Books of 2016: A reading list

Ah, January. A fresh year, a fresh reading list.

I realised the other day that I might have to start a book calendar if I’m going to carry on reviewing books. So many on my list coming out soon!

Currently reading:
The Rise and Fall of the Miraculous Vespas, by David F. Ross
The Defenceless, by Kati Hiekkapelto
What If?, by Randall Munroe
In a Dark, Dark Wood, by Ruth Ware

Coming soon:
Judged, by Liz de Jager (pub. 14th Jan)
Zero-G, by Rob Boffard (pub. 21st Jan)
Morning Star, by Pierce Brown (pub. 11th Feb)

And that’s on top of the list of books I’ve already got on my kindle/TBR pile!

Looking forward to reading:
Jihadi: A Love Story, by Yusuf Torporov
Wicked Game, by Matt Johnson
Missing, Presumed, by Susie Steiner
The Grace of Kings, by Ken Liu
The Invisible Guardian, by Dolores Redondo
Satin Island, by Tom McCarthy
Smiler’s Fair, by Rebecca Levene
The Promise of the Child, by Tom Toner
Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
… amongst many others.

I also decided that I want to read some classic crime this year – aiming for one a month. I asked Twitter what Agatha Christie books I should read and got nine suggestions, along with a Wilkie Collins and Dorothy L. Sayers. Only need one more to complete my list for the year! Starting with And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie.

What books are you looking forward to this year? And what are you currently reading?

Author: dave

Book reviewer, occasional writer, photographer, coffee-lover, cyclist, spoon carver and stationery geek.

5 thoughts on “Books of 2016: A reading list”

  1. I’ve just started re-reading Red Rising by Pierce Brown (which I loved after your recommendation), which I’ll follow up with the sequel Golden Son, which I should finish in time for the release of Morning Star, the final instalment of the trilogy.

    I also have Divergent ready to go on my kindle, as well as the wonderful Caitlin Moran’s How to Build a Girl. I also need to go back to Owen Jones’s The Establishment soon, as I started reading it last year then got distracted by some fiction.

  2. I’m reading Gary Barlow’s autobiography – light relief and an easy read (with great pics to drool over!) with all the news going on… 🙂 maybe I’ll get to read some of your recommendations this year…

  3. I’m currently reading Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, Wild Swans by Jung Chang and Eat, Drink and Blame the Ancestors by Ndumiso Ncgomo. Not sure what’s next though.

  4. I’ve got Station Eleven in my pile too, and Kate Atkinson’s A God in Ruins, and I’m impatiently waiting for the new book in the Vorkosigan saga to come out in a few weeks.

    For your final Christie I’d recommend a Tommy & Tuppence one if they haven’t been recommended already – “N or M” is probably the best. (Also, yay for Sayers!)

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