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2016 Favorite Books

Annette's Book Ratings of 2016

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.
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.”  

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  One of my favorite memoirs.

Address Unknown by Kressmann Taylor Short but mighty non-fiction.

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

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

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin  Difficulties of love.

French Dirt by Richard Goodman  Really liked it this memoir about gardening in France.

Intensity by Dean Koontz  Slasher suspense.

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens   Good action/suspense.

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri Honor and obligation.

The Reluctant Tuscan by Phil Doran  Fun memoir about life in Italy!

Three Weeks with My Brother by Nicholas Sparks and Micah Sparks  Interesting, funny, heartbreaking travelogue and memoir.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson 
Twistedly engaging short classic.

What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan Action/suspense that's hard to put down.

Happy Reading,


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