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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
1,952 books — 3,286 voters

Bentwhistle the Dragon in a Threat from the Past by Paul CudeCrashing Back Down by Kristen Hope MazzolaThe Fairfax Fix by Dorothy May MercerTaken By The Huntsman by Mistral DawnIrradiance by David Bruns
Indie Writers Unite!
733 books — 761 voters

The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHaleThe Feathered Bone by Julie CantrellThe Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen LoigmanThe Girls by Emma ClineMy Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
Anticipated 2016 Literary Fiction
281 books — 716 voters
The Goldfinch by Donna TarttAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrThe Invention of Wings by Sue Monk KiddThe Bone Clocks by David MitchellThe Circle by Dave Eggers
Man Booker Prize Eligible 2014
164 books — 704 voters

Wolf Hall by Hilary MantelThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakThe Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoThe Man Without Qualities by Robert MusilOrlando by Virginia Woolf
Literary Historical Fiction
506 books — 668 voters
A Little Life by Hanya YanagiharaA God in Ruins by Kate AtkinsonThe Buried Giant by Kazuo IshiguroGo Set a Watchman by Harper LeeThe Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Anticipated 2015 Literary Fiction
187 books — 553 voters

1984 by George OrwellFahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburySlaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.The IX by Andrew P. WestonThe Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Literary Science Fiction
221 books — 184 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 — 145 voters
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChboskyThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeMagic America by C.E. MedfordThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Coming of Age Tales To Tackle Adulthood
114 books — 143 voters

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel BarberyOld Filth by Jane GardamA Novel Bookstore by Laurence CosséThe Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina BronskyThe Man in the Wooden Hat by Jane Gardam
Europa Edition Books
111 books — 122 voters
The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise WolasLincoln in the Bardo by George SaundersThe Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker4 3 2 1 by Paul AusterPachinko by Min Jin Lee
Anticipated / Best 2017 Literary Fiction
158 books — 119 voters

The Secret History by Donna TarttThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerA Separate Peace by John KnowlesThe Sorrows of Young Mike by John ZelaznySpecial Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
School Novels
77 books — 107 voters
1984 by George OrwellThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerFight Club by Chuck PalahniukAmerican Psycho by Bret Easton EllisInfinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
Postmodern cult classics
86 books — 102 voters

Magic America by C.E. MedfordThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenLooking for Alaska by John GreenThe Book Thief by Markus ZusakPaper Towns by John Green
Young Adult Literary Fiction
98 books — 86 voters
The Road by Cormac McCarthyWolf Hall by Hilary MantelThe Goldfinch by Donna TarttAll the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrBring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Best Literary Fiction of 21st Century
356 books — 84 voters

A Little Life by Hanya YanagiharaThe Song of Achilles by Madeline MillerMaurice by E.M. ForsterThe Charioteer by Mary RenaultBrokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
Literary Gay Romantic Novels
34 books — 62 voters

Highland Shifters by Michelle FoxOutlander by Diana GabaldonHighland Wolf Pact by Selena KittSunset Song by Lewis Grassic GibbonThe Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg
Scottish Novels
46 books — 32 voters

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