my surprisingly fulsome sixth annual New Year's Book List! I read a lot in
2016, surpassing my original goal of 60 books in early summer when I upped my
goal to 100. I blew past that in autumn and kept right on reading.
Grand total: 134 books. I'm honestly not sure where I found the time… but I
know I've enjoyed myself (and Sam has enjoyed the lap time).
breakdown of how I read: 85 library books (Overdrive e-books); 34 audiobooks
(about half with an Audible subscription and the rest Overdrive
Listens); 8 Kindle editions; 6 paperbacks; and 1 hardcover. Included in those
totals are 5 advance reading copies – thank you, NetGalley!
predicted, I listen to fewer audiobooks now that I'm not commuting to work every
day. I was surprised by how quickly e-books on my iPad have taken over as my preferred way
to read. The Toronto Public Library at my fingertips without ever leaving the house. I still seek out my favourites in hard copy for the keeper shelf,
speaking of favourites, here are my five-star reads of 2016, listed
alphabetically by author's last name:
The Corpse with the Garnet Face (Cait Morgan #7) by Cathy Ace
The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford (review)
Kaleidoscope (Joanne Kilbourne #13) by Gail
A Dark and Stormy Murder (Writer's Apprentice #1) by Julia
A Cast of Falcons (Birder Murder #3) by Steve Burrows (review)
The Chemistry of Death (Joe Tesla #3) by Rebecca Cantrell
Murder in Containment (New Scotland Yard #4) by Anne
We Wish You a Murderous Christmas (Year-Round Christmas #2) by Vicki
Negative Image (Constable Molly Smith #4) by Vicki
Unreasonable Doubt (Constable Molly Smith #8) by Vicki
Fire in the Stars (Amanda Doucette #1) by Barbara
Do or Die (Inspector Green #1) by Barbara
Reading up a Storm (Lighthouse Library #3) by Eva Gates (review)
On the Head of a Pin (Thaddeus Lewis #1) by Janet
The Murder of Mary Russel (Russell and Holmes #14) by
Laurie R. King
The Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett
The Queen's Accomplice (Maggie Hope #6) by Susan Elia
A Great Reckoning (Gamache #12) by Louise Penny
Moonlight Over Paris by Jennifer Robson
Strange Things Done by Elle Wild (review)
complete 2016 reading list in order of reading with most recent pictured at the top. Click on any group for larger image.
I know I
say this every year but please don't ask me to choose a favourite – it would be
impossible to pick just one from so many wonderful stories – but do come find me at Goodreads where we can compare book lists.
Currently reading: Shallow
End (Stonechild and Rouleau #4) by Brenda Chapman (NetGalley ARC)
Next up: Letters
from Paris by
Impatiently awaited library holds: Buried
in the Country (Cornish Mystery #4) by Carola Dunn, and The Echo of Twilight by Judith Kinghorn.
you looking forward to reading in 2017? Recommendations are always welcome
because there's no such thing as too many books.
Year, all ... and happy reading!
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