My Year In Reading — 2016

Janet Frishberg
2 min readMay 2, 2017

I wanted to share the books I read + loved in 2016.

Note: The books listed are not stack-ranked within their categories.

Top three!

  • The Mothers by Brit Bennett
  • The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
  • The Fear Book by Cheri Huber

I loved these ones mega-town

  • There Is No Right Way to Meditate by Yumi Sakugawa
  • The Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch
  • Everything is Waiting for You by David Whyte
  • I’ll Tell You in Person by Chloe Caldwell
  • So Sad Today by Melissa Broder
  • Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay Gibson

I learned something(s) important from these

  • Communion by bell hooks
  • Trusting You Are Loved by Lew Epstein
  • Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit
  • Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine
  • The Hidden Value of Not Knowing by Sruti
  • Notes on How to Live in the World and Still Be Happy by Hugh Prather
  • Becoming Wise by Krista Tippett
  • The Leader as Martial Artist by Arnold Mindell
  • Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

Would read again if I could go back in time and re-decide

  • The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • Between the World and Me by Ta Nehisi Coates
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  • The Book of Speculation by Erica Swyler
  • Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett
  • Walks With Men by Ann Beattie
  • Four Reincarnations by Max Ritvo