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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2015


The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

For more information see: 100 Notable Books of 2015



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Fiction & Poetry
Title Author
BeatleboneKevin Barry
The Beautiful BureaucratHelen Phillips
Beauty Is A WoundEka Kurniawan
Citizen: An American LyricClaudia Rankine
City On FireGarth Risk Hallberg
The Complete StoriesClarice Lispector
Delicious FoodsJames Hannaham
The DoorMagda Szabo, Translated by Len Rix
DragonfishVu Tran
Fates And FuriesLauren Groff
The Fifth Season The Broken Earth: Book OneN.K. Jemisin
Finale: A Novel Of The Reagan YearsThomas Mallon
The First Bad ManMiranda July
The FishermenChigozie Obioma
Fortune Smiles: StoriesAdam Johnson
From The New World: Poems 1976-2014Jorie Graham
God Help The ChildToni Morrison
Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book Of ­WondersJulianna Baggott
HereRichard McGuire
The Hollow LandJane Gardam
Honeydew: StoriesEdith Pearlman
How To Be BothAli Smith
The IncarnationsSusan Barker
Leaving BerlinJoseph Kanon
A Little LifeHanya Yanagihara
The Love Object: Selected StoriesEdna O’Brien
Loving DayMat Johnson
Man At The HelmNina Stibbe
A Manual For Cleaning Women: Selected StoriesLucia Berlin, Edited by Stephen Emerson
The MareMary Gaitskill
The Meursault InvestigationKamel Daoud, Translated by John Cullen
MislaidNell Zink
My Struggle: Book 4Karl Ove Knausgaard, Translated by Don Bartlett
Night At The Fiestas: StoriesKirstin Valdez Quade
OutlineRachel Cusk
Preparation For The Next LifeAtticus Lish
PurityJonathan Franzen
The SelloutPaul Beatty
S O S: Poems 1961-2013Amiri Baraka, Selected by Paul Vangelisti
The Story Of The Lost Child Book 4, The Neapolitan Novels: “Maturity, Old Age"Elena Ferrante, Translated Ann Goldstein
The Story Of My TeethValeria Luiselli, Translated Christina MacSweeney
SubmissionMichel Houellebecq, Translated Lorin Stein
The SympathizerViet Thanh Nguyen
Thirteen Ways Of Looking: FictionColum McCann
The Truth And Other LiesSascha Arango, Translated by Imogen Taylor
The Tsar Of Love And Techno: StoriesAnthony Marra
The Turner HouseAngela Flournoy
Vanessa And Her SisterPriya Parmar
The Visiting Privilege: New And Collected StoriesJoy Williams
The WhitesRichard Price, writing as Harry Brandt
Nonfiction
America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, And The Fight To Fix Our Broken Healthcare SystemSteven Brill
The ArgonautsMaggie Nelson
Augustine: Conversions To ConfessionsRobin Lane Fox
Barbarian Days: A Surfing LifeWilliam Finnegan
Becoming Nicole: The Transformation Of An American FamilyAmy Ellis Nutt
Between The World And MeTa-Nehisi Coates
The Complete Works Of Primo LeviEdited by Ann Goldstein
The Crime And The Silence: Confronting The Massacre Of Jews In Wartime ­JedwabneAnna Bikont, Translated by Alissa Valles
Daughters Of The Samurai: A Journey From East To West And BackJanice P Nimura
Destiny And Power: The American Odys­Sey Of George Herbert Walker BushJon Meacham
Do No Harm: Stories Of Life, Death And Brain SurgeryHenry Marsh
The Edge Of The World: A Cultural ­History Of The North Sea And The Transformation Of EuropeMichael Pye
Empire Of Cotton: A Global HistorySven Beckert
The Fly TrapFredrik Sjoberg, Translated by Thomas Teal
The Folded Clock: A DiaryHeidi Julavits
The Gay Revolution: The Story Of The StruggleLillian Faderman
The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-1945Nicholas Stargardt
Ghettoside: A True Story Of Murder In AmericaJill Leovy
Give Us The Ballot: The Modern Struggle For Voting Rights In AmericaAri Berman
Guantánamo DiaryMohamedou Ould Slahi, Edited by Larry Siems
H Is For HawkHelen Macdonald
Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl: A MemoirCarrie Brownstein
The Invention Of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’S New WorldAndrea Wulf
Jonas Salk: A LifeCharlotte DeCroes Jacobs
Katrina: After The FloodGary Rivlin
Killing A King: The Assassination Of Yitzhak Rabin And The Remaking Of IsraelDan Ephron
Letters To VéraVladimir Nabokov, Edited and translated by Olga Voronina and Brian Boyd
Listening To Stone: The Art And Life Of Isamu NoguchiHayden Herrera
Loitering: New And Collected EssaysCharles D’Ambrosio
Modernity Britain: 1957-62David Kynaston
The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, And The Scandal Behind The World’S Favorite Board GameMary Pilon
Negroland: A MemoirMargo Jefferson
Neurotribes: The Legacy Of Autism And The Future Of NeurodiversitySteve Silberman
Objective Troy: A Terrorist, A President, And The Rise Of The DroneScott Shane
The Odd Woman And The City: A ­MemoirVivian Gornick
On The Move: A LifeOliver Sacks
One Of Us: The Story Of Anders Breivik And The Massacre In NorwayAsne Seierstad, Translated by Sarah Death
Ordinary Light: A MemoirTracy K Smith
The Other ParisLuc Sante
The Prize: Who’S In Charge Of America’S Schools? Dale Russakoff
The Shape Of The New: Four Big Ideas And How They Made The Modern WorldScott L. Montgomery and Daniel Chirot
Skyfaring: A Journey With A PilotMark Vanhoenacker
Spinster: Making A Life Of One’S OwnKate Bolick
Spqr: A History Of Ancient RomeMary Beard
Stalin’S Daughter: The Extraordinary And Tumultuous Life Of Svetlana AlliluyevaRosemary Sullivan
Strangers Drowning: Grappling With Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices And The Overpowering Urge To HelpLarissa MacFarquhar
$2.00 A Day: Living On Almost Nothing In AmericaKathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer
The Unraveling: High Hopes And Missed Opportunities In IraqEmma Sky
The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought To See The FuturePeter Moore
Witches Of AmericaAlex Mar