Favorite Books of 2016

Out of the 129 books that I read this year, I picked eight which stood out as exceptional reads. They are as follows:

  • A Bad End by Fernando Royuela, trans. from Spanish by Peter Bush; Hispabooks
  • Bad Light by Carlos Castán, trans. from Spanish by Mike McDevitt; Hispabooks
  • The Plimsoll Line by Juan Gracia Armendáriz, trans. from Spanish by Jonathan Dunne; Hispabooks
  • Vaseline Buddha by Jung Young Moon, trans. from Korean by Yewoh Jung; Deep Vellum Publishing
  • On the Edge by Rafael Chirbes, trans. from Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa; New Directions Press
  • Thus Bad Begins by Javier Marias, trans. from Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa; Hamish Hamilton
  • The Son by Andrej Nikolaidis, trans. from Montenegrin by Will Firth; Istros Books
  • Three Faces of an Angel by Jirí Pehe, trans. from Czech by Gerald Turner; Jantar Publishing