Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The Books I Will (Finally!) Read in 2017



The Eight by Katherine Neville (I have two copies of this in my TBR...That's crazy....)



Jellicoe Road (I have two copies of this one, too. Sigh.)



Any Human Heart by William Boyd



Appointment in Samarra (I've had this book in my TBR for a ridiculous seven or eight years.)



Barkskins by Annie Proulx (She's coming to Houston in January. Must read before then.)



News of the World by Paulette Jiles (I am reading this one now.)



Holding Up the Universe (I loved All the Bright Places. This one looks to be equally good.)



The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham (It sounds like a book I would love.)



The House in Paris by Elizabeth Bowen (I'll take this one on during Paris in July, I think.)


This is My Best: Over 150 Self-Chosen and Complete Masterpieces by Whit Burnett (I picked up this book at a used bookstore way out in West Texas last summer. The copyright is 1942 and it has pieces by all sorts of amazing writers.) 



The 100 Most Influential People Who Never Lived (This book has been parked on my shelf for over a year. It's a BookCrossing book. I probably need to get it read and back on the road soon.)





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23 comments:

  1. A lot of these book look right up my alley! The Eight sounds amazing. I'd love to read it sometime.

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    1. I've heard about The Eight for years. I can't remember how long it has been in my TBR.

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  2. Jellicoe Road and Holding Up the Universe are two that I plan on reading this year as well. Great list!

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. We should start a book club for reading these. Maybe during readathon?

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  3. I've not read any of these books but I do wanna read "Holding up the Universe" Great list!

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  4. I still have to read Holding Up the Universe and On Jellicoe Road as well.

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  5. Haha how do you have two copies of two books?

    I love books by Melina Marchetta so much and I definitely need to reread Jellicoe Road.

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  6. The cover for The Eight is gorgeous and The House in Paris isn't on my TBR but it should be. I'm also curious about Appointment in Samarra. I hope you get to some of these soon! It looks like a great list!

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    1. I've wanted to read The Eight for many, many (twenty?) years.

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  7. the last one sounds actually interesting. good luck on those!

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    1. It sounded so intriguing to me that I joined a BookCrossing ring for it. Hopefully, I'm last on the ring.

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  8. Any Human Heart is a familiar name because I think they made that into a miniseries a year or two ago. Oh, and I love the over of John O'Hara's book! Holding up the Universe is one I'm curious about too, so thanks for the reminder. :)

    Thanks for visiting Finding Wonderland, Deb. Happy 2017 TBR-ing. :)

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    1. I will look for that book after I read it (THIS YEAR!)

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  9. Great list!!! Jellicoe Road is a fantastic read! I hope you enjoy it!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  10. I read Jellicoe Road a while back but had the HARDEST time with it. It was completely confusing to me for almost the first half of the book. I hope you find it less frustrating and are in the majority of the people who seem to love it!

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    1. This is good to know. I've tried reading it several times.

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  11. I should read Jellicoe Road myself. :)

    Check out my TTT.

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  12. The Razor's Edge is a great read. Go for it. I'll be interested to hear what you think of News of the World.

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  13. Since you own two copies of it, you've probably heard this a few times, but I thought Jellicoe Road was really good.

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    1. Yes, I've heard it, but I haven't felt the love. I think I need to read on.

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  14. The Eight is AMAZING!! One of my favorite books!

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    1. I've been meaning to read The Eight for years and years!

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