Best Books of 2003

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s top books of 2003:

Fiction Selections:

Brick LaneMonica Ali
Drop CityT.C. Boyle
The Fortress of SolitudeJonathan Lethem
The Known WorldEdward P. Jones

Nonfiction Selections:

The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the BountyCaroline Alexander
Khrushchev: The Man and His EraWilliam Taubman
Living to Tell the TaleGabriel García Márquez
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the BronxAdrian Nicole LeBlanc
Samuel Pepys: The Unequalled SelfClaire Tomalin

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 2003

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books of 2003:

Winner: MiddlesexJeffrey Eugenides
Finalist: Servants of the Map: StoriesAndrea Barrett
Finalist: You Are Not a Stranger HereAdam Haslett

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction books of 2003:

Winner: “A Problem From Hell:” America and the Age of GenocideSamantha Power
Finalist: The Anthropology of Turquoise: Meditations on Landscape, Art, and SpiritEllen Meloy
Finalist: The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human NatureSteven Pinker

Note: Only considering adult fiction and nonfiction titles.