The Well-Read Redhead's Best Books of 2016!
As I always disclaim with this list: you may be surprised by some of my choices...and some of my non-choices. There are books on here that, in my initial review, I enjoyed but maybe wasn't completely gushing over. And there are books not on the list that I mentioned as potential favorites when I wrote my reviews. But at the end of the year, when I make this list, I go by what's really stuck with me--after months have passed, what are the books that are still leaving an impression? Still giving me something to think about?
I am fully aware that I have not been the best blogger lately, but I just love making my end-of-the-year best-books list, so I had to throw in my two cents before 2017 rolls around!
As in past years, this list is in no particular order:
1. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
2. What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
3. Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich
4. Alice & Oliver by Charles Bock
5. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
More sadness! Like seriously, so much sadness. But SO SO GOOD. Can't wait to see the movie and cry my eyes out.
6. Run the World by Becky Wade
I read a lot of running books this year, but this is the one that stuck with me the most. I love Wade's fresh perspective and diverse discussion of the world of running.
7. Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
In a literary world full of WWII stories (not to be trite, but that's true), this one is a stand out. The dialogue alone is reason to pick it up.
8. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
9. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
10. Do Your Om Thing by Rebecca Pacheco
That's a wrap! What made YOUR best-read list for 2016?