Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A Bookish Christmas 2016

As always, we had a bookish Christmas, with my husband, 22-year old son, and I all buying books for each other (our 18-year old son doesn't enjoy reading - not sure where he came from!).

Here's an overview of the books we gave each other this year:

For Me:
It was a very good Christmas for me - I got 3 books that I can't wait to read!

(not sure why the bottom of the books look straight and the top looks slanted in this photo - some kind of weird optical illusion!)
  • When She Woke by Hillary Jordan - I loved Mudbound
  • Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross - Been hearing great things about this one for years!
  • Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead - on almost every Top 10 of 2016 list
For My Husband:
My husband really hauled in the books this year, from both my son and I - these should keep him busy for a while!

So, that's:
  •  Run by Andrew Grant - a thriller
  • A Life Well Played by Arnold Palmer - a collection of essays by the golf great
  • Dust by Hugh Howey - #3 in the fabulous Wool series
  • Night School by Lee Child - the latest in my husband's favorite series
  • The Trespasser by Tana French - the latest by another favorite author that started with In the Woods
I definitely want to read Dust and The Trespasser when he's done with them! Those are the best kinds of gifts - the ones I get to enjoy, too!

Oh, and I also got my husband this one:

Yeah, the title makes you do a double-take! Rest assured - it is just a book with gorgeous photos of cabins in beautiful remote places. As my son said, "That's perfect for Dad!" He has been flipping through it and daydreaming of a little place in the woods.

For Our Son (22 years old):
Our son loves to read and loves epic fantasy series.

That's the next two books in a new favorite series (plus some Far Side fun):
  • The Great Hunt and The Dragon Reborn by Robert Jordan, books 2 & 3 in the epic Wheel of Time series
  • The Far Side Gallery 3 by Gary Larsen - a tradition to give him a cartoon book for Christmas, and he loves The Far Side (who doesn't?)
Did you get (or give) any new books for the holidays?

Enjoy the rest of the season, and have a Happy New Year!


  1. Ooh the pretties! My husband loves the Robert Jordan series that I see your son got. As much as I read - nobody gives me books!

    1. It's a really popular series! As you can see, we pretty much trade books between the three of us! I also got my mom, her husband, my niece & nephew, and my teen cousins all books!! A book for every person and every occasion :)

  2. Ok. The Far Side Gallery is awesome! I do wish he was still creating. You will LOVE When She Woke; I thought it was wonderful. And Underground Railroad is supposed to be very interesting

    1. Oh, good! I've been wanting to read it for ages - have heard great things.

      Yes, Far Side is awesome!

  3. I love this, Sue. Thanks for sharing. Cabin Porn! How wonderful.

    1. Hilarious title & a really cool book!