Books Read in 2016


  • Books Read in 2016 - 126 -  (14) of these were non fiction (6) children's books and (32) were audio books. 
  • Approximately 50% of the books read were sent to me by publishers as either eGalleys, eAudios or ARCs and, another 40% were library books.  The remaining 10% were books that I purchased at one time or another.
  1. Like Family; Paulo Giordano - 5/5 (arc) (Jan)
  2. The Guest Room; Chris Bohjalian - 4.5/5 (eGalley) (Jan)
  3. Between the World and Me; Coates - 4.5/5 (library) (Jan)
  4. The Opposite of Everyone; Joshilyn Jackson - 3/5 (arc) (Jan)
  5. My Name is Lucy Barton; Elizabeth Strout - 5/5 (eGalley & audio) (Jan)
  6. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories; Stephen King - 4/5 (library) (Jan)
  7. Under the Influence; Joyce Maynard - 4.5/5 (eGalley) (Jan)
  8. Perfect Days; Raphael Montes - 4/5 (arc) (Jan)
  9. A Banquet of Consequences; Elizabeth George - 3/5 (library) (Jan)
  10. Remarkable Creatures; Tracy Chevalier - 4/5 (library) reread-book club (Jan)
  11. Surf's Up; Kwame Alexander - 3.5/5 (review book) (Jan)
  12. The Winter Girl; Matt Marinovich - 2/5 (eGalley) (Jan)
  13. When Breath Becomes Air; Paul Kalanithi (NF/memoir) - 4.5/5 (audio) (Jan)
  14. Looking Back: A Chronicle of Growing Up Old in the Sixties; Joyce Maynard - 5/5 (NF/memoir) (library) (Feb)
  15. American Housewife: Stories; Helen Ellis - 2.5/5 (audio & eGalley) (Feb)
  16. The Madwoman Upstairs; Catherine Lowell - 4/5 (eGalley) (Feb)
  17. French Leave; Gavalda - 4/5 (print-my shelves) (Feb)
  18. River Road; Carol Goodman - 4/5 (print-publisher) (Feb)
  19. Love in Lowercase; Francesc Miralles - 4/5 (print-publisher) (Feb)
  20. 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl; Mona Awad - 3.5/5 (print-publisher) (Feb)
  21. The Bell Jar; Sylvia Plath - 5/5 (library-reread) (Feb)
  22. Good to a Fault; Marina Endicott - 4/5 stars (print-my shelves) (Feb)
  23. Eleanor; Justin Gurley - 4.5/5 (arc) (March)
  24. In the Blood; Lisa Unger - 4/5 (audio) (March)
  25. I See You Made the Effort; Annabelle Gurwitch (NF) - 4/5 (arc) (March)
  26. The Vegetarian; Han Kang - 4/5 (arc) (March)
  27. Miller's Valley; Anna Quindlen - 4.5/5 (eGalley) (March)
  28. The Good Death; Ann Neumann  (NF) - 4/5 (eGalley) (March)
  29. He Will Be My Ruin; K.A. Tucker - 4.5/5 (eGalley) (March)
  30. The Invaders; Karolina Waclawiak - 3.5/5 (library audio) (March)
  31. Z: Zelda, a novel; Theresa Ann Fowler - 4.5/5 (bookgroup-library) (March)
  32. Peppa Pig and the I Love You Game - 3.5/5 (library) (March)
  33. Bear is Not Tired; Ciara Gavin - 4/5 (Library) (March)
  34. Find Her; Lisa Gardner - 4.5/5 (eGalley) (March)
  35. Spark Joy; Marie Kondo (NF) - 3/5 stars (library) (March)
  36. The Little Tree That Would Not Share; Nicoletta Costa - 5/5 (library) (March)
  37. All the Light We Cannot See; Anthony Doerr - (library audio) - 4.5/5 (March)
  38. The Guise of Another; Allen Eskens - 3.5/5 (eGalley) (March)
