Year in Reading – 2016

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Selected 2016 Reading (alphabetical by author/editor last name by genre)

Short Stories/Collections

  • Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • Phoenix by Megan Mayhew Bergman
  • Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler
  • Man V. Nature by Diane Cook
  • American Innovations: Stories by Rivka Galchen
  • Men Without Women by Ernest Hemingway
  • Love It When You Come, Hate It When You Go: Stories by Sharon Leach
  • A Safe Girl to Love by Casey Plett
  • Nobody Ever Gets Lost by Jess Row
  • The Train to Lo Wu by Jess Row


  • Our Sister Killjoy by Ama Ata Aidoo
  • Changes: A Love Story by Ama Ata Aidoo
  • The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
  • Lexicon by Max Barry
  • The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
  • How to Set a Fire and Why by Jesse Ball
  • Xenogenesis series (Dawn, Adulthood Rites, Imago) by Octavia E Butler
  • Women by Chloe Caldwell
  • The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  • Middlemarch by George Eliot
  • A Room with a View by E.M. Forester
  • What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Euphoria by Lily King
  • The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Amnesia Moon by Jonathan Lethem
  • A Gambler’s Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Márquez
  • The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  • Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
  • Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
  • Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong


  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Writing Life by Annie Dillard
  • Catching Homelessness by Josephine Ensign
  • Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science by Tom S. Garrison

  • Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

  • Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy

  • Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond by Marc Lamont Hill

  • Big Dead Place by Nicholas Johnson
  • The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr
  • The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
  • A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis
  • Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace by David Lipsky
  • Why We Write: 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do edited by Meredith Maran
  • Black Girl Dangerous on Race, Queerness, Class and Gender by Mia McKenzie
  • Still Writing: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life by Dani Shapiro
  • The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City by Laura Tillman
  • The Writer’s Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House 
  • Starvation Mode by Elissa Washuta
  • Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche by Ethan Watters
  • Women and Writing by Virginia Woolf
  • Las Afueras by Pablo Garcia Casado
  • The Three Einsteins by Sarah Galvin
Zines/Graphic Novels/Other:
  • OK Cupid Messages I Have Not Responded To by Delphine Bedient
  • Burn Collector 1-15 by Al Burian
  • The Riot Grrrl Collection by Lisa Darms
  • BFF by Sarah Gerard
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster