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.
JUNE >>> 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.