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Online Computer Library Center OCLC, the Online Computer Library Center, has shared a list of the Top 100 novels of all time found in libraries around the world. Buzzfeed put together a quiz to see how many of the top 100 novels of all time you’ve read. Take the quiz here! New York Times Book Review Below is a complete list of the 10 best books of the year, as selected by the New York Times Book Revieweditors since 1968. How many of the greats have you read? TitlesOrderAnti-Memoirs by Andre Malraux1968A Cab at the Door by V. S. Pritchett1968The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell. Volume 1. An Age Like This: 1920-1940 by George Orwell1968The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell. Volume 2. My Country Right or Left: 1940-1943 by George Orwell1968The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell. Volume 4. In Front of Your Nose: 1945-1950 by George Orwell1968Confessions of a Disloyal European by Jan Myrdal1968The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA by James D. Watson1968The First Circle by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn1968His Toy, His Dream, His Rest: 308 Dream Songs by John Berryman1968Lytton Strachey: A Biography by Michael Holroyd1968The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer1968Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver1968Akenfield: Portrait of an English Village by Ronald Blythe1969Castle to Castle by Louis-Ferdinand Céline1969The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford by Jean Stafford1969Gandhi’s Truth: On the Origins of Militant Nonviolence by Erik H. Erikson1969Huey Long by T. Harry Williams1969Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip Roth1969Present at the Creation: My Years in the State Department by Dean Acheson1969The Science of Freedom by Peter Gay1969Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut1969Them by Joyce Carol Oates1969Bech: A Book by John Updike1970City Life by Donald Barthelme1970Cocteau: A Biography by Francis Steegmuller1970The Coming Crisis of Western Sociology by Alvin W. Gouldner1970Crisis In The Classroom, The Remaking of American Education by Charles E. Silberman1970Inside the Third Reich: Memoirs by Albert Speer1970Jefferson the President: First Term 1801-1805 by Dumas Malone1970Losing Battles by Eudora Welty1970One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez1970Roosevelt: the Soldier of Freedom by James MacGregor Burns1970Sexual Politics: A Surprising Examination of Society’s Most Arbitrary Folly by Kate Millett1970Zelda: A Biography by Nancy Milford1970Bound to Violence by Yambo Ouologuem1971Eleanor and Franklin by Joseph P. Lash1971The European Discovery of America: Vol 1: The Northern Voyages A.D. 500-1600 by Samuel Eliot Morison1971The Gift Relationship: From Human Blood to Social Policy by Richard Morris Titmuss1971Rabbit Redux by John Updike1971Upstate: Records and Recollections of Northern New York by Edmund Wilson1971The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot1971The Children of Pride: A True Story of Georgia and the Civil War by Robert Manson Myers1972The Coming of Age by Simone de Beauvoir1972Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam by Frances FitzGerald1972Henry James: The Master, 1901-1916 by Leon Edel1972A Theory of Justice by John Rawls1972Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon1973Macaulay, the Shaping of the Historian by John Clive1973The Summer Before the Dark by Doris Lessing1973All God’s Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw by Theodore Rosengarten1974Darwin on Man: A Psychological Study of Scientific Creativity by Howard E. Gruber1974Dog Soldiers by Robert Stone1974The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn1974The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (Volume One, Parts I-II) by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn1974Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made by Eugene D. Genovese1974Something Happened by Joseph Heller1974Watership Down by Richard Adams1974Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape by Susan Brownmiller1975The Dead Father by Donald Barthelme1975Edith Wharton: A Biography by R. W. B. Lewis1975Far Tortuga by Peter Matthiessen1975The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux1975Guerrillas by V. S. Naipaul1975The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (Volume Two, Parts III-IV) by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn1975Humboldt’s Gift by Saul Bellow1975The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823 by David Brion Davis1975Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow1975A Sorrow Beyond Dreams by Peter Handke1975The War Against the Jews: 1933-1945 by Lucy S. Dawidowicz1975I Would Have Saved Them If I Could by Leonard Michaels1975Andre malraux, une vie dans le siecle by Jean Lacouture1976The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel García Márquez1976Born on the Fourth of July by Ron Kovic1976The damnable question: A history of Anglo-Irish relations by George Dangerfield1976Details of a Sunset and Other Stories by Vladimir Nabokov1976The Easter Parade by Richard Yates1976Hearing Secret Harmonies by Anthony Powell1976Heat and Dust by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala1976October Light by John Gardner1976Roots by Alex Haley1976Speedboat by Renata Adler1976To Jerusalem and Back: A Personal Account by Saul Bellow1976The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales by Bruno Bettelheim1976A Voice from the Chorus by Andrei