Best of the Year
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A Conversation with Jonathan Safran Foer

We interviewed Jonathan Safran Foer earlier in the year. His new novel is great. Turns out Jonathan Safran Foer is pretty great, too.

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Best Cookbooks of 2016

It's been an exceptional year for cookbooks, but here are the ones that made the top five on our list.

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"Hillbilly Elegy" Author J. D. Vances Answers Our Questions about Family, Working-Class Struggles, and More

J. D. Vance's memoir "Hillbilly Elegy" touched a nerve and lit a spark this year. We talk with Vance about his book, the struggles of the Rust Belt, and what's next.

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of the Year

It's been a great year for mysteries and thrillers, and their popularity has continued into the holiday season.

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The Best Books of the Year: Nonfiction

A few of our selections for the Nonfiction of 2016, along with some thoughts about why we liked them.

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The Best Books of the Year, for Those About to Rock

Since Keith Richards’s Life appeared in 2010 (and set the standard for rock books, by the way), a torrent of biographies, memoirs, and retrospectives have followed in its wake. 2016 was another banner year, with nine of the 20 titles in our Best of the Year picks in Humor &...

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YA Wednesday: Best Young Adult Books of 2016

2016 was a stellar year in young adult books, here are our editors' picks for the top 20.

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The Best History Books of the Year

There's no doubt that scribes are industriously recording our current interesting times for future generations to read about. Until then, here is a selection of some of our Best History Books of 2016.

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The Best Biographies & Memoirs of the Year

A few of our selections for the Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2016, along with some thoughts about why we liked them.

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The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2016

We spotlight eight of our best-of-the-year picks and let you know why we loved 'em.

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