To date, here are the Best Books of 2016

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets by Svetlana Alexievich


Random House

NonfictionThe Nobel Prize-winner documents the last days of communism in the Soviet Union and the dawn of a new way of living in contemporary Russia. Through interviews with ordinary citizens, she finds the truth behind the headlines.
  • Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
  • The Past by Tessa Hadley
  • Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
  • The Fireman by Joe Hill
  • Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  • The Vegetarian by Han Kang
  • Old Age: A Beginner’s Guide by Michael Kinsley
  • My Struggle: Book Five by Karl Ove Knausgaard