Sinyavsky1976The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston1976Women of Shadows: A Study of the Wives and Mothers of Southern Italy by Ann Cornelisen1976World of Our Fathers by Irving Howe1976Afterimages by Arlene Croce1977A Book of Common Prayer by Joan Didion1977Chinese Shadows by Simon Leys1977Coming into the Country by John McPhee1977Day by Day by Robert Lowell1977Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet by James Atlas1977Dispatches by Michael Herr1977Every child’s birthright: In defense of mothering by Selma Fraiberg1977Falconer by John Cheever1977Gates of Eden: American Culture in the Sixties by Morris Dickstein1977The Gentle Barbarian: The Life and Work of Turgenev by V. S. Pritchett1977India: A Wounded Civilization by V. S. Naipaul1977Letters on literature and politics, 1912-1972 by Edmund Wilson1977On Photography by Susan Sontag1977The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914 by David McCullough1977Robert Frost: The Work of Knowing by Richard Poirier1977Samuel Johnson by W. Jackson Bate1977Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison1977Staying On by Paul Scott1977The Coup by John Updike1978Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison by Michel Foucault1978E. M. Forster: A Life by P. N. Furbank1978The Eye of the Story: Selected Essays and Reviews by Eudora Welty1978The Facts of Life by Maureen Howard1978Final Payments by Mary Gordon1978The Flounder by Günter Grass1978In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin1978Inventing America: Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence by Garry Wills1978Lying Low by Diane Johnson1978A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962 by Alistair Horne1978Stories by Doris Lessing1978The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever1978Trotsky by Irving Howe1978The World According to Garp by John Irving1978Wrinkles by Charles Simmons1978A Bend in the River by V. S. Naipaul1979The Boer War by Thomas Pakenham1979The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations by Christopher Lasch1979Dear Bunny, Dear Volodya: The Nabokov-Wilson Letters, 1940-1971, Revised and Expanded Edition by Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov1979The Eighth Day of Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Biology by Horace Freeland Judson1979The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer1979The Ghost Writer by Philip Roth1979Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter1979The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor by Flannery O’Connor1979King of the Jews by Leslie Epstein1979The man who kept the secrets: Richard Helms & the CIA by Thomas Powers1979The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris1979Sideshow by William Shawcross1979Sleepless Nights by Elizabeth Hardwick1979Too Far to Go by John Updike1979The White Album by Joan Didion1979White House Years by Henry A. Kissinger1979China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston1980Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality: Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century by John Boswell1980The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty by Eudora Welty1980Conrad in the Nineteenth Century by Ian Watt1980The cost of good intentions : New York City and the liberal experiment, 1960-1975 by Charles R. Morris1980Falling in Place by Ann Beattie1980Italian Folktales by Italo Calvino1980Loon Lake by E. L. Doctorow1980Man in the Holocene by Max Frisch1980Nature and Culture: American Landscape and Painting, 1825-1875 by Barbara Novak1980Walt Whitman: A Life by Justin Kaplan1980Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, New and Expanded Edition by James H. Jones1981The Chaneysville Incident by David Bradley1981A Flag for Sunrise by Robert Stone1981The Gate of Heavenly Peace: The Chinese and Their Revolution by Jonathan D. Spence1981Haydn : chronicle and works / Haydn : the years of ‘The creation’, 1796-1800 by H.C. Robbins Landon1981Haydn : the early years, 1732-1765 by H.C. Robbins Landon1981Haydn at Eszterhaza, 1766-1790 (Haydn : Chronicle and Works) by H.C. Robbins Landon1981Haydn in England 1791-1795 (Haydn : Chronicle and Works) by H.C. Robbins Landon1981Haydn the Late Years, 1801-1809. (Haydn: Chronicles and Works, Volume 5) by H.C. Robbins Landon1981Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson1981Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie1981Old Glory : A Voyage Down the Mississippi by Jonathan Raban1981Philosophical Explanations by Robert Nozick1981Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number by Jacobo Timerman1981Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike1981The White Hotel by D. M. Thomas1981World Without End by Francine du Plessix Gray1981Zuckerman Unbound by Philip Roth1981Aké: The Years of Childhood by Wole Soyinka1982Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa1982Bech is Back by John Updike1982Bronx Primitive: Portraits in a Childhood by Kate Simon1982The Burning House by Ann Beattie1982Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler1982The Fate of the Earth by Jonathan Schell1982Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller by Judith Thurman1982Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally1982Tumultuous Years: The Presidency of Harry S Truman, 1949-1953 by Robert J. Donovan1982Waiting for the Barbarians by J. M. Coetzee1982Years of Upheaval by Henry Kissinger1982The Anatomy Lesson by Philip Roth1983Attlee by Kenneth Harris1983Cathedral by Raymond Carver1983Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez1983During the Reign of