The Books of 2016, List 9

Here are books 80-90 of what I've read so far this year! 🎉 for 5 stars. 😐 for 1 or 2 stars. Find list 8 here —-> 📚📚 The Books of 2017, Part Huit.
  1. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
    This one took me a while to get into, but I ended up quite liking it. It's set in a world where emotional humans and mathematical dragons must learn to co-exist, in spite of their mutual incomprehension.
  2. May I Have Your Attention Please? By James Corden
    This wasn't bad, but it was written years ago - obviously after he was already famous in the U.K., but it doesn't reference any of the things I know him for (Carpool Karaoke et al). It's fun on audio though, since he reads it himself.
  3. A Most Novel Revenge by Ashley Weaver
    A super fun, flapper-era, English house mystery.
  4. 🎉 Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
    I know I'm late to the game on this one, but man is it good! And terrifying. I get a little scared whenever my arm gets tingly now.
  5. Finding Fontainebleau by Thad Carhart
    A nice gentle tale - half memoir of growing up as an American kid in a French village in the 1950s, half history of the building of Fontainebleau (and thus a history of the kings of France).
  6. 🎉 Venetia by Georgette Heyer
    One of my favorite books by my favorite author.
  7. The Mistletoe Murder by P.D. James
    An all-too-brief collection of Christmas-themed mystery stories from the late PD James.
  8. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
    Mind-bending and completely addicting. I blazed through this one on audio.
  9. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer
    Less funny, and more introspective than I expected. A couple chapters irritated me, but I liked it overall.
  10. A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn
    A pretty good Victorian mystery. A bit Amelia Peabody-ish, but I didn't like it as well as the first book in the series.