Radio Book Club episode 127: Best of 2016 with Saskatoon Public Library

December 28, 2016

I was joined this week by Lisa Johnson and Theressa Slind from Saskatoon Public Library to hear their picks for some of the best fiction and non-fiction titles of 2016.

The books mentioned (and some we didn't get around to mentioning!) are:

Fiction:

Wenjack by Joseph Boyden

Barkskins by Annie Proulx

The Parcel by Anosh Irani

Underground Airlines by Ben Winters

The Two of Us by Kathy Page

Stranger by David Bergen

Do Not Say that We Have Nothing by Madeliene Thien

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

Moonglow by Michael Chabon

The Hidden Keys by Andre Alexis

The Wonder by Emma Donaghue

The Witches of New York by Ami McKay

GRAPHIC NOVEL BONUS!
Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus: Prostitution and Religious Disobedience in the Bible, by Chester Brown

BOOKS I JUDGED "WORTH READING" SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THEIR COVERS
By Gaslight by Steven Price
Cannibals in Love by Mike Roberts

DON'T BE SCARED OF POETRY
Witness, I am by Gregory Scofield
The Hideous Hidden by Sylvia Legris (ON ORDER)
Night Sky With Exit Wounds by Ocean Yuong

Nonfiction:

AT THE EXISTENTIALIST CAFÉ: FREEDOM, BEING, AND APRICOT COCKTAILS
By Sarah Bakewell

THE BALLAD OF DANNY WOLFE: LIFE OF A MODERN OUTLAW
By Joe Friesen

THE BEST OF WRITERS & COMPANY: INTERVIEWS WITH 15 OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST AUTHORS
By Eleanor Wachtel

BORN A CRIME: STORIES FROM A SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDHOOD
By Trevor Noah

THE GENE: AN INTIMATE HISTORY
By Siddhartha Mukherjee

HERO OF THE EMPIRE: THE BOER WAR, A DARING ESCAPE AND THE MAKING OF WINSTON CHURCHILL
By Candice Millard

I CONTAIN MULTITUDES: THE MICROBES WITHIN US AND A GRANDER VIEW OF LIFE
By Ed Yong

LAB GIRL
By Hope Jahren

MAD ENCHANTMENT: CLAUDE MONET AND THE PAINTING OF THE WATER LILIES
By Ross King

ROGUE HEROES: THE HISTORY OF THE SAS, BRITAIN'S SECRET SPECIAL FORCES UNIT THAT SABOTAGED THE NAZIS AND CHANGED THE NATURE OF WAR
By Ben Macintyre

WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR
By Paul Kalanithi

WHITE TRASH: THE 400-YEAR UNTOLD HISTORY OF CLASS IN AMERICA
By Nancy Isenberg

A WORLD WE HAVE LOST: SASKATCHEWAN BEFORE 1905
By Bill Waiser

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