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