I read 174 books this year, and here are my favorites (excluding re-reads). I went with ten each this year, for no real reason at all other than I wanted to. These are the books that made me think, or laugh, and/or cry this year.
Kristin Lavransdottir by Sigrid Undset
Tales by H.P. Lovecraft (the Library of America edition)
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon
The Martian by Andy Weir
The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
When the English Fall by David Williams
If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice by Khizr Khan
March by John Lewis (with graphics by Nate Powell)
The Early Life of James McBey: An Autobiography (edited by Nicolas Barker)
H is for Hawk by Helen McDonald
Uncle Tungsten by Oliver Sacks
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
Watching the English by Kate Fox
Printer's Error by Rebecca and J.P. Romney
A Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark and Memoirs of the Author of the 'Rights of Woman' by Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin
The Victory with No Name by Colin Calloway
Happy New Year to you all, and good reading!
Previous year's reports: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006.