2016 Reading Recommendations*

A list of some of my favorite reads this year.

This list, in no way, includes all of my favorites, just some of the ones that I finished this year- they are listed in no particular order.

  • If you would like to purchase any of these books, I recommend finding your local independent bookstore. You can do that here:  http://www.indiebound.org/indie-bookstore-finder
  • Your local library probably carries a lot of these titles as well, or can get them for you.


Book Reviews:

I personally don't read reviews before I start a book—I want to make up my own mind—but some people live by reviews. I have included reviews for each of these books (not my own). Please keep in mind that I may not share the reviewer's opinion.

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple

The Visitors by Simon Sylvester

Britt Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume

The One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood

Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson

Piece of Mind by Michele Adelman

Ways to Disappear by Idra Novey

Small Blessings by Martha Woodroof

Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

The Education of Dixie Dupree by Donna Everhart

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Shrill by Lindy West

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

The Red Notebook by Antoine Laurain

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald





*I am not being paid by any person or business to promote the above works. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.