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The Best Fiction Books of 2019 (A Year-End List Aggregation)

“What are the best Fiction books released in 2019?” We looked at 436 of the top Fiction books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 40 books, all appearing on 4 or more “Best Fiction” book lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 375+ titles, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Our other Best Of 2019 Articles:

Our Other Years: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

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Top 40 Best Fiction Books From 2019



40 .) A Woman is No Man written by Etaf Rum

A Woman is No Man

Lists It Appears On:

  • Debutiful
  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2
  • Amazon

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A READ WITH JENNA TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK A GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS FINALIST FOR BEST FICTION AND BEST DEBUT • BOOKBROWE’S BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • A Washington Post 10 Books to Read



39 .) All This Could Be Yours written by Jami Attenberg

All This Could Be Yours

Lists It Appears On:

  • Amazon
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal 2
  • Vogue

“From New York Times best-selling author Jami Attenberg comes a sharp, funny, and emotionally powerful novel about a family reuniting at the deathbed of its patriarch. In reckoning with his secret past, can they rebuild and begin anew?”–



38 .) Bunny written by Mona Awad

Bunny

Lists It Appears On:

  • Vogue
  • Largehearted Boy
  • Entropy
  • CBC

The Vegetarian meets Heathers in this darkly funny, seductively strange novel from the acclaimed author of 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl “We were just these innocent girls in the night trying to make something beautiful. We nearly died. We very nearly d



37 .) Celestial Bodies written by Jokha Alharthi

Celestial Bodies

Lists It Appears On:

  • City of Asylum Bookstore
  • Five Books 2
  • Guardian
  • Kirkus Reviews

Celestial Bodies is set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, where we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla, who rejects all offers while waiting for her beloved, who has



36 .) Daisy Jones & the Six : a novel written by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones & the Six : a novel

Lists It Appears On:

  • King County Library System
  • Iowa City Public Library
  • Public Library
  • Amazon

A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of a world-famous 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer–and the secret reasons behind their dramatic break up. Daisy Jones is a beautiful, broken girl growing up in L.A. with rich parents who barely kno



35 .) Disappearing Earth written by Julia Phillips

Disappearing Earth

Lists It Appears On:

  • Debutiful
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal
  • City of Asylum Bookstore

A stunning debut from an acclaimed travel writer, Disappearing Earth is about two sisters who go missing on the remote volcanic peninsula of Kamchatka. Clues to the crime lie in the lives – and stories of violence and loss – of twelve women in the girls’ r



34 .) Miracle Creek written by Angie Kim

Miracle Creek

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 3
  • Goodreads
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal 2

A thrilling debut novel for fans of Liane Moriarty and Celeste Ng about how far we’ll go to protect our families—and our deepest secrets My husband asked me to lie. Not a big lie. He probably didn’t even consider it a lie, and neither did I, at first . . .



33 .) Mrs. Everything : a novel written by Jennifer Weiner

Mrs. Everything : a novel

Lists It Appears On:

  • Iowa City Public Library
  • Public Library
  • Amazon
  • NPR

From Jennifer Weiner, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Who Do You Love and In Her Shoes comes a smart, thoughtful, and timely exploration of two sisters’ lives from the 1950s to the present as they struggle to find their places—and be true to th



32 .) Queenie written by Candice Carty-Williams

Queenie

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2
  • Guardian
  • NPR

NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 BY WOMAN’S DAY, NEWSDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, BUSTLE, AND BOOK RIOT! “[B]rilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking.” —Jojo Moyes, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You Bridget Jones’s Diary meets A



31 .) The gifted school : a novel written by Bruce W. Holsinger

The gifted school : a novel

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 2
  • Iowa City Public Library
  • Public Library
  • NPR

“Like Big Little Lies with standardized testing, this addictive novel digs hard into the culture of striving parents and anxious children, exploring privilege, competition and the elusiveness of happiness. A deeply pleasurable read.” – Meg Wolitzer Smart a



30 .) The Most Fun We Ever Had written by Claire Lombardo

The Most Fun We Ever Had

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2
  • Iowa City Public Library
  • Public Library

At a family wedding, the four Sorenson sisters polka-dot the green lawn in their summer pastels, with varying shades of hair and varying degrees of unease. Their long-infatuated parents watch on with a combination of love and concern. Sixteen years later,



29 .) The Need written by Helen Phillips

The Need

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 3
  • Publishers Weekly
  • TIME
  • Powell’s

Molly is exhausted, anxious, losing her grip on reality. Her husband is away and she is running between her children and her job, where things are unravelling. She’s a paleobotanist, working at a fossil quarry, and has recently unearthed artefacts that def



