Best Books of 2016 – new to me

It’s that wonderful time of year, guys… the year-end “best” lists.

I love this time of year. 


Earlier in the week, I posted my list of the best books of 2016, published in 2016.


Today we’re looking at the best books I read in 2016 that were published earlier.


Here are my favorites…


Best Fiction

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff


Best Nonfiction

Quiet by Susan Cain


Best Mystery

Stillwater by Melissa Lenhardt



Best YA Fiction

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell


Best Children’s Fiction

Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright


Best Biography

Being Nixon by Evan Thomas


Best Memoir

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor


Best Self-Improvement Book

Getting Things Done by David Allen


Best Fantasy

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman


Best Essay Collection

Hidden America by Jeanne Marie Laskas


Best Book I Won’t Finish Until Next Year

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow



So, dear readers… what were your favorite books of the year?