📚 The Books of 2016 📚 {Part 7}

Here are books #61-70 of what I've read so far this year. 🍪 for 5 stars. 👅 for 1-2 stars. (Find list 6 here: 📚 The Books of 2016 {Part 6} 📚)
  1. The Language of Sisters by Cathy Lamb
    Odd, repetitive descriptors sometimes, but all in all a likeable story of 3 sisters who left the Soviet Union for a new life in Portland.
  2. The Ninja's Daughter by Susan Spann
    The complicated social nuances of feudal Japan would have clearly been the literal death of me. I would've accidentally spoken to a social superior first, and... 😵
  3. Eligible by Curtis Sittenfield
    A fun, fast-paced P&P retelling. Made me laugh out loud several times.
  4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling, et al.
    I liked it, but I didn't love it... Which makes me sad.
  5. Santorini Caesars by Jeffrey Siger
    A funny Greek mystery - and, coincidentally, the 2nd book I've read this year with Santorini in the title.
  6. 👅 The Homeplace by Kevin Wolf
    It was an ok, but not amazing, mystery set in rural Colorado... Until the last 6 pages or so, when the killer revealed their motivations, and I was all 🙄🙄🙄.
  7. Valiant Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick
    I have to say, I never thought I'd have so much sympathy for Benedict Arnold. An interesting look at a man I knew little about, in spite of all the Revolutionary War histories I've read.
  8. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
    Like HP, a bit of a let down. I liked it, but I usually love her books.
  9. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
    This one was almost 🍪. More of a 4.5. Such an interesting fantasy novel!
  10. The Coldwater Warm Hearts Club by Lexi Eddings
    Got sent this for review, and almost didn't read it bc of the ridiculous title. But was pleasantly surprised - it's a cute romance.