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Monday, January 18, 2016

My 2016 TBR List

Every year I add an absurd amount of books to my "to read" list. So much, that sometimes its nearly impossible for me to read all of them. Please tell me that other people do this too. From those random finds at the bookstore to anticipated releases - my list just grows and grows.

My goal in 2016 is to read 50 books. That boils down to about a book a week. Here are some of the books that I'm looking forward to tackling in 2016.

Austen, Jane. 1811
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Marianne Dashwood falls for the unsuitable John Willoughby. Her sister Elinor warns her that she will be open to gossip and innuendo do to her rash behavior. Elinor struggles to hide her feelings of love from those around her. The sisters learn that mixing sense and sensibility is a must if they want to find happiness in a society where rules of love are governed by status and money.

Austen, Jane. 1815.
Emma by Jane Austen
Emma Woodhouse is content with her life without love and marriage, but finds great delight interfering with others romantic lives. She attempts to set up Harriet Smith, but her plan unravels with unexpected consequences.

Austen, Jane. 1818.
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Anne Elliot is betrothed to marry Frederick Wentworth, a naval officer. Due to Lady Russell's advice, Anne breaks off her engagement. Wentworth returns from sea as a rich successful captain. Anne's family is struggling financially, and there is tension between everyone wondering if Anne and Wentworth will be reunited.

Bronte, Charlotte. 1847.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre emerges from living as an orphan that has been subject to cruel behavior at the Lowood charity school. She has integrity and an unbroken spirit. Jane becomes the governess at Thornfield and falls love. Jane has a passion for a greater life than what is traditionally allowed Victorian society.

Moriarty, Liane. 2005.
The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty
Sophie Honeywell dumped Thomas Gordan, the man she believes is the one who got away. Gordan is now married and back in Sophie's life as she inherit's Gordan's aunt's house on Scribbly Gum Island. Sophie moves to the island to begin her life with this family, an unconventional one at that. Sophie's life becomes more and more complicated due to everyone's secrets, and she soon learns that sometimes you have to create you're own happy ending.

Baldacci, David. 2013.
The Hit by David Baldacci
Will Robie is a trained assassin working for the U.S. government. When they call on him to bring in Jessica Reel (a fellow assassin), Robie learns that there is more to her betrayal than what he's seen thus far. Reel's attacks conceal a larger threat that could be detrimental to the U.S. government.

Baladacci, David. 2014.
The Escape by David Baldacci
Robert Puller has escaped from prison. The government believes that only John Puller, his younger brother, can successfully bring Robert back in to face justice for treason and national security crimes. But John isn't the only one searching for Robert. John is soon working with another agent to uncover what happened and to find Robert. As they dig deeper, John learns troubling details of Robert's conviction. He soon fears for the safety of himself and his brother.

Preston, Natasha. 2014.
The Cellar by Natasha Preston
Sixteen year old Sumer Robinson goes missing from the town of Long Thorpe. Those close to her are devastated, but the whole community is suffering - this type of stuff doesn't happen in Long Thorpe. Hopes of finding her quickly fade as there isn't any evidence for police to find Summer. Thirty year old Colin Brown  has no sense of right and wrong due to his abusive childhood. He is desperate for the perfect family and will stop at nothing to achieve it, including referring to himself as Clover.

King, Stephen. 2014.
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
The first book in the trilogy, Bill Hodges is a retired cop haunted by an unsolved crime involving innocent people being run over by a Mercedes months earlier. Hodges receives a letter from the criminal pushing him out of retirement to prevent any more tragedies. Brady Hartfield is eager to feel the same rush he felt from the Mercedes killings. This time it'll injury thousands. Hodges and his allies are the only ones who can stop Hartfield.

Riggs, Ransom. 2011.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Sixteen year old Jacob travels to a remote island off the coast of Wales. There he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Jacob explores the ruins and soon discovers that the children may have been dangerous, not just peculiar - and they may still be alive.

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