the Queen of Persia by Joan Chase1983Hugging the Shore: Essays and Criticism by John Updike1983Ironweed by William J. Kennedy1983Modern Times Revised Edition: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties (Perennial Classics) by Paul Johnson1983The Moons of Jupiter by Alice Munro1983The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco1983The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House by Seymour M. Hersh1983The Rosenberg File by Ronald Radosh1983The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry by Paul Starr1983Brothers and Keepers by John Edgar Wideman1984Deadly gambits : the Reagan administration and the stalemate in nuclear arms control by Strobe Talbott1984Education of the Senses by Peter Gay1984Him With His Foot in His Mouth and Other Stories by Saul Bellow1984In Her Own Right: The Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton by Elisabeth Griffith1984Life & Times of Michael K by J. M. Coetzee1984Lives of the Poets: Six Stories and a Novella by E. L. Doctorow1984Machine Dreams by Jayne Anne Phillips1984The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci by Jonathan D. Spence1984The Quality of Mercy: Cambodia, Holocaust and Modern Conscience by William Shawcross1984The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera1984Walt Whitman: The Making of the Poet by Paul Zweig1984The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa1984With a Daughter’s Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson by Mary Catherine Bateson1984The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust 1941-1945 by David S. Wyman1985All Fall Down: America’s Tragic Encounter With Iran by Gary Sick1985Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families by J. Anthony Lukas1985Flaubert’s Parrot by Julian Barnes1985Footsteps: adventures of a romantic biographer by Richard Holmes1985House by Tracy Kidder1985Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich1985Move Your Shadow: South Africa, Black and White by Joseph Lelyveld1985Mr. Palomar by Italo Calvino1985The Oracle at Stoneleigh Court : Stories by Peter Taylor1985The Periodic Table by Primo Levi1985Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land by David K. Shipler1986Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape by Barry Lopez1986Crossing the Line: A Year in the Land of Apartheid by William Finnegan1986FDR: New York Years 1928-1933 by Kenneth S. Davis1986FDR: The New Deal Years 1933-1937 by Kenneth S. Davis1986The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood1986John Maynard Keynes, Vol. 1: Hopes Betrayed, 1883-1920 by Robert Skidelsky1986The Life of Langston Hughes. Volume 1, 1902–1941, I, Too, Sing America by Arnold Rampersad1986A Machine That Would Go of Itself: The Constitution in American Culture by Michael Kammen1986The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks1986Out of India: Selected Stories by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala1986A Perfect Spy by John le Carré1986The Progress of Love by Alice Munro1986Roger’s Version by John Updike1986Saint and Strangers (Black Venus) by Angela Carter1986The Vanished Imam: Musa Al Sadr and the Shia of Lebanon by Fouad Ajami1986Velazquez: Painter and Courtier by Jonathan Brown1986Whites by Norman Rush1986An Arrow in the Wall: Selected Poetry and Prose by Andrei Voznesensky1987Beloved by Toni Morrison1987The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe1987Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick1987The Counterlife by Philip Roth1987The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture In the Golden Age by Simon Schama1987Evelyn Waugh: The Early Years, 1903-1939 by Martin Stannard1987The Fatal Shore by Robert Hughes1987The Ice: A Journey to Antarctica by Stephen J. Pyne1987Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng1987The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes1987More Die of Heartbreak by Saul Bellow1987Staring at the Sun by Julian Barnes1987The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy by William Julius Wilson1987Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA, 1981-1987 by Bob Woodward1987World’s End by T. C. Boyle1987Arabesques by Anton Shammas1988Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson1988Bernard Shaw, Volume 1: 1856-1898; The Search for Love by Michael Holroyd1988A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes by Stephen Hawkingnot in English Common Knowledge1988A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan1988Coming of Age in the Milky Way by Timothy Ferris1988Dictionary of the Khazars: A Lexicon Novel in 100,000 Words {unspecified Editions} by Milorad Pavić1988Libra by Don DeLillo1988Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez1988The Magic Lantern: An Autobiography by Ingmar Bergman1988Original Intent and the Framers’ Constitution by Leonard W. Levy1988Parting the Waters : America in the King Years 1954-63 by Taylor Branch1988The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy1988Stories in an Almost Classical Mode by Harold Brodkey1988The Tenants of Time by Thomas Flanagan1988Where I’m Calling From: Selected Stories by Raymond Carver1988Billy Bathgate by E. L. Doctorow1989Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution by Simon Schama1989Federico García Lorca: A Life by Ian Gibson1989From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas L. Friedman1989Harold Macmillan: Volume 1: 1894-1956 by Alistair Horne1989Harold Macmillan: Volume 2: 1957-1986 by Alistair Horne1989A History of the World in 10½ Chapters by Julian Barnes1989How War Came: The Immediate Origins of the