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Best Books of 2016 - Fiction Ranking

1) 6.90
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
3916 reviews (320p) August 2, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #1
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2) 5.01
Swing Time by Zadie Smith
301 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
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3) 3.54
LaRose by Louise Erdrich
602 reviews (384p) May 10, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
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National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Winner
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4) 3.51
Moonglow by Michael Chabon
614 reviews (448p) November 22, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #9
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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
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5) 3.41
Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
328 reviews (368p) May 3, 2016
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #6
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Finalist
LA Times Book Prize for Fiction Winner
Kirkus Prize Finalist
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6) 3.10
The Vegetarian by Han Kang
528 reviews (192p) February 2, 2016
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Top 10 #10
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Man Booker International Prize Winner
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7) 2.96
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
2305 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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8) 2.93
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
1519 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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9) 2.85
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
283 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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10) 2.78
Barkskins by Annie Proulx
837 reviews (736p) June 14, 2016
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Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Top 10 #1
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11) 2.65
The Nix by Nathan Hill
1009 reviews (640p) August 30, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #3
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ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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12) 2.55
Mischling by Affinity Konar
444 reviews (352p) September 6, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #4
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13) 2.25
The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan
159 reviews (560p) May 3, 2016
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Finalist
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Kirkus Prize Winner
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14) 2.23
My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
2367 reviews (208p) January 12, 2016
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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #9
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15) 2.10
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
1250 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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16) 2.08
Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer
393 reviews (592p) September 6, 2016
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TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #10
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17) 2.05
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
3883 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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18) 2.05
Ninety-Nine Stories of God by Joy Williams
63 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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19) 2.03
The North Water by Ian McGuire
954 reviews (272p) March 15, 2016
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20) 1.70
War And Turpentine by Stefan Hertmans
83 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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21) 1.63
The Trespasser by Tana French
1226 reviews (464p) October 4, 2016
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TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #8
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2016
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22) 1.63
Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
672 reviews (272p) October 4, 2016
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23) 1.50
The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan
170 reviews (288p) March 22, 2016
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National Book Award Finalist
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24) 1.50
What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell
158 reviews (208p) January 19, 2016
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Top 10 #2
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
LA Times Book Prize for Fiction Finalist
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25) 1.48
End of Watch by Stephen King
3733 reviews (448p) June 7, 2016
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26) 1.40
Zero K by Don DeLillo
229 reviews (288p) May 3, 2016
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27) 1.33
To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey
235 reviews (432p) August 2, 2016
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ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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28) 1.30
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
7296 reviews (480p) September 6, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #10
Kirkus Prize Finalist
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29) 1.30
The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 by Lionel Shriver
305 reviews (416p) June 21, 2016
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
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30) 1.25
The Mirror Thief by Martin Seay
79 reviews (592p) May 10, 2016
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31) 1.23
The Girls by Emma Cline
1750 reviews (368p) June 14, 2016
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32) 1.23
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
1720 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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33) 0.93
Christodora by Tim Murphy
165 reviews (496p) August 2, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
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34) 0.90
Nutshell by Ian McEwan
787 reviews (208p) September 13, 2016
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35) 0.90
Heroes of the Frontier by Dave Eggers
207 reviews (400p) July 26, 2016
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36) 0.90
A Gambler's Anatomy by Jonathan Lethem
51 reviews (304p) October 18, 2016
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37) 0.90
Black Deutschland by Darryl Pinckney
21 reviews (304p) February 2, 2016
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38) 0.75
Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo
851 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
2941 reviews (368p) March 22, 2016
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40) 0.73
The Last Painting Of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith
997 reviews (304p) April 5, 2016
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41) 0.73
Good as Gone by Amy Gentry
931 reviews (288p) July 26, 2016
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42) 0.73
Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
797 reviews (432p) May 3, 2016
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43) 0.73
The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer
381 reviews (336p) February 16, 2016
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44) 0.73
A Doubter's Almanac by Ethan Canin
227 reviews (576p) February 16, 2016
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45) 0.73
Dodgers by Bill Beverly
200 reviews (304p) April 5, 2016
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46) 0.73
The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock
142 reviews (384p) July 12, 2016
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47) 0.73
Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh
119 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
111 reviews (320p) January 12, 2016
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49) 0.50
Siracusa by Delia Ephron
341 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
114 reviews (496p) March 29, 2016
Man Booker Prize Finalist
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51) 0.20
Sweet Lamb of Heaven by Lydia Millet
97 reviews (256p) May 3, 2016
LA Times Book Prize for Fiction Finalist
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52) 0.20
Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta
57 reviews (288p) March 8, 2016
LA Times Book Prize for Fiction Finalist
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53) 0.20
Missile Paradise by Ron Tanner
17 reviews (372p) April 5, 2016
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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54) 0.20
An Unrestored Woman by Shobha Rao
14 reviews (256p) March 15, 2016
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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55) 0.00
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
1425 reviews (512p) April 19, 2016
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56) 0.00
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
822 reviews (368p) May 24, 2016
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57) 0.00
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub
318 reviews (368p) May 31, 2016
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58) 0.00
The Mothers by Brit Bennett
314 reviews (288p) October 11, 2016
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59) 0.00
The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes
194 reviews (224p) May 10, 2016
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60) 0.00
The Past by Tessa Hadley
193 reviews (320p) January 5, 2016
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61) 0.00
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
97 reviews (336p) March 8, 2016
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62) 0.00
The Boat Rocker by Ha Jin
33 reviews (240p) October 25, 2016
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63) 0.00
Hystopia by David Means
28 reviews (352p) April 19, 2016
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