Sweet Sixteen

In honor of the year 2016, and being born on the 16th, here are my 16 favorite books, in no particular order:

a-prayer-for-owen-meanyA Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving

Underworld, Don DeLillo

The Accidental Tourist, Anne Tyler

I Am a Cat, Natsume Soseki

A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole

Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner

The Godfather, Mario Puzo

Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery

The Makioki Sisters, Junichiro Tanizeki

gone_with_the_wind_cover1984, George Orwell

The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion

Truman, David McCullough
Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

Arguing About Slavery, William Lockley Miller

Dubliners, James Joyce

The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck

I left out series, such as Stieg Larsson’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin books, and many of Henning Mankell’s books. It’s just a sample of whate I’ve read more than once, fiction and non-fiction.

What’s on your list?

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