So many great books came out in 2016. We know, it's daunting! The New York Times "100 Notable Books of 2016" list should help—EIGHT HarperCollins titles were included! See below for more details on the HarperCollins titles selected, and click here to read the full list.
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson: Set in 1970s Brooklyn, the acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers a searing tale of friendship, hopes, and the realities of an adulthood coming too soon.
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett: The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives.
Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo by Boris Fishman: The author of the critically admired, award-winning A Replacement Life turns to a different kind of story—an evocative, nuanced portrait of marriage and family, a woman reckoning with what she’s given up to make both work, and the universal question of how we reconcile who we are and whom the world wants us to be.
I Must Be Living Twice by Eileen Myles: A collection of thrilling new and beloved past work from one of America’s most celebrated poets, Eileen Myles, a cult icon and modern favorite.
LaRose by Louise Erdrich: In this literary masterwork, the author of the National Book Award-winning The Round House and the Pulitzer Prize nominee The Plague of Doves wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in indigenous culture.
Mister Monkey by Francine Prose: The acclaimed bestselling author weaves an ingenious, darkly humorous, and brilliantly observant story that follows the exploits and intrigue of a constellation of characters affiliated with an off-off-off-off Broadway children’s musical.
Moonglow by Michael Chabon: Following on the heels of his New York Times bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece: a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential adventure—and the forces that work to destroy us.
I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong: Joining the ranks of popular science classics like The Botany of Desire and The Selfish Gene, a groundbreaking, wondrously informative, and vastly entertaining examination of the most significant revolution in biology since Darwin—a “microbe’s-eye view” of the world that reveals a marvelous, radically reconceived picture of life on earth.
And this just in...Time Magazine has named Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly as one of their "Top 10 Nonfiction Books of 2016!"
We hope you get a chance to check out a few of these marvelous releases. What must-reads made your 2016 "best of" list? We'd love to know! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.