What are the best must-read 2016 books according to The Economist?

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    #1When Breath Becomes Air

    When Breath Becomes Air
    When Breath Becomes Air is a non-fiction book written by Paul Kalanithi. This memoir is about the transformation of the author from being a medical student to becoming a patient and a father. This was originally published in 2016.
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    Jerry Medina
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This is a good must-read book. I like this book."
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    #2Heart of Europe: A History of the Holy Roman Empire

    Heart of Europe: A History of the Holy Roman Empire

    Heart of Europe: A History of the Holy Roman Empire is a non-fiction history book written by Peter H. Wilson. This was originally published in 2016. In this book, the author highlights the Holy Roman Empire.

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    Jonathan Hunter
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Great for history buffs, full on history of the Roman Empire. Learn about one of the greatest Empires with this book."
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    #3Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story

    Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story

    Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story is a non-fiction book about business written by John Bloom. This was originally published in 2016. In this book, the author highlights failure in business and also the achievement.

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    Betty Ruiz
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I first heard about the book Eccentric Orbits when The Economist named it the 2016 Book of the Year. I thought this book was very intriguing and really make you think while reading it. The story is complicated but interesting enough to keep your attention. "
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    #4The Vegetarian

    The Vegetarian

    The Vegetarian by Han Kang is a contemporary literary fiction novel originally published in October 2007. This book was translated into English by Deborah Smith. It won the Man Booker International Prize awards.

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    Vincent Adams
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "While the reviews aren't perfect, it's well endorsed. Reading it you might find some surprising things that may change your life or behavior."
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    #5The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047

    The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047

    The Mandibles: A Family, 2029–2047 is a science-fiction dystopian novel written by Lionel Shriver. This was originally published in 2016. This book is about money, family, and economic crisis.

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    Kelly Rice
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "If you think about it, one year is a short amount of time for a book to be considered a must read, but still, you have to consider that there are thousands of books each year that gets to be published. Reviews on this book are somewhat similar, in a way that good things always starts up for the reviews, honestly, that alone can make me think this is a must read for the year of 2016."
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    #6Patient H. M.

    Patient H. M.

    Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets is a non-fiction book by Luke Dittrich which is narrated by George Newbern. This book is about the life of Patient H.M. It was originally published in 2016.

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    Maria Garrett
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This is such an original book and will have you hooked from go. The story is intricate and intrguing. "
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    #7I Contain Multitudes

    I Contain Multitudes

    I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life is a New York Times Bestseller written by Ed Yong. This non-fiction book was originally published in 2016.

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    Janet Allen
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I can see how this would be a must read book according to the economy. The books speaks on microbes and how it plays a role in our health. The book covers many things that we would never even have thought about. I think it's nice that someone takes the time out to write a book about these things."
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    #8The Glass Universe

    The Glass Universe

    The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars is a non-fiction book written by the New York Times Bestselling author Dava Sobel. This was originally published in 2016.

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    Daniel Griffin
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The list of A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017 contains many decent books and it is really hard to select the best out of them. I would not call The Glass Universe is a must-read book, but definitely you will enjoy while reading it."
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    #9East West Street

    East West Street

    East West Street: On the Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity" is a history book written by Philippe Sands. This nonfiction book was originally published in 2016.

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    Kyle Richardson
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "There are a lot of horrific historical events that this book touches on. Many of them I was aware of and others I had never known about. It's amazing how many genocides have occurred in various regions of the world in just the past 100 years. The book provides a great education on all of it."
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    #10The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between

    The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between

    The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar is an autobiography novel originally published in June 2016. This book is a Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography and the Jean Stein Book Award winner.

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    Harry Mitchell
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between is a very intrigiung book that takes an interesting perspective. I think htat the lessons that Matar learned and shares are most important for all of us to realize and learn in our culture."

Summary

Best What are the best must-read 2016 books according to The Economist
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1When Breath Becomes AirBooks 45 Paid
2Heart of Europe: A History of the Holy Roman EmpireBooks 40 Paid
3Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium StoryBooks 38 Paid
4The VegetarianBooks 36 Paid
5The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047Books 31 Paid
6Patient H. M.Books 29 Paid
7I Contain MultitudesBooks 28 Paid
8The Glass UniverseBooks 22 Paid
9East West StreetBooks 21 Paid
10The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in BetweenBooks 17 Paid
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