The New Year may have just begun, but as any bookworm will know, our to-read lists have been building for months! This year, one of our resolutions is to embrace the old and the new by means of reading the books we’ve always meant to read. From beloved classic novels to recent nonfiction, here are the titles we’re going to show some love in 2016.
If you’ve read and loved THE GOLDFINCH and THE SECRET HISTORY, the novel Tartt wrote in between is perfect for your 2016 pile. In Alexandria, Mississippi, a woman named Harriet sets out to uncover why her brother died twelve years before, but to do so she must confront family secrets and her town’s rigid lines of race and class.
In this masterwork of reporting, Dave Cullen takes us back to the event that shocked the nation and arguably began the modern age of gun violence: the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School. Drawing on hundreds of interviews, police files, and tapes, Cullen presents a close-up portrait of the killers, but also of the community and country that they forever changed. Sadly, this is still so relevant today.
A 2013 Man Booker Prize winner, this collection showcases the humor, insight, and irony in the everyday moments of ordinary lives. If you’re seeking an entry point into Davis’s prolific body of work, look no further.
In this landmark investigation of a landmark event, Fink’s medical and journalism backgrounds come together to show what happened at Memorial Medical Center in the five days following the landfall of Hurricane Katrina. Though many of us know how the story ends, the book reads like a suspense novel, introducing a number of memorable characters and the question that we frequently ask ourselves when disaster strikes: “What would I do?”