  39. Missoula: Rape & the Justice System in a Small Town; Jon Krakauer (NF-Audio) - 4.5/5  (April)
  40. Shelter; Jung Yun - 4.5/5 (arc) (April)
  41. The Duckling Gets a Cookie !?, Mo Willems - 4/5 (print) (April)
  42. Beautiful Birds; Jean Roussen and Emmanuelle Walker - 5/5 (library) - 5/5 (April)
  43. Turn of Mind; Alice Laplante - 4/5 (audio library) (April)
  44. The One-in-a-Million Boy; Monica Wood - 4.5/5 (arc) (April)
  45. The Children; Ann Leary - 3.5/5 (eGalley) (April)
  46. Fool Me Once; Harlan Coben - 4/5 (audio) (April)
  47. Family Man; Elinor Lipman - 3.5/5 (audio) (April)
  48. Bull Mountain; Brian Panowich - 4/5 (audio) (April)
  49. Orphan #8; Kim Van Alkemade - 3/5 (print) (April)
  50. Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither; Sara Baume - 4.5/5 (May)
  51. The Passenger; Lisa Lutz - 4/5 (library) (May)
  52. Two-Family House; Lynda Cohen Loigman - 4.5/5 (eGalley) (May)
  53. Be Frank With Me; Julia Claiborne Johnson - 4/5 (review copy) (May)
  54. Britt-Marie Was Here; Fredrik Backman - 4/5 (review copy) (May)
  55. Forty Rooms; Olga Grushin - DNF (library audio) (May)
  56. Orphan Train; Christina Baker Kline 4.5/5 (audio) (May)
  57. Mothering Sunday; Graham Swift; 4.5/5 (eGalley) (May)
  58. My Sunshine Away; M.O. Walsh - 5/5 (audio) (May)
  59. Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep; Michael Schulman (3.5/5) (ARC) (May)
  60. The Fireman; Joe Hill 4/5 (eGalley & audio) (June)
  61. A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles; Mary Beth Williams (NF) - 4.5/5 (library) (June)
  62. Nobody's Fool; Richard Russo - 4.5/5 (my shelves) (June)
  63. The Weekenders; Mary Kay Andrews - 3.5/5 (audio) (June)
  64. The Woman in Cabin 10; Ruth Ware - 4/5 (arc) (June)
  65. The Stranger; Harlan Coben - 1.5/5 (audio) (June)
  66. If You Left; Ashley Prentice Norton - 3.5/5 (arc) (June)
  67. Founding Mothers; Cokie Roberts (NF) (DNF-bookgroup) (June)
  68. What Was Mine; Helen Klein Ross - 4/5 (library) (June)
  69. Wreck and Order; Hannah Tennant-Moore - 3/5 (audio) (June)
  70. The Girls; Emma Cline - 4.5/5 (audio) (June)
  71. The Nest; Cynthia D'Aprix-Sweeney - 3.5/5 (eGalley) (June)
  72. Fates and Furies; Lauren Groff - 4.5/5 (library) (June)
  73. Lily and the Octopus; Steven Rowley - 4/5 (eGalley) (July)
  74. Vinegar Girl; Anne Tyler - 3.5/5 stars (audio) (July)
  75. In a Dark Dark Wood; Ruth Ware - 4/5 (library) (July)
  76. Ink and Bone; Lisa Unger - 4/5 (eGalley) (July)
  77. Tuesday Nights in 1980; Molly Prentiss - 4/5 (arc) (July)
  78. Before the Fall; Noah Hawley - 4.5/5 (eGalley & audio) (July)
  79. The Dogs of Littlefield; Suzanne Berne - 4/5 (eGalley & Audio) (July)
  80. Grief is a Thing With Feathers; Max Porter - 3.5/5 (eGalley) (July)
  81. Wilde Lake; Laura Lippman - 3.5/5 (audio) (July)
  82. The Good American; Alex George - 4.5/5 (library/bookgroup) (July)
  83. Watching Edie; Camilla Way - 4/5 (arc) (August)
  84. Bilgewater; Jane Gardam - 4/5 (library) (August)
