SPECIAL EDITION: Saturday Review of Books, January 2, 2016

I can’t wait to get started on my annual collection of book lists for 2015/2016. So, this post is the Saturday Review of Books getting a head start on Wednesday evening, December 30, 2015. Link to your book list(s) anytime between now and next Saturday, the 9th, when we will return to our regularly scheduled programming.

SATURDAY January 2nd, is the annual special edition of the Saturday Review of Books especially for book lists. You can link to a list of your favorite books read in 2015, a list of all the books you read in 2015, a list of the books you plan to read in 2016, or any other end of the year or beginning of the year list of books. Whatever your list, it’s time for book lists. (Links to regular reviews are also welcome, and you can certainly link to more than one review or more than one list.)


Welcome to the Saturday Review of Books at Semicolon. Here’s how it usually works. Find a book review on your blog posted sometime during the previous week. The review doesn’t have to be a formal sort of thing. You can link to your thoughts on a particular book, a few ideas inspired by reading the book, your evaluation, quotations, whatever.

Then on Friday night/Saturday, you post a link here at Semicolon in Mr. Linky to the specific post where you’ve written your book review. Don’t link to your main blog page because this kind of link makes it hard to find the book review, especially when people drop in later after you’ve added new content to your blog. In parentheses after your name, add the title of the book you’re reviewing. This addition will help people to find the reviews they’re most interested in reading.

After linking to your own reviews, you can spend as long as you want reading the reviews of other bloggers for the week and adding to your wishlist of books to read.

This week only if you link to your book list and if you leave a comment asking for book recommendations for 2016, I’ll try to suggest some books that you might enjoy for future reading adventures.

13 thoughts on “SPECIAL EDITION: Saturday Review of Books, January 2, 2016

  1. Hey Sherry,

    Thanks for the link up! I plan to participate in the 2016 Back the Classics Challenge so I’m looking for titles written more than 50 years ago, prior to 1966.

  2. Thanks for hosting, Sherry! and Happy New Year!

  3. I love that you couldn’t wait to post this! Have I ever told you your blog is in my top five favorites–without a doubt it is my favorite book blog. 🙂

    I’d love a few suggestions. I’ve always tried to read your personal recommendations and have always found them spot-on for me. 🙂

    Happy new year!

  4. Sheila

    I love a good book list! 🙂 I’d love your recommendations if you have time. Thanks!

  5. I’m working on my 2016 list, and I’d love some suggestions. 🙂 I have a slight adding-books-to-my-list addiction. Ha!!

  6. Thanks for the Best Of The Best post you do every year. I always look forward to your recommendations. Happy New Year!

  7. Happy New Year, Sherry!
    I would love recommendations and I think it’s amazing that you offer to do this every year.

  8. I saw you post this in a Facebook group that we both belong to. What a fun idea (and as a newbie to your blog–I am adding you to my reading list!).

  9. Love reading your blog and can’t wait to look over all these fabulous lists!
    Thanks for sharing great books with us.

  10. Fun meme! Thanks for giving us a place to discover favorite lists and share our 2015 lists. 🙂

  11. This is great! I love reading best of lists, so looking forward to checking some out 🙂

  12. I’m late in creating lists this year, but, thanks for hosting! I’m sorry I missed out on book recommendations 🙂

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