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Monday, January 9, 2017

TTT: Books published in 2016 I didn't get to but still intend to read

Top Ten Tuesday: Books published in 2016 I still intend to read:

Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley

Perfect Horse: the Daring US Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis by Elizabeth Letts

Caravaggio: Painter on the Run by Marissa Moss

LaRose by Louise Erdrich

The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard

Tell Me Something Real by Calla Devlin

Underground Railroad by Colin Whitehead

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

High Dive by Jonathan Lee

The Head of the Saint by Socorro Acioli

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Rani Patel in Full Effect by Sonia Patel


  1. 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 :P

    My TTT.

  2. There are far too many books to keep up with! I hope you enjoy these books when you do get around to them! :-)

  3. I have seen Scythe on a few lists today and I am definitely intrigued.

  4. I say a big yes to Lab Girl and Lily and the Octopus. Two very different books.

    Here's my list!

  5. Underground Railroad is definitely on my reading list for this year too! There's been so much buzz around it.

    Tanya Patrice

  6. I need to get to Scythe and Girl Mans Up too. I also have Burn Baby Burn, Character Driven, and few other 4, 5 starred review books.

  7. Scythe is a great book! I'm interested in The Underground Railroad, but don't know if I'll get to it. I've got a copy of The Scent of Other People's Houses but not sure when I'll read it either. Great list and a lot of these look interesting!

  8. Keep hearing great things about Scythe!
    Please check out our TTT

  9. Scythe sounds so good! It's definitely one that I'm interested in too!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  10. I read The Underground Railroad last year (one I actually got to!) and thought it was great. Would highly recommend.

  11. Scythe was on my list this week too!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/10/top-ten-tuesday-91/

  12. Scythe completely slipped my mind! I really want to get to that one as well. It has such a great cover too.

  13. Agh, I also have so many of these on my list! The Smell of Other People's Houses and Lily and the Octopus are musts. Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

  14. I've read lily and The octopus, it's pretty good though it's kind of wierd

  15. I have Lily and The Octopus on my TBR shelf as well.

  16. Great LIST! Lab Girl almost made my list as well - honestly that list could have been 20 books long. I just added Scythe to my TBR recently - it looks really intriguing and I've heard so many good things about Shusterman. I also want to read The Underground Railroad and LaRose, maybe this year, I hope. I read my first Louise Erdrich in 2016 and have never read Colson Whitehead.

  17. Underground Railroad is on my TBR too. See my full list here http://wp.me/p4cJzL-3bj

  18. So many of these are on my tbr too! I was eyeing Perfect Horse at my library the other day... :)

  19. I've got three of those books on my list: Rani Patel; LaRose (I just learned about this one); and Underground Railroad (I'm a little worried it will be too magical realism for me)


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