Brain Pickings: 16 Favorite Books of 2016

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Brain Pickings: 16 Favorite Books of 2016

  1. The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone – Olivia Laing
  2. Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities – Rebecca Solnit
  3. Upstream: Selected Essays – Mary Oliver
  4. Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space – Janna Levin
  5. Time Travel: A History – James Gleick
  6. The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction – Neil Gaiman
  7. Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs – Sally Mann
  8. Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice – Martha C. Nussbaum
  9. Unforbidden Pleasures: Rethinking Authority, Power, and Vitality – Adam Phillips
  10. The Course of Love: A Novel – Alain de Botton
  11. The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure – Caroline Paul
  12. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race – Margot Lee Shetterly
  13. Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living – Krista Tippett
  14. The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New – Annie Dillard
  15. When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi
  16. Pinocchio: The Origin Story – Alessandro Sanna