Best Books of 1995

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s top books of 1995:

Fiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
Independence DayRichard Ford
The InformationMartin Amis
The Island of the Day BeforeUmberto Eco
Sabbath’s TheaterPhilip Roth
The Stories of Vladimir NabokovVladimir Nabokov

Nonfiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
The Haunted Land: Facing Europe’s Ghosts After CommunismTina Rosenberg
In Confidence: Moscow’s Ambassador to America’s Six Cold War Presidents (1962-1986)Anatoly Dobrynin
The Life of Graham Greene Volume Two: 1939-1955Norman Sherry
LincolnDavid Herbert Donald
Overcoming LawRichard A. Posner
Zola: A LifeFrederick Brown

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 1995

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books of 1995:

TitleAuthor
Winner: The Stone DiariesCarol Shields
Finalist: The Collected StoriesGrace Paley
Finalist: What I Lived ForJoyce Carol Oates

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction books of 1995:

TitleAuthor
Winner: The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our TimeJonathan Weiner
Finalist: How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final ChapterSherwin B. Nuland
Finalist: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah StoryJohn Berendt

Amazon’s Bestselling Books of 1995

Here are the top selling books on Amazon in 1995:

TitleAuthor
1. Brightness ReefDavid Brin
2. Silicon Snake Oil: Second Thoughts on the Information HighwayClifford Stoll
3. The Dark and Deadly PoolJoan Lowery Nixon
4. Being DigitalNicholas Negroponte
5. The Road AheadBill Gates
6. The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our TimeJonathan Weiner
7. The Diamond AgeNeal Stephenson
8. Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden BraidDouglas Hofstadter
9. An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical TalesOliver Sacks
10.The Lost WorldMichael Crichton

Note: Only considering adult fiction and nonfiction titles.