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Best Books of 2017

1) 6.81
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
841 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
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2016
PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist
LA Times Book Prize for Fiction Finalist
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2) 5.71
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
948 reviews (240p) March 7, 2017
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #3
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016
Man Booker Prize Finalist
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #6
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
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LA Times Book Prize for Fiction Winner
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3) 3.60
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
2022 reviews (368p) February 14, 2017
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #4
Library Journal Best Books 2016: The Top Ten
Man Booker Prize Winner
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #5
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4) 3.00
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
2891 reviews (496p) February 7, 2017
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #13
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016
National Book Award Finalist
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5) 2.61
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
424 reviews (464p) June 6, 2017
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #9
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
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6) 2.31
The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
314 reviews (256p) September 19, 2017
Library Journal Best Books 2016: The Top Ten
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #8
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
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7) 2.30
White Tears by Hari Kunzru
87 reviews (288p) March 14, 2017
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Top 10 #2
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #2
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8) 1.70
4321 by Paul Auster
336 reviews (960p) January 1, 2017
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #11
Man Booker Prize Finalist
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9) 1.70
Autumn by Ali Smith
158 reviews (272p) February 7, 2017
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016
Man Booker Prize Finalist
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10) 1.60
The Power by Naomi Alderman
895 reviews (400p) October 10, 2017
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11) 1.50
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
1724 reviews (p)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner
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12) 1.41
Improvement by Joan Silber
20 reviews (256p) November 14, 2017
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Winner
PEN/Faulkner Award Winner
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13) 1.40
In the Distance by Hernan Diaz
118 reviews (240p) October 10, 2017
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Finalist
PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist
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14) 1.30
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
1435 reviews (432p) April 25, 2017
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #2
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15) 1.30
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
1410 reviews (352p) September 12, 2017
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #1
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16) 1.30
My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent
661 reviews (432p) August 29, 2017
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #7
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17) 1.30
This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
373 reviews (336p) January 24, 2017
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #12
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18) 1.30
Ill Will by Dan Chaon
358 reviews (496p) March 7, 2017
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Top 10 #7
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19) 1.30
The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
273 reviews (592p) August 22, 2017
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #5
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20) 1.30
The Idiot by Elif Batuman
263 reviews (502p) June 6, 2019
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Finalist
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21) 1.30
Sourdough by Robin Sloan
186 reviews (272p) September 5, 2017
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #6
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22) 1.30
Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
160 reviews (368p) May 2, 2017
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #8
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23) 1.30
Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory
148 reviews (416p) June 27, 2017
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #10
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24) 0.80
The Changeling by Victor LaValle
216 reviews (448p) June 13, 2017
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #7
LA Times Book Prize for Fiction Finalist
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25) 0.60
Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo
151 reviews (272p) August 22, 2017
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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26) 0.60
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
1265 reviews (448p) October 3, 2017
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #4
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27) 0.60
Transit by Rachel Cusk
53 reviews (272p) January 17, 2017
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #3
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28) 0.40
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
234 reviews (288p) January 3, 2017
Man Booker Prize Finalist
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29) 0.40
Elmet by Fiona Mozley
68 reviews (p)
Man Booker Prize Finalist
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30) 0.40
Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin
50 reviews (192p) January 10, 2017
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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31) 0.40
The Seventh Function of Language by Laurent Binet
32 reviews (368p) August 1, 2017
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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32) 0.40
Compass by Mathias Enard
16 reviews (464p) March 28, 2017
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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33) 0.40
The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam
14 reviews (336p) April 18, 2017
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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34) 0.40
Austral by Paul McAuley
4 reviews (288p) October 19, 2017
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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35) 0.20
American War by Omar El Akkad
419 reviews (352p) April 4, 2017
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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36) 0.20
Days without End by Sebastian Barry
288 reviews (272p) January 24, 2017
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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37) 0.20
The Leavers by Lisa Ko
212 reviews (352p) May 2, 2017
National Book Award Finalist
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38) 0.20
The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash
188 reviews (p)
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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39) 0.20
The Burning Girl by Claire Messud
163 reviews (256p) August 29, 2017
LA Times Book Prize for Fiction Finalist
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40) 0.20
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
91 reviews (p)
National Book Award Finalist
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41) 0.20
Human Acts by Han Kang
86 reviews (224p) January 17, 2017
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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42) 0.20
Solar Bones by Mike McCormack
58 reviews (224p) September 12, 2017
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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43) 0.20
Dark at the Crossing by Elliot Ackerman
31 reviews (256p) January 24, 2017
National Book Award Finalist
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44) 0.20
Here in Berlin by Cristina Garcia
20 reviews (224p) October 10, 2017
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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45) 0.20
Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag
6 reviews (p)
LA Times Book Prize for Fiction Finalist
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46) 0.10
The Dark Dark by Samantha Hunt
29 reviews (257p) July 18, 2017
PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist
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47) 0.10
The Tower of the Antilles by Achy Obejas
6 reviews (150p) July 4, 2017
PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist
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