Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Favorite Novels Read in 2016

No special order (except, of course the first)

YOU WILL KNOW ME, Megan Abbott
THE PRICE OF SALT, Patricia Highsmith
BROOKLYN, Colm Toibin
MY BRILLIANT FRIEND, Elena Ferrante
A MAN CALLED OVE, Frederick Backman
BEFORE THE FALL, Noah Hawley
LISTEN TO ME, Hannah Pittard
THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE, Lou Berney
THE WATER'S EDGE, Karen Fossum
LET HIM GO, Larry Watson
WILDE LAKE, Laura Lippman

10 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Nice choices, Patti!! Thanks for sharing.

George said...

I read THE PRICE OF SALT by Patricia Highsmith ) and BROOKLYN by Colm Toibin ((read the books before I saw the movies based on them). I have Megan's book on the Read Real Soon stack.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Megan's book was on my list too, as was BROOKLYN and the Berney.

Also SHOT IN DETROIT!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Very kind, Jeff. I saw it and it made me feel happy.

Richard Robinson said...

My list will be up Friday, I'm hoping you'll put the link into the FFB posting, since all but one are books older than current...

Charles Gramlich said...

I should do this too. I read some pretty good books this year and thanks to goodreads I can access them.

Bernadette said...

I have only read one of the books on your list...but Lou Berney's THE LONG AND FARAWAY GONE will also be making my own best of list for this year (when I get around to finishing it). There are several here that I really want to read though...so little time

pattinase (abbott) said...

I don't know anyone who didn't like the Berney book. I will post it, Rick.
I should use goodreads more. I do lose track of what I read, which is why I started posting books I liked on the blog.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Even Days In the Wild-Ian Rankin
The Wrong Side of Goodbye-Michael Connelly
Underground Railroad-Colin Whitehead
The Heavenly Table-Donald Ray Pollock
Where It Hurts-Reed Coleman
The Census Taker-China Mieville
Darktown-Thomas Mullen
The Other Side of Silence-Philip Kerr
Rain Dogs-Adrian McKinty
King Maybe-Thomas Hallinan


Yvette said...

Oh my goodness, I haven't read any of these - YET. But am adding the titles to my TBR list. I'll be posting my own Favorite Books of the Year for tomorrow's FFB list, Patti. Don't hold it against me. HA!