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Best Books of the Decade - 2010s - Fiction Ranking

1) 6.90
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
4697 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
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
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New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016
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National Book Award Winner
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #1
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Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2016
Kirkus Prize Finalist
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2) 6.81
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
824 reviews (304p) September 5, 2017
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #14
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Top 10 #10
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016
National Book Award Winner
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #1
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
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Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2016
PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist
LA Times Book Prize for Fiction Finalist
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3) 6.24
A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James
596 reviews (704p) October 2, 2014
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Top 10 #6
Michiko Kakutani's Favorite Books of 2016
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
Library Journal Best Books 2016: The Top Ten
Man Booker Prize Winner
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #9
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2016
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4) 5.81
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
26812 reviews (784p) October 22, 2013
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #1
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016
Michiko Kakutani's Favorite Books of 2016
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner
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5) 5.40
There There by Tommy Orange
907 reviews (304p) June 5, 2018
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #2
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016
Library Journal Best Books 2016: The Top Ten
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #7
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Finalist
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6) 5.36
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
961 reviews (320p) May 1, 2012
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #4
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TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #3
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7) 4.86
Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff
1996 reviews (400p) September 15, 2015
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #1
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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
National Book Award Finalist
Library Journal Best Books 2016: The Top Ten
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #3
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2016
Booklist Editor's Choice
Kirkus Prize Finalist
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8) 4.55
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
2141 reviews (384p) April 7, 2015
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #5
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist
Booklist Editor's Choice
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9) 4.50
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
3815 reviews (544p) April 2, 2013
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #3
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
Library Journal Best Books 2016: More of the Best
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #1
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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10) 4.21
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
3134 reviews (464p) January 10, 2012
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #9
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner
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Barnes & Noble Best Books of 2016: Adult Fiction (25) #18
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11) 4.15
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
3564 reviews (736p) March 10, 2015
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #9
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
National Book Award Finalist
Man Booker Prize Finalist
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2016: Fiction
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2016
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
Booklist Editor's Choice
Kirkus Prize Winner
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12) 3.94
Lila by Marilynne Robinson
1177 reviews (272p) October 7, 2014
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
Michiko Kakutani's Favorite Books of 2016
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
National Book Award Finalist
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Winner
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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13) 3.90
Tenth of December by George Saunders
1113 reviews (272p) January 8, 2013
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #4
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016
Michiko Kakutani's Favorite Books of 2016
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
National Book Award Finalist
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #2
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14) 3.11
A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
1233 reviews (288p) June 8, 2010
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ALA Notable Books - Fiction
PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist
LA Times Book Prize for Fiction Winner
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15) 2.81
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
4171 reviews (496p) May 14, 2013
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Winner
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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