THE BOOKS OF 2016, PART 1 OF ....?
Earlier this month I wrote list-reviews of all 148 books I read in 2015. MY BOOK REVIEW LISTS FOR 2015 (PLUS THE STORY OF WHY LIST 15 TOOK SO LONG) It took foreevvvah. So in 2016 I'm listing 10 at a time! 🎉 for 5 stars, 😐 for 1 or 2 stars.
- 1.Emerald Green by Kerstin GierThe fun conclusion to a time-travel trilogy.
- 2.Not My Father's Son by Alan CummingI had a hard time listening to some of the details of his father's abuse when he was a child. But his Scottish accent is delightful, and this was an excellent audio production.
- 3.🎉 The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn JacksonI REALLY loved this! Set in Atlanta, telling the story of tough divorce lawyer Paula Vauss and her estranged, hippie mother Kai.
- 4.A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline WinspearA sad, but good, entry in the Maisie Dobbs series.
- 5.Betty Boo by Claudia PiñeiroA REALLY good Argentine mystery. I was a little surprised how much I liked it, since I thought the title was silly.
- 6.😐 The Rule of Four by Ian CaldwellMeh. The reviewers who said it was "like the Da Vinci Code but not as good" were right.
- 7.Why Not Me? by Mindy KalingI didn't particularly love this one. I liked her first book better.
- 8.😐 Wildflower by Drew BarrymoreDitto Mindy Kaling. I probably would've quit reading this, except I was listening to the audio, and the presentation made up for the lack of interesting content. I think I need to take a breather on the celebrity memoirs.
- 9.Dates and Furies by Lauren GroffI read this whole book in an afternoon. But I wouldn't say I liked it. In fact, the more I think about it, I think I disliked it.
- 10.Red Queen by Victoria AveyardFor the first 2/3 I wasn't too engaged. Seemed like a pretty typical YA novel. Then it got all twisty and turny toward the end, and I realized why it got so hyped.