Book List


I’m nervous if I don’t have a stack of books waiting by my bedside. It’s been awhile since I recounted what I enjoyed this year and thought I’d better make a list before I forget. Here’s what I remember, in no particular order:

  • The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea
  • My grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry by Fredrik Backman
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  • The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende
  • Euphoria by Lily King
  • Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
  • The Year of Living Biblically by A. J. Jacobs
  • The Submission by Amy Waldman
  • Somewhere Towards the End by Diana Athill
  • Eight Months on Ghazzah Street by Hilary Mantel
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
  • My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem
  • Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  • Falling Upward by Richard Rohr
  • Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  • Willful Behavior by Donna Leon
  • The Book of Speculation by Erika Swyler
  • The Post American World by Fareed Zakaria
  • Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh (final book of a trilogy)
  • Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
  • The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith
  • The Caliph’s House by Tahir Shah
  • The Rent Collector by Camron Wright
  • Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller




2 thoughts on “Book List

  1. Well, your 27 books read in 2016 is impressive and far out shadows my list of 21. My goal for next year is to try to match the 21 number.

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