Best Books of 2016

The New York Times Book Review

Here are the New York Times Book Review’s Top 10 books of 2016:

Fiction Selections:

TitleAuthor
The Association of Small BombsKaran Mahajan
The North WaterIan McGuire
The Underground RailroadColson Whitehead
The VegetarianHan Kang
War and TurpentineStefan Hertmans

Nonfiction Selections:

TitleJane MayerTitleAuthor
At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot CocktailsSarah Bakewell
Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical RightJane Mayer
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American CityMatthew Desmond
In the DarkroomSusan Faludi
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in BetweenHisham Matar

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books of 2016

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction books of 2016:

TitleAuthor
Winner: The SympathizerViet Thanh Nguyen
Finalist: Get in Trouble: StoriesKelly Link
Finalist: Maud’s LineMargaret Verble

Here are the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction books of 2016:

TitleAuthor
Winner: Black Flags: The Rise of ISISJoby Warrick
Finalist: Between the World and MeTa-Nahesi Coates
Finalist: If the Oceans Were InkCarla Power

Amazon’s Bestselling Books of 2016

Here are the top selling books on Amazon in 2016:

TitleAuthor
1. Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildJ.K. Rowling
2. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying UpMarie Kondo
3. When Breath Becomes AirPaul Kalanithi
4. The 5 Love LanguagesGary Chapman
5. A Man Called OveFredrik Backman
6. Killing the Rising SunBill O’Reilly
7. How to Win Friends and Influence PeopleDale Carnegie
8. The Magnolia StoryChip Gaines
9. To Kill a MockingbirdHarper Lee
10. Hillbilly ElegyJ.D. Vance

Note: Only considering adult fiction and nonfiction titles.