Amazon's Best Books of the Year

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122 Works 336,731 Books 16,461 Reviews ½ 4.0
All, 2023 (21), 2015 (1), 2012 (3), 2009 (94), 2008 (1), 2026 (2)
WorkCategoryOrder LabelYear
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
The Interrogative Mood: A Novel? by Padgett Powell
The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006–2008 by Thomas E. Ricks
A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy Egan
Cheever: A Life by Blake Bailey
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely
Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It by Maile Meloy
Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower
The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes
Border Songs by Jim Lynch
Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-time Eater by Frank Bruni
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
Momofuku by David Chang
Open: An Autobiography by André Agassi
Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout
Spooner by Pete Dexter
The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons
The Good Soldiers by David Finkel
Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
The Defector by Daniel Silva
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
The Informers by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed
Tinkers by Paul Harding
A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert
The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly
Blood's a Rover by James Ellroy
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven by Susan Jane Gilman
Genesis by Bernard Beckett
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia
Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
The Vagrants by Yiyun Li
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker by James McManus
The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis
How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower by Adrian Goldsworthy
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
The Kids Are All Right: A Memoir by Diana Welch
Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival by Norman Ollestad
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking by Michael Ruhlman
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Everything Matters! by Jr. Ron Currie
Lowboy by John Wray
The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America by Douglas Brinkley
Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli
A New Literary History of America by Greil Marcus
Columbine by Dave Cullen
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City by Eric W. Sanderson
Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability by David Owen
The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 1, 1929-1940 by Samuel Beckett
Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath by Michael Norman
Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
George Sprott: (1894-1975) by Seth
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
Robert Altman: The Oral Biography by Mitchell Zuckoff
Toby Alone by Timothée de Fombelle
Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller
The Jazz Loft Project: Photographs and Tapes of W. Eugene Smith from 821 Sixth Avenue, 1957-1965 by Sam Stephenson
Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember by Steve Jenkins
American Rust by Philipp Meyer
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life by Winifred Gallagher
Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt
The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard by J. G. Ballard
Stitches: A Memoir by David Small
D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor
American on Purpose by Craig Ferguson
The BLDGBLOG Book by Geoff Manaugh
Nobody Move by Denis Johnson
Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon
The American Painter Emma Dial: A Novel by Samantha Peale
Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals by Christopher Payne
Imperial by William T. Vollmann
The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker
The First Family: Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder and The Birth of the American Mafia by Mike Dash
The Underworld: Journeys to the Depths of the Ocean by Susan Casey
Generations: The Real Differences Between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, and Silents―and What They Mean for America's Future by Jean M. Twenge
Bellies by Nicola Dinan
The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder by David Grann
Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton
Literature & Fiction2023
Weyward by Emilia Hart
Literature & Fiction2023
The River We Remember by William Kent Krueger
Literature & Fiction2023
Biography of X by Catherine Lacey
Literature & Fiction2023
North Woods by Daniel Mason
Literature & Fiction2023
The Bee Sting by Paul Murray
Literature & Fiction2023
Pet by Catherine Chidgey
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense2023
The Golden Gate by Amy Chua
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense2023
All the Sinners Bleed by S.A. Cosby
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense2023
A House With Good Bones by T. Kingfisher
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense2023
Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense2023
Drowning: The Rescue of Flight 1421 by T. J. Newman
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense2023
Strange Sally Diamond by Liz Nugent
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense2023
The Only One Left by Riley Sager
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense2023
Collision of Power: Trump, Bezos, and THE WASHINGTON POST by Martin Baron
Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond
Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World by Naomi Klein
Fancy Bear Goes Phishing: The Dark History of the Information Age, in Five Extraordinary Hacks by Scott J. Shapiro
Fire Weather: A True Story from a Hotter World by John Vaillant
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
The Academie by Amy Joy
Children's Sci Fi2012
Bared to You by Sylvia Day
Husk by Corey Redekop
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction by David Sheff


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