The Ten Best Books I Read in 2016

Were any of these released this year? I don't believe so.
  1. 1.
    The Martian by Andy Weir
    Such a well-told, well-characterized story.
  2. 2.
    The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
    One of the greats and unbelievably deservedly so.
  3. 3.
    The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
    My heart aches for the talent lost here.
  4. 4.
    Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
    Such a comprehensive and beautiful biography.
  5. 5.
    Naked by David Sedaris
    One of the premier essayist's seminal works.
  6. 6.
    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  7. 7.
    Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
    Dripping with Aziz's infectious curiosity about love, one of the most fascinating topics in the world.
  8. 8.
    Room by Emma Donoghue
    A very hard book to put down.
  9. 9.
    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
    A challenging, fulfilling read.
  10. 10.
    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
    One of the world's great spin-offs.