The New York Times Notable Books of the Year2016

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
100 Works 105,245 Books 5,336 Reviews ½ 3.9

The New York Times Book Review's annual list of "Notable Books", currently numbering 100.


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Categories:
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)
Years:
All, 2023 (100), 2022 (100), 2021 (100), 2020 (100), 2019 (100), 2018 (100), 2017 (100), 2016 (100), 2015 (49), 2014 (21), 2013 (2), 2012 (100), 2011 (6), 2010 (100), 2009 (100), 2008 (100), 2007 (100), 2006 (99), 2005 (2), 2004 (4), 2003 (6), 2002 (4), 2001 (4), 2000 (5), 1999 (1), 1998 (7), 1997 (4), 1996 (18), 1995 (2), 1994 (8), 1993 (3), 1992 (5), 1991 (4), 1989 (13), 1988 (12), 1987 (25), 1986 (1), 1982 (28), 1981 (2), 1979 (1), 1977 (1), 1975 (9), 1972 (10), 1971 (66), 1970 (2), 1969 (2), 1968 (1), 1962 (3), 1961 (7), 1960 (2), 1959 (3), 1957 (70), 1955 (14), 1951 (35), 1949 (1), 1948 (1), 1947 (59), 1946 (1), 1943 (1), 1942 (1), 1939 (1), 1933 (2)
Announced:
November 2023: 2023 Recent
WorkCategoryYear
End of Watch by Stephen King
Fiction2016
Moonglow by Michael Chabon
Fiction & Poetry2016
The Life-Writer by David Constantine
Fiction & Poetry2016
The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies
Fiction & Poetry2016
Zero K by Don DeLillo
Fiction & Poetry2016
Here Comes the Sun by Nicole Dennis-Benn
Fiction & Poetry2016
Black Water by Louise Doughty
Fiction & Poetry2016
LaRose by Louise Erdrich
Fiction & Poetry2016
The Gloaming by Melanie Finn
Fiction & Poetry2016
Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo by Boris Fishman
Fiction & Poetry2016
Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
Fiction & Poetry2016
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Fiction & Poetry2016
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
Fiction & Poetry2016
War and Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans
Fiction & Poetry2016
The Nix by Nathan Hill
Fiction & Poetry2016
House of Lords and Commons: Poems by Ishion Hutchinson
Fiction & Poetry2016
The Vegetarian by Han Kang
Fiction & Poetry2016
Mischling by Affinity Konar
Fiction & Poetry2016
A Gambler's Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem
Fiction & Poetry2016
Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
Fiction & Poetry2016
The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
Fiction & Poetry2016
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
Fiction & Poetry2016
Nutshell by Ian McEwan
Fiction & Poetry2016
The North Water by Ian McGuire
Fiction & Poetry2016
The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan
Fiction & Poetry2016
Valiant Gentlemen by Sabina Murray
Fiction & Poetry2016
I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems by Eileen Myles
Fiction & Poetry2016
The Little Red Chairs by Edna O'Brien
Fiction & Poetry2016
The Mortifications: A Novel by Derek Palacio
Fiction & Poetry2016
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Fiction & Poetry2016
Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
Fiction & Poetry2016
Mister Monkey by Francine Prose
Fiction & Poetry2016
Barkskins by Annie Proulx
Fiction & Poetry2016
Collected Poems: 1950-2012 by Adrienne Rich
Fiction & Poetry2016
Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo
Fiction & Poetry2016
The Mirror Thief by Martin Seay
Fiction & Poetry2016
Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
Fiction & Poetry2016
Look: Poems by Solmaz Sharif
Fiction & Poetry2016
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
Fiction & Poetry2016
My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
Fiction & Poetry2016
Iza's Ballad by Magda Szabó
Fiction & Poetry2016
All That Man Is by David Szalay
Fiction & Poetry2016
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
Fiction & Poetry2016
Still Here by Lara Vapnyar
Fiction & Poetry2016
Reputations by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Fiction & Poetry2016
Children of the New World: Stories by Alexander Weinstein
Fiction & Poetry2016
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Fiction & Poetry2016
Ninety-Nine Stories of God by Joy Williams
Fiction & Poetry2016
Weathering by Lucy Wood
Fiction & Poetry2016
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
Fiction & Poetry2016
Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets by Svetlana Alexievich
Nonfiction2016
City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York by Tyler Anbinder
Nonfiction2016
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide by Carol Anderson
Nonfiction2016
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
Sing for Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family by Daniel Bergner
Nonfiction2016
How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon by Rosa Brooks
Nonfiction2016
Orson Welles: One-Man Band by Simon Callow
Nonfiction2016
When in French: Love in a Second Language by Lauren Collins
Nonfiction2016
Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: 1939-1962 by Blanche Wiesen Cook
Nonfiction2016
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Nonfiction2016
In Gratitude by Jenny Diski
Nonfiction2016
Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea by Mitchell Duneier
Nonfiction2016
In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi
Nonfiction2016
Pretentiousness: Why It Matters by Dan Fox
Nonfiction2016
How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS by David France
Nonfiction2016
Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin
Nonfiction2016
The Limousine Liberal: How an Incendiary Image United the Right and Fractured America by Steve Fraser
Nonfiction2016
Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier's Story by Matti Friedman
Nonfiction2016
An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler by Peter Fritzsche
Nonfiction2016
The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War by Robert J. Gordon
Nonfiction2016
Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror by Michael V. Hayden
Nonfiction2016
From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America by Elizabeth Kai Hinton
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
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Nonfiction2016
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Nonfiction2016
The People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature by Adam Kirsch
Nonfiction2016
You'll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein
Nonfiction2016
His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt by Joseph Lelyveld
Nonfiction2016
Truevine by Beth Macy
Nonfiction2016
The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan by Sebastian Mallaby
Nonfiction2016
The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar
Nonfiction2016
Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer
Nonfiction2016
The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America by Ethan Michaeli
Nonfiction2016
Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard
Nonfiction2016
The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Nonfiction2016
Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil
Nonfiction2016
Unforbidden Pleasures by Adam Phillips
Nonfiction2016
Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America by Patrick Phillips
Nonfiction2016
The Face of Britain: A History of the Nation Through Its Portraits by Simon Schama
Nonfiction2016
Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change by Andrew Solomon
Nonfiction2016
Born to Run: The Autobiography by Bruce Springsteen
Nonfiction2016
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson
Nonfiction2016
The English and Their History by Robert Tombs
Nonfiction2016
American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst by Jeffrey Toobin
Nonfiction2016
All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation by Rebecca Traister
Nonfiction2016
Hitler: Ascent: 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich
Nonfiction2016
New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America by Wendy Warren
Nonfiction2016
A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS by Robert F. Worth
Nonfiction2016
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong
Nonfiction2016

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