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Best Books of 2019

11/14/2019: Best Books of the Decade 2010s - Fiction Ranking
11/12/2019: Amazon Top 10 Literature & Fiction of 2019
10/08/2019: 2019 National Book Award Finalists for Fiction
09/03/2019: 2019 Man Booker Prize Shortlist


Top 10 Fiction Books of 2019


Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
80 reviews (272p) April 9, 2019
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2019: Top 10 #10
National Book Award Finalist
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Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
54 reviews (400p) February 12, 2019
Kirkus Prize Finalist
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The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
539 reviews (224p) July 16, 2019
Amazon Best Books of 2019: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #2
Amazon Best Books of 2019: Top 100 Editors' Picks #2
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2019: Top 10 #7
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
Kirkus Prize Finalist
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Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellmann
23 reviews (1040p) September 10, 2019
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2019: Fiction
Man Booker Prize Finalist
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Lost and Wanted by Nell Freudenberger
93 reviews (336p) April 2, 2019
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
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Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
223 reviews (720p) February 5, 2019
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
National Book Award Finalist
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The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell
40 reviews (576p) March 26, 2019
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The Topeka School by Ben Lerner
36 reviews (304p) October 1, 2019
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Inland by Téa Obreht
124 reviews (384p) August 13, 2019
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The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
330 reviews (352p) September 24, 2019
Amazon Best Books of 2019: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #6
Amazon Best Books of 2019: Top 100 Editors' Picks #11
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Notable Fiction


An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma
41 reviews (464p) January 8, 2019
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2019: Fiction
Man Booker Prize Finalist
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Late in the Day by Tessa Hadley
69 reviews (288p) January 15, 2019
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Where Reasons End by Yiyun Li
22 reviews (192p) February 5, 2019
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Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken
74 reviews (384p) February 5, 2019
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2019: Fiction
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The River by Peter Heller
361 reviews (272p) March 5, 2019
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Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi
77 reviews (272p) March 5, 2019
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The Other Americans by Laila Lalami
64 reviews (300p) March 26, 2019
National Book Award Finalist
Kirkus Prize Finalist
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The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer
96 reviews (576p) May 7, 2019
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
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Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
140 reviews (272p) May 14, 2019
National Book Award Finalist
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Orange World by Karen Russell
39 reviews (288p) May 14, 2019
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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
216 reviews (256p) June 4, 2019
Amazon Best Books of 2019: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #10
Amazon Best Books of 2019: Top 100 Editors' Picks #15
Kirkus Prize Finalist
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Underland by Robert Macfarlane
51 reviews (496p) June 4, 2019
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City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
1105 reviews (480p) June 4, 2019
Amazon Best Books of 2019: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #5
Amazon Best Books of 2019: Top 100 Editors' Picks #7
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
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Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
363 reviews (376p) June 18, 2019
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The Need by Helen Phillips
114 reviews (272p) July 9, 2019
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2019: Fiction
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Chances Are by Richard Russo
257 reviews (320p) July 30, 2019
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Hunter's Moon by Philip Caputo
31 reviews (288p) August 6, 2019
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The Grammarians by Cathleen Schine
43 reviews (272p) September 3, 2019
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The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
1401 reviews (432p) September 10, 2019
Amazon Best Books of 2019: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #1
Amazon Best Books of 2019: Top 100 Editors' Picks #1
Man Booker Prize Winner
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Red At the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
65 reviews (208p) September 17, 2019
Amazon Best Books of 2019: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #7
Amazon Best Books of 2019: Top 100 Editors' Picks #12
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The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
443 reviews (416p) September 24, 2019
Amazon Best Books of 2019: Top 100 Editors' Picks #17
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The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste
23 reviews (448p) September 24, 2019
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Grand Union by Zadie Smith
9 reviews (256p) October 8, 2019
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2019: Fiction
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Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson
45 reviews (272p) October 29, 2019
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