Goodreads has been telling me I should look at my year in books, so I finally did. The number of books I read doesn't really matter to me; quality is much more important than quantity. But, like many others at this time of year, I can't resist looking back at some of my favorite books of 2016.
These aren't in any special order, but if I had to pick my top three, they would probably be One Man's Meat, The Nix, and The Lost Painting of Sara de Vos, but then I would feel bad for not also including Lost Property, The Son, What a Fish Knows, and The House of Owls. I really loved reading all ten of these books.
I'm also looking ahead to some new books in 2017.
I have the gorgeously illustrated biography of E. B. White, Some Writer!, on the top of my TBR pile and it will probably be my next read. I'm not sure when I'll get to read The Underground Railroad as I'm eighth on the library hold list; they only have one copy so that means at least four months. The Keeper of Lost Things sounded wonderfully intriguing to me, and also has a beautiful cover, but it won't be published until February 21. I'll have to wait until March for Beyond Infinity, but I do have plenty to read in the mean time. :-)
If you have any 2016 favorites and/or books that you're looking forward to reading in 2017, I would love to hear about them!