My 2016 Reading Wrap-Up

Over the past couple of years, I have documented every film that I have watched and reviewed them all using Letterboxd.

As a way to motivate myself to read more, I thought I would do the same for what books I have been reading, using Goodreads as a way to set myself a reading challenge.

So, this year I set myself a challenge of reading 18 books, and for the first time since doing so, I have managed to exceed my target, hooray!

Here’s how my 2016 challenge went, with a short review and rating for each of the books:

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Book Review: The Missing

“We all have secrets. Most are guilty, a few are wretched and some are too precious to share.”

C.L. Taylor‘s 2016 thriller, The Missing follows a desperate mother, Claire Wilkinson, whose 15-year-old son, Billy, goes missing in the middle of the night. Claire blames herself, but she’s not the only one. There isn’t a single member of Billy’s family that doesn’t feel guilty. But the Wilkinson’s are so used to keeping secrets from one another that it isn’t until six months later when an appeal for information goes horribly wrong. Claire is sure that Billy is still alive, but as the truth begins to surface, she begins to question who she can trust.

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