10 Books to Read Before the End of 2016

Photo Aug 21, 12 34 38A week, or maybe two weeks ago now, I saw that Christine from @weereader made this lovely blog post based off a photo that @pollyandbooks  shared on her bookstagram, listing out her must read books for the rest of 2016.

I thought it was such a good idea to hone in on, and narrow down the seemingly endless amounts of books that I own – and ones that I am sure to buy between now and December 31st.  As we are going into the final stretch of 2016, I wanted to pull aside some books that I have bought throughout the year that I SWORE I would get to soonish but just haven’t yet.

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My Lady Jane 

Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows

Published June 2016

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22840421When the dedication page reads:

“For everyone who knows there was enough room for Leonardo DiCaprio on that door.

And for England. We’re really sorry for what we’re about to do to your history.”

You know you are in for a good time.

I had seen My Lady Jane floating around bookstagram and the book blogging universe for a few months. It was the featured book in both the June OwlCrate and Uppercase boxes, as well as receiving pretty raving reviews from all that read it. I waited much longer than I should have to read this because honestly, I had no idea what to expect. Everyone says it is hilarious, and I suppose that I was wary to pick it up because the few ‘funny’ books that I have read before came up a little short of what I find humorous.

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City of Thieves 

David Benioff

Published May 2008

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I am a history nerd.  I graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in history, so many people think that means historical fiction is automatically my favorite genre to read.  Until recently, no way Jose.

But then, I read The Book Thief, and All the Light We Cannot See, and most recently City of Thieves, and I realize how much I am drawn to WWII historical fiction.  I have even put together a list of WWII fiction novels I need to add to my never ending TBR pile. However, with that being said, let’s talk about City of Thieves. 

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