Books are very patient. Didn't catch them when they first appeared? They'll wait.

Enter the staffs of The Inquirer and the Daily News, big readers all, who offer their picks for Best Reads of 2016. If you're looking for a book to catch up to – a book to give, to receive, to read yourself or with your reading group – read on.

What was your favorite book of 2016? Tell us! Your submission could end up online and in the paper.