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NY Times 100 Best Books of the 21st Century : Introduction

Selected by the New York Times, July 2024

The New York Times 100 Best Books of the 21st Century


DiPietro Library has: 82 and the other 18 can be requested through the catalog.

   The New York Times (possibly somewhat early in the century) has released a list of the books their voters consider the best books of the century.  Voters included over 500 novelists, non-fiction writers, poets, critics, and the staff of the New York Time Book Review.

Curious as to what they picked? On these pages you can find a list of all the books as they are released this week (July 8-12, 2024) and links to them in the DiPietro Library catalog.

Setting up a New York Times account isn't necessary to view this list, but is a benefit offered to FPU staff, faculty, and students.  Information on how to set up an account can be found below.

How to find the books:

  • Most listings are for paper books. 
  • Call numbers are listed for books owned by DiPietro Library.
  • Click on the title of the book to see the listing in our catalog.
    • If you are at one of our other campuses, scroll down and click on "Other availability and holdings" and enter your location to see which libraries near you have the book.
  • If the DiPietro Library doesn't own the book, you can request it via the Interlibrary Loan link in the catalog.
  • Have any questions?  Ask a librarian!

Need to set up your New York Times account?

The New York Times site license allows FPU students, faculty, and staff to access the NY Times directly after creating an account.  

Create a New York Times Subscription

  1. Click on the link above.
  2. Create an account using your FPU email address.  DO NOT use your FPU password.
  3. When you see the 'Start Your Access' screen, you have successfully registered.

Author's Choice

Curious to see what your favorite author voted for?  Here's a selection of authors who made their ballot public. 

See the whole list!

Selected Authors:


Reader's Choice

Obviously, everyone has their own idea of what book(s) should be on a Best Books list, so the New York Times let their readers vote for their choices.

Thirty nine books appeared on both lists, but 61 of the entries on the Reader's Top 100 were different! You can search for these titles in our catalog.


NY Times Readers Top 100 Books


DiPietro Library has 80 of these titles, and the other 20 can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

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