Second World War by Donald Cameron Watt1989If the River Was Whiskey by T. C. Boyle1989A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by David Fromkin1989The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro1989The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie1989The Shawl: A Story and Novella by Cynthia Ozick1989Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of Despair by Padraig O’Malley1990The Complete Poems of Anna Akhmatova by Anna Akhmatova1990Friend of My Youth: Stories by Alice Munro1990Lawrence of Arabia: The Authorized Biography of T.E. Lawrence by Jeremy Wilson1990London Fields by Martin Amis1990My Son’s Story by Nadine Gordimer1990Omeros by Derek Walcott1990Possession: A Romance by A. S. Byatt1990Rabbit at Rest by John Updike1990The Search for Modern China by Jonathan D. Spence1990Simone de Beauvoir: A Biography by Deirdre Bair1990The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien1990Tropical Gangsters: One Man’s Experience With Development And Decadence In Deepest Africa by Robert Klitgaard1990Vladimir Nabokov: the Russian years by Brian Boyd1990Complete Collected Stories by V. S. Pritchett1991Consciousness Explained by Daniel C. Dennett1991Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory by Lawrence L. Langer1991The Journals Of John Cheever by John Cheever1991A Life of Picasso, Volume 1: 1881-1906 by John Richardson1991Mating by Norman Rush1991Maus II: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman1991The Truth About Chernobyl by Grigori Medvedev1991Two Lives: Reading Turgenev and My House in Umbria by William Trevor1991Wartime Lies: A Novel by Louis Begley1991The Ant and the Peacock: Altruism and Sexual Selection from Darwin to Today by Helena Cronin1992The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje1992Jazz by Toni Morrison1992Kissinger: A Biography by Walter Isaacson1992Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America by Garry Wills1992The Lost Upland: Stories of Southwestern France by W. S. Merwin1992Outerbridge Reach by Robert Stone1992Regeneration by Pat Barker1992Young Men and Fire by Norman Maclean1992Across the Bridge by Mavis Gallant1993Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History by Robert D. Kaplan1993Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas1993Collected Stories by William Trevor1993The Fate of the Elephant by Douglas H. Chadwick1993The Island: Three Tales by Gustaw Herling-Grudziński1993Jesus’ Son by Denis Johnson1993Judge On Trial by Ivan Klima1993The Last Panda by George B. Schaller1993Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire by David Remnick1993Mazurka for Two Dead Men by Camilo José Cela1993A Moment of War by Laurie Lee1993Shylock: A Legend and Its Legacy by John Gross1993Travels with Lizbeth by Lars Eighner1993Balzac: A Biography by Graham Robb1994Conquest: Cortes, Montezuma, and the Fall of Old Mexico by Hugh Thomas1994A Frolic of His Own by William Gaddis1994In the Lake of the Woods by Tim O’Brien1994The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language by Steven Pinker1994The Moral Animal : Why We Are the Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology by Robert Wright1994Naturalist by Edward O. Wilson1994Open Secrets by Alice Munro1994Stalin and the Bomb: The Soviet Union and Atomic Energy, 1939-1956 by David Holloway1994W. E. B. Du Bois, 1868-1919: Biography of a Race (Owl Books) by David Levering Lewis1994A Way in the World by V. S. Naipaul1994The Haunted Land: Facing Europe’s Ghosts After Communism by Tina Rosenberg1995In confidence : Moscow’s ambassador to American’s six Cold War presidents by Anatoly Dobrynin1995Independence Day by Richard Ford1995The Information by Martin Amis1995The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco1995The Life of Graham Greene, Volume II: 1939-1955 by Norman Sherry1995Lincoln by David Herbert Donald1995Overcoming Law by Richard A. Posner1995Sabbath’s Theater by Philip Roth1995The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov by Vladimir Nabokov1995Zola: A Life by Frederick Brown1995After Rain: Stories by William Trevor1996Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt1996Bad Land: An American Romance by Jonathan Raban1996The Collected Stories of Mavis Gallant by Mavis Gallant1996The Life of Nelson A. Rockefeller by Cary Reich1996Selected Stories by Alice Munro1996The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinction by David Quammen1996American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence by Pauline Maier1997The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald1997Huxley: From Devil’s Disciple to Evolution’s High Priest by Adrian Desmond1997Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer1997Mason & Dixon: A Novel by Thomas Pynchon1997The Puttermesser papers by Cynthia Ozick1997Toward the End of Time by John Updike1997Underworld by Don DeLillo1997Virginia Woolf by Hermione Lee1997The Whole Shebang: A State-of-the-Universe(s) Report by Timothy Ferris1997Birds of America: Stories by Lorrie Moore1998Cloudsplitter: A Novel by Russell Banks1998Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth by Richard A. Fortey1998The Love of a Good Woman by Alice Munro1998The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver1998Preston Falls: A Novel by David Gates1998Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow1998To End a War by Richard Holbrooke1998The Unknown Matisse by Hilary Spurling1998Victor Hugo: A Biography by Graham Robb1998We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda by Philip Gourevitch1998An Affair of State: The Investigation, Impeachment, and Trial of