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BKLYN BookMatch: Best Adult Books 2016

This list was created by BookMatch librarians at Brooklyn Public Library compiling their best books from 2016. Would you like your own personalized list of reading suggestions? Visit Bklyn BookMatch here: bklynlibrary.org/bookmatch

15 items

Lockdown on Rikers

Mary E. Buser. |

2016 Eagles Literary Prize Winner, Non-Fiction.

The girls

Emma Cline. |

Don't let my baby do rodeo

Boris Fishman. |

2016 Eagles Literary Prize Shortlist, Fiction.

Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi. |

Rosalie Lightning

by Tom Hart and Rosalie Lightning AND Leela Corman and the residents of New York City, Gainesville, Florida, New Mexico, AND Hawaii, as well as various singer-songwriters, film directors, actors, animators, comic artists, donors, lovers and friends. |

Bright lines

Tanwi Nandini Islam. |

2016 Eagles Literary Prize Shortlist, Fiction.

When breath becomes air

Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese. |

Kill 'em and leave

James McBride. |

2016 Eagles Literary Prize Shortlist, Non-Fiction.

The gene

Siddhartha Mukherjee. |

Ways to disappear

Idra Novey. |

2016 Eagles Literary Prize Winner, Fiction.

Sleeping giants

Sylvain Neuvel. |

Rad women worldwide

by Kate Schatz ; illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl. |

Swing time

Zadie Smith. |

Sunny's nights

Tim Sultan. |

2016 Eagles Literary Prize Shortlist, Non-Fiction.