2016 was not a great reading year for me. I didn’t read a lot and I can’t remember that many stand out books. And as proof of how bad 2016 was for me, I accidentally erased my book tracking spreadsheet in about october, so that means no book stats for this year. But i did still manage to cobble together some favorites. These are in no particular order. All links go back to my original reviews.
Here’s my idiosyncratic list of what I liked in 2015.
Hands Down Best Fiction: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.
Best Non-Fiction: Savage Harvest by Carl Hoffman.
Best Book That I Wish I Had Written: Euphoria by Lily King.
Best Book I Should Have Read Sooner: A Visit From The Good Squad by Jennifer Egan.
Best Laugh Out Loud Funny Book: Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher.
Best New To Me Author: Christos Tsiolkas. I read Barracuda and am desperate to read more by him.
Best Allegedly Science Fiction: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell.
Best Title: The Mother Who Loved All Her Children, Until They Moved Back In by Ludmilla Petrushevshaya.