5 New Books To Read In 2016


Each year, a new crop of bestselling books come out. From thrillers to sci-fi to romance, there are some books that it seems nobody is able to put down. Here are some books that are coming out, or have just come out, in 2016 that are bound to be exciting. Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

This recently released novel is already getting rave reviews. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Little Bee, this powerful novel follows the story of a newly qualified school teacher and a school official in London during World War II. The teacher and the official are left behind, and must teach children who have not yet evacuated from Blitz-torn London. This profound novel is sure to move all of its readers.

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub

The author of the hit novel The Vacationers is back with a novel about three friends in their 50s living in gentrified Brooklyn. The three protagonists have been friends since college, but tensions arise as their children reach maturity and begin sleeping with one another. Long kept secrets become revealed and the bonds of these friendships are tested.

Wintering by Peter Geye

In this beautifully written novel, Geye combines love, nature and adventure to create a true epic. In the story, Harry Eide is an elderly man who escapes his sickbed and vanishes into the Minnesota wilderness. His son Gustav, or Gus, now remembers a journey the two of them previously went on, and this is just part of the incredible tale. The story expands to follow the entire saga of a town, including an aging woman who is struggling with her own personal history.

LaRose by Louise Erdrich

The bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize nominee The Plague of Doves and the National Book Award-winning The Round House brings us a powerful new novel. The story begins with the protagonist accidentally shooting and killing his neighbor's five-year-old son while hunting. He uses the ancient Ojibwe tribe tradition of the sweat lodge in hopes of finding retribution. The novel is a powerful tale of loss, justice, and Native American culture.

Zero K by Don DeLillo

If you’re a science fiction lover, this book will be right up your alley. A billionaire is investing in a secret compound in which death is controlled. Bodies are preserved until a future time when technological advances allow them to come back to life. As his wife’s health is failing, she chooses to surrender her body to this system. The billionaire wants to enter a new dimension, while his son, the book’s narrator, is dedicated to living in the present. This novel explores the dichotomy between the darkness of the world and the beauty of everyday life.

If you haven’t figured out your summer reading yet, look into one or more of these extraordinary books. Whether you’re reading them at home, on the beach, or on your way to work, you’re sure to be hooked.

Adam Quirk

Adam Quirk

Adam Quirk, MCJ & MBA is passionate about America's criminal justice system. With over 15 years of experience and advanced degrees in criminal justice and business administration, Adam Quirk is a seasoned expert.