The New York Times Notable Books of the Year2006

Given by The New York Times Book Review

Other Names: The New York Times Book Review's A Selection of Noteworthy Titles, The New York Times Book Review's Books for Christmas (1933-1941), The New York Times Book Review's Christmas Checklist (1947-1948), The New York Times Book Review's A Christmas Guide for Readers (1949 - 1968), The New York Times Book Review's Other Outstanding Books of the Year (1969), The New York Times Book Review's A Selected List From Books of the Year (1970), The New York Times Book Review's A Selection of the Best Books of the Year (1978-1979), A New York Times Notable Book
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The New York Times Book Review's annual list of "Notable Books", currently numbering 100.


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All, American Scene (36), Art (13), Art & Architecture (2), Art, Music & Popular Culture (6), Arts, Drama, Music (8), Autobiography & Biography (75), Belles Lettres (3), Biography (13), Children's Books (8), Crime (1), Current Affairs & Social Comment (10), Education (4), Essays & Criticism (17), Essays and Belles-Lettres (1), Essays, Letters & Criticism (5), Fiction (336), Fiction & Poetry (402), Fiction - Comics/Graphics (2), Fiction - Poetry (1), Fiction - Stories (16), Fiction - Thrillers (5), Fiction/Poetry (53), History (5), Humor (2), Music (1), Nonfiction (602), Nonfiction - Biography (2), Nonfiction - Biography - Current Affairs (1), Nonfiction - Biography - History (4), Nonfiction - Biography - Sports (2), Nonfiction - Comics/Graphics (1), Nonfiction - Current Affairs (8), Nonfiction - Essays (4), Nonfiction - Foreign Affairs (2), Nonfiction - History (28), Nonfiction - History - Current Affairs (2), Nonfiction - History - Memoir (1), Nonfiction - History - Sports (1), Nonfiction - Memoir (54), Nonfiction - Memoir - Comics/Graphics (1), Nonfiction - Science (10), Nonfiction - Science - History (1), Nonfiction - Sociology (1), Nonfiction - Sociology - Current Affairs (1), Poetry (10), Politics (1), Religion (18), Science & Social Science (1), Science Fiction (1), Thriller (1), Travel, Adventure (2), No Category (197)
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Announced:
November 2023: 2023 Recent
WorkCategoryYear
The Translator by Leila Aboulela
Fiction & Poetry2006
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Fiction & Poetry2006
Alentejo Blue by Monica Ali
Fiction & Poetry2006
One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson
Fiction & Poetry2006
Arthur & George by Julian Barnes
Fiction & Poetry2006
Brookland by Emily Barton
Fiction & Poetry2006
Last Evenings On Earth by Roberto Bolaño
Fiction & Poetry2006
The Dead Fish Museum: Stories by Charles D'Ambrosio
Fiction & Poetry2006
Only Revolutions: A Novel by Mark Z. Danielewski
Fiction & Poetry2006
The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai
Fiction & Poetry2006
The Keep by Jennifer Egan
Fiction & Poetry2006
Twilight of the Superheroes: Stories by Deborah Eisenberg
Fiction & Poetry2006
The Lay of the Land by Richard Ford
Fiction & Poetry2006
The Dissident by Nell Freudenberger
Fiction & Poetry2006
Skinner's Drift by Lisa Fugard
Fiction & Poetry2006
Old Filth by Jane Gardam
Fiction & Poetry2006
Golden Country by Jennifer Gilmore
Fiction & Poetry2006
Collected Poems 1947-1997 by Allen Ginsberg
Fiction & Poetry2006
Averno: Poems by Louise Glück
Fiction & Poetry2006
Intuition by Allegra Goodman
Fiction & Poetry2006
The Stories of Mary Gordon by Mary Gordon
Fiction & Poetry2006
The Dream Life of Sukhanov by Olga Grushin
Fiction & Poetry2006
The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel by Amy Hempel
Fiction & Poetry2006
The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq
Fiction & Poetry2006
Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala
Fiction & Poetry2006
All Aunt Hagar's Children by Edward P. Jones
Fiction & Poetry2006
The Uses of Enchantment by Heidi Julavits
Fiction & Poetry2006
Forgetfulness by Ward Just
Fiction & Poetry2006
Gate of the Sun by Elias Khoury
Fiction & Poetry2006
Lisey's Story by Stephen King
Fiction & Poetry2006
Strong Is Your Hold by Galway Kinnell
Fiction & Poetry2006
The Inhabited World by David Long
Fiction & Poetry2006
After This by Alice McDermott
Fiction & Poetry2006
Gallatin Canyon: Stories by Thomas McGuane
Fiction & Poetry2006
The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud
Fiction & Poetry2006
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Fiction & Poetry2006
High Lonesome: New and Selected Stories 1966-2006 by Joyce Carol Oates
Fiction & Poetry2006
