My Ranking: NPR’s Top Books of 2016

I recently finished the books off NPR’s list of the 10 best books of 2016. This reading list definitely didn’t wow me as much as this list of books I read last year. When Breath Becomes Air and The Underground Railroad were absolutely amazing so definitely make time to read those.

Now I’m going to take a little break from reading from lists and treat myself to some mindless crime fiction. Any recommendations?

Do you ever read from lists? If so, what are your favorites?


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Here are my rankings, with number one being my favorite.

10. The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing

9. Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs by Robert Kanigel

8. Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years and After, 1939-1962 by Blanche Wiesen Cook

7. Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer

6. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

5. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

4. Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters

3. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

2. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

1. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi


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