This tends to be a very long and boring post for me to write but I feel the need to publish it anyway, simply because I’m proud of all the books I read in a year. It’s also nice to look back and see what I’ve been thinking about, because the topics raised in my reading material usually find their way into my daily conversations with friends and family. You can check out my lists for 2013, 2014, and 2015 should you  feel the need.

I’m wondering if people would be interested in seeing a ‘best of’ post from the past few years, highlighting some of my favourite books. Would that be fun? Comment below if you’d like to see it.

I should mention that I’ve been reading parenting books throughout the year that I don’t post reviews on, and I won’t include them in this list. Quite frankly I’m embarrassed that I read these kinds of books. I always told myself I wouldn’t do that before I had my daughter, but that went out the window pretty quick, along with old insistence on ‘showering daily’.


  1. A Whole Life-Robert Seethaler
  2. Sleep-Nino Ricci
  3. The Outside Circle-Patti LaBoucane-Benson & Kelly Mellings
  4. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened-Jenny Lawson
  5. Furiously Happy-Jenny Lawson
  6. Punishment-Linden MacIntyre
  7. Captive-Claudine Dumont
  8. Milk and Honey-Rupi Kaur
  9. Purity-Jonathan Franzen
  10. Dear Emma-Katie Heaney
  11. Broken Promise-Linwood Barclay
  12. Clarence Olgibee-Alan S. Kessler
  13. 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl-Mona Awad
  14. Glory Over Everything-Kathleen Grissom
  15. Fire and Air-Erik Vlaminck
  16. Everything I Never Told You-Celeste Ng
  17. The Hero’s Walk-Anita Rau Badami
  18. Salt to the Sea-Ruta Sepetys
  19. The Happiness Equation-Neil Pasricha
  20. Edge of Wild-D.K. Stone
  21. How Can I Help?-David Goldbloom & Pier Bryden
  22. The Heart Goes Last-Margaret Atwood
  23. The Loss of All Lost Things-Amina Gautier
  24. Kalyna-Pam Clark
  25. Black Apple-Joan Crate
  26. Carry Me-Peter Behrens
  27. The Crooked Heart of Mercy-Billie Livingston
  28. Pen and Palate-Lucy Madison & Tram Nguyen
  29. Still Mine-Amy Stuart
  30. White Elephant-Catherine Cooper
  31. The Butcher’s Hook-Janet Ellis
  32. 13 Shells-Nadia Bozak
  33. The Pain Tree-Olive Senior
  34. Fishbowl-Bradley Somer
  35. Night Moves-Richard Van Camp
  36. Birdie-Tracey Lindberg
  37. Before the Fall-Noah Hawley
  38. In a Dark, Dark Wood-Ruth Ware
  39. I’m Your Biggest Fan-Kate Coyne
  40. Poles Apart-Terry Fallis
  41. The Genius Asylum-Arlene F. Marks
  42. A Mother’s Reckoning-Sue Klebold
  43. Year of Yes-Shonda Rhimes
  44. Children of Earth and Sky-Guy Gavriel Kay
  45. Flannery-Lisa Moore
  46. Rise the Dark-Michael Koryta
  47. After James-Michael Helm
  48. In-Between Days-Teva Harrison
  49. Waste-Andrew F. Sullivan
  50. Mischling-Affinity Konar
  51. Three Years With the Rat-Jay Hosking
  52. Harmless Like You-Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
  53. The Girls-Emma Cline
  54. Suicide Stitch-Sarah L. Johnson
  55. The Witches of New York-Ami McKay
  56. All the Missing Girls-Megan Miranda
  57. The Best Kind of People-Zoe Whittall
  58. Teardown-Clea Young
  59. The Wildings-Nilanjana Roy
  60. The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo-Amy Schumer
  61. Fifteen Lanes-S.J. Laidlaw
  62. Conclave-Robert Harris
  63. The Power of When-Michael Braus, PhD
  64. American Female-Emily Carpenter
  65. How to Pick up a Maid in Statue Square-Rea Tarvydas
  66. The Woman in Cabin 10-Ruth Ware
  67. Nutshell-Ian McEwan (review to come)
  68. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew’d-Alan Bradley
  69. Smarter Faster Better-Charles Duhigg (review to come)



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