28 .) The Shadow King written by Maaza Mengiste

The Shadow King

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 3
  • City of Asylum Bookstore
  • Library Journal
  • Powell’s

‘DEVASTATING’ Marlon James, ‘A MODERN CLASSIC’ Andrew Sean Greer, ‘INCREDIBLE’ Lemn Sissay, ‘BRILLIANT’ Salman Rushdie, ‘MAGNIFICIENT’ Aminatta Forna, ‘EPIC’ Mary Morris, ‘WONDERFUL’ Laila Lalami, ‘POWERFUL’ Cosmopolitan, ‘REMARKABLE’ New York Times ETHIOP



27 .) The Unpassing written by Chia-Chia Lin

The Unpassing

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist
  • Debutiful
  • San Diego Entertainer
  • Entropy

A searing debut novel that explores community, identity and the myth of the American dream through an immigrant family in Alaska In Chia-Chia Lin’s debut novel, The Unpassing, we meet a Taiwanese immigrant family of six struggling to make ends meet on the



26 .) Things you save in a fire written by Katherine Center

Things you save in a fire

Lists It Appears On:

  • Iowa City Public Library
  • King County Library System
  • SheReads
  • Iowa City Public Library

From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away comes a stunning new novel about courage, hope, and learning to love against all odds. Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, sh



25 .) Trust Exercise written by Susan Choi

Trust Exercise

Lists It Appears On:

  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly
  • TIME
  • NPR

WINNER OF THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION “Electrifying” (People) • “Masterly” (The Guardian) • “Dramatic and memorable” (The New Yorker) • “Magic” (TIME) • “Ingenious” (The Financial Times) • “A gonzo literary performance” (Entertainment Weekly)



24 .) Where Reasons End written by Yiyun Li

Where Reasons End

Lists It Appears On:

  • Guardian
  • TIME
  • Entropy
  • NPR

‘Profoundly moving. An astonishing book, a true work of art’ Max Porter, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers ‘Heart-wrenching, fearless, and unlike anything you’ve ever read’ Esquire ‘I sit here shaken and, I think, changed by this work’ Katherine B



23 .) Ask Again, Yes: A Novel written by Mary Beth Keane

Ask Again, Yes: A Novel

Lists It Appears On:

  • Iowa City Public Library
  • Public Library
  • Goodreads 2
  • Amazon
  • NPR

“A beautiful novel, bursting at the seams with empathy.” —Elle A profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town, the friendship between their children, a tragedy that reverberates over four decades, the daily intimacies of marria



22 .) Ducks, Newburyport written by Lucy Ellmann

Ducks, Newburyport

Lists It Appears On:

  • City of Asylum Bookstore
  • Five Books
  • Guardian
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Entropy

An utterly original novel, longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize in which one woman navigates, through compelling inner monologue, the tension and disquiet of contemporary America.



21 .) Evvie Drake Starts Over written by Linda Holmes

Evvie Drake Starts Over

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • King County Library System
  • Iowa City Public Library
  • Public Library
  • NPR

You don’t always get to start your life over. Sometimes, life starts itself over for you. ‘Charming, hopeful, and gently romantic . . . Evvie Drake is great company.’ Rainbow Rowell One morning, Eveleth ‘Evvie’ Drake got up, packed her suitcase, and got re



20 .) Girl, Woman, Other written by Bernadine Evaristo

Girl, Woman, Other

Lists It Appears On:

  • Five Books
  • Goodreads 2
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Powell’s
  • City of Asylum Bookstore

***WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019*** SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER This is Britain as you’ve never seen it. This is Britain as it has never been told. From Newcastle to Cornwall, from the birth of the twentieth century to the teens of the twenty-first, Girl Wom



19 .) Inland written by Téa Obreht

Inland

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 3
  • Guardian
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal
  • San Diego Entertainer

The New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Wife returns with “a bracingly epic and imaginatively mythic journey across the American West” (Entertainment Weekly). In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordi



18 .) Lanny written by Max Porter

Lanny

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 2
  • Guardian
  • Readings 2
  • Powell’s
  • Largehearted Boy

Not far from London, there is a village. This village belongs to the people who live in it and to those who lived in it hundreds of years ago. It belongs to England’s mysterious past and its confounding present. It belongs to Mad Pete, the grizzled artist.



