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What I want to read in 2017

It's a brand new year! How the heck did we get to 2017?!

I keep a list of books in Evernote that I want to buy/get and books that I want to check out from the libraries at our local high schools (I work in the schools so get to check books out from the libraries--perk of the job!). And of course, I have a TBR shelf that always seems to have book I mean to read on it. I realize I've never shared these lists here.

I'd love feedback on any of these books if you've read them or
if you have favorites that I should add to the list!

Books staring at me from my TBR shelf
  • Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About Me World by Michele Borba
  • The Altruistic Personality: Rescuers of Jews in Nazi Europe by Samuel P and Pearl M Oliner
  • College of the Overwhelmed: the Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to do About it by Richard Kadison
  • American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar
  • The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian
  • The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan
  • The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller
  • Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
  • How to Read Like a Professor (loaned to me by someone at work)
  • Diamond Boy by Michael WIlliams
  • The Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama
  • The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
  • Madras on a Rainy Day by Samina Ali
  • One Hundred and One Nights by Benjamin Buchholz
  • Up from the Blue by Susan Henderson
  • The Good Daughters by Joyce Maynard
  • Glorious by Bernice McFadden
  • And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  • Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon
  • Skipping a Beat by Sarah Perkkanen
  • The Hindi-Bindi Club by Monica Pradhan
  • The English American by Alison Larkin
  • The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
  • Rules of the Lake by Irene Ziegler

Books to buy/get
  • The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu
  • Confessions of a Prairie Bitch by Alison Arngrim
  • Diabolic by SJ Kincaid 
  • Eleanor and Hick by Susan Quinn
  • Fields Where they Lay by Timothy Hallinan
  • Interactive Learning by Doug Buehl 
  • Invisible by Carla Buckley 
  • Lit up: one reporter. three schools. 24 books that can change lives by David Denby
  • The Light Between Oceans by ML Stedman 
  • Louise Penny mysteries
  • The Mango Bride by Marivi Soliven
  • Night of Many Dreams by Gail Tsukiyama
  • Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah
  • Rules of Civility by Amor Towles 
  • Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner
  • Strange Fruit by Joel Christian Gill 
  • A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali by Gil Courtemanche
  • The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
  • Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  • We Need New Names by Noviolet Bulawayo 
  • With Love from the Inside by Anglea Pisel
Books to check out from the school libraries (YA)
  • YA winners--announced January 2017
  • YA winners 2016:
    • Girl at War by Sara Novic (Alex award)
    • Enchanted Air by Marguerita Engle (Pura Belpre award)
  • Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
  • All the Right Stuff by Water Dean Myers
  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • Billy Lynn's long half time walk by Ben Fountain
  • Chandra's Secrets by Allan Stratton
  • The Female of the Species by Minday McGinnis
  • Going Bovine by Libba Bray
  • Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
  • If I was your Girl by Meredith Russo
  • Lucy and Linh by Alice Pung
  • March: Book 1 by John Lewis
  • Mr Penumbra's 24 hour bookstore by Robin Sloan
  • My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand
  • PS I like you by Kasie Quinn
  • Rani Patel in Full Effect by Sonia Patel
  • The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
  • The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  • We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

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