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Books Read in 2016


Fiction
1. The Kind Worth Killing - Peter Swanson
2. Royal Airs - Sharon Shinn
3. The Three Coffins - John Dickson Carr
4. Play It As It Lays - Joan Didion
5. Tea - Stacey D'Erasmo
6. A Seahorse Year - Stacey D'Erasmo
*7. The Sky Below - Stacey D'Erasmo
8. Man in the Dark - Paul Auster
9. The Visitors - Simon Sylvester
10. My Struggle: Book Three - Karl Ove Knausgaard
11. The Girl With a Clock for a Heart - Peter Swanson
*12. High-Rise - J. G. Ballard
*13. Mr. Splitfoot - Samantha Hunt
14. Eleanor - Jason Gurley
15. This Census-Taker - China Mieville
16. Medusa's Web - Tim Powers
17. The Seas - Samantha Hunt
*18. Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen - Lois McMaster Bujold
19. My Struggle: Book Four - Karl Ove Knausgaard
20. The Crooked House - Christobel Kent
21. The Core of the Sun - Johanna Sinisalo
*22. The Ex - Alafair Burke
23. The Death House - Sarah Pinborough
24. Speak - Louisa Hall
25. Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of Your Fist - Sunil Yapa
26. Jeweled Fire - Sharon Shinn
27. What Belongs To You - Garth Greenwell
*28. Why We Came to the City - Kristopher Jansma
29. Long Gone - Alafair Burke
30. Never Tell - Alafair Burke
31. All Day and a Night - Alafair Burke
32. Girl Through Glass - Sari Wilson
*33. Version Control - Dexter Palmer
34. The Vegetarian - Han Kang
35. The Beautiful Bureaucrat - Helen Phillips
*36. A Doubter's Almanac - Ethan Canin
*37. The Queen of the Night - Alexander Chee
38. The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards - Kristopher Jansma
*39. What Remains of Me - Alison Gaylin
40. The Widow - Fiona Barton
-41. Innocents and Others - Dana Spiotta
-42. Travelers Rest - Keith Lee Morris
*43. The Nest - Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
44. All the Birds in the Sky - Charlie Jane Anders
45. The Familiar: Book 2: Into the Forest - Mark Z. Danielewski
46. The Cold Between - Elizabeth Bonesteel
*47. Hard Light - Elizabeth Hand
48. Fellside - M.R. Carey
49. My Struggle: Book Five - Karl Ove Knausgaard
*50. Wylding Hall - Elizabeth Hand
*51. The Raven King - Maggie Stiefvater
52. Varamo- Cesar Aira
53. Dinner - Cesar Aira
*54. Blackass - A. Igoni Barrett
55. Wilde Lake - Laura Lippman
**56. Make Your Home Among Strangers - Jennine Capó Crucet
*57. Sleeping Giants - Sylvain Neuvel
58. The Tsar of Love and Techno - Anthony Marra
59. Like Trees, Walking - Ravi Howard
60. The Smart One - Jennifer Close
61. The Last Weekend - Nick Mamatas
-62. Security- Gina Wohlsdorf
63. Girls in White Dresses - Jennifer Close
64. The Consultant - Bentley Little
65. Spells of Blood and Kin - Claire Humphrey
66. Sweetbitter - Stephanie Danler
67. The Girls - Emma Cline
68. Disappearance at Devil's Rock - Paul Tremblay
69. The Fireman - Joe Hill
70. All The Missing Girls - Megan Miranda
71. Underground Airlines - Ben H. Winters
72. The Hopefuls - Jennifer Close
73. Hot Milk - Deborah Levy
74. Great - Sara Benincasa
*75. You Will Know Me - Megan Abbott
76. How to Set a Fire and Why - Jesse Ball
77. Four Roads Cross - Max Gladstone
78. The Familiar, Volume 3: Honeysuckle and Pain - Mark Z. Danielewski
79. I Am Providence - Nick Mamatas
80. We Could Be Beautiful - Swan Huntley
-81. I'm Thinking of Ending It - Iain Reid
82. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet - Becky Chambers
83. Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty
84. The Last One - Alexandra Oliva
85. I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You - Courtney Maum
86. Rich and Pretty - Rumaan Alam
*87. Girls on Fire - Robin Wasserman
88. Willnot - James Sallis
89. The Hike - Drew Magary
90. The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break - Steven Sherrill
91. The Perdition Score - Richard Kadrey
92. The Empty Ones - Robert Brockway
*93. The Nix - Nathan Hill
94. Black Wave - Michelle Tea
*95. The Obelisk Gate - N.K. Jemisin
96. The Everything Box - Richard Kadrey
97. Death's End - Cixin Liu
98. Crosstalk - Connie Willis
99. Nine Island - Jane Alison
100. When the Moon Was Ours - Anna-Marie McElmore
*101. Hag-Seed - Margaret Atwood
102. The Wangs Vs. the World - Jade Chang
-103. Replica - Lauren Oliver
-104. Crimson Death - Laurell K. Hamilton
105. Coyote - Colin Winnette
106. Viscera - Gabriel Squailia
*107. A City Dreaming - Daniel Polansky
108. The Builders - Daniel Polansky
109. The Mothers - Brit Bennett
*110. Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down - Anne Valente
111. After Atlas - Emma Newman
112. Razorhurst - Justine Larbalestier
113. Everything Belongs to the Future - Laurie Penny
114. My Sister Rosa - Justine Larbalestier
115. We Will All Go Down Together - Gemma Files
116. The Minotaur Takes His Own Sweet Time - Steven Sherrill
