The New York Times-selected Best Books of 2016
It’s been an amazing year for reading, and the The New York Times Book Review editors have selected some of their favorites.
Check out some of the most loved books of the year:
National Book Award Finalist
One of the New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of the Year
A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of 2016
Named a Best Book of 2016 by: Buzzfeed, Esquire, New York magazine, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The AV Club, The Fader, Redbook, Electric Literature, Book Riot,... Read more >
The National Book Award Winner and #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but... Read more >
Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Publisher's Weekly • Buzzfeed • Entertainment Weekly • Time • Wall Street Journal • Bustle • Elle • The Economist • Slate • The Huffington Post • The St. Louis Dispatch • Electric... Read more >
A New York Times Top 10 Best Book of the Year
An Economist Best Book of the Year
The life of Urbain Martien—artist, soldier, survivor of World War I—lies contained in two notebooks he left behind when he died in 1981. In War and Turpentine, his grandson, a writer, retells his grandfather’s story, the notebooks... Read more >
A New York Times "Ten Best Books of 2016"
From the best-selling author of How to Live, a spirited account of one of the twentieth century’s major intellectual movements and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it
Paris, 1933: three contemporaries meet over apricot cocktails at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the... Read more >
A NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
From the bestselling author of The Dark Side, an electrifying work of investigative journalism that uncovers the powerful group of immensely wealthy ideologues who are shaping the fate of America.
In her new preface, Jane Mayer discusses the results... Read more >
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | WINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION | FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION | WINNER OF THE PEN/JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH AWARD FOR NONFICTION | FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE... Read more >
The acclaimed memoir of a son’s search for the truth behind his father’s disappearance—one of The New York Times Book Review’s ten best books of the year and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
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