Book Ratings of 2016 (Annette’s Reading List)
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.
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$64 Tomato by William Alexander Memoir Funny!
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 Memoir One of my favorite memoirs.
Address Unknown by Kressmann Taylor Non-Fiction Short but mighty.
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz Pulitzer Prize Winner Fast-paced, interesting and entertaining.
French Dirt by Richard Goodman Memoir/Travelogue Really liked it.
His Majesty’s Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal Mystery wrapped in history.
I’m Down I’m Down by Mishna Wolff Memoir Funny!
Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante by Susan Elia MacNeal Mystery wrapped in history.
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry byFredrick Backman Acceptance and forgiveness.
Plant Hunters: Two Hundred Years of Adventure and Discovery Aroundthe World by Toby Musgrave,Chris Gardner, and Will Musgrave Non-Fiction Fascinating.
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri Honor and obligation.
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.”
Three Weeks With My Brother by Nicholas Sparks and MicahSparks Memoir/Travelogue Interesting, funny, heartbreaking.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley JacksonTwistedly engaging.
What She Knew by Gilly MacMillan Action/Suspense Great suspense. Hard to put down.
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