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I'm pretty confidant I'm done reading for this year, so... to be continued....

It's funny, too, because we have given out so many books as gifts.... I know the kiddo is finally getting her kindle, too. And FINALLY I am going to have time off. I had to use it or lose it, because I've had so little time off this year. But I'm not letting my week get sidetracked by books. Not any book. I want to work out, I want to clean up this house, and I want to knock a few craft and sewing projects off my list so I can make a path in my home office again.
The bathroom is done, too, but still needs the trim. So here is where I start the to-read list for 2017. I expect now that I have my much worked-for promotion, this year more focus will be on health and wellness, which includes a lot more reading. The first few will be the carryovers I didn't get to this year, not necessarily the order in which they get read, obvs. I should also add 12 blanks to fill in my book club choices. I will have to add to this over the year, no doubt.

1. Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth - Chris Stringer
2. The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain - Judit Horstman
3. A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman
4. ABlackbird House -Alice Hoffman
5. The Girl in the Ice - Robert Bryndza
5. In the Woods - Tana French
6. Pyramids - Terry Pratchett
7. The Thirst - Jo Nesbo
8. Mudbound - Hillary Jordana
9. Dust to Dust - Tami Hoag
10. Prior Bad Acts - Tami Hoag

11. Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
12. The Hanging Girl - Jussi Adler-Olsen
13. Why Nations Fail - Daron Acemoglu
14. Mindwise: Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want - Nicholas Epley
15. White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America - Nancy Isenberg
16. The Children's Home - Charles Lambert
17. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis - J.D. Vance
18. Everything We Keep - Kerry Lonsdale
19. First Frost - Sarah Addison Allen
20. The Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh
21. One Good Dog - Susan Wilson
22. An Edible History of Humanity - Tom Standage
23. Fresh Complaint - Jeffrey Eugenides
24. The Copper Beech - Maeve Binchy
25. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry - Fredrik Backman
26. Kissing the Witch - Emma Donoghue
27. Troll: A Love Story - Johanna Sinisalo
28. Britt-Marie Was Here - Fredrik Backman
29. A Thousand Pieces of You - Claudia Gray
30. The 9th Girl - Tami Hoag
31. Villa Incognito - Tom Robbins
32. Three Moments of an Explosion - China Miéville
33. Cinder - Marissa Meyer
34. The Book of Speculation - Erica Swyler

35. Homegoing - Yaa Gyasi
36. The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained - Will Buckingham
37. Girls Like Us -Rachel Lloyd
38. Scarlet - Marissa Meyer
39. Beauty Queens - Libba Bray
40. Nonsense on Stilts - Massimo Pigliucci


I've only read one of those - The Night Circus. But several of them look interesting and I've been told A Man Called Ove is brilliant. I'd love to hear how Mindwise, Why Nations Fail, and White Trash are when you get around to them.

Congratulations on your promotion and Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas to you, too! I hope to review more of what I read this year. It has just been crazier than usual.