  85. Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter; Kate Clifford Larson - 5/5 (audio-library)(August)
  86. End of Watch; Stephen King - 4/5 (eBook-library) (August)
  87. Everybody's Fool; Richard Russo - 3/5 (library) (August)
  88. Dear Mr. M.; Herman Koch - 4.5/5 (review copy) (August)
  89. The Black Eyed Susans; Julia Heaberlin - 3.5/5 (library audio) (August)
  90. The Couple Next Door; Shari Lapena - 4/5 (ARC) (August)
  91. Ordinary Grace; William Kent Kruger - reread/bookgroup - 5/5 (August)
  92. She's Not There; Joy Fielding (audio) 4/5 (August)
  93. Homegoing; Yaa Gyassi - 4.5/5 (eGalley) (August)
  94. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things; Bryn Greenwood - 5/5 (ARC) (August)
  95. The Hopefuls; Jennifer Close - 4.5/5 (audio) (August)
  96. They Left Us Everything; (memoir)Plum Johnson -4.5/5 (arc) (Sept)
  97. Badlands; CJ Box - 4.5/5 (library audio) (Sept)
  98. Winter at the Door; Sarah Graves 3.5/5 (library audio) (Sept)
  99. Small Great Things; Jodi Picoult - 4/5 (ARC) (Sept)
  100. The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper; Phaedra Patrick - 4/5 (eGalley) (Sept)
  101. The Notorious RBG; Cameron & Knizhnik - 5/5 (audio & HC) (Sept)
  102. Hot Milk; Deborah Levy - 4/5 (library) (Sept)
  103. Another Brooklyn; Jacqueline Woodson - 4/5 (audio) (Sept)
  104. Bridge of Sighs; Richard Russo 4/5  (my shelves) (Sept)
  105. The Wasp Factory; Iain Banks - 4/5 (my shelves) (Sept)
  106. The Professor & the Madman; Simon Winchester (NF) - 2.5/5- book group - (Sept)
  107. Wintering; Peter Geye (audio) - 4/5 (Oct)
  108. Damaged; Lisa Scottoline (audio) - 4/5 (Oct)
  109. They May Not Mean to But They Do; Cathleen Schine (audio) - 3.5/5 (Oct)
  110. The Heavens May Fall; Allen Eskens - 5/5 (Arc) (October)
  111. Leave Me; Gayle Forman - 3/5 (eGalley) (Oct)
  112. Harmony; Carolyn Parkhurst - 4/5 (library) (October)
  113. Pretty Girls; Karin Slaughter  (audio) 2.5/5 (library) (October)
  114. Someone; Alice McDermott-4.5/5 (library/bookgroup) (October)
  115. The Girls She Left Behind; Sarah Graves (audio) 3.5/5 (library) (October)
  116. The Book that Matters Most; Anne Hood - 4.5/5 (eGalley) (Nov)
  117. Commonwealth; Ann Patchett - 3.5/5 (eGalley) (Nov)
  118. Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair that Shaped a First Lady (NF); Susan Quinn - 5/5 (my shelves) (Nov)
  119. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (NF); Bryan Stevenson - 5/5 (audio) (Nov)
  120. Faithful; Alice Hoffman - 4/5 (ARC) (Nov)
  121. My Own Words; Ruth Bader Ginsburg - 4/5 (library) (Nov)
  122. The First True Lie;  Marina Mander - 2/5 (personal copy) (Nov)
  123. The Loner; Teddy Wayne - 4/5 (eGalley) (Dec)
  124. The Premonition; Chris Bohjalian - 4/5 (eBook) (Dec)
  125. The Sleepwalker; Chris Bohjalian - 3.5/5 (eGalley) (Dec)
  126. The Christmas Town; Donna VanLiere - 4/5 (arc) (Dec)

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