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The Very Best of the Best Books of 2016

A couple more notable "best of 2016" lists may still trickle in (USA Today tends to run at the very end of the year) but with a wealth of lists already out -- we have counted 65 in all -- it's time for our final, comprehensive aggregation of the very best…

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The Best of Buzz Books

We're closing in our final, aggregated lists of the very best of the best books of 2016. But first, it's worth a special shout out to the 25 titles receiving at least one major "best of 2016" vote that were first featured long before publication in one of our two…

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Updated Best of the Best Books of 2016 Lists

We have our second update on the competition for the consensus best books of the year, and as naturally happens at this point in the aggregation, there is enough data for full "top 10" lists for both fiction and nonfiction. With a little over 50 votes counted at this point,…

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The News Editor's Favorite Books for 2016

Our tally of the Best of the Best Books of 2016 already points to a strong consensus in both fiction and nonfiction and as it so happens, I, too, count Colson Whitehead's much-lauded The Underground Railroad among my favorites of this year. It is not only the novel we needed…

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Delaney Tops January Library Reads List

J.P. Delaney's suspense thriller The Girl Before tops the January 2017 Library Reads list. Books on this list that also appear on the January Indie Next list include: The Second Mrs. Hockaday, by Susan Rivers The Bear and the Nightingale, by Katherine Arden The Dry, by Jane Harper Books for…

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Fridlund Tops January Indie Next, and More Best of Lists

The ABA puts Emily Fridlund's debut novel at the top of the January 2017 Indie Next list (and yes, it's been available for a free preview in our Fall/Winter Buzz Books collection, as is Shanthi Sekaran's Lucky Boy). The full list: History of Wolves, by Emily Fridlund The Second Mrs. Hockaday,…

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Bestsellers and More Best Ofs: Amazon and Apple

Amazon released their annual package of bestseller lists, and as the etailer continues to gain market share on their competitors, those list take on ever greater significance. As usual, the list that they promote only features new books published in 2016, and it combines print and ebook sales. To see…

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The Best of the Best of 2016, to Start

For the ninth year, we're tracking selective "best books of 2016" lists from all over to provide a comprehensive, aggregated view of the consensus picks for the year's very best titles. As usual, we're drawing on newspaper, magazine and online publications and critics, but also count lists from booksellers, librarians,…

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Goodreads Winners and More 2016 Picks

Goodreads announced the winners of their annual Choice Awards, based on online voting, across 20 categories in all. Here is a selection of the category winners, sorted by vote totals: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two, by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany (Fantasy: 128,543…

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More 2016 Picks

From year to year it's always hard to tell how Barnes & Noble will name their top books of the year, but for now, the BN Review editors have highlighted 10 "books we think represent this year with particular significance — whether for their urgent attention to the moment we share,…

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