The Official MFBC 2016 Reading List


The Orphan Master’s Son

Adam Johnson. Originally published: January 10th, 2012. Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

All The Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr. Originally published: May 6th, 2014.  Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Historical Fiction

In One Person

John Irving. Originally published: May 8th, 2012.


Dead Wake: Last Crossing of the Luisitania

Erik Larson. Originally published: March 3rd 2015.

Blue Mind: The Surprising Science…

Wallace J. Nichols. Originally published: July 22, 2014

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

Atul Gawande. Originally published: October 7, 2014

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

Elizabeth Kolbert. Originally published: February 11, 2014

Katy's Favorite Book of 2016

All the Light We Cannot See

Very well written, all characters so human and sympathetic.
There is a sentence on the last page that struck a particular cord with me about connecting even after we die, makes me cry even now.

Unread Fiction 2016
  • America, America – Ethan Amain
  • Lovely Deep Dark Stories – Joyce Carol Oats
  • Let Me Be Franks With You – Richard Ford
  • City On Fire – Garth Risk Halberg
  • Bonfire of the Vanities – Tom Wolfe
  • The Dog of Jesus – Michael Sakowski
  • The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
  • The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah
  • Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee
  • The Cuckoo’s Calling – Robert Gailbraith
  • The Stories of John Cheever – John Cheever
Unread Non-Fiction 2016
  • Disaster Capitalism – Anthony Lowenstein
  • A Guest at the Shooters Banquet – Rita Gabis
  • A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson
  • The Boy on The Wooden Box – Leon Leyson
  • The Filthy Mattress – Ben Ashland
  • The Spy Wore Red – Aline Griffith
  • The Wright Brothers – David McCullough
  • All the Truth is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid – Matt Bai
  • How We Got to Now – Steven Johnson
  • Wake Up Happy Every Day – Stephen May
  • Let’s be Less Stupid – Patricia Mark
  • Worst Hard Time – Timothy Egan
  • Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant – Roz Chast
  • The Boys in The Boat – David James Brown
  • Encounters at the Heart of the World – Elizabeth A Fenn
  • No Good Men Among The Living – Anand Gopal
  • Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, Faith in China – Evan Osnos
Unread Memoirs and YA 2016
  • Hons & Rebels – Jessica Mitford
  • Boys in the Trees – Carly Simon
  • Brown Girl Dreaming – Jacqueline Woodson
  • Under the Egg – Laura Fitzgerald
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick


Choose Your Favourites From 2016