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
Fiction & Poetry2006
The Echo Maker by Richard Powers
Fiction & Poetry2006
Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon
Fiction & Poetry2006
New and Collected Poems, 1964-2006 by Ishmael Reed
Fiction & Poetry2006
Everyman by Philip Roth
Fiction & Poetry2006
Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart
Fiction & Poetry2006
Eat the Document by Dana Spiotta
Fiction & Poetry2006
Digging to America by Anne Tyler
Fiction & Poetry2006
Terrorist by John Updike
Fiction & Poetry2006
Apex Hides the Hurt by Colson Whitehead
Fiction & Poetry2006
A Woman in Jerusalem by A. B. Yehoshua
Fiction & Poetry2006
The Afterlife by Donald Antrim
Nonfiction2006
The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher by Debby Applegate
Nonfiction2006
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
Nonfiction2006
At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 by Taylor Branch
Nonfiction2006
The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Douglas Brinkley
Nonfiction2006
Flaubert: A Biography by Frederick Brown
Nonfiction2006
Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany by Bill Buford
Nonfiction2006
Lee Miller: A Life by Carolyn Burke
Nonfiction2006
Sweet and Low: A Family Story by Rich Cohen
Nonfiction2006
Iran Awakening: A Memoir of Revolution and Hope by Shirin Ebadi
Nonfiction2006
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan
Nonfiction2006
The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West by Niall Ferguson
Nonfiction2006
The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History by Jonathan Franzen
Nonfiction2006
America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy by Francis Fukuyama
Nonfiction2006
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Nonfiction2006
Prisoners: A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide by Jeffrey Goldberg
Nonfiction2006
Blue Arabesque: A Search for the Sublime by Patricia Hampl
Nonfiction2006
Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China by Peter Hessler
Nonfiction2006
Things I Didn't Know: A Memoir by Robert Hughes
Nonfiction2006
Strange Piece of Paradise by Terri Jentz
Nonfiction2006
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson
Nonfiction2006
The United States of Arugula: How We Became a Gourmet Nation by David Kamp
Nonfiction2006
Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert
Nonfiction2006
Redemption: The Last Battle of the Civil War by Nicholas Lemann
Nonfiction2006
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis
Nonfiction2006
Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos by Seth Lloyd
Nonfiction2006
Kate: the Woman Who Was Hepburn by William J. Mann
Nonfiction2006
Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero by David Maraniss
Nonfiction2006
Happiness: A History by Darrin M. McMahon
Nonfiction2006
Uncommon Carriers by John McPhee
Nonfiction2006
The Lost: A Search for Six of Six Million by Daniel Mendelsohn
Nonfiction2006
Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Beyond by Pankaj Mishra
Nonfiction2006
Andrew Carnegie by David Nasaw
Nonfiction2006
Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man by Dale Peterson
Nonfiction2006
Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick
Nonfiction2006
James Tiptree Jr: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon by Julie Phillips
Nonfiction2006
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan
Nonfiction2006
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them by Francine Prose
Nonfiction2006
The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina by Frank Rich
Nonfiction2006
Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq by Thomas E. Ricks
Nonfiction2006
Ava Gardner by Lee Server
Nonfiction2006
Blood and Thunder: The Epic Story of Kit Carson and the Conquest of the American West by Hampton Sides
Nonfiction2006
The Courtier and the Heretic: Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Fate of God in the Modern World by Matthew Stewart
Nonfiction2006
The Places In Between by Rory Stewart
Nonfiction2006
Falling Through the Earth: A Memoir by Danielle Trussoni
Nonfiction2006
Self-Made Man: One Woman's Year Disguised as a Man by Norah Vincent
Nonfiction2006
Consider the Lobster and Other Essays by David Foster Wallace
Nonfiction2006
Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution by Caroline Weber
Nonfiction2006
State of Denial by Bob Woodward
Nonfiction2006
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright
Nonfiction2006
Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions by Lisa Randall
2006

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