Best Books of 1996

The best books published during 1996.
See best-of-year lists for other years:
1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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4.16 avg rating — 440,667 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 114,353 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 94,642 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 155,025 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 378,868 ratings
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4.75 avg rating — 26,352 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 65,859 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 96,238 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 213,073 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 526,609 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 75,956 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 1,363,211 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 53,851 ratings
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4.74 avg rating — 20,121 ratings
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4.42 avg rating — 16,230 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 47,383 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 278,169 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 131,334 ratings
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3.48 avg rating — 7,309 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 14,334 ratings
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3.61 avg rating — 5,459 ratings
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4.52 avg rating — 43,091 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 10,991 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 73,153 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 7,206 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 4,391 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 32,528 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 32,671 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 3,688 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 26,079 ratings
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3.62 avg rating — 182 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 478 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 16,292 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 1,755 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 288 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 399 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 57,095 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 685 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 116,828 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 3,889 ratings
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408 books · 188 voters · list created June 25th, 2008 by deleted user.
Tags: 1996, best
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Comments Showing 1-5 of 5 (5 new)

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message 1: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Deleted Grapes of Wrath and other writings 1939-1941 by Steinbeck.


message 2: by Danna (new)

Danna I was born in the year of magical thinking! Look at those book! My fave book at the top!


message 3: by Mike Briggs (new)

Mike Briggs Removed Total Control published in 1997.


Sentimental Surrealist Infinite Jest is only number ten. This is a problem.


message 5: by Rachel Adiyah (new)

Rachel Adiyah The Subtle Knife was published in 1997 and is on that list, as well. It should be removed from this one.


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