For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday meme (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish), we’re supposed to list ‘Top Ten 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn’t Get To (But TOTALLY plan to)’. However, just as I don’t know what books are due out this year, I didn’t know what was due out last year. I stopped knowing when I stopped being in charge of the newspaper’s books pages and stopped even more when I stopped writing my children’s book column.
There are books I wanted to read last year, ‘didn’t get to and TOTALLY plan to’, but they were not released in 2016. Sofia Amatar’s A Stranger in Olandria is one of them. I did begin, but didn’t finish. I plan to get back to it as soon as I’ve finished with The Secret Loves of Geek Girls.
Other books I either didn’t get round to reading, or started reading and never finished, but will definitely get back to:
Making Wolf by Tade Thompson
Sister Mine by Nalo Hopkins
Graceland by Chris Abani
The Three-Body Problem Cixin Liu (actually, I’m not quite sure if I will get back to this)
Telling Times by Nadine Gordimer
The Book of Phoenix by Nnedi Okorafor
Zahra the Windseeker by Nnedi Okorafor
Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
The Hairdresser of Harare by Tendai Huchu
Alternative Alamat, edited by Paolo Chikiamco
That’s eleven and there are more.