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Books Read in 2016


  1. The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins
  2. City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett
  3. City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett
  4. Arcadia by Iain Pears
  5. Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon
  6. Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh
  7. The Widow by Fiona Barton
  8. The Blue Hour by Douglas Kennedy
  9. The Taker by Alma Katsu
  10. All the Winters After by Sere Prince Halverson
  11. Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
  12. The Passenger by Lisa Lutz
  13. A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams
  14. The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins
  15. The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell
  16. Flawed by Cecelia Ahern
  17. The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
  18. Washington, A Life by Ron Chernow
  19. 13, rue Thérèse by Elena Mauli Shapiro
  20. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  21. Maestra by L. S. Hilton
  22. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
  23. Absolutely, Positively by Heather Webber
  24. The First Rule of Swimming by Courtney Angela Brkic
  25. Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom
  26. The Epidemic by Suzanne Young
  27. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
  28. The Obsession by Nora Roberts
  29. The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey
  30. Finders Keepers by Stephen King
  31. The Twelve by Justin Cronin
  32. I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh
  33. The Fireman by Joe Hill
  34. The Partly Cloudy Patriot by Sarah Vowell
  35. Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman
  36. If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo
  37. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  38. Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica
  39. Carmilla: A Vampyre Tale by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  40. My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
  41. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
  42. The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin
  43. Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger
  44. The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell
  45. The Girls by Emma Cline
  46. The Trees by Ali Shaw
  47. The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone
  48. And I Darken by Kiersten White
  49. The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
  50. The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz
  51. The Perfect Neighbors by Sarah Pekkanen
  52. I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
  53. The Last One by Alexandra Oliva
  54. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe
  55. The Light of Paris by Eleanor Brown
  56. Driving Mr. Dead by Molly Harper
  57. The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund
  58. Listen to Me by Hannah Pittard
  59. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  60. Mata Hari’s Last Dance by Michelle Moran
  61. Under the Dome by Stephen King
  62. The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel
  63. In Twenty Years by Allison Winn Scotch
  64. Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
  65. Big Vamp on Campus by Molly Harper
  66. The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan
  67. The Trap by Melanie Raabe
  68. The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis
  69. The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson
  70. Baby Doll by Hollie Overton
  71. All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker
  72. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  73. Killfile by Christopher Farnsworth
  74. How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather
  75. Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty
  76. The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin by Stephanie Knipper
  77. War Porn by Roy Scranton
  78. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  79. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
  80. Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris
  81. The Rest I Will Kill by Brian McGinty
  82. We Are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly
  83. As I Descended by Robin Talley
  84. The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman
  85. And The Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich
  86. I Will Send Rain by Rae Meadows
  87. The Cabin by Natasha Preston
  88. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott
  89. Dear Mr. M by Herman Koch
  90. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
  91. Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra
  92. The Women in the Walls by Amy Lukavics
  93. The Immortal Throne by Bree Despain
  94. Slade House by David Mitchell
  95. Replica by Lauren Oliver
  96. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
  97. Wonder Women by Sam Maggs
  98. The Terranauts by T. C. Boyle
  99. Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick
  100. Mischling by Affinity Konar
  101. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
  102. The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
  103. Yesternight by Cat Winters
  104. Bay of Sighs by Nora Roberts
  105. Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics
  106. Scythe by Neal Shusterman
  107. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  108. The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue
  109. Ghostland by Colin Dickey
  110. The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid
  111. Swing Time by Zadie Smith
  112. Faithful by Alice Hoffman
  113. The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman
  114. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  115. The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  116. Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
  117. The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  118. The Uninvited by Cat Winters
  119. The Selection by Kiera Cass
  120. The Elite by Kiera Cass
  121. The One by Kiera Cass
  122. Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser
  123. Everything Love Is by Claire King
  124. How Will I Know You? by Jessica Treadway
  125. Island of Glass by Nora Roberts
  126. Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
  127. All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda
  128. You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
  129. History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
  130. Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia
  131. The Single Undead Moms Club by Molly Harper
  132. Little Heaven by Nick Cutter
  133. The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian