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Brian Bankler
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I didn't read much this year, so I have little to offer. I did enjoy Ted Chiang's Stories of Your Life & Others (which the movie Arrival was based off of). So, let's keep it simple.

One Chit-chatter, one book! Go!
 
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S. Deniz Bucak
United States
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My books are forgeries. Nobody wrote them. - Philip K. Dick
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I'm really enjoying Alan Moore's Jerusalem. Yes, that's the Alan Moore from Watchmen, V for Vendetta, etc. He's written a multi-generation epic about his home town of Northampton, England, which you will learn much more about than you want to. Each chapter is a day in the life of a variety of interconnected characters. The way the stories intertwine is fascinating and he works in ideas about time as the fourth dimension, determinism, music, art and redemption into working class English lives.
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Brian Bankler
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Drew1365 wrote:
Does it have to be a book published in 2016?



I say nope!
 
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Michael Barlow
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Really enjoyed Simon Barnes' Ten Million Aliens. All about animal life on the planet. Puts humans in their places. Very fascinating.
 
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The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks.
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One book only? So many I loved this year, but if I had to pick one, it would be the one that most impacted me, not entertained me:

Lady in Gold : The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Anne-Marie O'Connor.
The more I find out about WWII and its varied details, and specifically what different countries and societies did to the Jews, the more I realize how little I and we all really know and how important it is to find out and proclaim it and never forget what human beings are capable of doing to each other.




Honorable mention would go to another non-fiction book my daughter read first and recommended:

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.
I always wondered about all the blood draws they do on patients who are in the hospital. What do they do with it and the results? ninja
 
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