Literary Fiction Books

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The Goldfinch The Goldfinch (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.92 — 769,745 ratings — published 2013
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The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1) The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)
by (shelved 944 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.12 — 1,588,394 ratings — published 1985
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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 936 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.93 — 4,045,531 ratings — published 1925
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To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)
by (shelved 921 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.28 — 4,828,100 ratings — published 1960
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The Secret History The Secret History (Paperback)
by (shelved 893 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.10 — 361,368 ratings — published 1992
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Little Fires Everywhere Little Fires Everywhere (Paperback)
by (shelved 762 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.09 — 844,715 ratings — published 2017
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Never Let Me Go Never Let Me Go (Paperback)
by (shelved 739 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.83 — 520,538 ratings — published 2005
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All the Light We Cannot See All the Light We Cannot See (Hardcover)
by (shelved 736 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.32 — 1,142,368 ratings — published 2014
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Normal People Normal People (Hardcover)
by (shelved 734 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.86 — 554,318 ratings — published 2018
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A Little Life A Little Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 682 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.31 — 262,471 ratings — published 2015
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The Kite Runner The Kite Runner (Paperback)
by (shelved 682 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.31 — 2,574,964 ratings — published 2003
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The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)
by (shelved 674 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.81 — 2,896,573 ratings — published 1951
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The Vanishing Half The Vanishing Half (Hardcover)
by (shelved 670 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.24 — 372,891 ratings — published 2020
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Americanah Americanah (Hardcover)
by (shelved 642 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.30 — 299,181 ratings — published 2013
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Life of Pi Life of Pi (Paperback)
by (shelved 614 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.92 — 1,407,184 ratings — published 2001
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Everything I Never Told You Everything I Never Told You (Hardcover)
by (shelved 585 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.86 — 390,279 ratings — published 2014
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The Remains of the Day The Remains of the Day (Paperback)
by (shelved 574 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.13 — 219,408 ratings — published 1989
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Middlesex Middlesex (Paperback)
by (shelved 574 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.01 — 598,732 ratings — published 2002
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Station Eleven Station Eleven (Hardcover)
by (shelved 561 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.05 — 355,540 ratings — published 2014
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Lolita Lolita (Paperback)
by (shelved 560 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.89 — 699,020 ratings — published 1955
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Homegoing Homegoing (Hardcover)
by (shelved 551 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.46 — 217,671 ratings — published 2016
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1984 1984 (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 549 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.19 — 3,431,121 ratings — published 1949
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One Hundred Years of Solitude One Hundred Years of Solitude (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 543 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.09 — 799,136 ratings — published 1967
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Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice (Paperback)
by (shelved 540 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.27 — 3,249,184 ratings — published 1813
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Atonement Atonement (Paperback)
by (shelved 539 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.91 — 460,997 ratings — published 2001
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Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies (Paperback)
by (shelved 537 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.69 — 2,396,190 ratings — published 1954
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The Bell Jar The Bell Jar (Paperback)
by (shelved 536 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.02 — 640,304 ratings — published 1963
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Animal Farm Animal Farm (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 530 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.96 — 2,965,288 ratings — published 1945
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Sing, Unburied, Sing Sing, Unburied, Sing (Hardcover)
by (shelved 512 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.02 — 112,349 ratings — published 2017
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Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men (Paperback)
by (shelved 512 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.88 — 2,057,319 ratings — published 1937
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Where the Crawdads Sing Where the Crawdads Sing (ebook)
by (shelved 511 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.46 — 1,286,573 ratings — published 2018
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The Road The Road (Hardcover)
by (shelved 487 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.97 — 757,433 ratings — published 2006
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Beloved (Beloved Trilogy, #1) Beloved (Beloved Trilogy, #1)
by (shelved 483 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.89 — 348,050 ratings — published 1987
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The Poisonwood Bible The Poisonwood Bible (Hardcover)
by (shelved 478 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.07 — 677,916 ratings — published 1998
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Jane Eyre Jane Eyre (Paperback)
by (shelved 475 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.13 — 1,724,115 ratings — published 1846
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Slaughterhouse-Five Slaughterhouse-Five (Paperback)
by (shelved 467 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.08 — 1,186,478 ratings — published 1969
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The Vegetarian The Vegetarian (Hardcover)
by (shelved 463 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.59 — 104,388 ratings — published 2007
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There There There There (Hardcover)
by (shelved 459 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.98 — 132,590 ratings — published 2018
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Exit West Exit West (Hardcover)
by (shelved 453 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.78 — 113,746 ratings — published 2017
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The Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad (Hardcover)
by (shelved 451 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.03 — 324,206 ratings — published 2016
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An American Marriage An American Marriage (Hardcover)
by (shelved 450 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.95 — 293,608 ratings — published 2018
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The Sense of an Ending The Sense of an Ending (Hardcover)
by (shelved 448 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.73 — 158,433 ratings — published 2011
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Paperback)
by (shelved 446 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.89 — 1,264,070 ratings — published 2003
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Cloud Atlas Cloud Atlas (Paperback)
by (shelved 437 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.00 — 229,924 ratings — published 2004
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Lincoln in the Bardo Lincoln in the Bardo (Hardcover)
by (shelved 433 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.75 — 132,054 ratings — published 2017
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The Dutch House The Dutch House (Hardcover)
by (shelved 422 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.11 — 284,012 ratings — published 2019
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The Book Thief The Book Thief (Hardcover)
by (shelved 422 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.38 — 1,980,396 ratings — published 2005
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Red Russia Red Russia (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 417 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.18 — 17,989 ratings — published 2017
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Hardcover)
by (shelved 413 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.89 — 240,638 ratings — published 2007
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Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights (Paperback)
by (shelved 412 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.87 — 1,431,913 ratings — published 1847
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Milan Kundera
“Yes, the essence of every love is a child, and it makes no difference at all whether it has ever actually been conceived or born. In the algebra of love a child is the symbol of the magical sum of two beings.”
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