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The Best Books Of 2016 So Far

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    I like a good Netflix binge as much as the next woman. But when I look back at 2016 and think about the moments I've really enjoyed luxuriating at home, they were mostly Sunday mornings I spent in bed with a book. (And plenty of coffee. Let's be real here — it doesn't get any better than that.)

    From The Girls and The Mothers to Imagine Me Gone and The News of the World, it's been a pretty delectable year for bibliophiles. If you had nothing else to do, you could probably find a great book to read all day, every day. For better and worse, most of us don't have that luxury, though — so every month, Refinery29 selects our top picks.

    These aren't all necessarily Pulitzer contenders (though some certainly are). More importantly, they are novels, memoirs, and yes, even nonfiction reads that we really loved, whether because they were so delightfully fun we couldn't put them down, or because they showed us something about ourselves we didn't yet know. (For that last one, see Kerry Egan's beautiful essay collection, On Living, which will break your heart and then heal it back up again.)

    Without further ado, check out the books that have been top of mind at Refinery29, all the way back since the beginning of January. And be sure to check back, we'll be queuing up the best reads of the year until the ball drops again!



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