By bookforces December 25, 2015

What will you be reading in 2016? Bookforces have some ideas and we share our top picks from this year’s literary field. We have open up this article for comments, use it if you want to give feedback or recommend a book that you were reading this year.

My Brilliant FriendMy Brilliant Friend

A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship.

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The English and Their HistoryThe English and Their History

Robert Tombs’s momentous The English and Their History is both a startlingly fresh and a uniquely inclusive account of the people who have a claim to be the oldest nation in the world. The English first came into existence as an idea, before they had a common ruler and before the country they lived in even had a name. They have lasted as a recognizable entity ever since, and their defining national institutions can be traced back to the earliest years of their history.

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Someone like me_FrontSomeone Like Me by Greg Bolen

Someone Like Me centers on Graham Boyce, an FBI agent who is depressed. To lift his spirits he goes out and is social. He feels rejected. During that night, he leaves the restaurant for a walk to clear his head. He is being followed and realize with astonishment, that the man that follows him looks familiar to him or, more precisely, that man looks exactly like him. He feels threaten and fears for his life. Against his own best judgment, Boyce decides to follow his double through the night. What happens next is a wonderfully twisted reflection of personality and uniqueness.

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Humans of New YorkHumans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton

In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton began an ambitious project —to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. The photos he took and the accompanying interviews became the blog Humans of New York. In the first three years, his audience steadily grew from a few hundred to over one million.

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Gods of AsgardGods of Asgard by Marcus Abramsen

Gods of Asgard is a magnificent reiterating of the base Mythology of the Gods, like Odin, Thor and Loki, and the Nine Realms. It starts from the Creation of the Cosmos, the World of Asgard, the Galactic Throne all the way through all Gods and Goddesses and the saga behind them. Gods of Asgard is written with a modern touch placing Asgard and the Realms into the Cosmos.

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firefly laneFirefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the “coolest girl in the world” moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all—beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer’s end they’ve become TullyandKate. Inseparable.

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camp 4 friendsCamp 4 Friends by Jack Hall a Butch Carson Adventure Series Volume 3

Join Butch, Bill, Brian and Joe on a summer vacation at Camp Abenaki. Four boys that meet on the first day of summer camp and in the days that follow, they become friends. Together, they will discover strength, encounter challenges, endure loss, build trust, and open their hearts. In this moving novel, author Jack Hall traces their unforgettable journey—full of tests and trials—as four boys discover the important bond that will last a lifetime.

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ashley bellAshley Bell by Dean Koontz

The girl who said no to death.
 
Bibi Blair is a fierce, funny, dauntless young woman—whose doctor says she has one year to live.She replies, “We’ll see.” Her sudden recovery astonishes medical science.

An enigmatic woman convinces Bibi that she escaped death so that she can save someone else. Someone named Ashley Bell. But save her from what, from whom? And who is Ashley Bell? Where is she?

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