Done and Undone 2016 Reading List

I got through nearly all of my reading list for 2016 with a few exceptions.


  1. After being severely underwhelmed by Dave Eggers’ “How We Are Hungry”, I decided not to read his “Hologram for the King”.
  2. Decided to relax with Louise Penny mysteries instead of John Grisham’s “The Racketter”. May read it this year, once I get through the Three Pines series.
  3. “Why Does the World Exist?”- Couldn’t motivate myself to power up to the philosophical stratosphere.
  4. “What is Islam?”- never bothered to buy the book.
  5. “Telling Lies for Fun & Profit”- read the first few paragraphs and it didn’t grab me.
  6. “Standing by Words” only read a few of the essays, started to disagree with author.
  7. “Secret Life of Pronouns”- got too boring and repetitive, wasn’t able to finish


Supplemented to 2016 List and I did finish:

  1. Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam series “Oryx and Crake”, “The Year of the Flood”, and “MaddAddam”
  2. “The Blind Assassin” by Margaret Atwood
  3. “Fates and Furies” by Lauren Groff
  4. “A Case of Exploding Mangoes” by Mohammad Hanif
  5. “Cat’s Eye” by Margaret Atwood
  6. “The Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce
  7. “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline
  8. “American Qur’an” by Sandow Birk
  9. “Did You Ever Have a Family” by Bill Clegg
  10. “My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrente
  11. “Fight Club” by Chuck Palahnuik
  12. “Washing the Dust from our Hearts” collected poems of Afghani women
  13. “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides
  14. “The Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Arles” by Martin Gayford
  15. “Drinking: A love story” by Caroline Knapp
  16. “The Luminaries” by Eleanor Catton
  17. “A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara
  18. “In Other Rooms, Other Wonders” by Daniyal Mueenideen

Plus a few more books, but these are the best ones I would recommend.

Next up: reading list for 2017!





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