Books read in 2016, ranked by “Ones I would encourage you to read first”

Looks like I read 20 novels in 2016 (though I will probably read a couple more over break).

  1. Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend
  2. Michael Faber’s The Book of Strange New Things
  3. Stephen Jarvis’s Death and Mr. Pickwick
  4. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer
  5. The Dark Forest by Cixin Li
  6. J.L Carr’s A Month in the Country
  7. A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
  8. Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire
  9. Three Body Problem by Cixin Li
  10. David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas
  11. Q, by Luther Blissett
  12. Un Rude Hiver, by Raymond Queneau
  13. Ada Palmer’s Too Like the Lightning
  14. Niq Mhlongo’s After Tears
  15. Niq Mhlongo’s Dog Eat Dog
  16. The Root: A Novel of the Wrath & Athenaeum by Na’amen Gobert Tilahun
  17. Tana French, In the Woods
  18. The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
  19. Don Delillo, Americana
  20. Paula Hawkins, Girl on the Train

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Economist at Santa Clara University and Director of Friends of African Village Libraries.
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