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As 2016 draws to a close, it's time to stand up and cheer for your favorite book! We're willing to guarantee that our list of 50 titles, which ranges across genres, includes something for everyone.
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December 2016

Best of 2016

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As 2016 draws to a close, it's time to stand up and cheer for your favorite book! We're willing to guarantee that our list of 50 titles, which ranges across genres, includes something for everyone.
December 2016

Best of 2016

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As 2016 draws to a close, it's time to stand up and cheer for your favorite book! We're willing to guarantee that our list of 50 titles, which ranges across genres, includes something for everyone.
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As 2016 draws to a close, it’s time to stand up and cheer for your favorite book! We’re willing to guarantee that our list of 50 titles, which ranges across genres, includes something for everyone. 

1. News of the World by Paulette Jiles 

2. Swing Time by Zadie Smith 

3. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi 

4. The Mothers by Brit Bennett 

5. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett 

6. My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout 

7. Miss Jane by Brad Watson 

8. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 

9. Evicted by Matthew Desmond 

10. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi 

11. Truevine by Beth Macy 

12. Loner by Teddy Wayne 

13. The Nix by Nathan Hill 

14. I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This by Nadja Spiegelman 

15. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 

16. Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta 

17. The Girls by Emma Cline 

18. Barkskins by Annie Proulx 

19. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel 

20. The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith 

21. Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt 

22. Work Like Any Other by Virginia Reeves 

23. The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies 

24. American Heiress by Jeffrey Toobin 

25. Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett 

26. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli 

27. The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney 

28. Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett 

29. The Fortress by Danielle Trussoni 

30. The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson 

31. The Wonder by Emma Donoghue 

32. American Housewife by Helen Ellis 

33. The Vegetarian by Han Kang 

34. To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey 

35. Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue 

36. Patient H.M. by Luke Dittrich 

37. Mad Enchantment by Ross King 

38. The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben 

39. Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple 

40. Dodgers by Bill Beverly 

41. A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny 

42. The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Scott Stambach 

43. When in French by Lauren Collins 

44. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren 

45. The Lonely City by Olivia Laing 

46. Mercury by Margot Livesey 

47. Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard 

48. My Father, the Pornographer by Chris Offutt 

49. Will & I by Clay Byars 

50. The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie 

This article was originally published in the December 2016 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.

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