Best Books of 2016 So Far


The best books of of 2016, at least so far in the year, now have been revealed by Amazon’s editorial team. This is an annual retrospective featuring the Top-20 must-reads released between January and June 2016. The complete list of best books of 2016 will be revealed later in November.

Now is the right time for bookworms to stock up on the most relevant titles for their summer travels. Moreover, during the upcoming Prime Day mega sales, most of these best sellers will be available with discounts. Even now you can find the Kindle editions of the best books of 2016 for a little less, while if you opt to listen to some of them, you can get 2 for free with a 30-day trial of Audible.

The picks for the first 10 of the Top-20 Best Books of 2016 are:

1. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren: An inspiring and entertaining memoir about work, life and love from a plant scientist who is just as adept at analyzing the natural world as she is illuminating human relationships.

2. Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach: From the beloved pop science writer Mary Roach, an exploration of how our soldiers combat their non-gun-wielding opponents — panic, heat exhaustion, sleep deprivation, and more.

3. Before the Fall: A Novel by Noah Hawley: From the award-winning creator of Fargo, a thrilling page-turner about an airplane crash and its seemingly heroic survivors.

4. The Nest: A Novel by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney: Money + Family = well, you know it won’t end well…

5. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi: An unforgettable memoir about medicine, family and what makes life matter. Diagnosed with cancer in his mid-thirties, Kalanithi writes this book to his unborn daughter about how to live.

6. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond: An unforgettable and harrowing investigation into poverty in America, as told through the lives of eight Milwaukee families living on the edge.

7. The Girls: A Novel by Emma Cline: A mesmerizing novel about a young teenage girl who gets sucked into a Mansonesque California cult in the 1960s. A surprisingly timeless and perfectly creepy novel.

8. The Longest Night: A Novel by Andria Williams: Set during the height of the Cold War, this enthralling and beautifully written novel tells the story of a young family struggling to survive natural — and human — disasters.

9. Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier’s Story by Matti Friedman: Named after an infamous Israeli outpost in southern Lebanon, Pumpkinflowers tells the tale of a soldier, a war, and a region that’s both revelatory and hauntingly familiar.

10. Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel by Tom Wainwright: A fascinating exploration of the drug business…as a business: how it’s run, how technology has changed trafficking, and how the images we see in movies or on TV are drastically different in real life.

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