Hudson Booksellers Announces the Best Books of 2016

Hudson Booksellers, a brand unit of travel retailer Hudson Group and one of the most prominent book retailers in the country, has announced its list of the Best Books published in 2016. Hudson Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dufry AG of Basel, Switzerland, operates over 950 stores in 83 airports and transportation terminals in North America, including 80 full-service bookstores and

The 2016 selection includes the 10 Best Fiction, 10 Best Nonfiction, 5 Best Business Interest and 12 Best Young Reader titles, selected through a nominated shortlist and voting process by a panel of Hudson's professional booksellers across the country. Books were selected for achievements ranging from literary style and innovation, entertainment value and readability, to timeliness and treatment of subjects and themes.

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach, received the most votes across all categories and will be featured as Book of the Year. Bookseller Ryan in Chicago says: "Despite the serious nature of the material, Mary Roach's signature wit and humor are ever-present as she leads readers into the labs and battlefield simulations that save countless lives every day."

Complimentary "Best Books" brochures will be available to customers in Hudson stores from Thanksgiving through the holiday book buying season. The brochures feature reviews and Bookseller Top 10 lists. A selection of the Best Books of 2016, Bookseller Top 10 features, and Bestsellers from 2016 will be prominently displayed in most Hudson Booksellers and Hudson News stores beginning around November 24th. Hudson's Best of 2016 will also be featured and discounted on our website with special extras and exclusives. Click on the direct link:

The books (listed alphabetically by author) are:

Best Fiction: All the Birds in the Sky - Charlie Jane Anders; Everyone Brave is Forgiven - Chris Cleave; The City of Mirrors - Justin Cronin; Every Anxious Wave - Mo Daviau; Commonwealth - Ann Patchett; Everybody's Fool - Richard Russo; Oil and Marble - Stephanie Storey; A Gentleman in Moscow - Amor Towles; The Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead; Underground Airlines - Ben Winters.

Best Nonfiction: The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain - Bill Bryson; The Legends Club - John Feinstein; The View from the Cheap Seats - Neil Gaiman; When Breath Becomes Air - Paul Kalanithi; The Gene - Siddhartha Mukherjee; Blood at the Root - Patrick Phillips; City of Thorns - Ben Rawlence; Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War - Mary Roach; Old Records Never Die - Eric Spitznagel; Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis - J.D. Vance.

Best Business Interest: Eccentric Orbits - John Bloom; Smarter Faster Better - Charles Duhigg; Originals - Adam Grant; Shoe Dog - Phil Knight; A Field Guide to Lies - Daniel J. Levitin.

Best Young Readers:
Picture Books: Thunder Boy Jr. - Sherman Alexie; One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree - Daniel Bernstrom; The Airport Book - Lisa Brown; The Night Gardener - The Fan Brothers; A Child of Books - Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston.
Middle Reader: Moo - Sharon Creech: Raymie Nightingale - Kate DiCamillo; The Best Man - Richard Peck; Pax - Sara Pennypacker; Wolf Hollow - Lauren Wolk.
Young Adult: The Serpent King - Jeff Zentner; This is Where it Ends - Marieke Nijkamp.

Hudson Booksellers' 2016 Book of the Year:
Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War - Mary Roach.

About Hudson Group:

Hudson Group, the largest travel retailer in North America offering best-in-class services to customers, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of international travel retailer Dufry AG (DUFN) of Basel, Switzerland. Hudson Group operates over 950 Hudson, Hudson News, Hudson Booksellers, cafes, specialty retail and duty free shops in 83 airports and transportation terminals in the United States and Canada, and operates in 24 of the top 25 airports nationally. Dufry operates 2,200 shops in 63 countries and 370 locations, including airports and transportation terminals around the world.

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