A Year in Reading Part 1: Fiction

2016 Notables

The Reading List for 2016, while shorter than years past, still opened the covers of many favorites, from welcoming debuts to follow up works from those writers I always chase after. Here are ten of my favorites that I would recommend you add to your own lists, or to consider when browsing the shelves at your local bookstores or libraries.

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A Hard and Heavy Thing, by Matthew Hefti – 01/01/16

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American Housewife: Stories, by Helen Ellis – 01/12/16

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And After Many Days, by Jowhor Ile – 02/16/16

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13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl: Stories, by Mona Awad – 02/23/16

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Sweetbitter, by Stephanie Danler – 05/24/16

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The Girls, by Emma Cline – 06/14/16

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The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead – 08/02/16

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Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue – 08/23/16

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The Mothers, by Brit Bennett – 10/11/16

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Swing Time, by Zadie Smith – 11/15/16

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