I read 140 books in 2016, and here are my favorites:
Islandia by Austin Tappan Wright
The Earthsea Quartet by Ursula K. Le Guin
Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
The Way We Live Now and the Palliser Novels by Anthony Trollope
League of Dragons by Naomi Novik
The Problem of the Missale Speciale by Allan Stevenson
Where We Lived by Jack Larkin
American Literary Publishing in the Mid-Nineteenth Century by Michael Winship
The Invisible Bridge by Rick Perlstein
The Skull Collectors by Ann Fabian
Happy New Year to you all, and good reading! I'm going to start 2017 with a re-read of one of my perennial favorites, Watership Down, in tribute to Richard Adams.
Previous year's reports: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006.