17 .) The Memory Police written by Yoko Ogawa

The Memory Police

Lists It Appears On:

  • Guardian
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal 3
  • San Diego Entertainer
  • Entropy

“A deft and dark Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance, from the acclaimed author of The Housekeeper and the Professor On an unnamed island off an unnamed coast, things are disappearing. First, animals and flowers. Then objects–ribbons,



16 .) The Other Americans written by Laila Lalami

The Other Americans

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 3
  • King County Library System
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Entropy
  • City of Asylum Bookstore

From the Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Moor’s Account, here is a timely and powerful novel about the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant—at once a family saga, a murder mystery, and a love story, informed by the treacherous fault lines of



15 .) The Secrets We Kept written by Lara Prescott

The Secrets We Kept

Lists It Appears On:

  • Debutiful
  • Goodreads
  • Iowa City Public Library
  • Library Journal 2
  • Iowa City Public Library



14 .) Women Talking written by Miriam Toews

Women Talking

Lists It Appears On:

  • King County Library System
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal 2
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Entropy

NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * VULTURE * BUZZFEED * BOSTON GLOBE * AV CLUB’s * NYLON * MEDIUM * THE MILLIONS * HUFFINGTON POST * THE RUMPUS * LIT HUB * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * THE WEEK * AM New York “This amazing, sad



13 .) Normal People written by Sally Rooney

Normal People

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 3
  • Goodreads 2
  • King County Library System
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • San Diego Entertainer
  • NPR

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • “A stunning novel about the transformative power of relationships” (People) from Sally Rooney, the author of Conversations with Friends and “a master of the literary page-turner” (J. Courtne



12 .) Olive, Again written by Elizabeth Strout

Olive, Again

Lists It Appears On:

  • City of Asylum Bookstore
  • Goodreads 2
  • Guardian
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly
  • NPR

And now Olive has indeed returned, as indomitable as ever, navigating her next decade and the changes — sometimes welcome, sometimes not — in her own life. Here is Olive, strangely confident in her second marriage, in an evolving relationship with her so



11 .) The Topeka School written by Ben Lerner

The Topeka School

Lists It Appears On:

  • Guardian
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Readings 2
  • TIME
  • Powell’s
  • NPR

‘To the extent that we can speak of a future at present, I think the future of the novel is here’ Sally Rooney ‘An education in the sympathetic imagination, a deep and bracing intellectual challenge, a powerful political statement. . . This is a novel to c



10 .) Black Leopard, Red Wolf written by Marlon James

Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Lists It Appears On:

  • San Diego Entertainer
  • TIME
  • City of Asylum Bookstore
  • King County Library System
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Vogue
  • Entropy

FINALIST FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD The New York Times Bestseller “A fantasy world as well-realized as anything Tolkien made.” –Neil Gaiman “Gripping, action-packed….The literary equivalent of a Marvel Comics universe.” –Michiko Kakutani, The New



9.) Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead written by Olga Tokarczuk

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Lists It Appears On:

  • Five Books 2
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly
  • TIME
  • Powell’s
  • Amazon
  • NPR

Finalist for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize. A deeply satisfying thriller cum fairy tale, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead is a provocative exploration of the murky borderland between sanity and madness, justice and tradition, and autono



8.) Lost Children Archive written by Valeria Luiselli

Lost Children Archive

Lists It Appears On:

  • Guardian
  • King County Library System
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • TIME
  • Entropy
  • City of Asylum Bookstore
  • NPR



7.) Fleishman Is in Trouble written by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Fleishman Is in Trouble

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist
  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2
  • Guardian
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Readings 2
  • Vogue
  • NPR

“Dr. Toby Fleishman wakes up each morning surrounded by women. Women who are self-actualized and independent and know what they want–and, against all odds, what they want is Toby. Who knew what kind of life awaited him once he finally extracted himself fr



6.) Red at the bone written by Jacqueline Woodson

Red at the bone

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads 2
  • Iowa City Public Library
  • King County Library System
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal
  • USA Today
  • Entropy
  • Iowa City Public Library
  • Amazon

An extraordinary new novel about the influence of history on a contemporary African-American family, from the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming. Two families from different social



5.) The Dutch House written by Ann Patchett

The Dutch House

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 3
  • Guardian
  • King County Library System
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • USA Today
  • Vogue
  • Amazon
  • City of Asylum Bookstore
  • NPR

A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! From the New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, comes Ann Patchett’s most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the



4.) The Testaments written by Margaret Atwood

The Testaments

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 3
  • Iowa City Public Library
  • King County Library System
  • San Diego Entertainer
  • Amazon
  • City of Asylum Bookstore
  • Booklist
  • Debutiful
  • Guardian
  • Library Journal
  • Readings 2
  • TIME

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE Margaret Atwood’s dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid’s Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel. More than fifteen years after the events of The



3.) The Water Dancer written by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Water Dancer

