LJ Best Books 2016

A jury of our peers discussed, debated, disagreed, and finally declared LJ’s annual Top Ten Best Books of the year, selected by our editors, as well as Top Five lists for genre fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and SELF-e titles. VISIT THE WEBSITE

Wyatt’s World: A Core Quintet of Memoirs

The memoir continues to be a genre beloved by authors and readers. The best of them transcend the purely personal and share particular moments that become universal. Here are five well worth adding to your collections:

  • Joe Blair’s By the Iowa Sea (Scribner)
  • Anne Lamott’s Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son (Riverhead: Penguin Group USA)
  • Jenny Lawson’s Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir (Amy Einhorn: Putnam)
  • Howard Frank Mosher’s Great Northern Express: A Writer’s Journey Home (Crown)
  • Anthony Shadid’s House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
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Heather McCormack About Heather McCormack

Heather McCormack (hmccormack@mediasourceinc.com, HuisceBeatha on Twitter) is Editor, Book Review for Library Journal.