Sunday, January 1, 2017

A Review of 2016

Each year I like to look back at the year just ended and reflect on the books I read (the good and the bad), as well as mention some books I'm looking forward to, which are scheduled to be published in the year ahead.

Ten best books read in 2016 (in the order read)
  1. The Martian by Andy Weir
  2. The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
  3. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  4. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
  5. The Empathy Problem by Gavin Extence
  6. The Fireman by Joe Hill
  7. Summer of Night by Dan Simmons
  8. Lost and Gone Forever by Alex Grecian
  9. The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore
  10. Stiletto by Daniel O'Malley
The award for the worst book I read all year goes to...The Glittering World by Robert Levy. It was original enough that I might give him a second chance when his second book comes out, but I'll have to wait and see what he does. 

Number of books read this year: 56

Signings attended during the year: Erik Larson--Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, Stephen King--End of Watch (Let's pause for a minute and give that last item the respect it's due.)

2017 books I'm looking forward to:

Early Riser by Jasper Fforde
Smells Like Finn Spirit by Randy Henderson
Alone by Scott Sigler
The Lost Order by Steve Berry
The Burial Hour by Jeffery Deaver
The Passenger by Cormac McCarthy
Bear Town by Fredrik Backman
The Thirst by Jo NesbΓΈ
The Four Legendary Kingdoms by Matthew Reilly
Full Wolf Moon by Lincoln Child
Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
The Dinosaur Princess by Victor Milán
Origin by Dan Brown
The Thorn of Emberlain by Scott Lynch
The Winds of Winter by George R.R. Martin
Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

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