The 10 Best Books of 2016
The New York Times Book Review editors have selected their 10 best books of 2016, and the Library is pleased to have all of them (some are on order right now) in our collection. Our reference and collections managers Abigail Altman and Audrey Chapuis, with the assistance of retiree-turned-volunteer Simon Gallo, diligently and meticulously read through the many reviews of new books as part of their process of choosing which ones to add to our collection.
Here is the list of the 10 best books of 2016 as selected by the New York Times (the first five are fiction and the next five are nonfiction). It should be noted that Sarah Bakewell's At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails was shortlist for the 2016 Book Award. We are also very pleased to have Hisham Matar at the Library to discuss The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between on Wednesday 18 January.
It's likely many of these books are already checked out, but Library members can place holds on their favorite titles and perhaps be lucky to have them just in time for the holidays. Happy reading!