What are the best NY Times books of 2016?

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    #1The North Water

    The North Water

    The North Water by Ian McGuire is a fiction novel originally published in February 2016. This book focuses on the bloody and ruthless killing of whales in the waters of the North. It won the Chicago Tribune Best Books of the Year 2017.

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    Sandra Berry
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is an excellent book and it is on the New York Times best books of 2016 list. It has great reviews and it very affordable. Definitely a must read. "
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    #2The Association of Small Bombs

    The Association of Small Bombs

    The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan is a literary fiction novel originally published in March 2016 by the Viking Press. This book was nominated for the National Book Award for Fiction.

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    Jesús Gallegos
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The Association of Small Bombs is a great book and you should read it. The book is written by Karan Mahajan and I'm not sure if she has other good books out there but this one is the best! Get it right now or you will be sad."
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    #3The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead is a historical fiction novel originally published in August 2016. This book won the National Book Award for Fiction, Goodreads Choice Awards for Historical Fiction, and Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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    Carmen Mercado
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Although the story of slavery can be a bit tiresome to read about after a while, I think this book was a fresh take on the Underground Railroad and slavery."
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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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    Shaurya Yadav
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "this book has featured as one of the 15 remarkable book for women in newyork times, I strongly recommend it."
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    #5At The Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

    At The Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails

    At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails by Sarah Bakewell is a biographical novel originally published in March 2016. This book tackles the concept of existentialism movement.

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    Roger Williamson
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book looks very entertaining as I can dream and fantasize about being back in NYC. How I loved going to the cafes, bookstores, and many downtown joys with friends and girlfriends over the years. This one is a no brainer at 16.66 I am sold!!!"
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    #6Evicted

    Evicted
    Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond is a nonfiction book originally published in March 2016. This book won the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award and Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 2017.
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    Jeremy Carlson
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book won the 2017 Pulitzer and I can see why. It’s a book about macroeconomics told in the personal lives of eight families in Milwaukee. Not often will you read a book presenting economic issues with such heart. It is deserving of all the recognition it’s received."
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    #7In the Darkroom

    In the Darkroom

    In the Darkroom by Susan Faludi is a memoir-novel originally published in June 2016 by the Henry Holt and Company. This book is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and The Kirkus Prize winner.

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    Rachel Ruiz
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "It has a lot of good reviews but I honestly found it boring. The build up is so slow I lost interest. I had to force myself to finish it. "
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    #8The 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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    Shirley Ma
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "An exceptionally written, emotionally involving and historically interesting read. It's a great way to learn about Libya and is quite informative."

Summary

Best What are the best NY Times books of 2016
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The North WaterBooks 16 Paid
2The Association of Small BombsBooks 11 Paid
3The Underground RailroadBooks 10 Paid
4The VegetarianBooks 9 Paid
5At The Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot CocktailsBooks 6 Paid
6EvictedBooks 5 Paid
7In the DarkroomBooks 3 Paid
8The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in BetweenBooks 1 Paid
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