Monday, December 19, 2016

2016 Favorite Books

Book Ratings of 2016 (Annette’s Reading List)

Below are the book reviews I have posted in 2016. Most books are fiction, unless otherwise noted.  As always it’s extremely difficult to narrow down a favorite book. I really enjoyed most of them, but there a couple that truly stood out for me.

Click on the titles to read the reviews.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Touching. Right up there with The Rosie Project as a favorite. 

A Year in Provence by Peter Mayle Memoir  One of my favorite memoirs.

Address Unknown by Kressmann Taylor  Non-Fiction  Short but mighty.

Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne Classic One of my favorite classics—pure fun!

The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz Pulitzer Prize Winner Fast-paced, interesting and entertaining.

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin  Difficulties of love.

French Dirt by Richard Goodman  Memoir/Travelogue Really liked it.

Intensity by Dean Koontz Action/Suspense Slasher suspense.

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens Action/Suspense  Good suspense.

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri Honor and obligation.

The Reluctant Tuscan by Phil Doran Memoir/Travelogue  Fun read!

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion This quirky book about a man in pursuit of love tops the list this year and gets my “favorite book of the year award.” 

Three Weeks With My Brother by Nicholas Sparks and MicahSparks Memoir/Travelogue Interesting, funny, heartbreaking.

What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan Action/Suspense  Great suspense.  Hard to put down.

Happy Reading,


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