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. ...more

Great Circle
Things We Lost to the Water
The Invisible Husband of Frick Island
Cheat Day
Olympus, Texas
The Kingdoms
The Cave Dwellers
Second Place
The First Day of Spring
Yes, Daddy
We Are Satellites
Secrets of Happiness
The Four Winds
These Tangled Vines
The Last Green Valley
The Girls in the Attic
We Begin at the End
Wat wij zagen
West with Giraffes
Where the Grass Is Green and the Girls Are Pretty
I Thought You Said This Would Work
Good Company
How Lucky
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The Light Through the Leaves
Girl A
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg LarssonThe Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafónAnd Then There Were None by Agatha ChristieThe Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoThe Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
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My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth RussellAmerican Dirt by Jeanine CumminsThe Glass Hotel by Emily St. John MandelSuch a Fun Age by Kiley ReidThe Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
Anticipated 2020 Literary Fiction
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The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenThe Help by Kathryn StockettTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Smart Summer Reads
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Crime and Punishment by Fyodor DostoyevskyThe Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor DostoyevskyAnna Karenina by Leo TolstoyThe Master and Margarita by Mikhail BulgakovWar and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
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476 books — 2,123 voters

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To Kill a Mockingbird
The Secret History
Little Fires Everywhere
Never Let Me Go
All the Light We Cannot See
Normal People
The Kite Runner
A Little Life
The Catcher in the Rye
The Vanishing Half
Life of Pi

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