Having already read that one some time ago, I opted to read these more recent Missouri books and loved each one.
- Mrs Grant and Madame Jule (2015) by Jennifer Chiaverini.
- Bettyville (2015) by George Hodgman.
- The Whole Town’s Talking (2016) by Fannie Flagg.
In addition to books about Missouri, I also find myself reading literary adventures, books about books and booksellers. According to Katarina Bivald, "you've got to be something of a dreamer to enjoy books." She may be right. These are my favorite literary adventures in 2016.
- The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry (2014) by Gabrielle Zevin
- 84 Charing Cross Road (1970) by Helene Hanff
- The Little Paris Bookshop (2013) by Nina George
- The Red Notebook (2014) by Antoine Laurain
- The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (2013) by Katarina Bivald
- The Bookman’s Tale (2013) by Charlie Lovett
- First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane
Austen (2014) by Charlie Lovett
Some books aren't categorized so easily, but I love them all the same. Well, maybe I love that last one just a little bit more.
- The Revolving Door of Life (2016) by Alexander McCall Smith.
- Underneath the Lintel (2001) by Glen Berger.
- An Ideal Husband (1895) by Oscar Wilde.
- Love and Friendship: in Which Jane Austen’s Lady Susan Vernon is Entirely Vindicated (2016) by Whit Stillman.
- Eligible (2016) by Curtis Sittenfeld, a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice, Book #4 of the Austen Project.
- Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings (2015) by Matthew Burgess.
- Britt-Marie Was Here (2016) by Fredrik Backman.
- The President’s Hat (2012) by Antoine Laurain.
- All the Light We Cannot See (2014) by Anthony Doerr - my 2016 favorite!
Yours in reading,