Books to Read in 2016

I had been looking forward to writing this post ever since 2016's posts were starting to go live. Making a to-read list is never an easy task. Especially when I always have so many recommendations coming my way through my bibliophile friends, book club meetings and random reviews I keep reading online.
I have set up my reading challenge on Goodreads (you should totally join me!) and this time, I am going to read 40 books. YES, YOU HEARD IT RIGHT! Forty books, for real.
Books to read in 2016 noors place blog

The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak

The Genesis Code by John Case

The Moses Stone by James Becker

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

#GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso

Love Letters To The Dead by Ava Dellaira

The Girl With Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Confessions Of A Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

The Hounds Of Baskerville by ‎Arthur Conan Doyle (x) already finished

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin (x) already finished

I haven't picked out 40 books just yet. But these 15 books are either on my bookshelf or on my iBooks to be read. The two books with (x) in front of them are the ones I have already finished in the first week of January (YAY!). I have decided to read more uplifting and inspiring books this year. For 2015, I read a lot of philosophy and non-fiction. As my word of the year is Progress, it was more than necessary to design my reading list that way.

I will keep updating my new reads in future posts. Though I am so excited to see how all of these books will turn out. Khaled Hosseini + Elif Shafak's words have never failed to inspire me while Sophie Kinsella's humor is priceless.

What are you going to read in 2016? Is there a book you would recommend me?

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  1. Whoa 40 books!!! Go you! 40 is probably too much for me lol! I loved #Girlboss and I so wanna read Mindy kailing's book next :) Amy Poehler's is also amazing!

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  2. All of these books are perfect choices! Love them! x

    Jemma | http://jemmassimplelife.blogspot.co.uk/

  3. I want to read Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm SO BAD!!!

    Not Your Type Blog

  4. Ohh, 40 books is a lovely number. I have no doubts you'll reach it! You'll have to let me know how Mindy's book is, I've been debating whether or not it's worth the read/purchase. Same with Aziz!


  5. Awesome, I have the Book Thief but haven't read it yet...I'm currently reading "Liar Liar" the fourth in M.J.Arlidge's D.I Helen Grace series. Love them, definitely recommend
    Jess www.beautifulbreakable.com

  6. Just finished #girlboss..it was good. Can't wait to read the new Mindy book :)

  7. Beware! The Book Thief, I'm currently reading, while it's a Very good book, it's also 80 chapters! Enjoy! I need to get back into Good Reads!

  8. This is such a great list! I'll have to add some of these to my reading list. Half of them I haven't even heard of haha thanks for the recommendations!

  9. 40 books is such a great goal!! I love Mindy Kaling, and her newest book Why Not Me? is on my list this year, because I loved Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Plus she does her own audiobooks, so I love listening to them on Audible. :)

  10. Great list! I havent read any of them, but I have heard of a few! I have been trying to read more lately, its been hard to get back into it after not reading for so long while at University!

  11. You have a great list here! I love reading, I have to check them out but the one that sounds more appealing to me is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini :) http://myopinionandmoreblog.blogspot.com/

  12. Great list! I have Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me on my list of books to read this year. To All The Boys I Loved Before sounds like a good book as well. I tried reading #GirlBoss and could not get into it. I may have to try reading it again. Can't wait to see what other books you pick out!

  13. I'm always searching for new book to read :)
    I've followed you on bloglovin, you've got an amazing blog!


  14. One of my goals is to read more! last year I only read 3 books :( I dont think 40 books will be in my future but definitely hoping to read a book a month!

  15. Wow these are great books! I'm obsessed with Sherlock Holmes and am reading the Houndof Baskerville currently! I also read Confession of a Shopaholic and loved it. I actually read the entire series, as well as several other books by Kinsella. She's one of my favorites!

    natalie @findingmyownvoice7.blogspot.com

  16. I actually want to read quite a few of these!
    They look so good.

    xoxo, Jenny

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  18. Wow, sounds fab, Noor! I'll stick to a more achievable goal myself of like a book each month amidst all the madness! :D x

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  19. One of my new year's goals is to read more books, too. I want to read one a month.
    I've already read Finding Southern Comfort by Barbra Lohr. Now i'm reading Amy Poehler's Yes Please. I have Drew Barrymore's Wildflower and Sophie Amoruso's #BossGirl, too.

    Go you for wanting to read 40 books this year!!!

  20. Yay!! Go you!! I've read a few of the books that you have on your list so far :) and the others are on my to-read list! Also, think about adding The Help by Kathryn Stockett maybe? Haha, Mindy Kaling's book is right here next to my laptop as I type :) x

  21. AH sherlock! I've wanted to read some myself for a while (gah the show is so good), and I've heard some great things about love letters to the dead, it definitely sounds like a really cool concept - hope you get to read all of these and really enjoy them! happy reading x

    safah - oh, how i wander

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  22. Oh I love this list! Thanks for sharing!
    The Rad Wife

  23. The Book Thief is one of my all time favourites. I blogged about it a while back and I've read it countless times since.
    The Hound of the Baskervilles is a classic! If you loved the book, watch the BBC movie as well. All the Sherlock Holmes movies made by BBC are perfect!
    Aria | Girl in a Whimsical Land

  24. thanks for the list. if only i am enthusiast about reading fiction. :D

    Kai | www.lilpink.info

  25. OMG what an awesome list!! Did you enjoy the Hound of the Baskervilles? I love Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series, I have the whole lot and I've read each one at least a couple of times, they are so funny! She also has a great book called the Undomestic Goddess which you should check out if you like her books. Good luck with the challenge, I know you're going to nail it :)

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  26. Also, love you're hair! & your new profile picture!

  27. A Thousand Splendid Suns is my FAV book of all times. You're gonna have your heart shattered, young lady. Good luck.


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