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

Gyasi, Yaa – Homegoing

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

Vance, J.D. – Hillbilly Elegy

 

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