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Best Books of 2016

12/01/2016: Time Magazine 10 Best Fiction Books of 2016
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1) 5.80
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
1401 reviews (320p) August 2, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #1
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Top 10 #9
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New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
Michiko Kakutani Reviewed
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016
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Library Journal Best Books 2016: The Top Ten
National Book Award Winner
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #1
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2016
Kirkus Prize Finalist
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2) 3.64
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
14 reviews (416p) November 15, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #8
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
Michiko Kakutani Reviewed
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #7
Economist Reviewed
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2016
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3) 3.52
Barkskins by Annie Proulx
603 reviews (736p) June 14, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Top 10 #1
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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
Economist Reviewed
Kirkus Prize Finalist
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4) 3.34
The Vegetarian by Han Kang
327 reviews (192p) February 2, 2016
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Top 10 #10
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
Man Booker International Prize Winner
Economist Reviewed
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5) 3.05
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
139 reviews (192p) August 9, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #6
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
National Book Award Finalist
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #2
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6) 3.03
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
612 reviews (320p) June 7, 2016
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Michiko Kakutani Reviewed
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #4
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7) 2.87
My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
1942 reviews (208p) January 12, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #9
Economist Reviewed
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8) 2.86
Mischling by Affinity Konar
206 reviews (352p) September 6, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #4
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
Michiko Kakutani Reviewed
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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9) 2.60
Moonglow by Michael Chabon
31 reviews (448p) November 22, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #9
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
Michiko Kakutani Reviewed
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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10) 2.55
The Nix by Nathan Hill
332 reviews (640p) August 30, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #3
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
Library Journal Best Books 2016: The Top Ten
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11) 2.53
LaRose by Louise Erdrich
377 reviews (384p) May 10, 2016
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New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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12) 2.35
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
2600 reviews (400p) May 31, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #7
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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13) 2.33
The North Water by Ian McGuire
282 reviews (272p) March 15, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
Michiko Kakutani Reviewed
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016
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14) 2.26
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
643 reviews (304p) April 5, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #5
Michiko Kakutani Reviewed
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15) 2.25
Ninety-Nine Stories of God by Joy Williams
36 reviews (220p) July 12, 2016
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Top 10 #7
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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16) 2.18
Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
171 reviews (592p) September 6, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #10
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17) 1.83
Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
231 reviews (272p) October 4, 2016
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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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18) 1.77
The Girls by Emma Cline
1280 reviews (368p) June 14, 2016
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Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
Economist Reviewed
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19) 1.74
What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell
110 reviews (208p) January 19, 2016
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Top 10 #2
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
Economist Reviewed
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20) 1.70
Zero K by Don DeLillo
183 reviews (288p) May 3, 2016
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
Michiko Kakutani Reviewed
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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21) 1.69
The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer
284 reviews (336p) February 16, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
Michiko Kakutani Reviewed
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22) 1.60
The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
63 reviews (288p) March 22, 2016
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016
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National Book Award Finalist
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23) 1.58
End of Watch by Stephen King
2769 reviews (448p) June 7, 2016
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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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24) 1.55
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
803 reviews (336p) September 13, 2016
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #3
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2016
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25) 1.53
The Trespasser by Tana French
504 reviews (464p) October 4, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #8
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2016
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26) 1.44
Nutshell by Ian McEwan
284 reviews (208p) September 13, 2016
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
Michiko Kakutani Reviewed
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
Economist Reviewed
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27) 1.40
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
684 reviews (480p) September 6, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #10
Kirkus Prize Finalist
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28) 1.35
The Mirror Thief by Martin Seay
56 reviews (592p) May 10, 2016
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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29) 1.24
The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 by Lionel Shriver
161 reviews (416p) June 21, 2016
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Economist Reviewed
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30) 1.16
The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota
93 reviews (496p) March 29, 2016
Michiko Kakutani Reviewed
Man Booker Prize Finalist
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31) 1.13
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
235 reviews (224p) October 4, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
National Book Award Finalist
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2016
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32) 1.13
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
93 reviews (432p) August 2, 2016
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Library Journal Best Books 2016: The Top Ten
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33) 1.10
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes
96 reviews (224p) May 10, 2016
Michiko Kakutani Reviewed
Economist Reviewed
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34) 1.00
Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers
140 reviews (400p) July 26, 2016
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
Michiko Kakutani Reviewed
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35) 1.00
A Gambler's Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem
24 reviews (304p) October 18, 2016
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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36) 0.93
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
2189 reviews (368p) March 22, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
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37) 0.93
A Doubter's Almanac by Ethan Canin
195 reviews (576p) February 16, 2016
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38) 0.93
Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa
85 reviews (320p) January 12, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
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39) 0.90
Black Deutschland by Darryl Pinckney
17 reviews (304p) February 2, 2016
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40) 0.83
The Last Painting Of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith
642 reviews (304p) April 5, 2016
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41) 0.83
Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
537 reviews (432p) May 3, 2016
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42) 0.83
Good as Gone by Amy Gentry
294 reviews (288p) July 26, 2016
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43) 0.83
Dodgers by Bill Beverly
145 reviews (304p) April 5, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
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44) 0.83
The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock
98 reviews (384p) July 12, 2016
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45) 0.83
Christodora by Tim Murphy
90 reviews (496p) August 2, 2016
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46) 0.76
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
1133 reviews (512p) April 19, 2016
Michiko Kakutani Reviewed
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47) 0.76
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
249 reviews (368p) May 31, 2016
Michiko Kakutani Reviewed
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48) 0.76
Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta
45 reviews (288p) March 8, 2016
Michiko Kakutani Reviewed
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49) 0.76
Hystopia by David Means
25 reviews (352p) April 19, 2016
Michiko Kakutani Reviewed
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50) 0.75
Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo
667 reviews (496p) May 3, 2016
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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51) 0.75
The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan
100 reviews (560p) May 3, 2016
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
Kirkus Prize Winner
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52) 0.73
Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh
76 reviews (448p) May 3, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
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53) 0.70
Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
178 reviews (368p) May 3, 2016
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #6
Kirkus Prize Finalist
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54) 0.60
Siracusa by Delia Ephron
226 reviews (304p) July 12, 2016
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
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55) 0.00
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
622 reviews (368p) May 24, 2016
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56) 0.00
The Past by Tessa Hadley
168 reviews (320p) January 5, 2016
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57) 0.00
Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet
75 reviews (256p) May 3, 2016
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58) 0.00
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
69 reviews (288p) October 11, 2016
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59) 0.00
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
55 reviews (336p) March 8, 2016
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60) 0.00
The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin
14 reviews (240p) October 25, 2016
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