San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year2016

Given by San Francisco Chronicle

Other Names: San Francisco Chronicle Favorite Books of the Year
97 Works 86,050 Books 4,275 Reviews ½ 3.9
Categories:
All, Biography (6), Essay/Criticism (19), Fiction (598), Fiction/Poetry (108), Historical Fiction (3), History (15), Journalism/nonfiction (9), Memoir (16), Non-fiction (2), Nonficion (5), Nonfiction (539), Science Fiction (1), Short stories (19), No Category (151)
Years:
All, 2023 (14), 2022 (27), 2021 (15), 2018 (10), 2017 (10), 2016 (97), 2015 (94), 2014 (100), 2013 (100), 2012 (99), 2011 (99), 2010 (99), 2009 (100), 2008 (100), 2007 (128), 2006 (121), 2005 (128), 2004 (84), 2003 (64)
WorkCategoryYear
The Kindness of Enemies by Leila Aboulela
Fiction2016
Mortal Trash: Poems by Kim Addonizio
Fiction2016
Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty by Ramona Ausubel
Fiction2016
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes
Fiction2016
For a Little While by Rick Bass
Fiction2016
Alice & Oliver: A Novel by Charles Bock
Fiction2016
The Terranauts by T.C. Boyle
Fiction2016
The Revolutionaries Try Again by Mauro Javier Cardenas
Fiction2016
Moonglow by Michael Chabon
Fiction2016
The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
Fiction2016
The Girls by Emma Cline
Fiction2016
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
Fiction2016
The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies
Fiction2016
Zero K by Don DeLillo
Fiction2016
Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn
Fiction2016
The Red Car by Marcy Dermansky
Fiction2016
The Veins of the Ocean by Patricia Engel
Fiction2016
Sudden Death by Álvaro Enrigue
Fiction2016
LaRose by Louise Erdrich
Fiction2016
Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
Fiction2016
What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell
Fiction2016
You Should Pity Us Instead by Amy Gustine
Fiction2016
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Fiction2016
Monterey Bay by Lindsay Hatton
Fiction2016
Carousel Court: A Novel by Joe McGinniss Jr.
Fiction2016
The Vegetarian by Han Kang
Fiction2016
Serious Sweet by A. L. Kennedy
Fiction2016
My Struggle: Book Five by Karl Ove Knausgård
Fiction2016
High Dive by Jonathan Lee
Fiction2016
A Gambler's Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem
Fiction2016
The Last Shift: Poems by Philip Levine
Fiction2016
Shelter in Place by Alexander Maksik
Fiction2016
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
Fiction2016
Nutshell by Ian McEwan
Fiction2016
The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie
Fiction2016
Hystopia by David Means
Fiction2016
Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet
Fiction2016
What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera
Fiction2016
Version Control by Dexter Palmer
Fiction2016
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Fiction2016
Mister Monkey by Francine Prose
Fiction2016
The Jungle Around Us: Stories (Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction Ser.) by Anne Raeff
Fiction2016
Losing It: A Novel by Emma Rathbone
Fiction2016
Gesell Dome by Guillermo Saccomanno
Fiction2016
Look: Poems by Solmaz Sharif
Fiction2016
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith
Fiction2016
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
Fiction2016
Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta
Fiction2016
My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
Fiction2016
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Fiction2016
All That Man Is by David Szalay
Fiction2016
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Fiction2016
Daredevils by Shawn Vestal
Fiction2016
Reputations by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Fiction2016
Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
Fiction2016
Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine, Fine by Diane Williams
Fiction2016
Ninety-Nine Stories of God by Joy Williams
Fiction2016
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
Fiction2016
At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others by Sarah Bakewell
Nonfiction2016
The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice by Patricia Bell-Scott
Nonfiction2016
How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon by Rosa Brooks
Nonfiction2016
Known and Strange Things: Essays by Teju Cole
Nonfiction2016
Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: 1939-1962 by Blanche Wiesen Cook
Nonfiction2016
The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West by Peter Cozzens
Nonfiction2016
Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War by Mark Danner
Nonfiction2016
Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon by Bronwen Dickey
Nonfiction2016
White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World by Geoff Dyer
Nonfiction2016
The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine by Ben Ehrenreich
Nonfiction2016
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin
Nonfiction2016
Time Travel: A History by James Gleick
Nonfiction2016
"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination by Annette Gordon-Reed
Nonfiction2016
Against Everything: Essays by Mark Greif
Nonfiction2016
The Gunning of America: Business and the Making of American Gun Culture by Pamela Haag
Nonfiction2016
Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction by Mary Ellen Hannibal
Nonfiction2016
Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939 by Adam Hochschild
Nonfiction2016
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russell Hochschild
Nonfiction2016
White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg
Nonfiction2016
Joe Gould's Teeth by Jill Lepore
Nonfiction2016
Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul by James McBride
Nonfiction2016
The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Nonfiction2016
The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial by Maggie Nelson
Nonfiction2016
Soul at the White Heat: Inspiration, Obsession, and the Writing Life by Joyce Carol Oates
Nonfiction2016
Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape by Peggy Orenstein
Nonfiction2016
Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live by Peter Orner
Nonfiction2016
We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians, and Scientists Are Transforming Human Perception, One Sense at a Time by Kara Platoni
Nonfiction2016
The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict by Austin Reed
Nonfiction2016
The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America by Andrés Reséndez
Nonfiction2016
When We Are No More: How Digital Memory Is Shaping Our Future by Abby Smith Rumsey
Nonfiction2016
Shame and Wonder: Essays by David Searcy
Nonfiction2016
Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran by Laura Secor
Nonfiction2016
Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas by Rebecca Solnit
Nonfiction2016
Born to Run: The Autobiography by Bruce Springsteen
Nonfiction2016
Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas
Nonfiction2016
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
Nonfiction2016
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race by Jesmyn Ward
Nonfiction2016
Writing to Save a Life: The Louis Till File by John Edgar Wideman
Nonfiction2016
The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads by Tim Wu
Nonfiction2016

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