I also worked hard on posting what I was going to read each month so I could have some discipline and structure in my reading choices. I've got so many books stacked at home, sometimes it's hard to make a choice and stick with it. I'm not sure if it helped me or stressed me out! I certainly don't want to disappoint my followers and not review a book I've said I would review. As it is, I'm still two short for the month of December. I'll confess: I start out with good intentions, but easily get distracted by other books coming into my view. I can't help it!
So 2017...I don't know what it will bring, reading wise. I'll try again to chip away at the stacks and boxes of unread books I've got at home. I'll definitely try to read more historical fiction, science fiction, and teen books. I'll even throw in some young reader novels, too. And I will stick with my policy of not finishing books if they don't grab me in the first 100 pages. I'm happy to say I've checked out more library books in the past year than I have since I was a kid. It's certainly been a money saver for me and a chance to support the local library system.
Without further ado, here are my top ten reads of 2016. Some were published this year; others have been out for a few years and remain popular book club choices and bestsellers. It was hard to whittle it down to ten.
I listened to these letters on audio, and was thrilled to hear about Laura's life with Almanzo in Missouri in their later years. Bought the book to keep permanently on my bookcase.