Fictional Booksellers, 2016

I don’t know, does this require any explanation?  For 2016, each of us chose something new, something published within the past year. After the choosing was finished we found we’d selected from more bookstore sections than was typical for us. Fictional Bookstores produced this calendar with detachable bookmarks, but nothing is ever free — they added a Customer Satisfaction Survey.

The line-up for 2016:

January: Hold Still by Sally Mann  [Memoir]

February: Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel [Post-Apocalyptic Fiction]

March: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah [Historical Fiction]

April: Lila by Marilynne Robinson [Literary Fiction]

May: The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma [Mythological Fiction]

June: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion [Romantic Comedy]

July: What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman [Mystery]

August: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown [History]

September: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff  [Women’s Fiction-Marriage]

October: Bark by Lorrie Moore [Humor]

November: The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra [Short Stories]

December: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr [Pulitzer Prize]