Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels Of 2016

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Have to go Lovecraft Country because it's the only one I've read.
Do want to read jerusalem and Underground Railroad & think I was thinking that earlier in the last week.

Stevolende, Saturday, 1 January 2022 22:12 (four months ago) link

Have read The Girls, Autumn, and Jerusalem. Gotta vote Jerusalem though they were all worthwhile.

JoeStork, Sunday, 2 January 2022 00:05 (four months ago) link

I think this is the first one where I've read not a one! I own Swing Time and will someday read it, I'm sure it's great. And I think I have All The Birds in the Sky on Kindle, I bought it once when it was on ultra-sale.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 2 January 2022 00:24 (four months ago) link

Of the two I've read, would probably go for Colson Whitehead over Ali Smith. Even if the experimentation of the second half of the book isn't precisely successful, it still has an emotional punch and has grown in my imagination.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Sunday, 2 January 2022 18:46 (four months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 3 January 2022 00:01 (four months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 4 January 2022 00:01 (four months ago) link

I think I forgot to vote, should've thrown one to Homegoing.

two sleeps till brooklyn (ledge), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 08:51 (four months ago) link

Yeah I'm doing better guys, was just a cold for me really. Back in London now, so expect regular programming to resume!

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 4 January 2022 09:41 (four months ago) link

Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Novels of 2017

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 4 January 2022 14:11 (four months ago) link

I own quite a few books from this list that I've not yet read (Rosewater, Baron Wenckheim's Homecoming, Death Is Hard Work). I should do something about that.

The books from this list that I have read (Transit, Convenience Store Woman) were both excellent.

Jimmy Iovine Eat World (bernard snowy), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 15:26 (four months ago) link

having said (um, maybe not) that it was a bust for me, i now see 3 things that i have read here - Rosewater, Autumn, The Power. the first two of which were ok, the latter of which went badly wrong.

koogs, Tuesday, 4 January 2022 15:56 (four months ago) link

Wow, I somehow missed all but one of these--the only one I've read is Lovecraft Country.

jimbeaux, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 18:26 (four months ago) link


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