Adult literature

Fiction

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi – Half a Yellow Sun

Appanah, Nathacha – The Last Brother

Arnim, Elizabeth von – The Enchanted April

Collins, Wilkie – The Moonstone

Condé, Maryse – I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

Djebar, Assia – Fantasia

Edwards, G.B. – The Book of Ebenezer Le Page

Hannah, Kristin – The Nightingale

Hosseini, Khaled – A Thousand Splendid Suns

Ivey, Eowyn – The Snow Child

Kourouma, Ahmadou – The Suns of Independence

Mann, Thomas – Buddenbrooks: the Decline of a Family

O’Brian, Patrick – Master and Commander

Robinson, Marilynne – Gilead

Shaw, Ali – The Girl with the Glass Feet

Valente, Catherynne – The Orphan’s Tales: In the Night Garden

Watson, Winifred – Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

 

Poetry

Collins, Billy – The Art of Drowning

Collins, Billy – Horoscopes for the Dead

France, Marie de – The Lais of Marie de France

Kenyon, Jane – Otherwise

Ryan, Kay – The Niagara River

Ryan Kay – Say Uncle: Poems

The Poets Laureate Anthology

 

Non-fiction

Achebe, Chinua – Hopes and Impediments

MacMillan, Margaret – Paris, 1919

McCullough, David – Brave Companions: Portraits in History

McCullough, David – The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

Philbrick, Nathaniel – In the Heart of the Sea

Tuchman, Barbara – A Distant Mirror

Tuchman, Barbara – The Guns of August

 

Memoir

Allison, Peter – Whatever You Do, Don’t Run

Colette – My Mother’s House and Sido

Cooper, Helene – The House at Sugar Beach

Darwish, Mahmoud – Memory for Forgetfulness

Deakin, Roger – Wildwood: a Journey Through Trees

Doerr, Anthony – Four Seasons in Rome

Heinrich, Bernd – The Snoring Bird: My Family’s Journey Through a Century of Biology

Laye, Camara – The Dark Child

Macdonald, Helen – H is for Hawk

Sacks, Oliver – On the Move

Sjöberg, Fredrik – The Fly Trap

 

Lists

Best Books of 2016

Engaging Books to Read When it’s Hard to Concentrate

Fantasy Books for Grown Ups

Love Stories Across the Genres

My Foray into Sci-fi

Modern Mrs. Darcy 2016 Reading Challenge

Nature Memoirs

5 Books for Francophiles

5 Books that Make Me Laugh Every Time

7 Compelling Graphic Memoirs

10 Books to Read if You’re in the Mood for a Real-Life Adventure