My Top Fifteen Books of 2016

This is the first time I have successfully completed the Goodreads 50-books-a-year challenge. It was hugely satisfying. I was happy I could sneak in some non-fiction, science fiction and graphic novels into the list.

15. Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
14. A Midsummer’s Equation by Keigo Higashino
13. Farther Away by Jonathan Franzen
12. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
11. The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy
10. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
9. The Grown Up by Gillian Flynn
8. Second Variety by Philip K. Dick
7. Dare by John Boyne
6. Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov
5. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
4.Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
3. 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
2. The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Thériault
1. A Man without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut


My 32 Books of 2014

1.    Three Chinese Poets –Vikram Seth
2.    Unbearable Lightness of Being- Milan Kundera
3.    Submarine- Joe Dunthorne
4.    Corrections- Jonathan Franzen
5.    Unlucky Lottery- Hakan Nesser
6.    Fever Pitch- Nick Hornby
7.    Gone Girl- Gillian Glynn
8.    One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich- Alexander Solzhenitsyn
9.    Love in the Time of Cholera- Gabriel Garcia Marquez
10.    The Quilt: Stories – Ismat Chughtai
11.    Solar- Ian McEwan
12.    Silkworm- Robert Galbraith
13.    Bossypants- Tina Fey
14.    Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me?- Mindy Kaling
15.    Lady in the Lake- Raymond Chandler
16.    On Fire with Fergie- Stuart Donald
17.    Broken Harbour- Tana French
18.    Swami and Friends- RK Narayan
19.    Lonesome Traveller- Jack Kerouac
20.    Salvation of a Saint- Keigo Higashino
21.    A Separate Peace- John Knowles
22.    Murder in the Mist- Willard Scott
23.    Short Stories by Nobel Prize Winners
24.    Hotel du lac- Anita Brookner
25.    Tell the Wolves I’m Home- Carol Rifka Brunt
26.    The Water’s Edge- Karin Fossum
27.    Spinning Heart- Donal Ryan
28.    A small place- Jamaica Kincaid
29.     A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian- Marina Lewycka
30.    Hawthorne & Child- Keith Ridgway
31.    Equal Music- Seth
32.     Malice- Keigo Higashino