Torea Frey

Editor, writer, photographer, observer on the street.

2016 in books

It's always good to read.

  1. A Manual for Cleaning Women, Lucia Berlin 
  2. The White Road: Journey Into an Obsession, Edmund de Waal
  3. Anne of Avonlea, Lucy Maud Montgomery
  4. Saint Mazie, Jami Attenberg
  5. Cultural Amnesia, Clive James
  6. Pretty Is, Maggie Mitchell
  7. The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
  8. The Improbability of Love, Hannah Rothschild
  9. Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own, Kate Bolick
  10. Mislaid, Nell Zink
  11. Outline, Rachel Cusk
  12. The Book of Unknown Americans, Cristina Henriquez
  13. A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World, Rachel Cantor 
  14. Positive Discipline, Jane Nelson
  15. Forty Rooms, Olga Grushin
  16. Springtime: A Ghost Story, Michelle de Kretser
  17. Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward
  18. In Spite of the Gods: The Rise of Modern India, Edward Luce
  19. The Royal We, Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
  20. A God in Ruins, Kate Atkinson
  21. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Michelle Hodkin
  22. American Housewife, Helen Ellis
  23. The Lost Time Accidents, John Wray
  24. Mythologies, Roland Barthes
  25. The Arrangement, Ashley Warlick
  26. Little Labors, Rivka Galchen
  27. Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Diane Williams
  28. A Cure for Suicide, Jesse Ball
  29. The Association of Small Bombs, Karan Mahajan 
  30. A Book of Simple Living, Ruskin Bond
  31. The Bling Ring, Nancy Jo Sales
  32. In the Unlikely Event, Judy Blume
  33. The Folded Clock, Heidi Julavits
  34. Edinburgh, Alexander Chee 
  35. We Are Our Brains, D. F. Swaab
  36. Joe Gould's Teeth, Jill Lepore
  37. The Lonely City, Olivia Laing
  38. The Children's Home, Charles Lambert
  39. The Girls, Emma Cline
  40. Imagine Me Gone, Adam Haslett
  41. Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion 
  42. Second Nature, Alice Hoffman
  43. One Hundred Twenty-One Days, Michele Audin
  44. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox, Maggie O'Farrell
  45. Betsy-Tacy, Maud Hart Lovelace
  46. The Book of Speculation, Erika Swyler 
  47. Betsy-Tacy and Tib, Maud Hart Lovelace
  48. Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill, Maud Hart Lovelace
  49. Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown, Maud Hart Lovelace
  50. Ways to Disappear, Idra Novey
  51. Outside Lies Magic, John Stilgoe
  52. Some of my Lives, Rosamond Bernier
  53. The Tumbling Turner Sisters, Juliette Fay
  54. Hold Still, Sally Mann
  55. The Gilded Years, Karin Tanabe
  56. The After Party, Anton DiSclafani