A Reader’s List of 2016 Books

I appear to be in a reading slump. A measly 15 books is all I’ve got to show for 2016. And of those 15, I can’t say that any of them stuck with me, which is why this year’s list isn’t a “best books” list, just a book one. So if you’ve got a recommendation, I’m all ears, eyes, and fingers – ready to make them part of my much-hoped for return to best books of 2017.

A Quietly Good Read

  1. The Last Painting of Sarah de Vos
  2. The Woman in Cabin 10
  3. Orphan Train
  4. Euphoria
  5. A Man Called Ove

Books That Punched Me in the Gut

  1. A Little Life
  2. The Nightingale

Books I Finished But Don’t Recall Much About Them

  1. Everyone Brave is Forgiven
  2. My Brilliant Friend
  3. Maisie Dobbs
  4. The Strangler Vine
  5. The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
  6. The Alienist
  7. The Infidel Strain

The Book I Didn’t Finish

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States *

* I have the best intentions with nonfiction. Still, I rarely finish one.

My Least Favorite of 2016

Vinegar Girl


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