I may have rated a few other books just as highly as these, but when I look through the 100 books that I read this year these are the ones that give me pause. Each of these books surprised me, challenged my way of thinking, uplifted me, or were extraordinarily memorable in their own way. It may seem easy to choose a top 10 for the year, but I am thankful that I've read so many fantastic books that this was a challenging task. To make it easier, I did not count re-reads (Pillars of the Earth) or books in the same series (Bloodline by Conn Iggulden).
I'm looking forward to another great year of reading in 2017!
You can pretty much look at my 'currently reading' shelf to know what my TBR for this month is because I have way too many books in progress. A few of these are slow reads that I had no intentions of getting through in a single month, others are just suffering from my recent distractedness. Hopefully, I can get through more than four of them this month.
I also think I'm going to start doing something new, maybe a 'Books on my Radar' post or something instead of a TBR because it's kind of boring to create a post of what's already on my currently reading shelf.
Anyway, happy reading to all!
Most of these books I have already started, & I don't really know where I'm going to go from there. I downloaded Buried in a Bog because I wanted a simple cozy mystery to listen to, but this is bland and I don't like the main character. I also thought about a light Christian fiction book, but I don't know why all my library's Christian audio books are Amish stories. What I really need is the rest of the Three Pines series on audio! Anyway, the rest of this list will probably be filled out by whatever I find to listen to. I'm not a good planner this month. ;-)
Not a bad month of reading for August. Especially Bonhoeffer. Amazing book. Inspiring person. I didn't write a review of this book, but I have thought about some aspect of it every day since I finished it & have ordered Cost of Discipleship.
The Hangman's Daughter was a fun group read for More Historical than Fiction.