Grief is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter

Best Books of 2016 (So Far)

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?