Virginia Quiñonez’s Best Reads of 2016

December 29, 2016

virginia quinonezMy name is Virginia Quiñonez, and my partner and I just moved to Evanston this fall. Besides reading, I love hiking, music, and film festivals. I work at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

1) The Time in Between by Maria Dueñas (2012)

This is one of my favorite books in recent years. A classic romance and mystery novel with a different kind of heroine.

2) The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson (2011)

This was a beautiful story about an Iowa family undergoing great transitions not unlike our country.

book cover3) The Far Empty by J. Todd Scott (2016)

A rough, gritty crime novel set in my part of the country. A great book and my favorite mystery of the year.

4) The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri (2013)

I love Ms. Lahiri’s novels. They mix history with personal sagas, family conflicts, and more in beautiful prose.

5) When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanathi (2016)

I can’t begin to express what this book is about. It’s a memoir, a poem, an inspirational book, a prayer about life.


Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

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