Every year, I used to write a book journal for all the books I had read and those that I wanted to read. It’s a leftover from my Creative Writing degree. To be honest, I didn’t read a lot last year, but it’s a different story (haha, see what I did there?) for the start of 2016. Here is what I’ve read so far and what is coming up in the book list.


  • “A Girl’s Best Friend” - Lindsey Kelk (Okay, so I started this sometime in December 2015, but I finished it in Jan 2016, so it counts…) ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Better than her last novel (I think it was “Always the Bridesmaid”). They’re okay books - very much girly fiction with not a lot to it, but it’s entertaining.

  • “Star Wars: Before the Awakening” - Greg Rucka (Jan 17th - Feb 4th) ⭐️⭐️⭐️

A bit ‘meh’. Very simple storylines, but nice to see an insight into Finn and Rey, in particular. I feel like each of them could’ve had their own novel, though.


  • “Four: A Divergent Story” - Veronica Roth (Feb 1st - Feb 5th) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Couldn’t put it down! I love anything to do with the Divergent series and Veronica Roth’s writing is super good.

  • “Royal Wedding” - Meg Cabot (Feb 8th - still reading) ⭐️⭐️⭐️

An adult fiction continuation of Meg Cabot’s YA series, The Princess Diaries. It’s alright - not her best book that I’ve read. I want to finish it just because it’s part of the series. A little slow going, though.


  • “The Girl on the Train” - Paula Hawkins (Mar 2nd - still reading)

Just started this one after listening to an audiobook excerpt. It had me hooked from the first two paragraphs! And I hear that there’s going to be a film starring Emily Blunt…

Still to read:

  • “The Little Paris Bookshop” - Nina George
  • “The Bone Clocks” - David Mitchell
  • “Adjustment Team (The Adjustment Bureau)” - Philip K. Dick
  • “K-Pax trilogy” - Gene Brewer