Best Books of 1999

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s top books of 1999:

Fiction Selections:

Close Range: Wyoming StoriesAnnie Proulx
DisgraceJ.M. Coetzee
HeadlongMichael Frayn
A Star Called HenryRoddy Doyle

Nonfiction Selections:

An Affair of State: The Investigation, Impeachment, and Trial of President ClintonRichard A. Posner
Coleridge: Darker Reflections, 1804-1834Richard Holmes
The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of ConsciousnessAntonio R. Damasio
The First World WarJohn Keegan
Morgan: American FinancierJean Strouse
Reading the HolocaustInga Clendinnen
Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of ColetteJudith Thurman

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 1999

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books of 1999:

Winner: The HoursMichael Cunningham
Finalist: CloudsplitterRussell Banks
Finalist: The Poisonwood BibleBarbara Kingsolver

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction books of 1999:

Winner: Annals of the Former WorldJohn McPhee
Finalist: Crime and Punishment in AmericaElliott Currie
Finalist: The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They DoJudith Rich Harris

Amazon’s Bestselling Books of 1999

Here are the top selling books on Amazon in 1999:

1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanJ.K. Rowling
2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsJ.K. Rowling
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s StoneJ.K. Rowling
4. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, and Life’s Greatest LessonMitch Albom
5. Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your LifeSpencer Johnson
6. The Greatest GenerationTom Brokaw
7. HannibalThomas Harris
8. The TestamentJosh Grisham
9. Memoirs of a GeishaArthur Golden
10. ‘Tis: A MemoirFrank McCourt

Note: Only considering adult fiction and nonfiction titles.