The 40 Best Books of 2016

There’s bound to be endless debate over the political implications of 2016, but the year was inarguably a great one for literature. The last 12 months have brought us some truly unforgettable books, from page-turning thrillers to fascinating works of history. Our 40 best books of the year represent a wide-ranging array of books that will make you think, laugh, and feel, possibly more than you ever have before.