Books I read in 2016

This is a complete list of the book I finished in 2016 and my Goodreads rating. I read exactly 100 books this year, which was my goal. All of the 4 and 5 star books are highly recommended.

The Barbarian Nurseries
by Héctor Tobar
★★★★ Dec 31, 2016

The Good Earth (House of Earth, #1)
Buck, Pearl S.
★★★★ Dec 30, 2016

Meditations
Aurelius, Marcus
★★★ Dec 29, 2016

Appetites: A Cookbook
Bourdain, Anthony
★★★★★ Dec 28, 2016

The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
Pollan, Michael
★★★ Dec 21, 2016

A Monster Calls
Ness, Patrick
★★★★★
Dec 20, 2016

The Soul of a Chef: The Journey Toward Perfection
Ruhlman, Michael
★★★★
Dec 19, 2016

The Practicing Mind: Bringing Discipline and Focus into Your Life
Sterner, Thomas M.
★★★★
Dec 14, 2016

Hamilton: The Revolution
Miranda, Lin-Manuel
★★★★★
Dec 12, 2016

Total Recall
Anthony, Piers
★★★
Dec 11, 2016

The New Artisan B in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking
Hertzberg, Jeff
★★★★
Dec 09, 2016

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Díaz, Junot
★★★★
Dec 08, 2016

Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It
Olmsted, Larry
★★★★★
Dec 06, 2016

The Girl with All the Gifts
Carey, M.R.
★★★
Dec 03, 2016

The Secret History
Tartt, Donna
★★★★
Dec 2016

The Wrong Side of Goodbye (Harry Bosch, #21; Harry Bosch Universe, #26)
Connelly, Michael
★★★★★
Nov 28, 2016

News of the World
Jiles, Paulette
★★★★★
Nov 25, 2016

The Collector
Fowles, John
★★★★
Nov 20, 2016

Jaws
Benchley, Peter
★★★★
Nov 20, 2016

Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide
Kinsley, Michael E.
★★★★
Nov 11, 2016

Sharp Objects
Flynn, Gillian
★★★★
Nov 10, 2016

Everyone Brave is Forgiven
Cleave, Chris
★★★
Nov 09, 2016

Lonesome Animals
Holbert, Bruce
★★★★
Nov 06, 2016

Cover of Snow
Milchman, Jenny
★★★
Nov 04, 2016

Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
Martinez, Antonio Garcia
★★★★
Nov 2016

I Am Legend
Matheson, Richard
★★★★
Oct 27, 2016

The Wind Through the Keyhole: The Dark Tower IV-1/2
King, Stephen
★★★★
Oct 24, 2016

Zero K
DeLillo, Don
★★★★
Oct 23, 2016

Commonwealth
Patchett, Ann
★★★★★
Oct 19, 2016

Revolutionary Road
Yates, Richard
★★★★
Oct 19, 2016

Thunderstruck
Larson, Erik
★★★
Oct 11, 2016

American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye: A Guide to the Nation’s Favorite Spirit
Risen, Clay
★★★★
Oct 09, 2016

The Bean Trees
Kingsolver, Barbara
★★★
Oct 07, 2016

The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes From a Small Island
Bryson, Bill
★★★
Oct 04, 2016

The Last Chinese Chef
Mones, Nicole
★★★
Sep 27, 2016

Sweetbitter
Danler, Stephanie
★★★
Sep 23, 2016

The Kingdom of Speech
Wolfe, Tom
★★★★
Sep 16, 2016

Heroes of the Frontier
Eggers, Dave
★★★★
Sep 14, 2016

Dark Matter
Crouch, Blake
★★★★
Sep 13, 2016

Think Like a Freak
Levitt, Steven D.
★★★
Sep 08, 2016

Before the Fall
Hawley, Noah
★★★★
Sep 04, 2016

Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, #1)
Travers, P.L.
★★★★
Sep 2016

Dad Is Fat
Gaffigan, Jim
★★★
Aug 30, 2016

The Secret River
Grenville, Kate
★★★★
Aug 26, 2016

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
Sebastian Junger
★★★
Aug 26, 2016

Salt to the Sea
Sepetys, Ruta
★★★★
Aug 19, 2016

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Vance, J.D.
★★★★★
Aug 15, 2016

