Time Magazine's Best Books of the YearNonfiction

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Time magazine's yearly "Best Books" list was first published in 1996. The format has changed over the years, ranging from 10 to 30 books, usually categorized by fiction and non-fiction, with the show more exception of 2006. Children's books were added in 2008 & 2009.

When adding new books to the list, use the former entries as an example. Fiction is .30 -> .21 (with #1=.30, #10=.21) - Non-fiction is .20 -> .11 (#1 = .20 through #10=.11) and Children's is .10 to .1 (#1=.10 though #10 = .1) - this format will allow the correct display since Time ranks the books and order of display on LibraryThing is important.
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All, 2023 (1), 2022 (2), 2021 (3), 2020 (3), 2019.19 (1), 2019 (4), 2018 (2), 2017 (2), 2016 (1), 2015 (2), 2014 (2), 2013 (2), 2010 (2), 2009 (1), 2007 (1), 2005 (2), 2003 (1), 2002 (1)
WorkYear
Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond
2023
Constructing a Nervous System: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson
2022
South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perry
2022
Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City by Andrea Elliott
2021
Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe
2021
A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life by George Saunders
2021
Having and Being Had by Eula Biss
2020
Hitler: Downfall: 1939-1945 by Volker Ullrich
2020
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
2020
The Yellow House: A Memoir by Sarah M. Broom
2019
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham
2019
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe
2019
Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller
2019.19
The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present by David Treuer
2019
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou
2018
How Democracies Die by Steven Levitsky
2018
The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America by Frances FitzGerald
2017
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
2017
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin
2016
Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson
2015
The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff
2015
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
2014
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides
2014
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink
2013
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety by Eric Schlosser
2013
Brilliant by Jane Brox
2010
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
2010
Lit: A Memoir by Mary Karr
2009
The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin
2007
American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird
2005
Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt
2005
Reds: McCarthyism in Twentieth-Century America by Ted Morgan
2003
Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole by Fergus Fleming
2002

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