Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read in 2016

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Every year there are great-sounding books that just slip thru the cracks. No time. Not available at the library. Arrives at the library at the same time as too many others. Whatever. Here are a few of the titles I meant to read in 2016.

Short Stories

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Since before there were Reading Challenges, I’ve tried to make myself read a wide variety of materials. Short stories are my nemisis. To me they’re either too long or too short. I prefer regular book length stories, aka novels. This is my next short story collection–whenever I get to it. A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin.

 

 

 

 

Fiction

 

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I’ve loved the other two books by Backman that I’ve read so I really intended to get to this one as well in 2016.

My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I actually had this in my hands, but didn’t get to listen to it in time–there are other people waiting on it. So, I slipped it in the book drop this morning. I request it again. I loved The Snow Child  [you can read my review here] so was very anxious to get to this one. I misread the due date or I’d have listened to it first thing.

To The Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

 

 

 

 

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This one I’m very excited about. I really want to make time for it. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I’ve read so much on the Royal Family that the new show the Crown was disappointing. I’m holding my breath on the new Victoria which is why I put off reading this.

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin.

 

 

 

 

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I’m not much for Christian novels, unless they are written by Jody Hedlund or Lynn Austin. This year Jody Hedlund released a novel about the author or the hymn “Amazing Grace.” I so want to read it as well as another of hers that I’ve not gotten to about Martin Luther–Luther and Katrina.

 

Non-Fiction

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It’s too important to be informed. The international refugee crisis–that in Europe and elsewhere is screaming for our attention. I will be reading this one in 2017.

Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I had this and started it, but I was too slow and there were people waiting. I’d like to get this in audio.

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then there is the stack of books I bought in 2016 and haven’t even opened……..

 

 

See all of this week’s great Top Ten Tuesday lists at the Broke and the Bookish.

 

 

 

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Meant to Read in 2016

  1. Great list. I want to get to the My Grandmother book too.
    I read a couple of great short story collections in 2016 and just a few days ago, I read JoJo Moyes’ new release entitled Paris For One which had one long, short story (more like a novella) followed by several shorter stories.

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  2. I want to get to the Lucia Berlin book as well – I read the first story and it had to go back to the library. You also reminded me of a Gentleman in Moscow which missed my list. I know there is a group read of Evicted on Library Thing right now, but I’ve got enough serious books on my nightstand already.

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  3. I am a librarian and normally MISS the deadline, lol… I do try to keep up, though, with the brand new books–fair is fair. I only do challenges after-the-fact. I match up what I’ve read with the challenges–I don’t plan to read to meet those lists. I re-read some, but not as much as I used to for some reason. Thanks for stopping by.

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