Saturday, 2 April 2016

16 Books To Read In 2016

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I'm trying to read unread books from my shelves this year (she says, in the midst of an intense reading slump) so I'm here today to share 16 books from my bookshelves that I want to read in 2016. Some of the books in this selection have been sat, patiently, for years waiting for me to turn my attention to them, whilst others have merely just begun to settle in.


Inspired by Amanda and her concise book hauls, I thought I would share three short phrases about each book that allude to either what drew me to the particular title, what it is about or what I hope to get from reading it. No rambles from me today, pals. Miracles do happen! 


uk book blog vivatramp patti smith m train book haul

m train by patti smith

It's not so easy writing about nothing. 

BELOVED, SAVOUR, INSPIRING.


READ MY M TRAIN REVIEW.



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americanah by chimamanda ngozi adichie

Princeton, in the summer, smelled of nothing, and although Ifemelu liked the tranquil greenness of the many trees, the clean streets and the stately homes, the delicately overpriced shops and the quiet, abiding air of earned grace, it was this, the lack of a smell that appealed to her, perhaps because the other American cities that she knew well had all smelled distinctly. 

PROLIFIC, OVERDUE, JUXTAPOSITION. 


vivatramp books are my bag sara waters the little stranger
the little stranger by sarah waters
I first saw Hundreds Hall when I was ten years old. 

REVERED, MYSTERIOUS, PAGE TURNER.  


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meridian by alice walker

Truman Held drove slowly into the small town of Chicokema as the  two black men who worked at the station where he stopped for gas were breaking for lunch. 

ALICE WALKER, MULTIPLE LEVELS, OPPRESSION. 


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revolutionary road by richard yates

The final dying sounds of their dress rehearsal left the Laurel Players with nothing to do but stand there, silent and helpless, blinking out over the footlights of an empty auditorium. 

HAUNTING, CHARACTERS, RELATIONSHIPS.  


uk book blog vivatramp the book of strange new things michel faber

the book of strange new things by michel faber

'I was going to say something,' he said. 

OMNIPRESENT, DIFFERENT, CURIOUS. 


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special topics in calamity physics by marisha pessl

Dad always said a person must have a magnificent reason for writing out his or her Life Story and expecting anyone to read it. 

BEAUTIFUL COVER, ENGROSSING, SUMMER READ.  

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going to meet the man by james baldwin

Across the street from their house, in an empty lot between the houses, stood the rockpile. 

TO BE CONTINUED, EVOCATIVE, IMPORTANT.  



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cathedral by raymond carver

This friend of mine from work, Bud, he asked Fran and me to supper.

FAVOURITE, OBLIQUE, MASTERFUL.  


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beloved by toni morrison

124 was spiteful. 

UNIVERSITY, MISSING OUT, ICONIC.  


karen russell book haul

vampires in the lemon grove by karen russell

In October, the men and women of Sorrento harvest the primofiore, or "first flowering fruit," the most succulent lemons; in March, the yellow bianchetti ripen, followed in June by the green verdelli. 


ST LUCYS HOME FOR GIRLS RAISED BY WOLVES, SHORT STORIES, BIG IDEAS. BELOVED, SAVOUR, INSPIRING.


READ MY VAMPIRES IN THE LEMON GROVE REVIEW. 



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the girls by EMMA CLINE

I looked up because of the laughter, and kept looking because of the girls.  

SUMMER RELEASE, CULTS, NEXT READ. 

vivatramp the handmaids tale margaret atwood book haul

the handmaid's tale by margaret atwood

We slept in what had once been the gymnasium.  

TO BE CONTINUED, DYSTOPIA, WOMEN.  


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wuthering heights by emily bronte

I have just returned from a visit from my landlord - the solitary neighbour that I shall be troubled with.

KATE BUSH, GOTHIC CLASSIC, THE BRONTES.  



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things fall apart by chinua achebe

Okonkwo was well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond. 



THE AFRICAN NOVEL, INNOVATIVE WRITER, POWERLESSNESS. 


READ MY THINGS FALL APART REVIEW. 



uk book blog vivatramp the people in the trees hanya yanagahara

the people in the trees by hanya yanigahara 

I am Ronald Kubodera - but only in academic journals. 

AWARD WINNER, ANIMALS, THRILLING. 



What books are you aiming to read in 2016? Furthermore, I'd love to know which of the aforementioned books you adored so I can bump them up to the top of the list! I'm off to enjoy this Spring day..and probably play some videos games too. Let me live!




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12 comments

  1. Great list, I'll definitely check a few of these out. That copy of Wuthering Heights is gorgeous!

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  2. The Girls is so dreamy - really beautifully written. Great selection!

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  3. Americanah, The Handmaid's Tale and Wuthering Heights are all faves of mine; but I've heard so many good things about all of these. Really intrigued by all the buzz that The Girls is getting.

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  4. these look like some great picks!
    http://wiltedxfaded.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. I always love your book recommendations - even more for my long list! Thanks for sharing :)
    Lucy xoxo
    http://lucyannblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Such a good post and great idea! Lots of titles to add to my ever-growing list :)

    Orlagh
    orlagh-mc.blogspot.co.uk
    xoxo

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  7. I loved The Little Stranger, but I would say maybe approach it as more of a strange/creepy social history than a ghost story - the ghostly stuff is really excellent but there's not much of it. I would have enjoyed it much more if I hadn't been expecting a proper ghost story!

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  8. The Handmaid's Tale really freaked me out! Great book though. Wuthering Heights is so good too! Also, I know you're not supposed to judge books by their covers, but the editions you've chosen have such great cover art!

    COLLEENWELSCH.COM

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  9. I studied The Handmaid's Tale in college, and although I didn't fully appreciate it at the time, I now realise just what an interesting novel it is! x

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  10. The Kate Bush comment made me laugh out loud :') Loved this post!

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  11. I'll be keeping my eyes peeled (ew) for your thoughts on The Girls. I'm intrigued but it's one of those that could go awry, curse of the hype perhaps. x

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  12. I share some of these unread books! I need to read The Handmaid's Tale this year for sure and there are a couple of Donna Tartt's that have been gathering dust for far too long!
    I've also added a few of these to my TBR :)

    Sarah
    http://www.sarahschapter.co.uk

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