Five Favorite Novels From 2016
source: Moyan Brenn
I read a quite a lot of forgettable novels in 2016.
They consisted mostly of mysteries, thrillers and spy novels. These books tend to have both interchangeable titles and plot lines. However, I do find them gripping, which is what I usually look for in a book.
Somewhere in the mix, though, I did manage to read a couple of exceptional books this year. These books contained standout plots, memorable characters and interesting dialogue. A few even had an important message to deliver.
Here is a list of my favorite books of the year.
The Girl With All The Gifts by M. R. Carey
Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her “our little genius.”
Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don’t like her. She jokes that she won’t bite, but they don’t laugh.
“It sets a dangerous precedent.”
“For avoiding pain?”
“For avoiding life.”
You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.