Best Non-Fiction ’16

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bookshelvesAmazingly Wonderful Nonfiction:

“Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right” by Jane Mayer
“The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds” by Michael Lewis – Review posted earlier
“The Hidden Life of Trees” by Peter Wohlleben – Review posted earlier
“Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right” by Arlie Russell Hochschild – Review posted earlier
“The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline” by Jonathan Tepperman – Review posted earlier
“White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America” by Nancy Isenberg
“The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race” by Jesmyn Ward

Great Nonfiction:
“At the Existentialist Cafe: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails” by Sarah Bakewell – Review posted earlier
“Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency” by David Greenberg
“Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism —From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond ” by E.J. Dionne Jr.
“The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe” by Joseph Stiglitz – Review posted earlier
“Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” by J. D. Vance – Review posted earlier
“Listen Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?” by Thomas Frank – Review posted earlier
“Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Acceleration” by Thomas Friedman – Review posted earlier
“Originals: How Nonconformists Move the World” by Adam Grant – Review posted earlier
“Unforbidden Pleasures: Rethinking Authority, Power, and Vitality” by Adam Phillips
“Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren – Review posted earlier
“The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War” by Robert J. Gordon – Review posted earlier
“Politicians and Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics” by Sean Wilentz
“White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide” by Carol Anderson
“The Romanovs: 1613-1918” by Simon Sebag Montefiore – Review posted earlier
“American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst ” by Jeffery Toobin
“The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State” by Lawrence Wright
“Seven Brief Lessons on Physics” by Carlo Rovelli – Review posted earlier

Good Nonfiction:
“Most Blessed of the Patriarchs” by Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onus – Review posted earlier
“A Book About Love” by Jonah Lehrer
“Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth” by A. O. Scott – Review posted earlier
“Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar” by Tom Holland
“The Geography of Genius: Lessons from the World’s Most Creative Places” by Eric Weiner
“Known and Strange Things” by Teju Cole

Disappointing:
“The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability and Avoiding the Next Collapse”” by Mohamed A. El-Erian
“Critics, Monsters, Fanatics, and Other Literary Essays” by Cynthia Ozick
“The Industries of the Future” by Alec Ross – Review posted earlier
“The World According to Star Wars” by Cass Sunstein
“The Folded Clock: A Diary” by Heidi Julavits
“In Other Words” by Jhumpa Lahiri – Review posted earlier
“The View From the Cheap Seats” by Neil Gaiman
“Sex with Shakespeare: Here’s Much to Do with Pain, but More with Love” by Jillian Keenan – Review posted earlier

Nicole Charbonnet

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