Arts & Culture

Richard Howorth’s Books of the Year

Richard Howorth comes prepared. When we asked the co-founder of Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi, to join us on our year-end episode of the Whole Hog podcast to talk about the year’s best books, he arrived ready to discuss a list of more than forty titles. You’ll have to listen to the episode to hear what sets each book apart, but for the releases that didn’t quite make the episode (and for the listeners trying to recall a certain title), Howorth was kind enough to share his list in full.

 

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THE MISSISSIPPI ENCYCLOPEDIA

Senior editors Ted Ownby and Charles Reagan Wilson. Associate editors Ann J. Abadie, Odie Lindsey, and James G. Thomas, Jr.

A MISSISSIPPI PALATE

Robert St. John and Wyatt Waters

LEONARDO DA VINCI

Walter Isaacson

THE ANNOTATED AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLKTALES

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Maria Tatar

GRANT

Ron Chernow

THE FALLEN

Ace Atkins

THE LYING GAME

Ruth Ware

A LEGACY OF SPIES

John Le Carré

TWO KINDS OF TRUTH

Michael Connelly

FRESH COMPLAINT

Jeffrey Eugenides

ARTEMIS

Andy Weir

THE ROOSTER BAR

John Grisham

CAMINO ISLAND

John Grisham

MRS. OSMOND

John Banville

MANHATTAN BEACH

Jennifer Egan

LITERALLY ME

Julie Houts