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Updating your reading list for the year? Here are the best books of 2016

If you’ve been working on your reading list lately, we’ve got you covered. Amazon has announced its Best Books of 2016, and Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, a book on a young slave seeking freedom, tops the 100-strong list.

books Updated: Nov 17, 2016 16:01 IST
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Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad narrates the story of two slaves Cora and Caesar who try to run away from their Georgia plantations by following the Underground Railroad.
Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad narrates the story of two slaves Cora and Caesar who try to run away from their Georgia plantations by following the Underground Railroad.

With just six weeks left in this year, you must be taking various lists into stock: to-do lists, places to visit, books to read. If you’ve been working on your reading list lately, we’ve got you covered. Amazon has announced its Best Books of 2016, and Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, a book on a young slave seeking freedom, tops the 100-strong list.

Amazon book editors selected titles from more than two dozen categories including literary fiction, children’s and young adult, and mystery.

Chris Schluep, Amazon Senior Book Editor, said that the choice of The Underground Railroad was unanimous.

“Colson Whitehead’s novel is timely, important, and a great work of literature.”

The top 10 books are as follows:

1. The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

2. The Wolf Road by Beth Lewis

3. Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance

4. The Nix by Nathan Hill

5. Mischling by Affinity Konar

6. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

7. Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

8. Pumpkinflowers by Matti Friedman

9. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

10. Swing Time by Zadie Smith

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