Looking Back: Examining The Best Book Lists of 2016



Gayle and Nicole compile a list of the numerous compilations of the best books of the year and offer some thoughts on these lists and their own personal best-of lists for 2016.

Books Discussed On This Podcast*:
Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
The Vegetarian by Han Kong
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
News of The World by Paulette Jiles
The Nix by Nathan Hill
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
Days of Awe by Lauren Fox
Heat & Light by  Jennifer Haigh
Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn
All Tomorrow’s Parties by Rob Spillman
The Risen by Ron Rash
Underground Airlines by Ben Winters

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