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Best Books Read in 2016

Description: All are welcome to add up to a dozen books to this list.

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1
608 members, 51 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

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Score: 4

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ahef1963 (1): Excellent and imaginative work set on death row; seen through the eyes of an inmate.

2
623 members, 10 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2)

Score: 3.36

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ahef1963 (2): Fascinating and engrossing memoir of the novitiate in an English convent before Vatican II.

3
14,483 members, 437 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

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Score: 3.04

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ahef1963 (3): Classic tale of love and mystery, atmospheric and eerie.

4
3,084 members, 250 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (4)

Score: 2.83

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ahef1963 (4): Horrifying, illuminating, and compassionate work about life in the slums of Mumbai.

5
2,285 members, 23 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5)

Score: 2.68

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ahef1963 (5): Play set around the birthday of a rich cotton planter and his dysfunctional family; powerful writing.

6
2,671 members, 231 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6)

Score: 2.56

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ahef1963 (6): Best book of the year. Set in the brutality of a North Korean prison, it is hard reading but worth the effort.

7
6,203 members, 132 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (7)

Score: 2.46

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ahef1963 (7): Wry, colourful, classic story of espionage and betrayal during the French Revolution.

8
4,903 members, 286 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (8)

Score: 2.38

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ahef1963 (8): A re-read of a favourite; bizarre messages have made their way to Ed, a taxi driver in a Sydney slum, and he sets out to investigate. Beautiful story.… (more)

9
4,372 members, 371 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (9)

Score: 2.31

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ahef1963 (9): Another re-read. World's grumpiest man mourns the death of his wife, while being pulled into the never-ending sagas in his neighbourhood. Hilarious and poignant.… (more)

10
7,421 members, 496 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (10)

Score: 2.25

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ahef1963 (10): Narrated by a dog who loves Formula One racing, this is a feel-good book that put a smile on my face.

11
1,614 members, 58 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11)

Score: 2.2

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ahef1963 (11): Unusual crime novel from 1960s Sweden, admired for the form as much as the tale.

12
304 members, 24 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (12)

Score: 2.15

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ahef1963 (12): A shocking expose of a killer nurse and the hospitals that covered up the killings. Excellently presented.

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Started by: ahef1963 (November 2016)

Type: Numbered

Limit: 12 books

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