Now that we’re about halfway through the year (can you believe that??), it’s time to take a quick look back at 2016. I’m not sure if it’s lack of focus, the books I’m picking or what, but I haven’t had the best relationship with reading this year and it shows. When I did this mid-year list last year and the year before, I was overwhelmed by the number of books I was swooning over in mid-June. This time around it was a little trickier. There have definitely been books that blew me away and all of these were stellar, but the rest of my reading has been somewhat lackluster. Let’s hope for a bit more as we move through the rest of 2016!
Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa
Tender by Belinda McKeon
Pushout by Monique Morris
Shelter by Jung Yun
The Girls by Emma Cline
Dear Fang, With Love by Rufi Thorpoe
Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Shrill by Lindy West
The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood
Which books have you loved most so far this year?