- The Known World by Edward P. Jones: again, I am sorry it took me so long to read this masterpiece.
- Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson: a better suspense story I did not read this year.
- The Sisters Brothers by Patrick de Witt: how can I not love a book that I can describe to patrons as a cross between the Cohen Brothers movies O Brother, Where Art Thou and No Country for Old Men?
- There was no nonfiction on my final top 10. I tried to go back and find something I enjoyed enough to bump one of these novels off, but I could not. I really liked both In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson and At Home by Bill Bryson, but I enjoy both authors and expected to enjoy these books. As a result, my enjoyment did not surprise me as much as it did with the 10 books in the list above.
- For similar reasoning 2 other novels just missed the cut, Faithful Place by Tana French and Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson.
Thank for following me on yet another year of reading.