It’s time for #libfaves16 on Twitter, my friends, and that means making some hard choices.
The idea is to list your top 10 favorite books that were published in 2016.
And then rank them.
This is difficult.
So I basically went with my gut.
A Gentleman in Moscow was this year’s clear winner, but the other rankings could shuffle around if you asked me on a different day. But the top 5 would remain the top 5.
Gracious, engaging, triumphant
Personal, informative, domestic
Introspective, unflinching, surprising
Lyrical, brutal, magical realism
Exuberant, collaborative, insider info
Unflinching, personal, troubling
7. The Clancys of Queens by Tara Clancy
Sharp, conversational, unexpected
8. Dead Presidents: An American Adventure into the Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nation’s Leaders by Brady Carlson
Rollicking, informative, conversational
Lyrical, poignant, personal
10. The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King
Layered, innovative, historical