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist
  • City of Asylum Bookstore
  • Goodreads
  • King County Library System
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal
  • San Diego Entertainer
  • USA Today
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • Iowa City Public Library
  • Public Library
  • Amazon

OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom. “This potent book about America’s most disgraceful



2.) The Nickel Boys written by Colson Whitehead

The Nickel Boys

Lists It Appears On:

  • Booklist 3
  • Guardian
  • King County Library System
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Readings 2
  • TIME
  • USA Today
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • Iowa City Public Library
  • Public Library
  • Amazon
  • City of Asylum Bookstore

In this bravura follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead brilliantly dramatizes another strand of history through the story of two boys sentenced to a hellish re



1.) On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous written by Ocean Vuong

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Goodreads 2
  • King County Library System
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Powell’s
  • Largehearted Boy
  • Amazon
  • City of Asylum Bookstore
  • Booklist
  • Booklist 3
  • Debutiful
  • Guardian
  • Library Journal
  • Readings 2
  • TIME
  • Entropy
  • NPR

Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction! An instant New York Times Bestseller! Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal! Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, O




The 375+ Additional Best Fiction Books Released In 2019



#BooksAuthorsLists
4110 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange WorldElif ShafakBooklist 3
   Five Books
   NPR
42A Particular Kind of Black ManTope FolarinBooklist
   Debutiful
   NPR
43Ayesha At LastUzma JalaluddinKing County Library System
   NPR
   Christian Science Monitor
44Baron Wenckheim’s HomecomingLászló KrasznahorkaiCity of Asylum Bookstore
   Publishers Weekly
   Entropy
45Bowlaway: A NovelElizabeth McCrackenKirkus Reviews
   Publishers Weekly
   NPR
46ExhalationTed ChiangKing County Library System
   Kirkus Reviews
   Entropy
47Grand UnionZadie SmithGuardian
   Kirkus Reviews
   Publishers Weekly
48In West MillsDe’Shawn Charles WinslowDebutiful
   Kirkus Reviews
   Library Journal 2
49On the Come upAngie ThomasChicago Public Library 2
   Goodreads 3
   Readings
50Opposite of AlwaysJustin A. ReynoldsBooklist 2
   Chicago Public Library 2
   Goodreads 3
51Out of Darkness, Shining LightPetina GappahKirkus Reviews
   Christian Science Monitor
   NPR
52QuichotteSalman RushdieFive Books
   Amazon
   NPR
53Red, White & Royal BlueCasey McQuistonGoodreads
   King County Library System
   Kirkus Reviews
54Space InvadersNona FernándezLibrary Journal 3
   Entropy
   NPR
55SpringAli SmithGuardian
   Kirkus Reviews
   NPR
56Stalingrad City of Asylum Bookstore
   Guardian
   Publishers Weekly
57The bookish life of Nina HillAbbi WaxmanGoodreads 2
   Iowa City Public Library
   Iowa City Public Library
58The Bride TestHelen HoangKirkus Reviews
   SheReads
   NPR
59The DreamersKaren Thompson WalkerPowell’s
   Iowa City Public Library
   Iowa City Public Library
60The Far FieldMadhuri VijayBooklist
   Chicago Review of Books
   Publishers Weekly
61The FarmJoanne RamosBooklist
   Iowa City Public Library
   Iowa City Public Library
62The Girl He Used to KnowTracey Garvis GravesIowa City Public Library
   SheReads
   Iowa City Public Library
63The Lager Queen Of Minnesota: A NovelJ. Ryan StradalIowa City Public Library
   Iowa City Public Library
   NPR
64The Man Who Saw EverythingDeborah LevyPublishers Weekly
   Readings 2
   Powell’s
65The RemainderAlia Trabucco ZeránFive Books 2
   Kirkus Reviews
   Entropy
66The World Doesn’t Require YouRion Amilcar ScottKirkus Reviews
   Publishers Weekly
