The 10 Best Books list of 2016

May 22, 2018 By TheNewYorkNews

The 10 Best Books list of 2016

The 10 Best Books list of 2016

10 best books: discover our editors’ picks for the best books of 2016 in literature & fiction, mystery, thriller & suspense, romance, cookbooks, children’s books, and more.

The year’s 10 best books list, selected by the editors of The New York News Book Review.

You can also go to check our amazing 10 best books list of the 2017, which has already been published here at this page.


10 The 10 Best Books list of 2016 Books reviews best sellers Simple by Diana Henry

Simple: Effortless Food, Big Flavors

Diana Henry

Diana Henry’s writing never fails to inspire, and Simple is destined to become a kitchen classic. It’s straightforward but never dull; vivid yet resolutely unfussy.

 


9 The 10 Best Books list of 2016 Books reviews best sellers Strange Glow by Timothy Jorgensen

Strange Glow

Timothy Jorgensen

This stylish history of radiation starts with X-ray pioneer William Röntgen, whose wife, when shown an image of her skeleton, cried: “I have seen my own death!”

8 The 10 Best Books list of 2016 Books reviews best sellers The End of Alchemy by Mervyn King.jpg

The End of Alchemy

Mervyn King Artemis

A fearlessly honest analysis of the 2007-8 financial collapse from the former Governor of the Bank of England. It will enrage some, and will be read for years to come.

 


7 My name is Lucy Barton The 10 Best Books list of 2016 Elizabeth Strout

My Name Is Lucy Barton

Elizabeth Strout

In this quiet, well-observed novel, a mother and her mysteriously ill daughter rebuild their relationship in a New York hospital room. Deft and tender, it lingers in the mind.

 


6 The Noise of Time Julian Barnes

The Noise of Time

Julian Barnes

In this fictional memoir, Dmitri Shostakovich struggles to reconcile his memory with the Soviet state’s version of his life story. Another brilliant reinvention by Barnes.

 


The 10 Best Books list of 2016 Books reviews best sellers Swing Time Zadie Smith

Swing Time

Zadie Smith

There is still no better chronicler of the modern British family than Smith, and her writing feels better than ever. The old comic timing is here, but with a new ambition.

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The 10 Best Books list of 2016 Books reviews best sellers Shock and Awe Simon Reynolds

Shock and Awe

Simon Reynolds

This history of glam rock sets Bowie in the context of a genre that elevated narcissism to an art and revelled in fantasy as a rejection of rock’s shift towards authenticity.

 


3 The 10 Best Books list of 2016 Books reviews best sellers meetings with remarkable manuscripts christopher de hamel

Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts

Christopher de Hamel

It is easier to get to meet the Pope than to handle the Book of Kells, remarks de Hamel. His study of  12 codices, from the sixth to the 12th centuries, is superb.

 


2 The 10 Best Books list of 2016 Books reviews best sellers Born to Run Bruce Springsteen book cover

Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen

‘The rock star’s gritty, honest account of growing up in New Jersey in the Fifties and Sixties is so vivid it can trick you into nostalgia for a childhood you didn’t have.

 


1  The 10 Best Books list of 2016 Books reviews best sellers

1. West of Eden

Jean Stein

A selective, sly history of studio-era Hollywood by a film mogul’s daughter. This is undoubtedly one of the best books ever written about the movies. It surely deserves the 1# rank in our 10 Best Books 2016 list!

 


More About The New York News Best Books

Every year, the New York News’s editorial team reads with an eye for the 10 Best Books of the year in popular categories.
Then we enlist the yearly 10 best books selection meeting to champion the books we think will resonate most with readers.
Many of our editorial picks for the best books are also customer favorites and bestsellers, but we strive to spotlight the best books you might not otherwise hear about, too.
The books included in the Best Books list are entirely editorial selections.

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