|My shiny new bookshelves and reading chair. Note: many TBR books and all my cookbooks are missing from this picture.|
Recommended by a librarian: The Little French Bistro by Nina George
Adapted into a movie: Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
Genre that is new to you: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty
Choose a book by its cover: Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
Graphic novel: Nutmeg Vol 1
Banned: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
About art or an artist: Vincent by Barbara Stok
Poetry: Paroles by Jacques Prévert
You’re been meaning to read: A Man Called Ove by Frederik Backman
By an author of color: A French Girl in New York by Anna Adams
A SAL (Seattle Arts & Lectures) speaker: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Recommended by an independent bookseller: Firebug by Lish McBride
Collection of essays or short stories: Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
Reread a book you read in school: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
LGBTQIA author or character: A Conjuring of Light by Victoria Schwab
Biography or memoir: Bonjour Kale by Kristen Beddard
Set in another country: The Snowman by Jo Nexbø
Published the year one of your parents was born: Bonjour Tristesse by Françoise Sagan
Finish in a day: The Portrait by Antoine Laurain
Recommended by a young person: Murder on the Eiffel Tower by Claude Izner
So many books! It was fun to set a pretty good-sized goal for myself and to actually follow through with it. I didn’t end up pushing myself as far as new genres or authors go and I was able to read most of them from my TBR. I probably won’t participate in this book bingo next summer, but I think making a small goal for next year to read a certain amount of books outside of my comfort zone sounds fun.
My five favorite books from this list are The Portrait, All the Light We Cannot See, A Man Called Ove, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, and Down Among the Sticks and Bones. Lets keep things positive and not talk about the ones I did not enjoy, eh? Reach out to me personally if you want that convo.
If you’re interested in what I’m reading when I’m reading it, follow me on Goodreads. I always rate the books I read and occasionally add a mini review if I’m not going to write up a full one. I’m currently at 76% of my reading goal for 2017, having read 114 out of 150 books.