With a new baby in 2016 I didn’t quite finish my entire book list from last January, but hey, can you blame me? New babes are busy and unpredictable!
I did LOVE many of the books from my 2016 list so if you’re looking for recommendations, definitely check out this list! I’d say my top nonfiction book was Found by Micha Boycott and my top nonfiction was The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. These gals are both amazing authors and I’ll definitely be reading more by them down the road!
Take a peek at all the books I read in 2016 here!
A few of the books I didn’t get to from my 2016 list are being scrapped in favor of new ones, but these few I’m migrating to 2017 …
Day After Night by Anita Diamant
Call the Midwife: Farewell to the East End by Jennifer Worth
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Wifey by Judy Blume
All ones I looked forward to reading, but didn’t get the chance to for one reason or another! If I’m smart, I’ll start off with them before getting too derailed about the mega list of new books I’m excited about.
For the most part, I decided I wanted a little more freedom in my reading this year so I’m only earmarking 12 specific books (in addition to the few above), one for each month. After that, anything is game – and I have so many in mind that I’m just itching to read! I seriously need a reading retreat one of these days!
But first, the 12 … what do you think I should start with in January?
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
Speak by Louisa Hall
A God In Ruins by Kate Atkinson
The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
Home Front by Kristin Hannah – One of favorite authors after reading The Nightingale
What Do You Do All Day by Amy Scheibe
The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine
King’s Cage by Victoria Ayeward
A World of Babies: Imagined Childcare Guides for Eight Societies by Alma Gottlieb and Judy DeLoache
Mary, Bloody Mary by Carolyn Meyer – Perhaps I’ll read all the Young Royals series!