Sarah Begley: Top 20 Books of 2016

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Sarah Begley: Top 20 Books of 2016 (as published by Time)

Fiction

  1. The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
  2. Another Brooklyn – Jacqueline Woodson
  3. Commonwealth – Ann Patchett
  4. Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi
  5. All the Birds in the Sky – Charlie Jane Anders
  6. Imagine Me Gone – Adam Haslett
  7. Swing Time – Zadie Smith
  8. The Trespasser – Tana French
  9. My Name Is Lucy Barton – Elizabeth Strout
  10. Here I Am – Jonathan Safran Foer

Nonfiction

  1. March: Book Three – John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
  2. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis – J.D. Vance
  3. You’ll Grow Out of It – Jessi Klein
  4. Known and Strange Things: Essays – Teju Cole
  5. Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race – Margot Lee Shetterly
  6. Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life – Ruth Franklin
  7. Lab Girl – Hope Jahren
  8. Kill ‘Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul – James McBride
  9. The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era – Akhil Reed Amar
  10. Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape – Peggy Orenstein