There is general agreement that 2016 has been a terrible year for the world in many ways. I’ve written a little about why it was hard in my personal life. But books are always my escape from that hard stuff, the personal and the political, and even in a bad year, there are good books. Here are a few of my favorite books I’ve read this year.
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert