The best fiction I read in 2016
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
Slaughterhouse-Five, or, The children's crusade : a duty-dance with death, by Kurt Vonnegut
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin
A Child’s Christmas in Wales, by Dylan Thomas (for book club)
Coraline, by Neil Gaiman. A very scary children’s book.
Salt and Saffron by Kamila Shamsie. A young woman returns to Pakistan to discover family secrets. A quirky book. The narrator is excessively chatty, clever with languages, and digresses frequently.
Green on Blue, by Elliot Ackerman. About war in Afghanistan, told from the perspective of an Afghan soldier. A very troubling and violent story, but I read it until the end.
The best non-fiction I read in 2016
Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence, by Jonathan Sacks
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
With some details here.
What were your favorites, among the books you read in 2016?
(For my "First Lines" of the books I read during December 2016 edition, click here.)