Our 10 Favorite Books of 2016
In a year full of great reads, ten stayed with us long after we'd turned the last page: novels that made it easy to forgo Netflix, essays that fed our souls, fairy tales with a modern spin. In short, 2016 was one for the books!
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The Underground Railroad
This Oprah’s Book Club pick has a bold premise: What if the childhood
notion of the Underground Railroad as an actual subterranean train and
tracks were true? Whitehead has written inspired speculative fiction in
earlier novels like The Intuitionist and Zone One; here his cunning conceit ripens into an odyssey of horror, anguish, and hope—the work of a writer at the peak of his powers.