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Best Books of 2016

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Best Books of 2016 Honors by Book - Fiction Ranking (updated feb 4 2018)

04/10/2017: 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Finalists
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
09/15/2016: 2016 National Book Award Shortlist
09/13/2016: 2016 Man Booker Prize Shortlist


Top Fiction


The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
3916 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
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
Library Journal Best Books 2016: The Top Ten
National Book Award Winner
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #1
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
Washington Post Top 10 Books of 2016
Kirkus Prize Finalist
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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
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
LA Times Book Prize for Fiction Finalist
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Moonglow by Michael Chabon
614 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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LaRose by Louise Erdrich
602 reviews (384p) May 10, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Winner
PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist
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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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Notable Fiction


My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
2367 reviews (208p) January 12, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
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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The Vegetarian by Han Kang
528 reviews (192p) February 2, 2016
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Top 10 #10
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2016
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
Man Booker International Prize
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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A Doubter's Almanac by Ethan Canin
227 reviews (576p) February 16, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
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The North Water by Ian McGuire
954 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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Zero K by Don DeLillo
229 reviews (288p) May 3, 2016
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
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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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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
1519 reviews (320p) June 7, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2016
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #4
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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Barkskins by Annie Proulx
837 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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The Girls by Emma Cline
1750 reviews (368p) June 14, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2016: Fiction
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The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 by Lionel Shriver
305 reviews (416p) June 21, 2016
New York Times - Sunday Book Review Cover
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction
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Christodora by Tim Murphy
165 reviews (496p) August 2, 2016
Amazon Best Books of 2016: Top 100 Editors' Picks
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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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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The Nix by Nathan Hill
1009 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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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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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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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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