Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Whittling this list down to just ten was difficult. There were a lot of great books published in 2016. I had hoped to read more but, well, life… Here are ten books I didn’t get to but totally plan to. The first three are books I requested on NetGalley but the publishers declined my request. That rarely happens these days and I strongly suspect (or maybe I’m just hoping…) that’s it’s because I requested them within days of their pub dates and they were already wildly popular. Late to the party, as usual…
Luckily, my awesome Secret Santa, Laura at Scribbles and Wanderlust (you should totally check out her blog), sent me this book as part of my gift box. I can’t wait to start it!
Here’s a book that needs no introduction. I’m quite certain I’m the only book blogger on the planet who hasn’t read this book.
This book is set in 1980’s downtown Manhattan, and tells the story of artists, writers, and tragedy. So many of my favorite things in one book!
I have no idea how this one got past me. It’s on so many “best of 2016” lists that I must make room in the queue.
I received a copy of this book at BEA 2016. By all accounts it’s a fast and beautiful read about young love and a big secret in a small community.
Well, here’s one I know I’ll get to because it’s this month’s book club pick. Another book set in NYC, it’s about a young woman who moves to the city after a “mundane and provincial past”.
This is the only nonfiction book on the list. “Part memoir, part historical and social analysis, J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy is a fascinating consideration of class, culture, and the American dream.”
This is the first book in the Stalking Jack the Ripper series. For some unknown reason, I’m usually averse to reading series but, in this case, my obsession with Jack the Ripper beats out my aversion to series.
I received a copy of this book from BEA. I started reading it when I was in Paris this summer and was loving the first couple of chapters. Then something happened that had never happened before or since. I forgot the book on the plane. I requested a NetGalley copy and was approved. However, in the interim, I had moved on to other books. I always meant to make it back to The Underground Railroad but somehow didn’t. I will restart and finish this book in 2017.
This is a well-rated book about a dog. Enough said.
Thanks for reading! What are some of the books you wanted to read but didn’t get to in 2016?