No matter how you see the old year out, and the new one in, I wish you well.
Here’s a look back at the books I read in 2016. My 2016 reads (favorites are bold):
- Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted: And All the Brilliant Minds Who Made the Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic by Jennifer Keishi Armstrong. (2013)
- If I Stay by Gayle Forman. (2010)
- Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld. (2014)
- The Cherry Harvest by Lucy Sanna. (2015)
- Woman With a Secret by Sophie Hannah. (2016)
- The Third Twin by CJ Omololu. (2016)
- Murder at Camp Delta by Joseph Hickman. (2015)
- The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty. (2013)
- Making Toast by Roger Rosenblatt. (2010)
- The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. (2015)
- Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. (2002)
- The Beach Club by Elin Hilderbrand. (2008)
- September by Rosamunde Pilcher. (1990)
- Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand. (2014)
- Sundays at Tiffany’s by James Patterson. (2009)
- Left Neglected by Lisa Genova. (2011)
- The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand. (2015)
- The Summer of Good Intentions by Wendy Francis. (2015)
- The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. (2016)
- The Children’s Crusade by Ann Packer.
- Did you Ever Have a Family? by Bill Clegg. (2015)
In the world of libraries, my favorite story of 2016 is that Dr. Carla D. Hayden was appointed as the 14th Librarian of Congress, the first woman and first African American to hold that post. She is also one of the few Librarians of Congress who is actually a professional librarian.
In other news, the 2016 Presidential election ushered in some challenging and scary times for libraries, the United States, and the world. It remains to see how we all will cope with and survive the coming year(s).
Again, however you ring in the New Year, I hope you are happy, healthy, and safe.