Best Books of 2004

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s Top 10 books of 2004:

Fiction Selections:

GileadMarilynne Robinson
The MasterColm Toibin
The Plot Against AmericaPhilip Roth
RunawayAlice Munro
SnowOrhan Pamuk
War TrashHa Jin

Nonfiction Selections:

Alexander HamiltonRon Chernow
Chronicles: Volume OneBob Dylan
Washington’s CrossingDavid Hackett Fischer
Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became ShakespeareStephen Greenblatt

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 2004

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books of 2004:

Winner: The Known WorldEdward P. Jones
Finalist: American WomanSusan Choi
Finalist: Evidence of Things UnseenMarianne Wiggins

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction books of 2004:

Winner: Gulag: A HistoryAnne Applebaum
Finalist: Rembrandt’s JewsStephen Nadler
Finalist: The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America’s MilitaryDana Priest

Note: Only considering adult fiction and nonfiction titles.