Browse through these chilling novels
14 Visions of a Dystopian America, from Orwell to Atwood
View the List

The New York Times-selected Best Books of 2016

Dec 1, 2016 News

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:

The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan

The Association of Small Bombs

By Karan Mahajan

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 GuardianThe AV Club, The FaderRedbookElectric Literature, Book Riot,... Read more >

The Underground Railroad (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club) by Colson Whitehead

The Underground Railroad (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club)

By Colson Whitehead

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 >

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

The Vegetarian

By Han Kang

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 >

War and Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans

War and Turpentine

By Stefan Hertmans

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 >

At the Existentialist Café by Sarah Bakewell

At the Existentialist Café

By Sarah Bakewell

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 >

Dark Money by Jane Mayer

Dark Money

By Jane Mayer

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
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 >

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Evicted

By Matthew Desmond

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 Return by Hisham Matar

The Return

By Hisham Matar

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
The New York Times Book... Read more >

 

More in The Perch
First to Read: The hottest new Penguin titles available months before they hit the shelves!
Back to Top