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Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get Around To

Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get Around To

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Hello and welcome to my first Top Ten Tuesday of 2017.

Last year, I dropped the ball on this meme, and really all memes, but I thought I’d revive at least this one. I ended up with just nine books for this meme, not because I read everything else released last year, but because these books are the only ones I regret missing out on. You can be sure they ended up on my TBR list for 2017.

Career of Evil

Career of Evil

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When I first read Harry Potter, I wasn’t too impressed. If I remember right, it took me until The Prisoner of Azkaban to actually get on to the Harry Potter bandwagon. Now reading the Cameron Strike series by Rowling/Galbraith, I find myself having a similar opinion.

I didn’t care too much about the first and second books in the series – The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm, but now after reading Career of Evil, I think I am finally getting into this series as well.

Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun

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Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbo is the second book in the Blood on Snow (Fisherman) trilogy by Jo Nesbo. I thought this was a standalone book when I picked it up, and when I realized it was part of a series, I was apprehensive I wouldn’t be able to understand the plot. Thankfully, I had no issues with it, and in every way, it reads like a standalone book.

The Monsoon Murders

The Monsoon Murders

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For the past couple of months, I’ve been trying to read books with a little more substance, but to be honest, now, I have such little time to read that I need page-turners. Something to get into quickly and something that diverts my mind from my overflowing inbox at work, and kids’ demands at home.

I recently read The Monsoon Murders by Karan Parmanandka, and this really worked for me as a short, thrilling, and easy to read book, and I enjoyed it very much.

What I Read Last Week

What I Read Last Week

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I’ve worked myself to the bone that past month. Which means that the Man Booker reading list I started on so ambitiously three months ago has sputtered to a halt for now. I had started on The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota, but my mind was too dulled down to process it satisfactorily.

Instead, I randomly picked up two review books that had come in.

A Brief History of Seven Killings

A Brief History of Seven Killings

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I’ve been a huge fan of the singer Bob Marley ever since I was a kid. I’m probably dating myself here, but my parents had a record player, and we used to listen to Bob Marley and the Wailers all the time.

I”ll admit though that I never actually dug deeper into his lyrics and background. I just learnt the lyrics and sang along to hits without realizing what it all meant.

So, it came as a bit of a surprise to me last year when I learnt that Bob Marley had almost been shot dead, and that there was a whole, hidden conspiracy behind that incident.