The 64 Books I Read in 2016

I read an eclectic mix of 64 books in 2016, surpassing my goal of 52 (i.e. one book a week). Fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, sciences texts, sci-fi, fantasy, treatise on masculinity (all of which I found lacking), Norwegian memoir disguised as a series of novels. 

Below is a list of the books I read in 2016. Bolded titles are the books I highly recommend, books I will reread at some point in my life, likely more than once (in fact, a couple of them I read more than once just this year).


1. City on Fire — Garth Risk Hallberg

2. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World — Cal Newport

3. Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies — Nick Bostrom

4. Tomboy — Liz Prince

5. The Final Solution — Michael Chabon

6. The Internet Is Not the Answer — Andrew Keen

7. Here — Richard McGuire

8. Testosterone: Sex, Power, and the Will to Win — Joe Herbert

9. Drawing Blood — Molly Crabapple

10. The Complete Maus — Art Spiegelman

11. The Sculptor — Scott McCloud

12. A Clash of Kings  (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) — George R.R. Martin

13. Alexander Hamilton — Ron Chernow

14. Stoner — John  Williams

15. A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) — George R.R. Martin

16. A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, #4) — George R.R. Martin

17. Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man — William Shatner

18. Batman: Earth One, Volume 1 — Geoff Johns

19. Level Up Your Life: How to Unlock Adventure and Happiness by Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story — Steve Kamb

20. How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day — Michael J. Gelb

21. A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, #5) — George R.R. Martin

22. The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge — Matt Ridley

23. The Invincible Iron Man, Volume 1: The Five NightmaresMatt Fraction

24. The Flamethrowers — Rachel Kushner

25. Min kamp 1 — Karl Ove Knausgård

26. The White Album — Joan Didion

27. Min kamp 2 — Karl Ove Knausgård

28. Min kamp 3 — Karl Ove Knausgård

29. The Invincible Iron Man, Volume 3: World's Most Wanted, Book 2Matt Fraction

30. The Invincible Iron Man, Volume 2: World's Most Wanted, Book 1Matt Fraction

31. Min kamp 4 — Karl Ove Knausgård

32. Min kamp 5 — Karl Ove Knausgård

33. The Rules of Attraction — Bret Easton Ellis

34. The Way Of The Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire — David Deida

35. The Invincible Iron Man, Volume 4: Stark DisassembledMatt Fraction

36. The Invincible Iron Man, Volume 6: Stark Resilient, Book 2Matt Fraction

37. The Invincible Iron Man, Volume 5: Stark Resilient,  Book 1Matt Fraction

38. Emerald City — Jennifer Egan

39. Beloved — Toni Morrison

40. The Invincible Iron Man, Volume 10: Long Way DownMatt Fraction

41. The Invincible Iron Man, Voume 9: DemonMatt Fraction

42. The Invincible Iron Man, Volume 8: UnfixableMatt Fraction

43. Invincible Iron Man: Fear ItselfMatt Fraction

44. The Invincible Iron Man, Volume 7: My MonstersMatt Fraction

45. The Invincible Iron Man, Volume 11: The FutureMatt Fraction

46. Sex Criminals, Volume Three: Three the Hard Way — Matt Fraction

47. We Were the Mulvaneys — Joyce Carol Oates

48. The Informers — Bret Easton Ellis

49. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 — Jack Thorne, J.K. Rowling, and John Tiffany

50. The Rational Male — Rollo Tomassi

51. The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates: 1973-1982 — Joyce Carol Oates

52. Mindset Mastery: 18 Simple Ways to Program Yourself to Be More Confident, Productive, and Successful — David De Las Morenas

53. More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory — Franklin Veaux & Eve Rickart

54. Them — Joyce Carol Oates

55. A Time for EverythingKarl Ove Knausgård

56. Lunar Park — Bret Easton Ellis

57. Anathem — Neal Stephenson

58. Dubliners — James Joyce

59. Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded — Hannah Hart

60. Batman: The Long Halloween — Jeph Loeb

61. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man — James Joyce

62. The Girls — Emma Cline

63. White Teeth — Zadie Smith

64. Girl with Curious Hair— David Foster Wallace