-117. Grief is the Thing with Feathers - Max Porter
118. Good Morning, Midnight - Lily Brooks-Dalton
119. Multiple Choice - Alejandro Zambra


Collections/Anthologies
1. Barbara the Slut and Other People - Lauren Holmes
2. Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides - translated by Anne Carson
*3. Voyage of the Sable Venus and other poems - Robin Coste Lewis
*4. Felicity - Mary Oliver
5. Why We Write About Ourselves - edited by Meredith Maran
6. Notes on the Assemblage - Juan Felipe Herrera
7. The Same-Different - Hannah Sanghee Park
*8. Prodigal: Collected Poems 1976-2014 - Linda Gregerson
-9. The Humanity of Monsters - edited by Michael Matheson
-10. Press Start to Play - edited by Daniel H. Wilson and John Joseph Adams
11. Shaler's Fish - Helen Macdonald
12. Shock By Shock - Dean Young
13. Kentucky Straight - Chris Offutt
14. Beasts and Children - Amy Parker
15. Wait Till I'm Dead - Allen Ginsberg
16. North & South and A Cold Spring - Elizabeth Bishop
17. The Assimilated Cuban's Guide to Quantum Santeria - Carlos Hernandez
*18. My Feelings - Nick Flynn
19. Dead Letters - edited by Conrad Williams
20. Revenge - Yoko Ogawa
21. Violation - Sallie Tisdale
22. Late in the Day - Ursula K. LeGuin
*23. The Country Between Us - Carolyn Forche
*24. Head Off & Split - Nikky Finney
*25. The Taxidermist's Cut - Rajiv Mohabir
26. The Common Man - Maurice Manning
27. Play Dead - Francine J. Harris
28. Please Excuse This Poem - edited by Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick
29. Night Sky with Exit Wounds - Ocean Vuong
30. Watchlist: 32 Stories by Persons of Interest - edited by Bryan Hurt
31. A Woman of Property - Robyn Schiff
32. Summer Days and Summer Nights - edited by Stephanie Perkins
33. Rapture - Sjohnna McCray
*34. Desert Boys - Chris McCormick
35. To the Left of Time - Thomas Lux
36. Look - Solmaz Sharif
*37. Milk and Honey - Rupi Kaur
38. Known and Strange Things - Teju Cole
39. What is Not Yours is Not Yours - Helen Oyeyemi
40. brawl & jag - April Bernard
41. Dated Emcees - Chinaka Hodge
42. So Much for That Winter - Dorthe Nors
*43. So Much Synth - Brenda Shaughnessy
44. Interior With Sudden Joy - Brenda Shaughnessy
45. Human Dark with Sugar - Brenda Shaughnessy
*46. Our Andromeda - Brenda Shaughnessy
47. The Rain in Portugal - Billy Collins
48. IRL - Tommy Pico
49. The Fire This Time - edited by Jesmyn Ward
*50. Float - Anne Carson
51. Only More So - Millicent Borges Accardi
52. Scriptorium - Melissa Range
*53. The Sobbing School - Joshua Bennett
54. Four Reincarnations - Max Ritvo
55. Bestiary - Donika Kelly
56. Blackacre - Monica Yuon
57. Cannibal - Safiya Sinclair

Nonfiction
1. The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York - Chandler Burr
2. Wishful Drinking - Carrie Fisher
*3. On Beauty and Being Just - Elaine Scarry
4. The Emperor of Scent - Chandler Burr
5. Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology - Leah Remini
6. Oranges - John McPhee
7. How To Get Dressed - Alison Freer
*8. Being Peace - Thich Nhat Hanh
9. Steering the Craft - Ursula K. LeGuin
10. Hotel - Joanna Walsh
11. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck - Sarah Knight
**12. The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy - David Graeber
13. The Gilded Razor - Sam Lansky
14. Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent - Mandy Aftel
15. Memoirs of a Courtesan in Nineteenth-Century Paris - Celeste Mogador
*16. My Father, the Pornographer - Chris Offutt
*17. One Breath: Freediving, Death, and the Quest to Shatter Human Limits - Adam Skolnick
*18. When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi
*19. The Florida Keys: A History & Guide - Joy Williams
*20. Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election That Changed Everything for American Women - Rebecca Traister
*21. Gratitude - Oliver Sacks
*22. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma - Bessel van der Kolk
*23. The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone - Olivia Laing
24. Born for This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant To Do - Chris Guillebeau
*25. The Promise of Sleep - William C. Dement
*26. Sink Into Sleep: A Step-By-Step Workbook for Reversing Insomnia - Judith Davidson
27. The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking - Olivia Laing
28. Reality Hunger: A Manifesto - David Shields
*29. Chanel Bonfire - Wendy Lawless
*30. Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble - Dan Lyons
*31. The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture - Glen Weldon
32. Heart of Glass - Wendy Lawless
*33. Alligator Candy - David Kushner
34. Apartment Therapy: Complete & Happy Home - Maxwell Ryan & Janel Laban
35. Girl in the Dark - Anna Lyndsey
*36. The Suicide Index: Putting My Father's Death in Order - Joan Wickersham
