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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
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09/13/2016: 2016 Man Booker Prize Shortlist

1) 5.60
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
2646 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
157 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
391 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
448 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
431 reviews (192p) February 2, 2016
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Top 10 #10
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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
1681 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
930 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
214 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
713 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
644 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
373 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
2120 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
913 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
295 reviews (592p) September 6, 2016
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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
3166 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
47 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
712 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
229 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
48 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
964 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
513 reviews (272p) October 4, 2016
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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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22) 1.50
The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
123 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
3100 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
209 reviews (288p) May 3, 2016
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
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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
166 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
2060 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
224 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
134 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
60 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
1520 reviews (368p) June 14, 2016
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31) 1.23
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
876 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
122 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
138 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
573 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
166 reviews (400p) July 26, 2016
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36) 0.90
A Gambler's Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem
44 reviews (304p) October 18, 2016
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
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37) 0.90
Black Deutschland by Darryl Pinckney
19 reviews (304p) February 2, 2016
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38) 0.75
Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo
753 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
2493 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
796 reviews (304p) April 5, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
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41) 0.73
Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
676 reviews (432p) May 3, 2016
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42) 0.73
Good as Gone by Amy Gentry
629 reviews (288p) July 26, 2016
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43) 0.73
The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer
324 reviews (336p) February 16, 2016
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44) 0.73
A Doubter's Almanac by Ethan Canin
215 reviews (576p) February 16, 2016
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45) 0.73
Dodgers by Bill Beverly
176 reviews (304p) April 5, 2016
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46) 0.73
The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock
114 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
98 reviews (448p) May 3, 2016
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48) 0.73
Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa
96 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
278 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
104 reviews (496p) March 29, 2016
Man Booker Prize Finalist
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51) 0.20
Missile Paradise by Ron Tanner
15 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
1243 reviews (512p) April 19, 2016
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54) 0.00
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
707 reviews (368p) May 24, 2016
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55) 0.00
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
277 reviews (368p) May 31, 2016
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56) 0.00
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
196 reviews (288p) October 11, 2016
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57) 0.00
The Past by Tessa Hadley
181 reviews (320p) January 5, 2016
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58) 0.00
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes
153 reviews (224p) May 10, 2016
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59) 0.00
Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet
86 reviews (256p) May 3, 2016
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60) 0.00
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
77 reviews (336p) March 8, 2016
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61) 0.00
Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta
53 reviews (288p) March 8, 2016
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62) 0.00
Hystopia by David Means
27 reviews (352p) April 19, 2016
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63) 0.00
The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin
25 reviews (240p) October 25, 2016
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