Best books of 2016

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.
Here goes…
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


Rollicking, informative, conversational


Lyrical, poignant, personal


10. The Murder of Mary Russell by Laurie R. King
Layered, innovative, historical

One thought on “Best books of 2016

  1. Great list of books! I really want to read the one by Towles, because I enjoyed his Rules of Civility so much. I'm hoping to read that one in January. And, of course, I really want to read Hamilton. (But so does everyone else at my library.) I'm still choosing my top ten favorite reads this year; but it's hard. I read so many books that I liked. 🙂

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