My 2016 Year in Reading

BOOKS THAT WERE BEAUTIFUL AND AT TIMES MOVED ME TO TEARS
Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Forty Rooms by Olga Grushin

BOOKS WRITTEN BY ADVENTURERS WHOSE BLOGS I LOVE
Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart by Carrot Quinn
Sixty Meters to Anywhere by Brendan Leonard

BOOKS WRITTEN BY ADVENTURERS BEFORE BLOGGING WAS INVENTED
Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1,700 Miles of Australian Outback by Robyn Davidson
Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey

BOOK I CARRIED IN MY BACKPACK ON MY OWN ADVENTURE
Close Range: Wyoming Stories by Annie Proulx

BOOK THAT HELPED ME HAVE AN AWESOME MICRO-ADVENTURE IN 2016
Best Summit Hikes in Colorado: An Opinionated Guide to 50+ Ascents of Classic and Little-Known Peaks from 8,144 to 14,433 feet by James Dziezynski

BOOK I READ IN ANTICIPATION OF MY FIRST ADVENTURE OF 2017
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell

BOOK THAT MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD IN REAL LIFE
You’ll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein

BOOKS PUBLISHED IN MY HOME STATE, NEBRASKA
The River Beneath the Sky: A Year on the Platte by Doreen Pfost
Monster Trek: The Obsessive Search for Bigfoot by Joe Gisondi

BOOKS RELATED TO MY WORK LIFE
The Giving Way to Happiness: Stories and Science Behind the Life-Changing Power of Giving by Jenny Santi
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

BOOKS RELATED TO SOMEONE ELSE’S WORK LIFE
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Without You, There is No Us: Undercover Among the Sons of North Korea’s Elite by Suki Kim

BOOKS I READ AFTER THE ELECTION THAT I LIKED
Hope and History: Why We Must Share the Story of the Movement by Vincent Harding
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

BOOK I READ AFTER THE ELECTION THAT I DID NOT LIKE (AND EVERYONE ELSE DID SO NOW I FEEL VERY SMUG)
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

BOOK I READ AFTER THE ELECTION THAT I HAVE COMPLICATED FEELINGS ABOUT 
The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan by Laurence Leamer

OBLIGATORY LESBIAN ROMANCE
The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

AUTHOR WHOSE OWN 2016 YEAR IN READING LIST INSPIRED THIS ONE AND WHOSE BOOK IS ON HOLD FOR ME AT THE LIBRARY
Roxanne Gay

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