I got through nearly all of my reading list for 2016 with a few exceptions.
- After being severely underwhelmed by Dave Eggers’ “How We Are Hungry”, I decided not to read his “Hologram for the King”.
- 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.
- “Why Does the World Exist?”- Couldn’t motivate myself to power up to the philosophical stratosphere.
- “What is Islam?”- never bothered to buy the book.
- “Telling Lies for Fun & Profit”- read the first few paragraphs and it didn’t grab me.
- “Standing by Words” only read a few of the essays, started to disagree with author.
- “Secret Life of Pronouns”- got too boring and repetitive, wasn’t able to finish
Supplemented to 2016 List and I did finish:
- Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam series “Oryx and Crake”, “The Year of the Flood”, and “MaddAddam”
- “The Blind Assassin” by Margaret Atwood
- “Fates and Furies” by Lauren Groff
- “A Case of Exploding Mangoes” by Mohammad Hanif
- “Cat’s Eye” by Margaret Atwood
- “The Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce
- “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline
- “American Qur’an” by Sandow Birk
- “Did You Ever Have a Family” by Bill Clegg
- “My Brilliant Friend” by Elena Ferrente
- “Fight Club” by Chuck Palahnuik
- “Washing the Dust from our Hearts” collected poems of Afghani women
- “Middlesex” by Jeffrey Eugenides
- “The Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Arles” by Martin Gayford
- “Drinking: A love story” by Caroline Knapp
- “The Luminaries” by Eleanor Catton
- “A Little Life” by Hanya Yanagihara
- “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!