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January 10, 2017

top ten tuesday and bout of books wrap-up
posted by soe 2:00 am

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic from The Broke and the Bookish is near and dear to my heart (and my library checkout/holds lists):

Top Ten 2016 Releases We Meant to Read But Didn’t Get Around To (But TOTALLY Plan To):

  1. Nicola Yoon’s The Sun Is Also a Star (in progress)
  2. Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff’s Gemina (on hold at the library)
  3. Susan Dennard’s Truthwitch (own it)
  4. C.B. Lee’s Not Your Sidekick (in progress)
  5. David Arnold’s Kids of Appetite (checked out)
  6. Brittany Cavallaro’s A Study in Charlotte (checked out)
  7. Eliot Schrefer’s Rescued (Christmas present)
  8. Matthew Desmond’s Evicted (audiobook on hold)
  9. Zadie Smith’s Swing Time (checked out)
  10. Ta-Nehisi’s The Black Panther (on hold)

How about you? What new books did you not quite get to this year that you hope to tackle in 2017?

Bout of Books 18

Finally, I just wanted to give a final tally for Bout of Books 18. In addition to the three books I finished and reviewed last week (the first two were already in progress, so it’s really less impressive than it sounds), I also made progress on two other books, Jay Asher’s What Light, another of my Christmas books, and my current non-fiction read, Dear Data, by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec.

Clearly, the reading portion of my goal-setting was a success. I didn’t visit anyone else’s blog, only gave a couple updates, and only participated in the one challenge, in addition to doing the Twitter chats, so the social aspect of my goals left something to be desired. However, I did actually post reviews of the completed books, so I’m not considering it a total washout.

Category: books. There is/are 9 Comments.

Let us know if I should get The Sun. I’m curious.

Here’s my list!

Comment by Deb Nance 01.10.17 @ 6:38 am

This is the second blog today that has a Ta-Nehisi recommendation on it! I am adding a couple of his books to my list now! Thank you!

Comment by AsKatKnits 01.10.17 @ 8:34 am

Hi! A Study in Charlotte is on my list, too!

Comment by Leslie 01.10.17 @ 10:49 am

So many books last year and so little time! Also in my case I was not in the mood of reading a lot, I am getting older and I get too tired that when I sit to read I fall sleep


Comment by Mariela 01.10.17 @ 11:15 am

Gemina is seriously so good! I hope you enjoy it! 😀
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

Comment by Krystianna 01.10.17 @ 1:01 pm

Oh Gemina is on my list this week too!! I kind of can’t believe I haven’t read it yet?!? But I definitely will make it a priority this year haha. I also really want to read Not Your Sidekick and Kids of Appetite!! So much to read, eeep!
Here’s my TTT!

Comment by Cait @ Paper Fury 01.10.17 @ 4:06 pm

I’m reading A Study In Charlotte at the moment. It’s pretty good 🙂
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/top-ten-tuesday-91/

Comment by Jo 01.10.17 @ 4:46 pm

@Kat: I think we’ll need to read more of his books in these coming years.

@Leslie: Awesome! Thanks for stopping by!

@Mariela: I read a ton of books last year and still only scratched the surface!

@Jo: I’m really looking forward to starting it. Hopefully next week!

Comment by soe 01.18.17 @ 3:18 am

@Krystianna: I’m having a hard time forcing myself to read an overdue book instead of cracking this one open!

@Cait: Agreed! My library took a surprisingly long time to acquire Gemina, or else I’d definitely have read it sooner.

@Deb: I’ve finished it up — and yes! read it!

Comment by soe 01.18.17 @ 3:22 am