Speak
Anderson, Laurie Halse
★★★
Aug 11, 2016

Boys in the Trees: A Memoir
Simon, Carly
★★★
Aug 07, 2016

Sleeping Giants (Themis Files, #1)
Neuvel, Sylvain
★★★★
Aug 06, 2016

The Sympathizer
Nguyen, Viet Thanh
★★★
Jul 31, 2016

The Wright Brothers
McCullough, David
★★★★
Jul 27, 2016

Seinfeldia: How a Show About Nothing Changed Everything
Armstrong, Jennifer Keishin
★★★★
Jul 22, 2016

It
King, Stephen
★★★★
Jul 21, 2016

Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered
Kleon, Austin
★★★★
Jul 18, 2016

End of Watch (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #3)
King, Stephen
★★★★
Jul 16, 2016

The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge
Punke, Michael
★★★★
Jul 11, 2016

The Stranger
Camus, Albert
★★★★
Jul 07, 2016

The Last Picture Show
McMurtry, Larry
★★★★★
Jul 05, 2016

The Orphan Master’s Son
Johnson, Adam
★★★★★
Jul 04, 2016

Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway’s Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises
Blume, Lesley M.M.
★★★★★
Jun 29, 2016

Wonderful Tonight
Boyd, Pattie
★★★
Jun 23, 2016

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
Lewis, Michael
★★★★
Jun 19, 2016

Orphan Train
Kline, Christina Baker
★★★
Jun 14, 2016

A Burglar’s Guide to the City
Manaugh, Geoff
★★
May 25, 2016

A Simple Plan
Smith, Scott B.
★★★★
May 18, 2016

The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British
Lyall, Sarah
★★
May 15, 2016

Dictator (Cicero, #3)
Harris, Robert
★★★★★
May 06, 2016

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer
Swanson, James L.
★★★★
May 05, 2016

Bud, Not Buddy
Curtis, Christopher Paul
★★★★
May 03, 2016

At Home: A Short History of Private Life
Bryson, Bill
★★★★
Apr 28, 2016

All Stories Are Love Stories
Percer, Elizabeth
★★★
Apr 27, 2016

Leaving Time
Picoult, Jodi
★★★
Apr 21, 2016

The Nest
Sweeney, Cynthia D’Aprix
★★★★
Apr 17, 2016

All the Light We Cannot See
Doerr, Anthony
★★★★★
Apr 06, 2016

Push
Sapphire
★★★★
Apr 05, 2016

Sideways
Pickett, Rex
★★★★
Mar 31, 2016

War
Sebastian Junger
★★★★
Mar 23, 2016

The High Mountains of Portugal
Martel, Yann
3.37
★★★★★
Mar 21, 2016

A Doubter’s Almanac
Canin, Ethan
★★★★★
Mar 15, 2016

Still Alice
Genova, Lisa
★★★★
Mar 07, 2016

Anna and the Swallow Man
Savit, Gavriel
★★★★★
Mar 06, 2016

A Moveable Feast
Hemingway, Ernest
★★★★
Mar 02, 2016

A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband, Danny Pearl
Pearl, Mariane
★★★★
Feb 29, 2016

Conspirata (Cicero, #2)
Harris, Robert
★★★★★
Feb 28, 2016

When Breath Becomes Air
Kalanithi, Paul
★★★★
Feb 22, 2016

My Name Is Lucy Barton
Strout, Elizabeth
★★★★
Feb 19, 2016

Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
Finnegan, William
★★★★★
Feb 16, 2016

Yes Please
Poehler, Amy
★★★★
Feb 09, 2016

The Expatriates
Lee, Janice Y.K.
★★★★★
Feb 07, 2016

Between the World and Me
Coates, Ta-Nehisi
★★★★
Feb 04, 2016

Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist
Yapa, Sunil
★★★★★
Feb 2016

The Dinner
Koch, Herman
★★★★
Feb 2016

Mr. Splitfoot
Hunt, Samantha
★★★
Jan 26, 2016

Petty: The Biography
Zanes, Warren
★★★★★
Jan 24, 2016

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life
Adams, Scott
★★★★
Jan 22, 2016

The Sparrow (The Sparrow, #1)
Russell, Mary Doria
★★★★★
Jan 18, 2016

Johnny Carson
Bushkin, Henry
★★★★
Jan 11, 2016

Beautiful Ruins
Walter, Jess
★★★★
Jan 09, 2016

Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film
Oswalt, Patton
★★★
Jan 02, 2016

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