The most recent book I have read off NPR’s list of the 10 best books of 2016 is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.
This story spans centuries telling the stories of decendants of an African family. It is beautifully written and fast-paced. Some of the family members are sold into slavery while others become slave traffickers themselves.
There are hardships and triumphs throughout the book. Gyasi creates interesting characters and keeps the reader hooked with the way their stories are intertwined. Read this one.
(Image from amazon.com)
Here is the updated list:
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing The Wonder by Emma Donoghue Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years and After, 1939-1962 by Blanche Wiesen Cook
Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs by Robert Kanigel