AVQ&A: What non-2016 book did you finally read this year?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d like us and the readers to answer? Email us at avcqa@theonion.com.

This week’s question is part of our look back at 2016:

What non-2016 book did you finally get around to reading this year?

Becca James

About three years ago, a good friend lent me a book, and finally, 34 years after its publication, I read Ham On Rye by Charles Bukowski. I appreciate concise prose and am a fiend for a great bildungsroman. Bukowski provides both in spades. The semi-autobiographical novel follows Bukowski’s alter ego, Henry Chinaski, from a …

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