Popular Literary Fiction Books

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The Goldfinch The Goldfinch (Hardcover)
by (shelved 657 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.86 — 785,951 ratings — published 2013
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The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
by (shelved 649 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.89 — 3,624,644 ratings — published 1925
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To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird (Paperback)
by (shelved 635 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.25 — 4,345,391 ratings — published 1960
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The Handmaid's Tale The Handmaid's Tale (Paperback)
by (shelved 584 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.06 — 1,089,216 ratings — published 1985
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All the Light We Cannot See All the Light We Cannot See (Hardcover)
by (shelved 479 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.31 — 1,089,879 ratings — published 2014
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Life of Pi Life of Pi (Paperback)
by (shelved 475 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.88 — 1,512,834 ratings — published 2001
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The Catcher in the Rye The Catcher in the Rye (Paperback)
by (shelved 446 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.80 — 2,830,365 ratings — published 1951
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The Kite Runner The Kite Runner (Paperback)
by (shelved 445 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.26 — 2,525,780 ratings — published 2003
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Middlesex Middlesex (Paperback)
by (shelved 429 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.98 — 825,836 ratings — published 2002
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The Secret History The Secret History (Paperback)
by (shelved 419 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.08 — 337,942 ratings — published 1992
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Never Let Me Go Never Let Me Go (Paperback)
by (shelved 413 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.80 — 607,553 ratings — published 2005
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Atonement Atonement (Paperback)
by (shelved 385 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.87 — 559,789 ratings — published 2001
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Lolita Lolita (Paperback)
by (shelved 359 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.87 — 893,303 ratings — published 1955
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Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice (Paperback)
by (shelved 355 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.24 — 2,898,858 ratings — published 1813
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Lord of the Flies Lord of the Flies (Paperback)
by (shelved 355 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.65 — 2,180,628 ratings — published 1954
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1984 1984 (Mass Market Paperback)
by (shelved 353 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.14 — 2,950,073 ratings — published 1949
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Animal Farm Animal Farm (Paperback)
by (shelved 351 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.87 — 2,531,557 ratings — published 1945
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The Poisonwood Bible The Poisonwood Bible (Hardcover)
by (shelved 350 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.02 — 802,282 ratings — published 1998
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Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men (Paperback)
by (shelved 350 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.84 — 1,953,392 ratings — published 1937
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The Road The Road (Hardcover)
by (shelved 349 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.95 — 776,545 ratings — published 2006
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Americanah Americanah (Hardcover)
by (shelved 341 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.26 — 266,846 ratings — published 2013
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The Sense of an Ending The Sense of an Ending (Hardcover)
by (shelved 326 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.70 — 165,590 ratings — published 2011
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The Bell Jar The Bell Jar (Paperback)
by (shelved 321 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.98 — 745,300 ratings — published 1963
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Cloud Atlas Cloud Atlas (Paperback)
by (shelved 320 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.02 — 351,108 ratings — published 2004
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The Remains of the Day The Remains of the Day (Paperback)
by (shelved 317 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.11 — 228,703 ratings — published 1989
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Station Eleven Station Eleven (Hardcover)
by (shelved 316 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.01 — 346,790 ratings — published 2014
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A Little Life A Little Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 314 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.26 — 243,117 ratings — published 2015
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Slaughterhouse-Five Slaughterhouse-Five (Paperback)
by (shelved 314 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.06 — 1,370,153 ratings — published 1969
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Life After Life Life After Life (Hardcover)
by (shelved 313 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.73 — 334,621 ratings — published 2013
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Room Room (Hardcover)
by (shelved 311 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.03 — 863,301 ratings — published 2010
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The Book Thief The Book Thief (Hardcover)
by (shelved 297 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.35 — 2,103,287 ratings — published 2005
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Fates and Furies Fates and Furies (Hardcover)
by (shelved 283 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.53 — 181,230 ratings — published 2015
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The Blind Assassin The Blind Assassin (Paperback)
by (shelved 277 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.95 — 198,406 ratings — published 2000
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Beloved Beloved (Paperback)
by (shelved 276 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.77 — 395,661 ratings — published 1987
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A Visit from the Goon Squad A Visit from the Goon Squad (Hardcover)
by (shelved 270 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.65 — 212,018 ratings — published 2010
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The Stranger The Stranger (Paperback)
by (shelved 266 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.96 — 679,938 ratings — published 1942
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Water for Elephants Water for Elephants (Paperback)
by (shelved 261 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.07 — 1,474,286 ratings — published 2006
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The God of Small Things The God of Small Things (Hardcover)
by (shelved 261 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.92 — 300,551 ratings — published 1997
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A Thousand Splendid Suns A Thousand Splendid Suns (Hardcover)
by (shelved 257 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.34 — 1,238,463 ratings — published 2007
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The Help The Help (Hardcover)
by (shelved 251 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 4.45 — 2,095,308 ratings — published 2009
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Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights (Paperback)
by (shelved 248 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.83 — 1,349,045 ratings — published 1847
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Bel Canto Bel Canto (Paperback)
by (shelved 248 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.92 — 277,934 ratings — published 2001
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Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1) Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
by (shelved 245 times as literary-fiction)
avg rating 3.98 — 1,095,368 ratings — published 1961
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