My top ten (and then some) for 2016


Perv-A Love Story

The Girls

This Must Be the Place


The Unseen World

My Name Is Lucy Barton


The Nest

The House We Grew Up In

Two that I reread after many many years and still loved just as much:

The Cheer Leader

The Westing Game

Great book that came out in 2016 but I read an ARC the year before:

I'll See You in Paris

Honorable mentions:

A Certain Age, All the Ugly...

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I go through two or three books a week, so I don't always remember everything I read, even if I enjoyed it in the moment. One book I will never forget is Jill McCorkle's first novel, The Cheer Leader. I was 12 when the cover caught my eye in my hometown's local bookstore (still standing!) and I just inhaled it once I got it home. It's a perfect coming of age, first love, teenage breakdown story; billed as The Catcher in the Rye meets The Bell Jar in the 1970's South, it's funny and...

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