Top Ten 2016 Releases I’ll Read in 2017

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is the Top Ten 2016 releases I wanted to read but didn’t get to.

  1. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (Ghana)

  2. Hag-seed by Margaret Atwood
  3. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue (Ireland)
  4. Today will be Different by Maria Semple
  5. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah (South Africa)
  6. Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
  7. News of the World by Paulette Jiles
  8. Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeline Thien (China)
  9. Cross Talk by Connie Willis
  10. Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt
  11. The Wangs Vs. The World by Jade Chang

Since I’m also going for diversity, I’ve noted where these books are set in other countries. There’s also racial diversity, and Jacqueline Woodson and Jade Chang are writers of color as are Thien, Gyasi, and Noah. That’s already more diversity than I got in most of my books last year.

Have you read any of these books?  Which ones do you recommend?

15 Responses to “Top Ten 2016 Releases I’ll Read in 2017”

  1. jenp27

    I’ve read 5 of them. I loved Homegoing, Do Not Say we have nothing, Born a Crime (all 5 stars for me). I liked News of the World (4 star rating), and I thought Mr. Splitfoot was just okay.

    I want to read the rest of them!

  2. TJ @ MyBookStrings

    Most of these are on my TBR as well. I hope that I’ll get around to reading them this year. High on my list are Do Not Say We Have Nothing and Homegoing.

  3. Tasheena Rose

    A couple of these books are on my list as well. I keep forgetting that Trevor Noah’s book is out. I love him on the Daily Show and excited to know more about his background. My TTT

  4. robinandian2013

    I thought News of the World was outstanding. Couldn’t handle Homegoing – too many generations, too many characters, too confusing.

  5. priscilla

    News of the World, Homegoing, and The Wangs Versus the World are all sitting on the shelf, waiting to be read! I hope you love Mr. Splitfoot. It was definitely one of my favorites.

  6. Zezee

    I haven’t yet read any of them but if I’d participated in this TTT (I forgot to), I would have added Splitfoot, Homegoing, and the Trevor Noah book to my list.

  7. booksandliliane

    I read Madeleine Thien, Margaret Atwood and YaaGiasi. Loved the first, still not sure about the second and impressed by the third. Just reservered some of the novels on the list at the library.

  8. JaneGS

    Haven’t read any of these yet, but Homegoing, News of the World, and Another Brooklyn are on my TBR list for 2017. I like the premise of Hagseed, but the only Margaret Atwood novel I’ve read left me underwhelmed. Happy reading! You’ve got a great list.

  9. JWF

    I read Homegoing and News of the World. Recommend both, but Homegoing is complex and requires close attention.

  10. Marie

    Great list! Homegoing, Another Brooklyn, Hag-Seed & Born a Crime were some of my absolute favorites from last year. I think I only gave 8 5-star reviews last year, and that was 4 of them right there! I’m really looking forward to reading News of the World. Sounds amazing! As much as I loved Where’d you go Bernadette?, the reviews have turned me off for this next book of hers.

    • curlygeek04

      Thanks, I’m glad to hear those were great reads. I just finished Today will be Different, and I really liked it, but I can see why others don’t. It jumps around a lot and the main character isn’t very nice. I’m reviewing it soon.


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