January 16, 2020

Top Ten List for 2016

In an effort to complete my list of Year-End Summaries (located in my sidebar), I have finally put together my Top Ten list for 2016. I suspect I was too busy (in January 2017) planning our move to Oregon and decided to skip this post.  It was a great year of reading, so instead of narrowing the list down to only ten favorites, I've selected every book with a rating of 4.5/5 or higher. 

Top Fourteen of 2016

You Will Not Have My Hate by Antoine Leiris (4.5/5)

Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris (5/5)

Leveling the Playing Field by Rod Scher (4.5/5)

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (4.5/5)

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult (4.75/5)

Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern (4.5/5)

Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson (4.5/5)

A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash (4.5/5)

City of Thieves by David Benioff (5/5)

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker (4.5/5)

The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar (4.5/5)

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (4.5/5)

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (4.5/5)

What Comes Next and How to Like It by Abigail Thomas (4.5/5)

Favorite Novel: City of Thieves by David Benioff

Favorite Mystery: Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Favorite Audiobook: Be Frank With Me by Julia Claborne Johnson

Favorite Nonfiction: Leveling the Playing Field by Rod Scher


  1. The only one of those I have read is The Nightingale and it was fab!

    1. Marg, The Nightingale was so good! I hope to re-read it someday. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

  2. Wonderful list. I remember Behind Closed Doors was one of my favorites too.

    1. Iliana, stay tuned. I'm putting together my Top Picks of the decade. So many great books!!


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