My Top 10 Reads of 2016

I have had the privilege to plough through many books this past year. Here are my 10 favourite reads of 2016. They range from Poetry anthologies, novels, non-fiction and collected essays . They are in no particular order, and many of them are not new publications … it’s just my 10 favourite books that I have read this past year, some left a profound impression, some I will continue reading in 2017 and beyond, whilst others where just a good rollicking read and the last in the list was just for fun 🙂 . The links are to goodreads.

The most thought provoking books in the list were War and Some Desperate Glory, the most enlightening was A Field Guide to Getting Lost. Painful reads were Resident Alien and Broken Bodies, Shattered Minds. I am still busy reading Map (and will continue with it for some time) so to with TS Elliot’s, Waste Land. There are some companion books that never leave my desk, I keep rereading those, but it would be unfair to add them to the list as they would be on the list every year 🙂

I would love to know what great books you have read this year, please share them, so we can expand our horizons with your reading pleasures. I look forward to sharing many more poems and creative writing articles in 2017 and hoping to have my anthology published in early 2017 … happy reading and writing for 2017. Much love and peace to all of the readers and followers of my journey.

3 thoughts on “My Top 10 Reads of 2016

    • Hi Catherine 3 are e-books; War, Dystopian box set and the Complete Strain Trilogy … the rest are hard covers and soft covers … I still love the feel of new and old books … 🙂

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  1. For those who are intrigued by some of my book choices, notably as some are about War … read a poem I wrote, inspired by one of the books on the list – War by Sebastian Junger, was fresh in my mind and part of my thought process when I wrote https://mikesnexus.com/2016/11/25/the-zen-of-not-fking-up/ and an article I wrote on Remembrance Day this year – https://mikesnexus.com/2016/11/11/a-day-life-of-remembrance/ … they might throw some light onto my mind, book choices and writing process… 🙂

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