Best books read in 2016: all my favorites

Top 2016 (general) Fiction
 
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3,5/5-4/5 
Aleksander Hemon – The book of my lives 
Elizabeth Strout– My name is Lucy Barton 
Emma Straub – Modern lovers 
Max Porter - Grief is a thing with feathers 
Jeroen Olyslaegers - Wil
 
 4/5

 Maylis de Kerangal - The heart           
 Cynan Jones – Cove
 Jesse Ball – How to set a fire and why 
 Ryan Gattis – All involved 
 Jacqueline Woodson -Another Brooklyn 
 Adam Haslett - Imagine me gone 
 
 4/5-4,25/5

 Jade Sharma – Problems 
 BJ Novak – One more thing: stories and other stories 
 Dominic Smith – The last painting of Sara de Vos 
 Kent Haruf – Our souls at night 
 Bryn Greenwood- All the ugly and wonderful things 
 Jesse Ball – Census 4,25/5 (not yet published)
 
 4,25/5-5/5

Han Kang – The vegetarian 
David Szalay - All that man is 
3. Dave Eggers – Heroes of the frontier 
2. Tim Murphy – Christadora 
1. Nathan Hill – The nix 
 
Top books read in 2015 as manucripts, published in 2016

Eka Kurniawan - Beauty is a wound
Emma Cline - The girls
Affinity Konar - Mischling 
Garth Greenwell- What belongs to you
 
Most probably works of genius, but didn't really enjoy them

Colson Whitehead- The underground railroad 
Viet Thanh Nguyen - The Symphatizer 
Adam Johnson - The Oprhan master’s son 
Don Delillo - White noise

Top thriller/SF/fantasy/detective read in 2016:
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3,5/5-4/5
12. Neil Gaiman – American Gods (audiobook)
11. Charlotte Wood -The natural way of things  
10. Blake Crouch - Dark matter 
9. Noah Hawley - Before the fall 

4/5-4,5/5

8. Jeff Vandermeer – Southern reach trilogy (audiobook)
7. Neal Stephenson – Seveneves 
6. Iain Reid – I’m thinking of ending things 
5. Terry Hayes - I Am Pilgrim 
4,5/5 - 5/5

4. Tana French – Dublin murder series (audiobook)
3. Dexter Palmer – Version control (audiobook)
2. Richard Price – The Whites (audiobook)
1. Kelly Link – Get in trouble (audiobook)
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David Benioff - City of thieves 
Agota Kristof - The Notebook, The Proof, The Third Lie
Magda Szabo – The door 
Heinz Rein – Berlin Finale 
3. James Baldwin – The fire next time 
2. Cormac McCarthy – Blood meridian 
1. Stefan Zweig – The post-office girl 
 
 Top Non-fiction 2016
 
15781772_10154950435807472_719797907511104604_n12. Jessica Stern – Isis: The state of terror 
11. Svetlana Alexievich – Het einde van de rode mens 
10. George Packer - The unwinding 
9. David van Reybrouck – Against elections
8. Peter Wohlleben - Hidden life of trees 
7. Yuval Noah Harari – Home Deus
6. Joby Warrick - Black flags: The rise of Isis 
5. Matt Haig – Reasons to stay alive
4. Paul Kalanithi - When Breath Becomes Air 
3. Yuval Noah Harari – Sapiens: a brief history of humankind
2. Eric Nisenson - Ascension: Coltrane and his quest 
1. Andrea Wulf - The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World