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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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440 books · 206 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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