Saturday Review of Books (and Book Lists): December 31, 2016

I can’t wait to get started on my annual collection of book lists for 2016/2017. So, this post is the Saturday Review of Books getting a head start on Monday, December 26, 2016. Link to your book list(s) anytime between now and next Saturday, the 31st, when we will return to our regularly scheduled programming.

SATURDAY December 31st, 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 2016, a list of all the books you read in 2016, a list of the books you plan to read in 2017, 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.

Writen by Sherry

I'm a Christian, the homeschooling mom of eight (yes, all mine) children, married to a NASA engineer, and a confirmed bookaholic. I like old books, conservative politics, and new and interesting ideas. My hair is grey, my favorite clothes are red, and I love purple. Come on in and enjoy the blog. Be sure to tell me what you think before you leave.

13 thoughts on “Saturday Review of Books (and Book Lists): December 31, 2016

  1. Thank you for this-I love reading book lists. I have posted my favourites from this year and plans for next year although I have just scuppered the latter by reading one book over Christmas-oophs!

  2. I was happily surprised to see that you are providing a way for me to connect to other readers here, even though I am so derelict in writing reviews! Happy New Year! Thank you again for all of this marvelous hosting!

  3. Sheila, for nonfiction I would highly recommend For the Glory: Eric Liddell’s Journey from Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr by Duncan Hamilton. If you think you know about Liddell from the movie Chariots of Fire or from reading brief articles about him, you don’t. This book is inspiring.

    For WWII fiction, you might like My Enemy’s Cradle by Sara Young. It’s an older title, but I enjoyed it when I read it a couple of years ago.

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