   Entropy
67A lush and seething hell : two tales of cosmic horrorJohn Hornor JacobsIowa City Public Library
   Iowa City Public Library
68All CityAlex DiFrancescoLargehearted Boy
   Entropy
69American SpyLauren WilkinsonDebutiful
   NPR
70An Orchestra of MinoritiesChigozie ObiomaFive Books
   Publishers Weekly
71Bangkok Wakes to RainPitchaya SudbanthadDebutiful
   Kirkus Reviews
72BirthdayMeredith RussoChicago Public Library 2
   Goodreads 3
73Black LightKimberly King ParsonsDebutiful
   Powell’s
74BloomlandJohn EnglehardtDebutiful
   Kirkus Reviews
75Boy Swallows UniverseTrent DaltonGoodreads
   Library Journal
76Call your daughter homeDeb SperaIowa City Public Library
   Iowa City Public Library
77Cantoras: A NovelCarolina De RobertisKirkus Reviews
   NPR
78City of GirlsElizabeth GilbertSheReads
   Amazon
79CrossingPajtim StatovciGuardian
   Library Journal 3
80Death Is Hard WorkKhaled KhalifaGuardian
   Library Journal 3
81Find Me (Call Me By Your Name, #2) Vogue
   Goodreads 2
82For Black Girls Like Me Booklist 2
   Chicago Public Library
83FrankisssteinJeanette WintersonPublishers Weekly
   Library Journal
84Frankly in Love (Frankly in Love, #1)David YoonChicago Public Library 2
   Goodreads 3
85Ghost WallSarah MossPublishers Weekly
   Entropy
86Hard MouthAmanda GoldblattChicago Review of Books
   Debutiful
87I Wish You All The BestMason DeaverGoodreads 3
   NPR
88Juliet the ManiacJuliet EscoriaEntropy
   NPR
89Lot: StoriesBryan WashingtonDebutiful
   NPR
90Lovely WarJulie BerryChicago Public Library 2
   Goodreads 3
91MarsAsja BakićPublishers Weekly
   Entropy
92Mostly Dead ThingsKristen ArnettChicago Review of Books
   Entropy
93NaamahSarah BlakeBooklist 3
   Entropy
94New Kid Chicago Public Library
   Booklist 3
95Night Boat to TangierKevin BarryLibrary Journal
   NPR
96Patsy: A NovelNicole Dennis-BennKirkus Reviews
   NPR
97Rabbits For FoodBinnie KirshenbaumKirkus Reviews
   NPR
98Tell me everything : a novelCambria BrockmanIowa City Public Library
   Iowa City Public Library
99Territory of LightYuko TsushimaKirkus Reviews
   Entropy
100The Atlas of Reds and BluesDevi S. LaskarBooklist
   Chicago Review of Books
101The Best at It Booklist 2
   Chicago Public Library
102The Dearly BelovedCara WallLibrary Journal 2
   Powell’s
103The DishwasherStéphane LarueCity of Asylum Bookstore
   CBC
104The Factory Publishers Weekly
   Powell’s
105The Grammarians: A NovelCathleen SchineKirkus Reviews
   NPR
106The HeavensSandra NewmanGuardian
   Kirkus Reviews
107The Island of Sea WomenLisa SeeKing County Library System
   Christian Science Monitor
108The Lady’s Guide to Celestial MechanicsOlivia WaiteKing County Library System
   Kirkus Reviews
109The Last True Poets of the SeaJulia DrakeBooklist 2
   Chicago Public Library 2
110The New MeHalle ButlerNPR
   Entropy
111The Old DriftNamwali SerpellBooklist 3
   Kirkus Reviews
112The Paragon HotelLyndsay FayeIowa City Public Library
   Iowa City Public Library
113The Reckless Oath We Made Goodreads 2
   Powell’s
114The Starless Sea Powell’s
   Amazon
115The Vanishing StairMaureen JohnsonChicago Public Library 2
   Goodreads 3
116The World That We KnewAlice HoffmanChristian Science Monitor
   Amazon
117This is How You Lose the Time WarAmal El-Mohtar & Max GladstoneKing County Library System
   CBC
118Tinfoil butterflyRachel Eve MoultonIowa City Public Library
   Iowa City Public Library
119Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky Booklist 2
   Chicago Public Library
120We Hunt the Flame Booklist 2
   Goodreads
121When All Is Said Goodreads
   Goodreads 2
122Will and Testament Guardian
   City of Asylum Bookstore
123With The Fire On HighElizabeth AcevedoGoodreads 3
   NPR
124Your House Will PaySteph ChaKirkus Reviews
   Largehearted Boy
12526 KnotsBindu SureshCBC
126A BOY AND HIS DOG AT THE END OF THE WORLDC.A. FletcherKirkus Reviews
127A Brightness Long AgoGuy Gavriel KayCBC
128A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers Chicago Public Library
