Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Books I Meant To Read But Didn't Get To (But TOTALLY Plan To)

Hillbilly Elegy

News of the World

Books for Living

Raymie Nightingale


A Little Life

When in French

American Housewife


Jellicoe Road

Have you read any of these? Any recommendations for what I should get to first?

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  1. All totally new to me ones! Hope you get to read all of these this year!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. I have not read any of these, but I own a couple of them and several more have been on my radar. I especially want to try NEWS OF THE WORLD.

  3. News of the World almost made my list. I bought a copy when it was on sale for Kindle at Christmas. I am hoping to read it with my book group later this year. Right now it is so popular that not enough copies are available through the library.

    I may have to give Hillbilly Elegy a try sometime. It is extremely popular at the library. Homegoing and Raymie Nightingale both look really interesting too.

    I hope you get the opportunity to read these this year. With so many good books being published every year it is hard to get to them all!

  4. A Little Life is one of my favorite books ever. News of the World is really great and short! I would have liked to read Barkskins, too, but every time I looked at it I just couldn't get past how long it is!

  5. Haven't read any of these yet but I hope you'll get to all of them this year :)

  6. Someone just mentioned to me how much they liked Homecoming. I should add it o my list. I wanted to read Hillbilly Elegy until Trump won then decided I'm made enough with out adding fuel to the fire. Sigh.

  7. I read Jellicoe Road and liked it, but didn't love it as fervently as I think many do. Hillbilly Elegy, Raimie Nightingale, Homecoming, and A Little Life are all books I've been wanting to get to, and I'm always up for some Proulx! This list looks pretty fantastic, which is no surprise.

  8. I have all but three on my list to read from the library.

  9. I have all but three on my list to read from the library.

  10. Homegoing is really excellent; definitely worth investing in. I started Barkskins last year but found the first part really slow; I'm going to pick it up again when I have a big chunk of time in which to really get into it.

  11. Great list! I hope you enjoy all of these if you get to them!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  12. I held off on reading Jellicoe Road for ages but it's a great book! Hope you get to all of these soon!
    Thanks for stopping by my TTT

  13. I always intend to read Jellicoe Road. I really must one day!

  14. I loved Jellicoe Road. I read it way before blogging, but it's a great book. Hope you enjoy!

  15. I really loved A Little Life. It is gut-wrenching beautiful but no matter how many times I tell you this, you won't be prepared for it. It's like getting kicked in the stomach and not being able to breathe. My one recommendation is to read it when you have a good chunk of time you can take to recover from it because it affected me for months and made other reading really difficult. BUT, you need to read it.

    1. Oh my! I'm not sure I've ever had a book recommended to me that is described like this.

  16. HomeGoing & Raymie Nightingale! You're a sophisticated reader!

  17. I haven't read any of these yet, but I have noticed that American Housewife has been really popular at my library. :)

  18. These are all new to me but I hope you love them when you get a chance to read them! :D

    Here are my Top Ten!

  19. Great list! I love anything by Melina Marchetta, and Homegoing is a popular one. I still want to read it, but it's got like 18 reserves on my library... which is actually a good thing. :P

  20. I loved Jellicoe Road when I read it a few years ago!

    Raymie Nightingale has definitely gotten a lot of love on best-of lists, but it fell flat for me.


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