2016 Book Log

I took (yet another) long hiatus from book blogging between April and December, but I ended the year having read a total of  107 books.


* denotes reread

` denotes abandoned





  • Closing the Food Gap (Mark Winne)
  • Dora Bruder (Patrick Modiano)
  • Dreamland  (Sam Quinones)
  • Election (Tom Perrotta)
  • The Geography of Nowhere (James Howard Kunstler)
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)
  • Into Thin Air (Jon Krakauer)
  • The New Jim Crow (Michelle Alexander)
  • Not That Kind of Girl (Lena Dunham)


  • The Arab of the Future: 1978-1984 (Riad Sattouf)
  • The Big Burn (Timothy Egan)
  • Freud (Corinne Maier)
  • Fun Home (Alison Bechdel)
  • Marx (Corinne Maier)
  • Safe Area Gorazde (Joe Sacco)
  • Saga (Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples) [Volume Five]
  • Showa: 1926-1939 (Shigeru Mizuki)


  • Black Skies (Arnaldur Indriðason)
  • Girl at War (Sara Nović)
  • S. (Slavenka Drakulić)


  • All the Single Ladies (Rebecca Traister)
  • Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
  • The Book Club (Mary Alice Monroe)
  • How to Marry a Marquis (Julia Quinn)
  • Juliet, Naked (Nick Hornby)
  • Me Before You (Jojo Moyes)
  • The Nightingale (Kristin Hannah)
  • Swastika Night (Katharine Burdekin)
  • What to Do with a Duke (Sally MacKenzie)


  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (John Tiffany, Jack Thorne, and J.K. Rowling)
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)
  • A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness)
  • Something New (Lucy Knisley)
  • Where’d You Go, Bernadette? (Maria Semple)
  • Whipping Girl (Julia Serano)
  • The Whole30 (Melissa and Dallas Hartwig)


  • And the Band Played On (Randy Shilts)
  • The Argonauts (Maggie Nelson)
  • The Darcys of Derbyshire (Abigail Reynolds)
  • Dollbaby (Laura Lane McNeal)
  • An English Bride in Scotland (Lynsay Sands)
  • Outliers (Malcolm Gladwell)
  • The Perfect Storm (Junger Sebastian)
  • The Ship of Brides (Jojo Moyes)
  • Small Acts of Disappearance (Fiona Wright)


  • 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl (Mona Awad)
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon)
  • Drift (Rachel Maddow)
  • How to Be Good (Nick Hornby)
  • The Red Queen (Philippa Gregory)
  • Slow Food Nation (Carlo Petrini)`
  • The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender (Leslye Walton)


  • Appealing for Justice (Susan Berry Casey)
  • The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
  • The Lost City of Z (David Grann)
  • Men We Reaped (Jesmyn Ward)
  • The One That Got Away (Leigh Himes)
  • A Remedy Against Sin (Christina Morland)
  • The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivey)
  • This Disconcerting Happiness (Christina Morland)
  • A Thousand Acres (Jane Smiley)
  • An Unwelcome Guest at the Netherfield Ball (E. Bradshaw)
  • The View From Flyover Country (Sarah Kendzior)


  • The 5th Wave (Rick Yancey)
  • An Affair Before Christmas (Eloisa James)
  • Duty Demands (Elaine Owen)
  • Everything I Never Told You (Celeste Ng)
  • Kiss Me, Annabel (Eloisa James)
  • The Gentrification of the Mind (Sarah Schulman)
  • The Girl You Left Behind (Jojo Moyes)
  • The Forgetting Time (Sharon Guskin)
  • Missing, Presumed (Susie Steiner)
  • The Museum Guard (Howard Norman)
  • One Autumn with Darcy (Rose Fairbanks)
  • Only Mr. Darcy Will Do (Kara Louise)
  • Tilt (Ellen Hopkins)
  • Your Wicked Ways (Eloisa James)