*37. The Light of the World - Elizabeth Alexander
38. Red Velvet Underground - Freda Love Smith
39. Unfinished Business - Anne-Marie Slaughter
40. The Geography of Genius - Eric Weiner
*41. A Burglar's Guide to the City - Geoff Manaugh
42. The Battle of Versailles - Robin Givhan
43. The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End - Katie Roiphe
44. The Telling - Zoe Zolbrod
-45. Television is the New Television: The Unexpected Triumph of Old Media in the Digital Age - Michael Wolff
*46. Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space - Janna Levin
47. Sex With Shakespeare: Here's Much To Do with Pain, but More with Love - Jillian Keenan
48. Joe Gould's Teeth - Jill Lepore
49. Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity - Steve Silberman
*50. The Romanovs - Simon Sebag Montefiore
51. Shakespeare, Not Stirred - Caroline Bicks and Michelle Ephraim
52. The Face: A Time Code - Ruth Ozeki
*53. The Gene: An Intimate History - Siddhartha Mukherjee
54. All The Single Ladies - Rebecca Traister
*55. The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot - Robert MacFarlane
*56. Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War - Mary Roach
*57. The Hatred of Poetry - Ben Lerner
58. Little Labors - Rivka Galchen
59. Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails, & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness - Nathanael Johnson
60. Sex Object - Jessica Valenti
61. Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon - Bronwen Dickey
62. Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman - Lindy West
63. Knitting Ephemera - Carol Sulcoski
64. Brooklyn Bartender - Carey Jones
65. Oneida: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table - Ellen Wayland-Smith
66. Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction - Maia Szalavitz
*67. Real Artists Have Day Jobs (and Other Awesome Things They Don't Teach You in School) - Sara Benincasa
68. 32 Yolks - Eric Ripert
69. I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life - Ed Yong
70. The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life - Anu Partanen
*71. Oh, Florida! How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country - Craig Pittman
*72. Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets - Luke Dittrich
73. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics - Carlo Rovelli
*74. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City - Matthew Desmond
75. The Frank Zappa Book - Frank Zappa with Peter Occhiogrosso
*76. The Two Kinds of Decay - Sarah Manguso
77. 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Ended - Eric H. Cline
78. Real Food/Fake Food - Larry Olmsted
79. Calamities - Renee Gladman
*80. Time Travel - James Gleick
81. Craft for the Soul - Pip Lincolne
*82. Where Am I Now? - Mara Wilson
83. Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging - Sebastian Junger
*84. Truevine - Beth Macy
*85. War - Sebastian Junger
**86. Ghostland: An American History of Haunted Places - Colin Dickey
-87. Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley - Antonio Garcia Martinez
*88. The Selfishness of Others: An Essay on the Fear of Narcissism - Kristin Dombek
89. Amaro: Brad Thomas Parsons
*90. Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World - Steven Johnson
*91. The Holy or the Broken - Alan Light
92. The Essential Kabbalah - Daniel C. Matt
*93. The Essential Zohar - Rav P.S. Berg
94. Hillbilly Elegy - J. D. Vance
*95. Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine - Sarah Lohman
*96. Raising the Barre: Big Dreams, False Starts, & My Midlife Quest to Dance the Nutcracker - Lauren Kessler
97. Weapons of Math Destruction - Cathy O'Neil
98. Settle for More - Megyn Kelly
*99. Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, Fear... and Why - Sady Doyle
*100. The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul - Danielle LaPorte
101. Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life - Erin Gates
*102. Fear and Clothing: Unbuckling American Style - Cintra Wilson
103. The Princess Diarist - Carrie Fisher
104. Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor - Jennifer McLagan
105. The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living - Nathan Williams
106. Punk: From Chaos to Couture - Andrew Bolton
107. The Curated Closet - Anuschka Rees
108. Words on the Move - John McWhorter
*109. Party of One: A Memoir in 21 Songs - Dave Holmes
*110. I'm Supposed to Protect You From All This - Nadja Spiegelman
111. The End of the Perfect 10 - Dvora Meyers
112. Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt - Sarah Jaffe
113. Coreography - Corey Feldman
114. Trip of the Tongue: Cross-Country Travels in search of America's Language - Elizabeth Little

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