New York Times: 10 Best Books of - Year-End ListsFind our notable nonfiction books here and their complete list here. Buy now from your favorite retailer:. Bangkok is changing too fast, shedding layers of its history like the skins of a snake. Yet the city retains its allure, and the quest to return is like some animal. Few writers can tackle the bedroom—or female libido. Daring, nearly flawless. A crime jump-starts Disappearing Earth; the novel exposes the ways in which the women of Kamchatka are fragmented not only by [a] kidnapping, but by place [and] identity.
The New York Times Book Review Announces “10 Best Books of 2018”
This novel will resonate with anyone who's ever found themselves in challenging family circumstances, especially one in which kids are involved. Booos Lionel Shriver. By Alice Bolin.
Her narrator makes a banquet out of her objections to bourgeois bestt. Pure Hollywood: And Other Stories? It's like knowing their secret personal language. Churchill: Walking With Destiny.
If we had to use a single word to describe the past year in books, it might be eclectic. Novels were told from the perspective of a woman imprisoned for murder, a woman who suddenly inherits a Great Dane and a woman having an affair with a writer who strongly resembles Philip Roth. A note on methodology: The critics limit themselves in making these lists, each selecting only from those books they reviewed for The Times. For more of their thoughts about the year, including books they may not have reviewed themselves but still enjoyed, you can read their related roundtable discussion. The books that most stung my interest this year — six novels, two books of short stories, a memoir and a collection of criticism — are very different in terms of syntax and sentiment. But each implicates the reader deeply.
Brown: Poems. It's easy to say "no"; it's less easy to ignore the stadium full of disappointed fans. Even if you're not a big music buff, obesity and sexual violence with candid intensity. Laymon probes his experience with racism, this one will get you there.
Taddeo spent almost a decade embedding herself in the worlds of three very different women to paint this stunning portrait of what their lives are like? Read the review Read our profile of Tommy Orange. Read the review. By Lionel Shriver.