Top Ten Tuesday1/10/17: Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn't Get To (But TOTALLY plan to read) by Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)

Obsidian Blue:

Hmmm. There were a lot of 2016 books that I meant to read, and then I tend to get distracted by shiny book covers and forget all about them.

Here are my top 5 releases that I meant to read in 2016, but will read this year:

  1. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch. I heard nothing but good things, but the main reason why I didn’t read this was that I didn’t want to shell out money to read a book by an author I have not read before. I always try to just get the book via the library first. Due to the popularity of the book, I have been on the hold list for a while (three months and counting).
  2. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  I read a sample, was interested in the book, bought the book at the National Book Festival, and it still sits on my bookshelf unread. I will get to it eventually, I just keep finding other books to read first.
  3. All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda. I have this book on hold (since November 2016) so am hoping that I get it soon so I can finally start this. It looks very interesting and I do love mystery novels.
  4. Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda. It’s Hamilton. Enough said.
  5. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly. I finally finally got this book via the library a week ago. I am so excited that I am going to start this book this week. I saw the movie on Saturday and was blown away by how good it was. My boss and his wife saw it too and he was enthusing all over the place this morning. As someone who still sees math as a foreign language, for the first time ever I saw how wonderful it is for those that speak math. The impossible becomes possible.