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Our Reader-Selected Best Books of 2016

Special Feature

Our Reader-Selected Best Books of 2016

Over the last two months, we asked you to share both your favorite book that you read with your book group in 2016 and your favorite book that you read outside your group. The results are in; here's a look at the top ten selected titles in each category. A special congratulations to our contest winner, Lorraine B. from Spokane, WA, who won a selection of six highly anticipated spring 2017 books.

Top 10 Books Read with Group:
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah
A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman
ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr
CIRCLING THE SUN by Paula McLain
THE BOYS IN THE BOAT by Daniel James Brown
THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS by M. L. Stedman
ORDINARY GRACE by William Kent Krueger
LILAC GIRLS by Martha Hall Kelly
THE MARRIAGE OF OPPOSITES by Alice Hoffman
THE GLASS CASTLE: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls

Top 10 Books Read Outside of Group: 
A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah
SMALL GREAT THINGS by Jodi Picoult
NEWS OF THE WORLD by Paulette Jiles
LILAC GIRLS by Martha Hall Kelly
ALL THE LIGHT YOU CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr
THE BOYS IN THE BOAT by Daniel James Brown
CIRCLING THE SUN by Paula McLain
COMMONWEALTH by Ann Patchett
HOMEGOING by Yaa Gyasi