasure Hunt by Kate WillisSufficient Grace by Jessica GreysonSamara's Peril by Jaye L. Knight

Now in actual order of how much I liked them. Sorry I couldn't do that with the photos, but I was having a problem. 

1. The Kings Scroll. That was my top book by far. Not only was the plot awesome, the message hit me at a time when I really needed it. 

2. Sufficient Grace. Its by Jessica Greyson, enough said, right? Seriously though, this book was amazing. 

3. God Smuggler. This book was so powerful. Really, if you haven't read it, you really should. It was incredible. 

4. Reversal Zone. J. Grace Pennington is always awesome, and this one followed suit. This felt like a Star Trek episode, except cooler. 

5. Courage and Corruption. What can I say, Sarah Holman never disappointing me. And I do mean never. I've loved every book by her so far, and I don't ever see that changing.

6. Unbroken. This was amazing. I cannot wait to finish this series. 

7. Dare. This book is kinda standing in for the three books of this series I have read. While it got off to a bit of a rough start, I loved the books. I am looking forward to reading more. 

8. Is That Really You, God? After hearing Loren Cunningham speak in person I really wanted to read his books, so this one seemed perfect. I loved this collecting of stories really showing the power of prayer, and how God always answers us. 

9. Samara's Peril. Yeah, I know, two books from the same series, but it was amazing. I am REALLY looking forward to the next book. 

10. The Treasure Hunt. This was a delightful book. I wish it had been around when I was 10, because I would have loved it even more, but as it was I really enjoyed it. 

What's five of your least favorite books from 2016? 

A Time to Die by Nadine BrandesThe Word Changers by Ashlee WillisStepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Payson PrentissThe Golden Braid by Melanie DickersonEnna Burning (The Books of Bayern, #2)

Yeah, sorry guys. I know most of these were pretty popular. I could go on a laundry list of what I didn't like, but I don't really want to. You can ask me about them in the comments and I'll tell you if you really want to know. 

What new favorite author did you discover? (Not necessarily that the author is 'new', but that they became new to you this year.) 

Rebekkah Morris!! You should try her out, shes awesome.

(These are the five of her books I read this year, and in the order I read them from left to right.)

The Unexpected Request by Rebekah A. MorrisUnbroken by Rebekah A. MorrisThe Graham Quartet and the Mysterious Strangers by Rebekah A. MorrisAt the Christmas Lodge by Rebekah A. MorrisThe Old Mansion's Secret by Rebekah A. Morris

What's five of your favorite book covers from the year? 

The King's Scrolls by Jaye L. KnightSufficient Grace by Jessica GreysonReversal Zone by J. Grace PenningtonThe Messenger by Siri MitchellCourage and Corruption by Sarah Holman

*Happy sigh* Aren't they pretty? I must say Sufficient Grace was probably my all time favorite of all the covers.

How many books did you purchase for yourself in 2016? (Exact if you know, approximate if not.) 

I think about fifteen. I did not buy a lot of books this year. But I did get Jaye L. Knight books, some Millie Keith books, Jane Austen and a few other books. Including Kate Willis's The Treasure Hunt. =)

What's the longest book you read in 2016? 

The Bible. Second was probably Samara's Peril or The Kings Scroll.

What's the shortest book you read in 2016? 

Letters from a Scatter-Brained Sister by Amanda Tero

What's your reading goal for 2017?

I am aiming for 120 books, ten a month. I'm actually hoping not to go to far over that. I'm having a bit of trouble with over reading. =P 

Most everyone I know has already been tagged, so whoever wants to do it, can. =)


  1. What a neat tag! I loved seeing some of your books from 2016. :)

    1. Thanks, Emily! It was really fun to put together. =D

  2. I enjoyed reading your answers! It looks like you had a good year of reading, Mikayla! :)
    I just started reading books by Rebekah A. Morris this year too! I’ve read: “At the Christmas Lodge”, “The Old Mansions Secret”, “Fitting In”, and “Gift From the Storm”. I’m looking forward to reading more of her books this year. =)

    1. Thank you! It was not my best year, but I hit some really amazing highlights! =D
      That's awesome! 'At the Christmas Lodge' was awesome, wasn't it? Oh, I so want to read "Gift From the Storm." Hopefully I can get that one soon! =) What is your favorite of your books that you've read?

    2. Yes, "At the Christmas Lodge" was great! I hope you get to read "Gift From the Storm" soon! It was good. :)
      One of my favorite books is "A Gown of Spanish Lace" by Janette Oke and "Child of Mine" by David and Beverly Lewis. :)

    3. Cool! I have only read a few of Janette Okes, and that was a long time ago, but I liked them. =)

  3. YAY MIKAYLA!!!! Thanks for doing this tag, girl! :D EEP GOD'S SMUGGLER! It made it on your favorites list?! YES. Okay seriously I loved that book. I'm glad to hear you liked it too! do the Illyon Chronicles (is that how you spell it?! XD) keep getting better after Resistance? Interesting. ;) And you did so good on the reading challenge!!! SO MANY BOOKS. :D

    P.S. (so I don't forget) I see below on your instagram photo line-up you got Brit Nicole's new album?! HOW IS IT?! (cuz I thought about getting it...)

    1. It was really fun to do!! Thank you for tagging me! Yes, God's Smuggler was awesome!! It was one of the best done autobiographey's I've ever read. =)
      I don't know. XD Its something close to that. ;P Yes, its a six book series I think. There are three books out, and a prequel, but the prequel doesn't really count. ;) Its really awesome.
      I got it from the library, actually! I must say I was not super impressed with it. There are about three songs that I really like, but everything else was 2-3 stars for me. =P You might want to listen to some of the songs before you actually buy it.


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