President Clinton by Richard A. Posner1999Close Range by Annie Proulx1999Coleridge: Darker Reflections, 1804-1834 by Richard Holmes1999Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee1999The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness by Antonio Damasio1999The First World War by John Keegan1999Headlong by Michael Frayn1999Morgan: American Financier by Jean Strouse1999Reading the Holocaust by Inga Clendinnen1999Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette by Judith Thurman1999A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle1999Being Dead by Jim Crace2000Beowulf by Beowulf PoetSeamus Heaney translation, 2000Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley2000Gertrude and Claudius by John Updike2000A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers2000The Human Stain by Philip Roth2000One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate by Tom Segev2000Rimbaud: A Biography by Graham Robb2000Way Out There In the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War by Frances FitzGerald2000Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald2001Borrowed Finery: A Memoir by Paula Fox2001The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen2001Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories by Alice Munro2001John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead2001The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America by Louis Menand2001True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey2001Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood by Oliver Sacks2001Anthony Blunt: His Lives by Miranda Carter2002Atonement by Ian McEwan2002Bad blood by Lorna Sage2002Middlesex: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides2002Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World by Margaret MacMillan2002Roscoe by William Kennedy2002Seeing in the dark by Timothy Ferris2002The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty by Caroline Alexander2003Brick Lane by Monica Ali2003Drop City by T. C. Boyle2003The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem2003Khrushchev: The Man and His Era by William Taubman2003The Known World by Edward P. Jones2003Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel García Márquez2003Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc2003Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow2004Chronicles: Volume One by Bob Dylan2004The Master by Colm Tóibín2004The Plot Against America by Philip Roth2004Runaway by Alice Munro2004Snow by Orhan Pamuk2004War Trash by Ha Jin2004The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq by George Packer2005Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami2005de Kooning: An American Master by Mark Stevens2005The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece by Jonathan Harr2005On Beauty by Zadie Smith2005Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 by Tony Judt2005Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld2005Saturday by Ian McEwan2005Veronica by Mary Gaitskill2005The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion2005Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart2006The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel by Amy Hempel2006The Emperor’s Children by Claire Messud2006Falling Through the Earth: A Memoir by Danielle Trussoni2006The Lay of the Land by Richard Ford2006The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright2006Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War by Nathaniel Philbrick2006The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan2006The Places In Between by Rory Stewart2006Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl2006Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Iraq’s Green Zone by Rajiv Chandrasekaran2007Little Heathens by Mildred Armstrong Kalish2007Man Gone Down: A Novel by Michael Thomas2007The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin2007The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in World History by Linda Colley2007Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson2007The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross2007The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño2007Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris2007Tree of Smoke: A Novel by Denis Johnson20072666 by Roberto Bolaño2008Dangerous Laughter: Thirteen Stories by Steven Millhauser2008The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals by Jane Mayer2008The Forever War by Dexter Filkins2008A Mercy by Toni Morrison2008Netherland by Joseph O’Neill2008Nothing to Be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes2008This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (Vintage Civil War Library) by Drew Gilpin Faust2008Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri2008The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul by Patrick French2008The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes2009Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It by Maile Meloy2009Chronic City by Jonathan Lethem2009A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore2009The Good Soldiers by David Finkel2009Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls2009Lit by Mary Karr2009Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed2009Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life by Carol Sklenicka2009A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert2009Apollo’s Angels : A History of Ballet by Jennifer Homans2010Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff2010The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee2010Finishing