The 13 Best Books of 2016

Lauren Christensen

2016 may be coming to a close, but there's still time to catch up on the year's most remarkable, influential and simply page-turning reads. From the memoir of a rock music icon to a debut restaurant world exposé-meets-bildungsroman for the millennial urban female, a fictional account of the Black American experience in the slavery-ridden South to a dying neuroscientist's autobiographical search for his life's meaning, the titles on this year's bookshelves were both diverse and enlightened in their language and narrative poignancy. There simply are never enough days in the year to read all today's literary world has to offer, so herewith, the select few we think you'd be most sorry to miss.

From Harper's BAZAAR