Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Top Ten Best Books of 2016

When you read 354 books in a year, it is impossible to pick the ten best. Here, then, are some favorites, by category from the books I read this year.








If pressed, I'd say my top ten favorites were...

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
Lab Girl
F is for France: A Curious Cabinet of French Wonders
Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal
The Violet Hour
Humans of New York: Stories
The Sun Also Rises
Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris
The 6:41 to Paris
Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White





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28 comments:

  1. Excellent list! I see several favorites here and many more from my to read list.

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  2. I'm eager to read Lab Girl! You've got a few of my favorites on your list. Here's to another year of successful reading!

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  3. I'm very impressed by your number of reads this year-I so want to hit 300 read next year. If I'm doing that I must fit in more reading each day. I haven't read anything on your list...I've been battling zombies and monsters most of the year! Well done and good luck with your reads next year! Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi!

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    1. I did read lots and lots of children's picture books....

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  4. Love how your broke this down! And I need to read the lastest Stephanie Plum novel! Hope you have some amazing books waiting for you in 2017!

    My Top Ten Tuesday

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  5. Fun way to do your list! I've read the most in your Escapist Fiction category...I guess it was a year for escape! Have a very happy New Year!

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  6. Loved Dark Matter and The Thirteenth Tale and some of the others are on my TBR!

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  7. The Thirteenth Tale is the only one I've read. But it was wonderful. So...

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    1. ...so you should probably read all the others on the list? Yes, I think so.

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  8. What a wonderful list and I love how you broke it into categories! I have all your nonfiction books on my TBR. The North Korea book looks especially interesting.

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  9. Ooh nice ones! I can admit that they are all totally new to me too! LOL!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I don't think you have ever read a single book that I have read!

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  10. Our Souls at Night was one of my favorites too! You read a lot of very different kinds of books, I want to read more nonfiction than I do. Happy new year and happy reading in 2017!

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  11. Wow, many of the books you've listed sound really good. Happy reading to you in 2017!!

    Here's my TTT post for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2016/12/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-best-books-of.html

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  12. How do you read 354 books a year? That’s crazy! I was happy to hit 100 this year.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  13. You are definitely allowed more than 10 when you read as you do, wow. Great list.

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    1. This exception to the rule is probably somewhere in our readers' code.

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  14. I love your categories--they definitely highlight both the breadth of your reading, and the specificity of your taste.

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  15. I love your categories! And very happy to see The 6:41 to Paris among your top 10. My own list will be live next week. Happy New Year 2017! I feel privileged to have met you in real life in 2016. Emma

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  16. I love that you did categories. :)

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  17. Glad you included Textbook!

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