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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016


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 2016



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Fiction & Poetry
Title Author
All That Man Is David Szalay
Another Brooklyn Jacqueline Woodson
The Association Of Small Bombs Karan Mahajan
Barkskins Annie Proulx
Before The Fall Noah Hawley
Behold The Dreamers Imbolo Mbue
Black Water Louise Doughty
Children Of The New World Alexander Weinstein
Collected Poems 1950-2012 Adrienne Rich
Commonwealth Ann Patchett
Do Not Say We Have Nothing Madeleine Thien
Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo Boris Fishman
End Of Watch Stephen King
Everybody's Fool Richard Russo
The Fortunes Peter Ho Davies
A Gambler's Anatomy Jonathan Lethem
The Gloaming Melanie Finn
Grief Is The Thing With Feathers Max Porter
Here Comes The Sun Nicole Dennis-Benn
Here I Am Jonathan Safran Foer
Homegoing Yaa Gyasi
Hot Milk Deborah Levy
House Of Lords And Commons Ishion Hutchinson
I Must Be Living Twice: New And Selected Poems, 1975-2014 Eileen Myles
Iza's Ballad Magda Szabo
Larose Louise Erdrich
The Life-Writer David Constantine
The Little Red Chairs Edna O'Brien
Look: Poems Solmaz Sharif
The Mirror Thief Martin Seay
Mischling Affinity Konar
Mister Monkey Francine Prose
Moonglow Michael Chabon
The Mortifications Derek Palacio
My Name Is Lucy Barton Elizabeth Strout
Ninety-Nine Stories Of God Joy Williams
The Nix Nathan Hill
The North Water Ian McGuire
Nutshell Ian McEwan
Reputations Juan Gabriel Vásquez,
Translated by Anne McLean
The Sport of Kings C. E. Morgan
Still Here Lara Vapnyar
Swing Time Zadie Smith
Today Will Be Different Maria Semple
The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead
Valiant Gentlemen Sabina Murray
The Vegetarian Han Kang,
Translated by Deborah Smith
War And Turpentine Stefan Hertmans,
Translated by David McKay
Weathering Lucy Wood
Zero K Don DeLillo
Nonfiction
All The Single Ladies: Unmarried Women And The Rise Of An Independent Nation Rebecca Traister
American Heiress: The Wild Saga Of The Kidnapping, Crimes And Trial Of Patty Hearst Jeffrey Toobin
At The Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, And Apricot Cocktails Sarah Bakewell
Blood At The Root: A Racial Cleansing In America Patrick Phillips
Blood In The Water: The Attica Prison Uprising Of 1971 And Its Legacy Heather Ann Thompson
Born To Run Bruce Springsteen
City Of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York Tyler Anbinder
Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right Jane Mayer
The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America From the Age of the Pullman Porters to the Age of Obama Ethan Michaeli
Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years And After Volume Three: 1939-1962 Blanche Wiesen Cook
The English and Their History Robert Tombs
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Matthew Desmond
The Face Of Britain: A History of the Nation Through Its Portraits Simon Schama
Far And Away: Reporting From the Brink of Change: Seven Continents, Twenty-Five Years Andrew Solomon
From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America Elizabeth Hinton
The Gene: An Intimate History Siddhartha Mukherjee
Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, The History of an Idea Mitchell Duneier
Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill Candice Millard
His Final Battle: The Last Months Of Franklin Roosevelt Joseph Lelyveld
Hitler: Ascent 1889-1939 Volker Ullrich
How Everything Became War And The Military Became Everything: Tales From The Pentagon Rosa Brooks
How To Survive A Plague: The Inside Story Of How Citizens And Science Tamed Aids David France
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us And A Grander View Of Life Ed Yong
In The Darkroom Susan Faludi
In Gratitude Jenny Diski
An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler Peter Fritzsche
Lab Girl Hope Jahren
The Limousine Liberal: How An Incendiary Image United The Right And Fractured America Steve Fraser
The Man Who Knew: The Life And Times Of Alan Greenspan Sebastian Mallaby
New England Bound: Slavery And Colonization In Early America Wendy Warren
Orson Welles Volume 3: One-Man Band
The People And The Books: 18 Classics Of Jewish Literature Adam Kirsch
Playing To The Edge: American Intelligence In The Age Of Terror Michael V. Hayden
Pretentiousness: Why It Matters Dan Fox
Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier's Story Matti Friedman
A Rage For Order: The Middle East In Turmoil, From Tahrir Square To Isis Robert F Worth
The Return: Fathers, Sons And The Land In Between Hisham Matar
The Rise And Fall Of American Growth: The U.S. Standard Of Living Since The Civil War Robert J. Gordon
Secondhand Time: The Last Of The Soviets Svetlana Alexievich,
Translated by Bela Shayevich
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life Ruth Franklin
Sing For Your Life: A Story Of Race, Music, And Family Daniel Bergner
Strangers In Their Own Land: Anger And Mourning On The American Right Arlie Russell Hochschild
Truevine Two Brothers, A Kidnapping, And A Mother's Quest: A True Story Of The Jim Crow South Beth Macy
Unforbidden Pleasures Adam Phillips
Weapons Of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality And Threatens Democracy Cathy O'Neil
When Breath Becomes Air Paul Kalanithi
When In French: Love In A Second Language Lauren Collins
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth Of Our Racial Divide Carol Anderson
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History Of Class In America Nancy Isenberg
You'll Grow Out Of It Jessi Klein