the Hat by Stephen Sondheim2010Freedom by Jonathan Franzen2010The New Yorker stories by Ann Beattie2010Room by Emma Donoghue2010Selected Stories by William Trevor2010A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan2010The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson201011/22/63 by Stephen King2011Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens by Christopher Hitchens2011The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach2011The Boy in the Moon: A Father’s Journey to Understand His Extraordinary Son by Ian Brown2011Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable2011Swamplandia! by Karen Russell2011Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson2011Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman2011The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht2011A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War by Amanda Foreman2011Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boonot in English Common Knowledge2012Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel2012Building Stories by Chris Warenot in English Common Knowledge2012Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomonnot in English Common Knowledge2012A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggersnot in English Common Knowledge2012NW: A Novel by Zadie Smithnot in English Common Knowledge2012The Passage of Power by Robert A. Caronot in English Common Knowledge2012The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy by David Nasawnot in English Common Knowledge2012Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story by Jim Holtnot in English Common Knowledge2012The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powersnot in English Common Knowledge2012Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieFiction, 2013The Flamethrowers by Rachel KushnerFiction, 2013The Goldfinch by Donna TarttFiction, 2013Life After Life by Kate AtkinsonFiction, 2013Tenth of December: Stories by George SaundersFiction, 2013After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead by Alan S. BlinderNonfiction, 2013Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House by Peter BakerNonfiction, 2013Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri FinkNonfiction, 2013The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher ClarkNonfiction, 2013Wave by Sonali DeraniyagalaNonfiction, 2013All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrFiction, 2014Dept. of Speculation by Jenny OffillFiction, 2014Euphoria by Lily KingFiction, 2014Family Life by Akhil SharmaFiction, 2014Redeployment by Phil KlayFiction, 2014Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz ChastNonfiction, 2014On Immunity: An Inoculation by Eula BissNonfiction, 2014Penelope Fitzgerald: a life by Hermione LeeNonfiction, 2014The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth KolbertNonfiction, 2014Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp by Lawrence WrightNonfiction, 2014The Door by Magda SzabóFiction, 2015A Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories by Lucia BerlinFiction, 2015Outline by Rachel CuskFiction, 2015The Sellout by Paul BeattyFiction, 2015The Story of the Lost Child by Elena FerranteFiction, 2015Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi CoatesNonfiction, 2015Empire of Cotton: A Global History by Sven BeckertNonfiction, 2015H Is for Hawk by Helen MacdonaldNonfiction, 2015The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science by Andrea WulfNonfiction, 2015One of Us: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway by Åsne SeierstadNonfiction, 2015The Association of Small Bombs: A Novel by Karan MahajanFiction, 2016The North Water by Ian McGuireFiction, 2016The Underground Railroad by Colson WhiteheadFiction, 2016The Vegetarian by Han KangFiction, 2016War and Turpentine by Stefan HertmansFiction, 2016At 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 BakewellNonfiction, 2016Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane MayerNonfiction, 2016Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew DesmondNonfiction, 2016In the Darkroom by Susan FaludiNonfiction, 2016The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham MatarNonfiction, 2016Autumn by Ali SmithFiction, 2017Exit West by Mohsin HamidFiction, 2017Pachinko by Min Jin LeeFiction, 2017The Power by Naomi AldermanFiction, 2017Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn WardFiction, 2017The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World – and Us by Richard O. PrumNonfiction, 2017Grant by Ron ChernowNonfiction, 2017Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr.Nonfiction, 2017Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline FraserNonfiction, 2017Priestdaddy by Patricia LockwoodNonfiction, 2017Asymmetry by Lisa HallidayFiction, 2018The Great Believers by Rebecca MakkaiFiction, 2018The Perfect Nanny: A Novel by Leïla SlimaniFiction, 2018There There by Tommy OrangeFiction, 2018Washington Black by Esi EdugyanFiction, 2018American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment by Shane BauerNonfiction, 2018Educated: A Memoir by Tara WestoverNonfiction, 2018Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. BlightNonfiction, 2018How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence by Michael PollanNonfiction, 2018Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-JobsNonfiction, 2018Links to the lists on the NYT website: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992 | 1991 | 1990 | 1989 | 1988 | 1987 | 1985 | 1984 | 1983 | 1982 | 1981

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