It’s Monday and here’s a list of Best Books lists!


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date



I love it and I hate it.

As the year draws to a close, it’s “Best Of” season, where everyone publishes their ‘Best Books” of 2016 and I am reminded of how few 2016 publications I have read. See the “Browsing” section for lots of links!

Once again it was a mad eating weekend – Sunday breakfast at our favourite diner. Sushi. Prime rib! Indian food!

A couple of library trips. My 3yo’s preschool is across the road from the library but I only have about 10-15 minutes to grab books in between dropping off my kindergartener at PM K class, then driving to preschool to pick up the 3yo. So I can’t quite manage hitting both the adult and kids section at the same time! Especially because I try to flip through the pages of some of the picture books -just to check if there are torn pages/stains/missing pages and also to have a general idea of the storyline. Of course there are plenty that I know will be good reads especially those in a series or by a beloved author like Ezra Jack Keats and Mo Willems. (Also if you guys have Amazon Prime Video, Keats’ The Snowy Day has been made into an adorable animated holiday special, and with Boyz II Men singing!)






Swing Time – Zadie Smith

Generation Chef – Karen Stabiner


The Grand Tour. Mad Men Season 1. Totoro (with the kids, again and again)


I had a turkey and cream cheese bagel this morning for breakfast. I like savoury foods for breakfast usually, and because I get hungry really quickly, the protein really helps fill me up.


Yorkshire Gold with milk



As promised, here are some Best Books lists.

Kirkus Reviews



New York Times (and their 100 Notable Books)

The Guardian

Publishers Weekly

NPR’s Top 10 (and their Book Concierge with over 300 books)

Brain Picking’s Top Science Books


Slate’s favourite comics of 2016

Laura Miller’s 10 favourite books

School Library Journal (picture books, chapter books, middle grade, YA, nonfiction)

The Millions’ continues its Year in Reading series like this one by Jacqueline Woodson

Last week:

I read:
Rosalie Lightning – Tom Hart
12 Reasons why I love her – Jamie S. Rich, Joëlle Jones (Illustrator)
Supergirl Vol 1 – Jeph Loeb
Last Man: The Royal Cup (Lastman #2) – Bastien Vivès, Michaël Sanlaville, Balak

I posted:

#amonthoffaves2016 picking favourites

#amonthoffaves2016 – Favorite Book to Movie or TV Shows

#amonthoffaves2016: Most Useful Tools For Getting Sh&! Done

#amonthoffaves2016 – This Is How We Blog

#amonthoffaves2016 – This Is How We Read





  1. So many Best of 2016 lists! And your picture of Swing Time mirrors my reading life pretty well…at swimming lessons, at tennis practice, etc…


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