What I read in 2016

I omitted books I’ve reread (Tender is the Night, A Modern Instance) and short story and poetry collections.

Christopher Isherwood – Mr. Norris Changes Trains
David Talbot – The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government
Mary Beard – SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
Patrick McGilligan – Young Orson
Charles Savage — Power Wars: Inside Obama’s Post-9/11 Presidency
Jane Mayer – Dark Money: The Hidden History of Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
Michael Waldman – The Fight to Vote
Bob Mehr – Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements
Elena Ferrante – The Days of Abandonment
Pat Barker – Toby’s Room
Pat Barker – Life Class
Olivia Laing – The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
William Leuchtenberg – The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton
Jeffrey Rosen – Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet
Ian Hamilton – Robert Lowell
George Simenon – The White Horse Inn
Pat Barker – Noonday
James Traub – John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit
Edna O’Brien – In the Forest
Paul Mariani – The Whole Harmonium
Muriel Spark – The Ballad of Peckham Rye
David Greenberg – Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency
Glenway Westcott – The Pilgrim Hawk
Randall B. Woods – Prisoners of Hope: Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society, and the Limits of Liberalism
Edmund White – Our Young Man
Charles Rappleye – Herbert Hoover in the White House
Patricia Highsmith – The Price of Salt
Kingsley Amis – Stanley and the Women
Don Carpenter – Hard Rain Falling
Kingsley Amis – The Folks Who Live on the Hill
Ken Hughes – Chasing Shadows: The Nixon Tapes, the Chennault Affair, and the Origins of Watergate
Anthony Trollope – The Prime Minister
Colm Toibin – Elizabeth Bishop
Mark Lewisohn – Tune In: The Beatles All These Years
Honore de Balzac – Cousins Pons
Lorrie Moore- Anagrams
Joseph L. Lelyveld – His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt
Michael J. Graetz and Linda Greenhouse – The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right
Penelope Fitzgerald – The Beginning of Spring
Anthony Heilbut – Thomas Mann: Eros and Literature
Thomas Mann – The Joseph novels
Muriel Spark – The Bachelors
Robert V. Remini – Henry Clay: Statesman for the Union
George Gissing – The Odd Women
Edward Albee – A Delicate Balance
Larry Tye – Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon
Jean-Paul Sartre – The Age of Reason
Ursula K. LeGuin – The Beginning Place
Herman Melville – The Confidence-Man
Lorrie Moore – Who Will Run the Frog Hospital
H.W. Brands – The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War
Lorrie Moore – A Gate at the Stairs
Henry Green – Caught
Henry Green – Back
Ian Kershaw – To Hell and Back
David French – How to Survive a Plague
Anthony Trollope – The Duke’s Children

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