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NYT Book Review Picks 10 Best Books of 2016

Fans of fiction and nonfiction can dig in
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2016 9:43 AM CST

(Newser) – The editors of the New York Times Book Review are out with their annual list of the best reads of the year. The top 10, which aren't ranked in order:

  1. The Association of Small Bombs, Karan Mahajan, fiction. Review here.
  2. The North Water, Ian McGuire, fiction. Review here.
  3. The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead, fiction. Review here.
  4. The Vegetarian, Han Kang, fiction. Review here.
  5. War and Turpentine, Stefan Hertmans, fiction. Review here.
  6. At the Existentialist Cafe, Sarah Bakewell, nonfiction. Review here.
  7. Dark Money: The Hidden History of Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, Jane Mayer, nonfiction. Review here.
  8. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Matthew Desmond, nonfiction. Review here.
  9. In the Darkroom, Susan Faludi, nonfiction. Review here.
  10. The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between, Hisham Matar, nonfiction. Review here.
Click here for snapshot descriptions of the books. (Read more books stories.)

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