129A Fist or a HeartKristín EiríksdóttirLibrary Journal 3
130A Girl Goes into the ForestPeg Alford PursellEntropy
131A GIRL RETURNEDDonatella Di PietrantonioKirkus Reviews
132A Long Way from Home: A novelPeter CareyFive Books 3
133A NovelRuta SepetysChicago Public Library 2
134A Place to Belong Chicago Public Library
135A Prayer for TravelersRuchika TomarDebutiful
136A PRINCE ON PAPERAlyssa ColeKirkus Reviews
137A Tale Told in Ten Blocks Chicago Public Library
138After the Flood Booklist
139After the PartyCressida ConnollyFive Books 3
140Again, but Better Goodreads 3
141AkinEmma DonoghueChristian Science Monitor
142All the Greys on Greene Street Chicago Public Library
143American Pop: A NovelSnowden WrightNPR
144American Royals (American Royals, #1) Goodreads 3
145An American Marriage Guardian
146Angel MageGarth NixReadings
147ar RunMesha MarenChicago Review of Books
148Aurora RisingAmie Kaufman & Jay KristoffReadings
149Autopsy of a Boring WifeMarie-Renée LavoieCBC
150BAD AXE COUNTYJohn GalliganKirkus Reviews
151Barely Missing EverythingMatt MéndezChicago Public Library 2
152Berta IslaJavier MaríasLibrary Journal 3
153Best FriendsShannon HaleNPR
154Big SkyKate AtkinsonKing County Library System
155Black Card: A NovelChris L. TerryNPR
156Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America Booklist 3
157Black Forest Publishers Weekly
158Black WingsSehba SarwarEntropy
159Blanca & Roja. Booklist 3
160BLOOD OF AN EXILEBrian NaslundKirkus Reviews
161BRAZEN AND THE BEASTSarah MacLeanKirkus Reviews
162Butterfly YellowThanhha LaiNPR
163Call Down the HawkMaggie StiefvaterChicago Public Library 2
164CALM SEA AND PROSPEROUS VOYAGEBette HowlandKirkus Reviews
165Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #4) Goodreads 3
166Chances Are …Richard RussoChristian Science Monitor
167Chasing Painted HorsesDrew Hayden TaylorCBC
168China DreamMa JianLibrary Journal 3
169Convenience Store Woman Powell’s
170Copenhagen Trilogy Guardian
171Crow WinterKaren McBrideCBC
172Days by MoonlightAndré AlexisCBC
173Dead AstronautsJeff VandermeerSan Diego Entertainer
174Dear Abigail and Other StoriesStephen DixonEntropy
175Dear Haiti, Love AlaineMaika Moulite and Maritza MouliteNPR
176DECEPTION COVEOwen LaukkanenKirkus Reviews
177Deep RiverKarl MarlantesKing County Library System
178DigA. S. KingChicago Public Library 2
179Dominicana: A Novel City of Asylum Bookstore
180Dragon Pearl Chicago Public Library
181Driving in Cars with Homeless MenKate WiselEntropy
182EARLY RISERJasper FfordeKirkus Reviews
183Empire of WildCherie DimalineCBC
184Every Little Piece of MeAmy JonesCBC
185Evidence of V: A Novel in Fragments, Facts, and FictionsSheila O’ConnorEntropy
186Exposed Publishers Weekly
187FALL; OR, DODGE IN HELLNeal StephensonKirkus Reviews
188Family of OriginCJ HauserLargehearted Boy
189FEAST YOUR EYESMyla GoldbergKirkus Reviews
190Finding Langston. Booklist 3
191Five Feet Apart Goodreads 3
192Five WivesJoan ThomasCBC
193Flights Powell’s
194Flowers of Mold & Other StoriesHa Seong-nanLibrary Journal 3
195FOREVER WOLFMaria ValeKirkus Reviews
196From the Shadows Publishers Weekly
197Front Desk. Booklist 3
198Frying PlantainZalika Reid-BentaCBC
199FULL THROTTLEJoe HillKirkus Reviews
200FumbledAlexa MartinNPR
201Genesis Begins Again Chicago Public Library
202GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWNTalia HibbertKirkus Reviews
203Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to KnockHillary LeftwichEntropy
204Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb, #1) Goodreads
205GINGERBREADHelen OyeyemiKirkus Reviews
206Girls on the VergeSharon Biggs WallerChicago Public Library 2
207Giver of StarsJojo MoyesLibrary Journal 2
208Good Enough Chicago Public Library
209GOOD GIRL, BAD GIRLMichael RobothamKirkus Reviews
210Grace After HenryEithne ShortallLibrary Journal 2
211GreenwoodMichael ChristieCBC
212Guestbook: Ghost StoriesLeanne ShaptonCBC
