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Best Books of 2016

03/16/2017: LaRose by Louise Erdrich Wins the National Book Critics Circle Award
01/22/2017: ALA Notable Books - Fiction
01/17/2017: 2016 National Book Critics Circle Finalist for Fiction
12/01/2016: Time Magazine 10 Best Fiction Books of 2016
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11/15/2016: Amazon Best Books of 2016 - Top 10 Literature & Fiction
09/15/2016: 2016 National Book Award Shortlist
09/13/2016: 2016 Man Booker Prize Shortlist

1) 5.60
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
3042 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
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016
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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
Library Journal Best Books 2016: The Top Ten
National Book Award Winner
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #1
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2016
Kirkus Prize Finalist
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2) 4.81
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
196 reviews (416p) November 15, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #8
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #7
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2016
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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3) 3.51
Moonglow by Michael Chabon
465 reviews (448p) November 22, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #9
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
Michiko Kakutani's Favorite Books of 2016
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
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4) 3.44
LaRose by Louise Erdrich
480 reviews (384p) May 10, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
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New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Winner
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5) 3.10
The Vegetarian by Han Kang
463 reviews (192p) February 2, 2016
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Top 10 #10
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New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
Man Booker International Prize Winner
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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6) 2.96
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
1860 reviews (336p) September 13, 2016
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #3
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2016
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7) 2.93
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
1058 reviews (320p) June 7, 2016
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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #4
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8) 2.85
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
228 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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9) 2.78
Barkskins by Annie Proulx
745 reviews (736p) June 14, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Top 10 #1
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
Kirkus Prize Finalist
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10) 2.65
The Nix by Nathan Hill
739 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
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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11) 2.55
Mischling by Affinity Konar
397 reviews (352p) September 6, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #4
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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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12) 2.23
My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
2205 reviews (208p) January 12, 2016
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New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #9
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13) 2.10
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
1021 reviews (304p) April 5, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #5
Michiko Kakutani's Favorite Books of 2016
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14) 2.08
Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
321 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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15) 2.05
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
3303 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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16) 2.05
Ninety-Nine Stories of God by Joy Williams
57 reviews (220p) July 12, 2016
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Top 10 #7
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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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17) 2.03
The North Water by Ian McGuire
803 reviews (272p) March 15, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016
Michiko Kakutani's Favorite Books of 2016
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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18) 1.91
Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
255 reviews (368p) May 3, 2016
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #6
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
Kirkus Prize Finalist
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19) 1.70
War And Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans
61 reviews (304p) August 9, 2016
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016
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Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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20) 1.63
The Trespasser by Tana French
1040 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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21) 1.63
Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
562 reviews (272p) October 4, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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22) 1.50
The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
134 reviews (288p) March 22, 2016
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
National Book Award Finalist
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23) 1.48
End of Watch by Stephen King
3327 reviews (448p) June 7, 2016
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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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24) 1.40
Zero K by Don DeLillo
212 reviews (288p) May 3, 2016
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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25) 1.33
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
182 reviews (432p) August 2, 2016
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Library Journal Best Books 2016: The Top Ten
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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26) 1.30
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
2994 reviews (480p) September 6, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #10
Kirkus Prize Finalist
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27) 1.30
The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 by Lionel Shriver
246 reviews (416p) June 21, 2016
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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28) 1.30
What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell
143 reviews (208p) January 19, 2016
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Top 10 #2
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
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29) 1.25
The Mirror Thief by Martin Seay
65 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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30) 1.23
The Girls by Emma Cline
1582 reviews (368p) June 14, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
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31) 1.23
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
1096 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) 0.95
The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan
132 reviews (560p) May 3, 2016
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Kirkus Prize Winner
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33) 0.93
Christodora by Tim Murphy
143 reviews (496p) August 2, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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34) 0.90
Nutshell by Ian McEwan
633 reviews (208p) September 13, 2016
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
Michiko Kakutani's Favorite Books of 2016
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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35) 0.90
Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers
173 reviews (400p) July 26, 2016
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36) 0.90
A Gambler's Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem
47 reviews (304p) October 18, 2016
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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37) 0.90
Black Deutschland by Darryl Pinckney
20 reviews (304p) February 2, 2016
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
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38) 0.75
Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo
793 reviews (496p) May 3, 2016
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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39) 0.73
The Nest by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
2630 reviews (368p) March 22, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
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40) 0.73
The Last Painting Of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith
847 reviews (304p) April 5, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
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41) 0.73
Good as Gone by Amy Gentry
770 reviews (288p) July 26, 2016
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42) 0.73
Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
714 reviews (432p) May 3, 2016
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43) 0.73
The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer
345 reviews (336p) February 16, 2016
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44) 0.73
A Doubter's Almanac by Ethan Canin
220 reviews (576p) February 16, 2016
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45) 0.73
Dodgers by Bill Beverly
183 reviews (304p) April 5, 2016
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46) 0.73
The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock
119 reviews (384p) July 12, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
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47) 0.73
Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh
103 reviews (448p) May 3, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
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48) 0.73
Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa
100 reviews (320p) January 12, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
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49) 0.50
Siracusa by Delia Ephron
288 reviews (304p) July 12, 2016
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
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50) 0.40
The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota
108 reviews (496p) March 29, 2016
Man Booker Prize Finalist
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51) 0.20
Missile Paradise by Ron Tanner
16 reviews (372p) April 5, 2016
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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52) 0.20
An Unrestored Woman by Shobha Rao
12 reviews (256p) March 15, 2016
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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53) 0.00
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
1291 reviews (512p) April 19, 2016
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54) 0.00
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
743 reviews (368p) May 24, 2016
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55) 0.00
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
290 reviews (368p) May 31, 2016
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56) 0.00
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
225 reviews (288p) October 11, 2016
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57) 0.00
The Past by Tessa Hadley
185 reviews (320p) January 5, 2016
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58) 0.00
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes
161 reviews (224p) May 10, 2016
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59) 0.00
Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet
88 reviews (256p) May 3, 2016
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60) 0.00
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
79 reviews (336p) March 8, 2016
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61) 0.00
Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta
54 reviews (288p) March 8, 2016
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62) 0.00
The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin
29 reviews (240p) October 25, 2016
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63) 0.00
Hystopia by David Means
27 reviews (352p) April 19, 2016
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