My reading habits are all over the place. I’ll read modern lit, eastern religion, psychological horror, and old westerns in the same month. Mix them up in my psyche like some mystical stew.
Rarely do I read books the year in which they’re released, so my “Best of the Year” lists are misleading. I do, however, enjoy sharing the books that I found particularly enjoyable in a given year, even if some of the titles have been around for decades or more. I’ve missed them up until now, so maybe someone else has as well.
With that said, following are my ten favorite reads from 2016, listed in alphabetical order. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
- All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
- Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut
- Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay (Second year in a row!)
- Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
- The Death House by Sarah Pinborough
- The Poison Artist by Jonathan Moore
- The Throat by Peter Straub
- Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick deWitt
- We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
- Westlake Soul by Rio Youers
I’d love to see what you’re reading. Please post your favorites in the comments, or friend me on Goodreads so we can exchange recommendations. Here’s to another year of great literature in 2017!