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My 2017’s long list!

It started as a completely non-original idea( and still is one). Considering that I have been writing reviews of all the books I have read his year, coupled with the numerous 2017 lists that are circulated the web at this time of the year I thought it might be a good idea to proceed with the plan to formulate my own.

My list is all over the place, books not limited to any time frame. They have entered this list solely because I stumbled onto them this year and subsequently, liked them. I have spent the better part of the week amidst other hectic days trying to find the best and most entertaining way to present this to a wide audience. It needs to be good enough to help people decide their ‘want to read’ shelf for the upcoming year. With this in mind, I am also making an effort to list them in order or preference ( mine, although a very approximate estimate of priority) that I did not do for any of the other compilation mood lists( last one:Books vs Moods VI )that I have posted a few times this year. I may write a note or two next to the title of the book, but for  more detailed information about the book, do follow the link to the entire review.

If you do like this or find it even remotely helpful, please share and enjoy reading in 2018! Happy New Year!

Ode to the human spirit amidst despair for our collective futures ( May sound very highbrow but essential means stories of survivors or their fight to survive)

  1. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  2. Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan
  3. A Tree grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  4. The Invention of Wings – Kidd, Sue Monk
  5. Say Goodbye for now – Catherine Ryan Hyde
  6. The Wake Up by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  7. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  8. The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
  9. Collected Hong Kong Stories by David T K Wong
  10. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  11. Broken Pieces by Kathleen Long
  12. The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg
  13. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  14. The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen
  15. At Wave’s End: A Novel by Patricia Perry Donovan

Series you start this new year-for those who love the fact there is more of a good thing to follow

  1. Killinger Chronicle :#1#2 by Patrick Rothfuss ( Dying for the last book of the series)
  2. A Very English Mystery books 1 &2 Elizabeth Edmondson,#3 by Anselm Audley ( The conversations are fun)
  3. Brilliance saga: #1 ,#2 ,# 3 by Marcus Sakey
  4. Lady Hardcastle series: #1 ,#2 , #3 by T E Kinsey
  5. The Burning Man Series:# 3 – Alan Russell
  6. Kingfountain series: #0.5#1#2#3#4, #5,#6 by Jeff Wheeler
  7. No.1 Ladies Detective series:#2,#3,#4, #5, #6,#7, #8, #9,  #10 by Alexander McCall Smith
  8. Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mysteries:#1#2,#3,#4,#5,#6 by Steve Robinson 
  9. Inspector Hemingway series : #1,#2,#3,#4 by Georgette Heyer
  10. Sandhamn series:#2#3, #4 by Viveca Sten
  11. Mercy Kilpatrick Series:#1,#2 by Kendra Elliot
  12. Morgan Dane Series:#1,#2 by Melinda Leigh
  13. Samantha Brinkman Series:#1,#2,#3 by Marcia Clark
  14. 44 Scotland street: #1,#2 by Alexander McCall Smith
  15. Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children Series by Ransom Riggs

Comics/Graphic Novels deserve their own list:

  1. Heart and Brain: Body Language: An Awkward Yeti Collection by The Awkward Yeti
  2. Fowl Language: The Struggle Is Real by Brian Gordon
  3. Zen Pencils–Creative Struggle- by Gavin Aung Than
  4. Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen
  5. Quiet Girl in a Noisy World by Debbie Tung
  6. Wallace the Brave by Will Henry
  7. The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 2: 1953-1954 by Charles M. Schulz
  8. Manga Classics: The Stories of Edgar Allan Poe adapted by Stacy King
  9. How to Be Perfectly Unhappy by Matthew Inman
  10. Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel ( Some people may enjoy this, or be tempted to try the original)

Books that dance to their own tunes – Soaring of abstract fancies 

  1. Allie and Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  2. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
  3. Mort
  4. Monstrous Regiment (Discworld #31) by Terry Pratchett
  5. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
  6. The Naturalist (The Naturalist #1) by Andrew Mayne
  7. Dance of the Happy Shades: And Other Stories – Alice Munro
  8. To Say Nothing of the Dog: How We Found the Bishop’s Bird Stump at Last by Connie Willis
  9. Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
  10. The Fifth Doll by Charlie N. Holmberg
  11. Seasons of the Moon by Julien Aranda
  12. Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang
  13. Life and Other Near-Death Experiences-Pagán, Camille
  14. Born a Crime : Trevor Noah
  15. Thud!

Cosy reads for anytime:

  1. Frederica by Georgette Heyer
  2. Snowdrift and Other Stories by Georgette Heyer
  3. The Foundling- Georgette Heyer
  4. A Marcelli Wedding by Susan Mallery
  5. Family Tree by Susan Wiggs
  6. The Winter Lodge (Lakeshore Chronicles #2) by Susan Wiggs
  7. The Beekeeper’s Ball (Bella Vista Chronicles #2)
  8. The Lighthouse Keeper by Cynthia Ellingsen
  9. Finding Philippe by Elizabeth Edmondson
  10. Tales of Wrykyn And Elsewhere: Twenty-five Short Stories of School Life by P.G. Wodehouse

The comfortably or uncomfortably familiar:

  1. Night Road by Kristin Hannah
  2. In Twenty Years: A Novel – Scotch, Allison Winn
  3. Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg
  4. The Christmas list – Richard Paul Evans
  5. The Ocean Between Us by Susan Wiggs
  6. The Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg
  7. The Promise Between Us by Barbara Claypole White
  8. The Song Remains the Same by Allison Winn Scotch
  9. The Sunflower – Richard Paul Evans
  10. Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen
  11. House. Tree. Person.: A Novel of Suspense by Catriona McPherson
  12. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak

Something fast paced and mysterious (both partly), and with a dash of adventure:

  1. The Tea Rose (The Tea Rose #1) by Jennifer Donnelly
  2. Come Sundown by Nora Roberts
  3. Roses of May (The Collector #2) by Dot Hutchison
  4. Rouge River Series – Kendra Elliot and Melinda Leigh
  5. Known – Kendra Elliot ( Bone Secrets#5)
  6. 206 Bones (Temperance Brennan, #12) -Reichs, Kathy
  7. The Last Day of Emily Lindsey by Nic Joseph
  8. The Secret Mother by Shalini Boland
  9. Multiple Wounds by Alan Russell
  10. The Hangman’s Daughter (The Hangman’s Daughter #1) by Oliver Pötzsch
  11. The Steel Kiss (Lincoln Rhyme, #12) -Deaver, Jeffery
  12. The Address by Fiona Davis  

For those with New Year Resolutions to try/learn something new:

  1. What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
  2. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss
  3. The Vegan Cookbook – by Adele McConnell
  4. Shakti Rising by Kavitha M. Chinnaiyan
  5. Complete Book of Sewing Techniques: More Than 30 Essential Sewing Techniques for You to Master by Wendy Gardiner
  6. I Should Be Writing: A Writer’s Workshop by Mur Lafferty
  7. Living with the Himalayan Masters by Swami Rama
  8. Written by Hand by Erica Tighe
  9. Sheet Pan Suppers Vegetarian by Raquel Pelzel
  10. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins ( this book is in this list because it could be used to see how mysteries were treated once upon a time and also, I did not find a place to fit it elsewhere!)

I hope this list colours your new year in the brightest of vibrant flavours. I have made this lists in bits and over a few days. If you find any discrepancy or something odd that does not add up in your perusal ( If you get this far) of this extremely elaborate list please do comment! I will be back on this page first thing for any feedback and or questions.

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