FP Staff Picks: Best Books of 2016

The FP staff weighs in on the best books they read in 2016 (in no particular order):

Hannah: Swing Time by Zadie Smith (Penguin Press, November 2016)

Jennifer: Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler (Knopf Publishing Group, May 2016)

Alyea: Transmigration of Bodies by Yuri Herrera (And Other Stories, July 2016)

Sam: Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn (Liveright Publishing Corporation, July 2016)

Lauren: Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexievich (Random House, May 2016)

Lucia: The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee (Houghton Mifflin, February 2016)

Drew: Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962 by Blanche Wiesen Cook (Viking, November 2016)

Jisu: Death’s End by Liu Cixin (Tor Books, September 2016)

Rachel: Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson (Amistad Press, August 2016)

Nikkia: Black Wave by Michelle Tea (The Feminist Press, September 2016)

Megan: Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi (Riverhead Books, March 2015)

*We realize this isn't 2016, but hey! if you really love a book it goes on the list.

Kyle: Ninety-Nine Stories of God by Joy Williams (Tin House Books, July 2016)

Sophia: Avie's Dreams by Makeda Lewis (Feminist Press, September 2016)

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