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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
Winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award
Winner of the American Academy of Arts & Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award
Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award
Winner of the Bard Fiction Prize
One of the New York Times Book Review’s Ten Best Books of the Year
One of... Read more >

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Underground Railroad

By Colson Whitehead

#1 New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
Winner of the National Book Award
Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

One of the Best books of the Year: The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, HuffPost,... 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

Longlisted for the International Man Booker Prize

New York Times Top 10 Best Book of the Year

An Economist Best Book of the Year

Longlisted for the Best Translated Book Award

The story of Urbain Martien lies con­tained in two notebooks he left behind when he died. In War and Turpentine, his grandson, a writer,... Read more >

At the Existentialist Café by Sarah Bakewell

At the Existentialist Café

By Sarah Bakewell

Named one of the Ten Best Books of 2016 by the New York Times, a spirited account of a major intellectual movement of the twentieth century and the revolutionary thinkers who came to shape it, by the best-selling author of How to Live Sarah Bakewell.

Paris, 1933: three contemporaries meet over apricot cocktails at... Read more >

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Evicted

By Matthew Desmond

WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION 

In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of... Read more >

 

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