Non-fiction: there have been some stunners this year, books that as booksellers we’ve been magnetically attracted to as soon as they’ve rolled in. Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air, for instance, an account that almost forces you to reassess your own life by its own vitality, or perhaps Chris Packham’s Fingers in the Sparkle Jar, his surprisingly intimate account of a life saved by the wild. Our pick of the bunch then, decided with good humour and no small argument…
The Best Memoirs of 2016
The Best Biography Books of 2016
The Best History Books of 2016
The Best Military History Books of 2016
The Best Art Books of 2016
The Best Music Books of 2016
The Best Countryside and Nature Books of 2016
The Best Travel Writing of 2016
The Best Smart Thinking Books of 2016
The Best Food and Drink Books of 2016
The Best Sports Books of 2016
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