I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing more than 50 books this year and reading many others in my spare time. That’s a nice way to occupy one’s days, but it doesn’t leave much time for keeping one’s blog up to date. I thought I’d take a moment, however, to share with you my favorite books of the year—a hard choice, given that so many excellent works were published in 2016. These 11 books, listed alphabetically by title, are my choices for the best of the year. Links take you to my reviews.
Amateurs, Dylan Hicks
The Girls, Emma Cline
Hag-Seed, Margaret Atwood
High Dive, Jonathan Lee
Imagine Me Gone, Adam Haslett
Memoirs of a Polar Bear, Yoko Tawada
Orson Welles, Vol. 3: One-Man Band, Simon Callow
The Red Car, Marcy Dermansky
The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between, Hisham Matar
The Vegetarian, Han Kang
What Belongs to You, Garth Greenwell
You might enjoy reading some of my other reviews from the past couple of years, too.