Literary Fiction

Literary fiction is a term that has come into common usage in the early 1960s. The term is principally used to distinguish "serious fiction" which is a work that claims to hold literary merit, in comparison from genre fiction and popular fiction. The name literature is sometimes used for this genre, although it can also refer to a broader category of writing.

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    The Alpha and the Omega: An absurd philosophical tale about God, the end of the world, and what's on the other planets

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    Roberto Sanchez was truly a happy man — living his dream alongside his beautiful wife and supportive daughter who complete him. He spent his very esse…more View Details »
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  • All the Light We Cannot See
    Station Eleven
    The Goldfinch
    In the Unlikely Event
    Everything I Never Told You
    The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
    At the Water's Edge
    A God in Ruins
    A Spool of Blue Thread
    The Light Between Oceans
    Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
    Life After Life
    The Boston Girl
    The Miniaturist
    1984 by George OrwellSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutFahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyOutpassage by Janet E. MorrisThe IX by Andrew P. Weston
    Literary Science Fiction
    191 books — 150 voters
    Rhinoceros Dreams by Jessica KnaussLove, Life and Everything Else by Xunaira J.Found Money by Peter Watson JenkinsSpilt Milk by D.K. CassidyKarmic Krackers by Dab10
    Short Stories Collection - Single Author
    156 books — 195 voters

    The Book Thief by Markus ZusakA Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled HosseiniWitch in the Woods by T. A. BunkerThe Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniThe Help by Kathryn Stockett
    Best Books You've Probably Never Read
    321 books — 309 voters
    Fight Club by Chuck PalahniukTrainspotting by Irvine WelshFear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. ThompsonMagic America by C.E. MedfordAmerican Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
    Contemporary Cult Fiction
    135 books — 176 voters

    The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenGone Girl by Gillian FlynnTell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka BruntThe Round House by Louise ErdrichThe Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson
    2013 Tournament of Books Watch List
    63 books — 386 voters
    The Goldfinch by Donna TarttAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrThe Invention of Wings by Sue Monk KiddThe Circle by Dave EggersThe Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
    Man Booker Prize Eligible 2014
    162 books — 585 voters

    Popular Literary Fiction Books

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    The Road
    Lord of the Flies
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    Love enters later in life through the cracks left by the first heartbreak.
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