Best Books of 2006

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s Top 10 books of 2006:

Fiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
AbsurdistanGary Shteyngart
The Collected Stories of Amy HempelAmy Hempel
The Emperor’s ChildrenClaire Messud
The Lay of the LandRichard Ford
Special Topics in Calamity PhysicsMarisha Pessl

Nonfiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
Falling Through the Earth: A MemoirDanielle Trussoni
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11Lawrence Wright
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community and WarNathaniel Philbrick
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four MealsMichael Pollan
The Places In BetweenRory Stewart

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 2006

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books of 2006:

TitleAuthor
Winner: MarchGeraldine Brooks
Finalist: The Bright ForeverLee Martin
Finalist: The MarchE.L. Doctorow

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction books of 2006:

TitleAuthor
Winner: Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in KenyaCaroline Elkins
Finalist: Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945Tony Judt
Finalist: The Assassins’ Gate: America in IraqGeorge Packer