The Best Books of New Books Worth Reading From This Year - ThrillistThis was a year when books — like the rest of us — tried to keep up with the news, and did a pretty good job of it. Novels about global interconnectedness, political violence and migration; deeply reported nonfiction accounts of racial and economic strife in the United States; stories both imagined and real about gender, desire and the role of beauty in the natural world. There were several worthy works of escapism, of course, but the literary world mostly reflected the gravity and tumult of the larger world. Janet Maslin, a former staff critic who remains a frequent contributor to The Times, also lists her favorites. The year in books included a historic change at The Times. Michiko Kakutani stepped down as our chief book critic in July.
New Release Tuesday: September 19, 2017
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Keeping up with all of the latest must-read books can quickly turn into an overwhelming endeavor -- finish one, add five more to the pile, and the cycle wears on until it's simply too unbearable to pay attention anymore. Here's another solution: Leave the sorting of what's good and what's bad to us, dedicated readers of impeccable taste. We'll be regularly updating this list of the most exciting titles from -- join us on this literary journey, won't you? Like this kind of stuff? For all our favorite books from , look no further.
Whether you prefer your reading sexy and satirical, political and polarizing, or simply amusing, the year's best releases are guaranteed to hit the spot by providing some much-needed escapism, while challenging the status quo and sparking timely conversation. The best books of have guided us through this messy year with the opportunity to see the world beyond our close confines, allow us to learn more deeply about the human experience, or simply offer valuable entertainment. We live in exhausting times—why not escape for a bit with a book? In her previous acclaimed biography of Putin, Man Without a Face , she targeted the leader of the totalitarian regime. Now she shifts perspective and focuses on the lives of seven characters affected by political crackdown of Gessen, herself, was forced to move to America during this time. Shortly afterward, she received a phone call from a man claiming to be Putin requesting an in-person meeting at the Kremlin.
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New Release Tuesday: July 18, 2017
From tigers to tapirs, rebels to refugees, high-fantasy fiction to high-school dramas - we live in a golden age of literary choice. An epoch where no matter the content or concept of a book it can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. As an avid reader I find it a tragedy that children and families are missing out on amazing books that can spark the imagination. There are enough books here to keep even the busiest reader occupied for a while to come. It's bedtime, but Ted's not ready to go just yet - he's busy splashing with some flappy penguins in the bath, brushing his teeth with a snappy crocodile and slurping his milk with a stripy tiger.
From a breathtaking memoir to a heady thriller, these reads mark the best of their respective genres. Mysterious illnesses, scandalous affairs, espionage, and bite-sized crimes make June's new book releases as sultry as the season. From feminist theory to fish-man fantasy, this month's crop of new releases has something for every taste. Fairy princesses, familial bonds, and touching memoirs are ready to hit your bookshelf next month. From thought-provoking political analysis to something a little steamy for Valentine's Day, there's a book for every palate this month. Type keyword s to search.