I took a different approach to this year's top 10 list: rather than selecting only books published in this calendar year, as I did in 2015, I decided to make eligible any book that I read this year, regardless of when it was published. Books are listed in alphabetical order rather than order of preference/enjoyment: they were all compelling reads in their own ways.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to all!
Adventures of a Female Medical Detective: In Pursuit of Smallpox and AIDS, by Mary Guinan with Anne D. Mather
Dying and Living in the Neighborhood: A Street-Level View of America's Health Care Promise, by Prabhjot Singh
The Gene: An Intimate History, by Siddhartha Mukherjee
In A Different Key: The Story of Autism, by Jon Donvan and Karen Zucker
League of Denial: the NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth, by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru
Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond, by Sonia Shah
The Practical Playbook: Public Health and Primary Care Together, by J. Lloyd Michener and co-editors
Pulse - Voices from the Heart of Medicine: Editor's Picks: A Third Anthology, by Paul Gross and co-editors
Religion As a Social Determinant of Public Health - by Ellen Idler, editor
Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital, by Eric Manheimer