14 Dec 2016

THE FIRST POST OF THE MONTH (JANUARY TO DECEMBER 2016) IN WORDS AND IMAGES.


Inspired by something I first saw on Suko's Notebook some years ago now, today I'd like to share the first post of the month, January to December 2016 ...

JANUARY >>> First Book Of The Year: 2016: Hosted by Sheila (Book Journey) the 1st of January saw me joining in The First Book Of The Year, an event that sees readers the world over sharing what they will be reading come the start of the new year.
FEBRUARY >>> From Flying Bunnies to Pastafarians: Just a few of the headlines to have caught my attention this week: with everything from a rooftop 'rabbit drama' to The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster via a stripping ninja and a drive.by yoghurt attack.



MARCH >>> The Double Axe (Blood & Fire #1): The first instalment in a series of books that, re-imagining some of the classic myths from the point of view of their teenage protagonists, gives today's young readers an introduction to 'classic mythology'. 


APRIL >>> Bones Are Forever/Bones of The Lost: From a new born baby found wedged in a vanity cabinet to a teenager discovered along a desolate highway, April 1st saw me review books 15 and 16 in the Tempe Brennan series.


MAY >>> Siren: Quite different from her first book, A Parachute in The Lime Tree, I was delighted to discover what else Annemarie Nearey was capable of in a book that proved to be incredibly powerful stuff.

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa DiffenbaughJUNE >>> The Language Of Flowers: One of several books I read as an honorary member of the Arkansas Book Club.


JULY >>> ROFL 2016: From the nonsense words that make us laugh to some of the cartoons that made me laugh via the funniest jokes ever ... as chosen by scientists.


AUGUST >>> The Krakow Klub:  The story of one man's attempt to live a normal life, even though he is not normal in what I'd describe as a science-fiction conspiracy novel with chilling political overtones.

SEPTEMBER >>> Lovefilm: August '16: With everyone from Melissa McCarthy and Bill Murray in St Vincent, Joseph Fiennes in Luther, Lily Tomlin in Grandma and Helen Mirren in Eye In The Sky September certainly wasn't without its stars.

OCTOBER >>> A Man Called Ove: What has to be my favourite read of the year, right from the beginning I was captivated by the delightfully grouchy, querulous and yet lovable character that is Ove.


NOVEMBER >>> Wondrous Words Wednesday, Alma Books Children's Book Month ... Oh And A Pumpkin: With everything from WWW, meme that several of my fellow bloggers feature on their blogs, Alma Book's Children's Book Of The Month to the pumpkin carved by Mr T.

DECEMBER >>> The Ashes Of Berlin: Set in a country ravaged, its citizens impoverished, its children orphans, its newly re-formed police force vying for control of the streets, an ex-World War II intelligence officer come police inspector Gregor Reinherdt is as mistrusted by his colleagues as he is mistrusting of them. 

13 comments:

Barbara Fisher said...

I love this idea Tracy and might just have to copy you - if that is OK? I've done my posts for December but I could start out the New Year with a resume of the old one.
Really nice to read some of your posts again.
Have a very Happy Christmas, Barbara

Tracy Terry said...

That's perfectly OK with me Barbara. As I say I 'pinched' the idea from Suko who if memory serves me right got the idea from another blogger and so it goes on.

Kelly said...

Things like this are such fun and I actually remember many of those posts! (which is saying something given the state of my life/memory these days)

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh this is a fun post and nice too look back on the year with something good. :) Hope the next year is even better for you. :)

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Great post idea! I loved Ove as well :)

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Ooh fun idea! Thanks for sharing. I just read a review of A Man Called Ove this past week. It sounds great; glad you loved it too.

Suko said...

Tracy, I love how you put your "First Lines" together! Thank you for the mention. The creator of this end-of-year meme is Melwyk from The Indextrious Reader. I will do my First Lines post later this month, although I did not post every month.

Brian Joseph said...

This is a neat concept and makes for a nice nearly retrospect

I cannot manage to get all that many posts up so my first posts of the month would consist of about 30% of my posts.

ClaudineGueh@CarryUsOffBooks said...

I love this list of books, Tracy! Will have to check out the Kathy Reichs series, The Language of Flowers, and A Man Called Ove.

Nikki-ann said...

This year, all my books have been either by Terry Pratchett or Ann Cleeves! :)

Literary Feline said...

This is a great idea, Tracy! I may have to do something like this too. :-) I loved A Man Called Ove. Such a wonderful book!

The Bookworm said...

Great first lines, it's fun looking back and the year flies right by.
Happy holidays!

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