Literary Fiction Book Lists

The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenThe Help by Kathryn StockettCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Smart Summer Reads
1,929 books — 3,039 voters

Bentwhistle the Dragon in a Threat from the Past by Paul CudeThe Fairfax Fix by Dorothy May MercerCrashing Back Down by Kristen Hope MazzolaTaken By The Huntsman by Mistral DawnIrradiance by David Bruns
Indie Writers Unite!
655 books — 698 voters

Wolf Hall by Hilary MantelThe Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakA Tale of Two Cities by Charles DickensThe Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil
Literary Historical Fiction
401 books — 482 voters
A Little Life by Hanya YanagiharaA God in Ruins by Kate AtkinsonThe Buried Giant by Kazuo IshiguroGo Set a Watchman by Harper LeeHausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum
Anticipated 2015 Literary Fiction
211 books — 443 voters

1984 by George OrwellSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutOutpassage by Janet E. MorrisThe IX by Andrew P. WestonFahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Literary Science Fiction
197 books — 154 voters
Wench by Dolen Perkins-ValdezPerfect Peace by Daniel Black32 Candles by Ernessa T. CarterThe Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. DurrowBefore You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans
2010's Best African American Literature
19 books — 132 voters

The Secret History by Donna TarttThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerThe Sorrows of Young Mike by John ZelaznyEdna in the Desert by Maddy LedermanA Separate Peace by John Knowles
School Novels
54 books — 97 voters
Magic America by C.E. MedfordLooking for Alaska by John GreenThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakEdna in the Desert by Maddy Lederman
Young Adult Literary Fiction
81 books — 84 voters

1984 by George OrwellThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerFight Club by Chuck PalahniukSlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt VonnegutAmerican Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Postmodern cult classics
77 books — 83 voters

Maurice by E.M. ForsterThe Absolutist by John BoyneThe Persian Boy by Mary RenaultBrokeback Mountain by Annie ProulxThe Charioteer by Mary Renault
Literary Gay Romantic Novels
24 books — 25 voters
ENJOY ME by Logan Ryan SmithMy Eyes Are Black Holes by Logan Ryan SmithBridges by W.S. WilliamsonLittle Visible Delight by S.P. MiskowskiWar of the Worlds 2030 by Stephen B. Pearl
Dark Fiction
26 books — 19 voters

Edna in the Desert by Maddy LedermanThe Boleyn Inheritance by Philippa GregoryLight on Snow by Anita Shreve
LitPics and Flicks
3 books — 5 voters

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