What did I read in 2016?
It was a strange year for me and I don’t think I read quite as many books as in years past, but I’ve compiled a list of those I’ve read in my Kindle and can tell you what I did read was pretty great.
I have a wide variety of genres in there, but tend to lean toward Post Apoc it seems; though that’s predictable. This list is in ascending order; starting in January. In years past, I was able to pick one or two standout favorites…this was not that year. Some of them linger with me like Alas Babylon, a book I reread this year. This entire list is excellent. If there was a book I didn’t particularly enjoy, I didn’t list it. So I just cannot pick a favorite this year. Instead, I’ll say a few words about each below…whatever comes to mind from the memory of having read the book. If it’s on this list…I enjoyed the book very much and totally recommend the read.
The Moonlit Garden
Corina Bomann, Alison Layland
A lovely tale of loss and love again.
L. Douglas Hogan
A plausible story of survival
An impossible escape and strong female character
Don’t live in California…after the water is gone.
Ann Howard Creel
A mother’s love isn’t always a relation
Loved the wacky redhead and this series is awesome
Oh my…a widower you will ache for
Excellently written and a tough subject.
Get ready to laugh and cry at the same time.
Lawyers don’t make enough money
Burt Walker, Hristo Argirov, Sabrina Jean, Casey Skelton
A surprising premise though not too far fetched sadly
Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
Oldy but great to revisit. A must read every few years.
A gripping modern cold war tale
Anat Talshir, Evan Fallenberg
A beautiful and tragic love story. I loved it.
A charming post-apocalyptic tale
Nicholas Sansbury Smith, Aaron Sikes
Excellent gripping series of war, mayhem and apocalyptic plague run amok
No one writes a romantic love, erotic, story quite like Kleypas
Pat Frank, David Brin
Another classic I try to read every few years. A must read.
A poignant story of self-sacrifice.
James Howard Kunstler
I read all fiction by Kunstler…this was the last in his World Made by Hand series…Hoping for more. Beautifully written.
OMG…this was excellent. A top contender for the year.
A surprising story. Starts out like a love story…not soo…good read.
Another top contender. A bizarre story and the research must have been a nightmare. Quantum physics and he did it so well. Totally recommend this one.
A hardcore post-apocalyptic novel. Never take the mark!
I had to because the video series was over…Excellent
Beautifully written. Historical fiction at its finest.
Parental angst is what I felt reading this one. Franklin did an excellent job in this story and I hope he continues this into a series.
Oh wow, I’ve known Ross Elder for a time. Knew he was an investigative journalist but I’d not read his fiction before. This guy can write!
A post-apocalyptic first for McDonald and he’s certainly in the right genre. Trial with a twist.
This was my last read of 2016. And could not have ended the year better. Patriot Deception is excellently written, a real page-turner…Ross Elder is an author to watch. I hear he’s now working on a postapoc series…