Book Riot Readers’ Favorite Books of 2016

We rolled out Team Riot’s picks for best books of 2016 a few weeks ago, and it was only fair to give you readers a chance to chime in! The votes are in, and these are the top 10.

  1. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  2. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  3. The Girls by Emma Cline
  4. Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
  5. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  6. The Mothers by Brit Bennett
  7. The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
  8. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  9. Evicted by Matthew Desmond
  10. The Nix by Nathan Hill

It’s always interesting to see how the staff and reader votes overlap–and don’t–and this list makes a pretty good snapshot of the year. What do you think?

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