This year was not a good one for me sticking with books and completing them. I started reading at least three times as many as I finished. The likelihood of my getting to the end of a book in 2017 remains iffy, so to show that I had what it took at least a few times in 2016, I will list here (so you don’t have to click to the Books and Reviews page) my Books Read, most recent at the top. I wrote reviews for two of them — make that three, sort of — and you can use the links to those if you want.
At least I can say that most of these are worth reading again, and they are worthy of better reviews than I accomplished. I’m starting the new year with just one very small book in hopes of getting off to a good start!
Read in 2016
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Acquiring the Mind of Christ by Archimandrite Sergius Bowyer
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Between You and Me by Mary Norris (audio)
Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly
The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell
Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Babylon’s Ark by Lawrence Anthony (audio)
This House of Sky by Ivan Doig
Happy New Year! And may your own reading nourish your mind and heart!
Illustration from the NYT supplement “Holiday Books.”
Housemate Kit said it reminded her of me.