Books I Read in 2016

Incidentally, I am just realising I never wrote this post for 2015, which was actually a much more interesting year for reading...

Well, "I was left to my own devices - many days fell away with nothing to show" I guess? Oops.

Soooo, books I read in 2016? Ahem...

1 | Kindred Spirits - Rainbow Rowell
This is a 96-page World Book Day novella about queuing to see Star Wars.

2 | Alexander Hamilton - Ron Chernow
This is an 832-page biography of one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Those are the only two.

I changed jobs in January of 2016 and no longer had an hour of commuting each day to get some reading done, which was a big factor in reading less, but also, that biography is a massive book. It was completely fascinating, and eminently readable, and I lugged its not inconsiderable weight all over the country, taking up half my suitcase each time. It is the book that inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda to write Hamilton, and I'm so glad he did, because I love it, and it's changed my life. At the same time, in a funny way I found myself also feeling gratitude that the musical's existence led me to be reading that book - it's that good, and Alexander Hamilton's life is endlessly fascinating.

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