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Maybe a record! 2016 Books

I read a lot of books last year.

In large part, the increase over previous years is thanks to my tenure on the jury for the Shirley Jackson Awards. I read a lot of anthologies and collections, plus a whole stack of standalone short stories that don't appear on this list (I estimate that I read at least a thousand short stories in 2016). Plus a number of novels, novellas, novelettes, novelishes, and other variations on the theme.

I also read the five existing Game of Thrones novels, which was an accomplishment in its own right. Plus I finished my reread of the Travis McGee books.

Without further ado, here is my 2016 reading list. Hyperlinks lead to reviews. I didn't do as many of those this year. Not enough time. Can't do everything!

  1. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - Robin Sloan

  2. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry - Gabrielle Zevin

  3. The Dreadful Lemon Sky - John D. MacDonald

  4. The Fireman - Joe Hill

  5. The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine - Alexander McCall Smith

  6. The Empty Copper Sea - John D. MacDonald

  7. What We Become - Arturo Perez-Reverte

  8. Hap and Leonard by Joe R. Lansdale

  9. The Green Ripper - John D. MacDonald

  10. The City of Mirrors - Justin Cronin

  11. Isaac's Storm - Erik Larson

  12. Free Fall in Crimson - John D. MacDonald

  13. Cinnamon Skin - John D. MacDonald

  14. End of Watch - Stephen King

  15. The Road to Little Dribbling - Bill Bryson

  16. The Lonely Silver Rain - John D. MacDonald

  17. The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins

  18. The Glittering World - Robert Levy

  19. Song of Kali - Dan Simmons

  20. When We Were Animals - Joshua Gaylord

  21. Eileen - Ottessa Moshfegh

  22. Lord Byron's Prophecy - Sean Eads

  23. Dollar Deal: The Stephen King Dollar Baby Filmmakers -  Shawn S.Lealos

  24. Experimental Film - Gemma Files

  25. In the Lovecraft Museum - Steve Tem

  26. Wylding Hall - Elizabeth Hand

  27. The End of the End of Everything - Dale Bailey

  28. Get in Trouble - Kelly Link

  29. Gutshot - Amelia Gray

  30. The Nameless Dark - T.E. Grau

  31. You Have Never Been Here - Mary Rickert

  32. Nightscript I: An Anthology of Strange & Darksome Tales - C.M Muller, ed

  33. She Walks in Shadows - Silvia Moreno-Garcia & Paula R. Stiles, eds

  34. Ain't Superstitious - Juliana Rew, ed

  35. Blurring the Line - Marty Young, ed

  36. Midian Unmade - Del Howison & Joe Nassise, eds

  37. Insert Title Here - Tehani Wessely, ed

  38. Licence Expired - Madeline Ashby & David Nickle, eds

  39. Resonator: New Lovecraftian Tales From Beyond - Scott A. Jones, eds

  40. Whispers from the Abyss - Kat Rocha, ed

  41. The Doll Collection - Ellen Datlow, ed

  42. Exigencies - Richard Thomas, ed

  43. Cassilda's Song - Joe Pulver, ed

  44. Dreams from the Witch House - Lynne Jameck, ed

  45. Ghost in the Cogs - Scott Gable, Scott & C. Dombrowski, eds

  46. Hanzai Japan - Nick Mamatas & Masumi Washington, eds

  47. Seize the Night - Christopher Golden, ed

  48. Aickman's Heirs - Simon Strantzas, ed

  49. 18 Wheels of Horror - Eric Miller, ed

  50. Penumbrae - Richard Gavin, Patricia Cram, and Daniel A. Schulke, eds

  51. The Bestiary - Ann VanderMeer, ed

  52. Black Wings IV - S.T. Joshi, ed

  53. Innsmouth Nightmares - Lois H. Gresh, ed

  54. That is Not Dead - Darrell Schweitzer, ed

  55. Kill for a Copy - Rob McEwan, ed

  56. Giallo Fantastique - Ross E. Lockhart, ed

  57. Cthulhu Fhtagn! - Ross E. Lockhart, ed

  58. nEvermore! - Nancy Kilpatrick & Caro Soles, eds

  59. Hides the Dark Tower - Kelly A. Harmon and Vonnie Winslow Crist, eds

  60. The Burning Maiden - Greg Kishbaugh, ed

  61. Breakout - Nick Gevers, ed

  62. The Box Jumper - Lisa Mannetti

  63. Unusual Concentrations - S.J. Spurrier

  64. Nightjack by Tom Piccirilli

  65. In a Sunburned Country - Bill Bryson

  66. Vinyl Cafe Turns the Page - Stuart McLean

  67. Shadow Season - Tom Piccirilli

  68. Arson Plus and Other Stories - Dashiell Hammett

  69. Modern Lovers - Emma Straub

  70. Stop the Presses - Robert Goldsborough

  71. A Game of Thrones - George R. R. Martin

  72. A Clash of Kings - George R. R. Martin

  73. A Storm of Swords - George R. R. Martin

  74. A Feast for Crows - George R. R. Martin

  75. A Dance with Dragons - George R.R. Martin

  76. The Highwayman - Craig Johnson

  77. Disappearance at Devil's Rock - Paul Tremblay

  78. Rise the Dark - Michael Koryta

  79. You Will Know Me - Megan Abbott

  80. Revolver - Duane Swierczynski

  81. I Am Providence - Nick Mamatas

  82. Top Suspense: 13 Classic Stories by 12 Masters of the Genre

  83. The End of Everything - Megan Abbott

  84. Six Scary Stories selected and introduced by Stephen King

  85. Burial - Neil Cross

  86. Alex - Pierre Lemaitre

  87. Irene - Pierre Lemaitre

  88. The Girl from Venice - Martin Cruz Smith

  89. The Wrong Side of Goodbye - Michael Connelly

  90. Camille - Pierre Lemaitre

  91. An Obvious Fact - Craig Johnson

  92. A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms - George R.R. Martin

  93. In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper - Lawrence Block, ed.

  94. Witness to a Trial - John Grisham

  95. The Trespasser - Tana French

  96. The Princess and the Queen, or, the Blacks and the Greens - George R.R. Martin

  97. Last Wish and The Gulf - Poppy Z. Brite

  98. The Whistler - John Grisham

  99. The Godsend - Bernard Taylor

  100. Hearts in Suspension - Jim Bishop, ed.

  101. Blink - Malcolm Gladwell

  102. Ararat - Christopher Golden

  103. Precious and Grace - Alexander McCall Smith

  104. The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life - John le Carré

  105. Rather Be The Devil - Ian Rankin

  106. Blood and Lemonade - Joe R. Lansdale

  107. Quicksand: What it Means to Be a Human Being - Henning Mankell

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