Best Books of 2001

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s top books of 2001:

Fiction Selections:

AusterlitzW.G. Sebald
The CorrectionsJonathan Franzen
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: StoriesAlice Munro
John Henry DaysColson Whitehead
The True History of the Kelly GangPeter Carey

Nonfiction Selections:

Borrowed Finery: A MemoirPaula Fox
John AdamsDavid McCullough
The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in AmericaLouis Menand
Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical BoyhoodOlive Sacks

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 2001

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books of 2001:

Winner: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & ClayMichael Chabon
Finalist: BlondeJoyce Carol Oates
Finalist: The Quick and the DeadJoy Williams

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction books of 2001:

Winner: Hirohito and the Making of Modern JapanHerbert P. Bix
Finalist: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering GeniusDave Eggers
Finalist: Newjack: Guarding Sing SingTed Conover

Amazon’s Bestselling Books of 2001

Here are the top selling books on Amazon in 2001:

1. Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your LifeSpencer Johnson
2. John AdamsDavid McCullough
3. Jack: Straight from the GutJack Welch
4. Fish: A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve ResultsStephen C. Lundin
5. Skipping ChristmasJosh Grisham
6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireJ.K. Rowling
7. Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do NotRobert T. Kiyosaki
8. The Red TentAnita Diamant
9. A Painted HouseJosh Grisham
10. The CorrectionsJonathan Franzen

Note: Only considering adult fiction and nonfiction titles.