213GutsRaina TelgemeierNPR
214HEAVEN, MY HOMEAttica LockeKirkus Reviews
215HENRY, HIMSELFStewart O’NanKirkus Reviews
216Here and Now and ThenMike ChenEntropy
217Hollow KingdomKira Jane BuxtonKing County Library System
218Holly Banks Full of AngstJulie ValerieSheReads
219House of Salt and Sorrows Goodreads
220House of StoneNovuyo Rosa TshumaChicago Review of Books
221How High the Moon Chicago Public Library
222How It Feels to FloatHelena FoxChicago Public Library 2
223HOW RORY THORNE DESTROYED THE MULTIVERSEK. EasonKirkus Reviews
224HOW TO LOVE A DUKE IN TEN DAYSKerrigan ByrneKirkus Reviews
225How We Fight For Our LivesSaeed JonesDebutiful
226I Am Still AliveKate Alice MarshallReadings
227I Can Make This Promise Chicago Public Library
228I Hotel Entropy
229I’m Fine and Neither Are YouCamille PaganSheReads
230I’m From NowhereLindsay LermanEntropy
231Indian No More Chicago Public Library
232Internment Goodreads 3
233Invisible As AirZoe FishmanSheReads
234It Sounded Better in My HeadNina KenwoodReadings
235It Would Be Night In CaracasKarina Sainz BorgoNPR
236Jack (Not Jackie). Booklist 3
237King of JoyRichard ChiemEntropy
238KNIFEJo NesbøKirkus Reviews
239LADY IN THE LAKELaura LippmanKirkus Reviews
240Last of Her NameMimi LokEntropy
241Light It upKekla MagoonChicago Public Library 2
242Like A Love StoryAbdi NazemianChicago Public Library 2
243Like: Poems Powell’s
244Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless GirlsT Kira MaddenDebutiful
245Look Both Ways Chicago Public Library
246LOOK HOW HAPPY I’M MAKING YOUPolly RosenwaikeKirkus Reviews
247Looker Vogue
248Love From A to Z Goodreads 3
249MachineSusan SteinbergEntropy
250MAGGIE BROWN & OTHERSPeter OrnerKirkus Reviews
251Malamander Booklist 2
252Marilou Is Everywhere: A NovelSarah Elaine SmithNPR
253MIDDLEGAMESeanan McGuireKirkus Reviews
254Mitz: The Marmoset Of BloomsburySigrid NunezNPR
255Moccasin Square GardensRichard Van CampCBC
256MonumentsWill KostakisReadings
257MoreliaRenee GladmanEntropy
258Mount Analogue: A Novel of Symbolically Authentic Non-Euclidean Adventures in Mountain ClimbingRené DaumalEntropy
259Mouthful of Birds Publishers Weekly
260MURMURWill EavesKirkus Reviews
261Muslim: A NovelZahia RahmaniEntropy
262My Sister, the Serial Killer Goodreads
263Nickel Boys Powell’s
264NIGHT SCHOOLZsófia BánKirkus Reviews
265NIGHTCHASERAmanda BouchetKirkus Reviews
266Not If I Can Help It Chicago Public Library
267Now We Shall Be Entirely FreeAndrew MillerFive Books 3
268Odd One Out. Booklist 3
269On Swift HorsesShannon PufahlDebutiful
270One Night at the LakeBethany ChaseSheReads
271Optic Nerve Publishers Weekly
272Or, After the HoleAndrew SmithChicago Public Library 2
273Orange for the Sunsets Chicago Public Library
274ORANGE WORLD AND OTHER STORIESKaren RussellKirkus Reviews
275Other Words for Home Chicago Public Library
276Our Castle Chicago Public Library
277OVALElvia WilkKirkus Reviews
278Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal GirlAndrea LawlorEntropy
279Permanent RecordMary H.K. ChoiNPR
280PermissionSaskia VogelLargehearted Boy
281PetAkwaeke EmeziChicago Public Library 2
282PHANTOMSChristian KieferKirkus Reviews
283Pie in the Sky Chicago Public Library
284Promise Me HappyRobert NewtonReadings
285RadicalizedCory DoctorowCBC
286Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite MatineeJeff ZentnerChicago Public Library 2
287RecursionBlake CrouchKing County Library System
288Redwood and Ponytail Chicago Public Library
289RIGHT AFTER THE WEATHERCarol AnshawKirkus Reviews
290Rules for VisitingJessica Francis KaneReadings 2
291RUSTY BROWNChris WareKirkus Reviews
292SABRINA & CORINAKali Fajardo-AnstineKirkus Reviews
293Sabrina and CorinaKali Farjado-AstineDebutiful
294SadieCourtney SummersReadings
295Sal and Gabi Break the Universe Chicago Public Library
296Salt Slow Guardian
297SaudadeSuneeta Peres de CostaEntropy
298SAVE ME FROM DANGEROUS MENS.A. LelchukKirkus Reviews
299Serious Moonlight Goodreads 3
300Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove, #1) Goodreads
301SING TO ITAmy HempelKirkus Reviews
302Sleepless NightMargriet de MoorLibrary Journal 3
303Song for A Whale Chicago Public Library
304Song for the Unraveling of the WorldBrian EvensonEntropy
305Spider Love SongsNancy AuEntropy
306StarYukio MishimaEntropy
307Stay Up with Hugo Best Vogue
308STEEL CROW SAGAPaul KruegerKirkus Reviews
309Strange Birds Chicago Public Library
310Strangers and CousinsLeah Hager CohenChristian Science Monitor
311Such a Fun AgeKiley ReidDebutiful
312Sudden Traveller Guardian
313Sugar RunMesha MarenDebutiful
314Sunshine on an Open TombTim KinsellaEntropy
315SUPPER CLUBLara WilliamsKirkus Reviews
316Sweet Home Guardian
317Symphony No. 3Chris EatonLargehearted Boy
318Tarnished Are the StarsRosiee ThorChicago Public Library 2
319The Affairs of the FalconsMelissa RiveroDebutiful
320The Age of Light Booklist
321The Alley of Fireflies and Other StoriesRaymond RousselEntropy
322The Astonishing Color of After. Booklist 3
323The Beadworkers Powell’s
324The Beast PlayerNahoko UehashiChicago Public Library 2
325The Besieged CityClarice LispectorEntropy
326The Big Red HerringAndrew FarkasEntropy
327The Birds, The Bees, And You And MeOlivia HinebaughNPR
328THE BITTERROOTSC.J. BoxKirkus Reviews
329The Book of XSarah Rose EtterEntropy
330The Border: A NovelDon WinslowNPR
331The Bridge Home Chicago Public Library
332THE CHAINAdrian McKintyKirkus Reviews
333THE CHESTNUT MANSøren SveistrupKirkus Reviews
334The Complete Gary LutzGary LutzEntropy
335The Confessions of Frannie Langton Guardian
336The Dead Queens ClubHannah CapinNPR
337The EditorSteven RowleyNPR
338The Eighth Life (For Brilka)Nino HaratischviliReadings 2
339THE FLIGHT PORTFOLIOJulie OrringerKirkus Reviews
340The Fountains of Silence Goodreads 3
341THE FOX AND DR. SHIMAMURAChristine WunnickeKirkus Reviews
342THE FRAGILITY OF BODIESSergio OlguínKirkus Reviews
343The FriendSigrid NunezReadings 2
344The Friend Zone Goodreads
345The Gilded WolvesRoshani ChokshiChicago Public Library 2
346The Giver of StarsJoJo MoyesChristian Science Monitor
347The Golden State Powell’s
348The Grace Year Goodreads 3
349The Hanky of Pippin’s DaughterRosmarie WaldropEntropy
350The Hard TomorrowEleanor DavisNPR
351The InnocentsMichael CrummeyCBC
352The InstituteStephen KingKing County Library System
353THE IRON DRAGON’S MOTHERMichael SwanwickKirkus Reviews
354THE KINGDOM OF COPPERS.A. ChakrabortyKirkus Reviews
355The Last Romantics Goodreads 2
356THE LESSONCadwell TurnbullKirkus Reviews
357The Light YearsChris RushDebutiful
358The Line Tender Booklist 2
359The Long TakeRobin RobertsonFive Books 3
360THE LOST MANJane HarperKirkus Reviews
361The Maze of TransparenciesKaren An-hwei LeeEntropy
362The Music of What HappensBill KonigsbergChicago Public Library 2
363The Night Tiger Booklist 3
364The Other Half of Happy Booklist 2
365The Overdue Life of Amy Byler Goodreads 2
366The Oysterville Sewing CircleSusan WiggsLibrary Journal 2
367The Paper WaspLauren AcamporaChicago Review of Books
368The Parade: A NovelDave EggersNPR
369The ParisianIsabella HammadChristian Science Monitor
370The Patchwork Bike. Booklist 3
371The Pine IslandsJen Calleja & Marion PoschmannFive Books 2
372The Porpoise Guardian
373The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon a Con, #2) Goodreads 3
374THE PROMISESilvina OcampoKirkus Reviews
375The Rest of the Story Goodreads 3
376The RevisionariesA. R. MoxonChicago Review of Books
377The Revolution of Birdie RandolphBrandy ColbertChicago Public Library 2
378THE RIVERPeter HellerKirkus Reviews
379THE RUIN OF KINGSJenn LyonsKirkus Reviews
380The Second Sleep Guardian
381The Shape of the RuinsJuan Gabriel VásquezFive Books 2
382The Silence Between UsAlison GervaisNPR
383The Silent Patient Goodreads
384The Skin Is the Elastic Covering that Encases the Entire BodyBjørn RasmussenEntropy
385The Snakes Guardian
386The Stationery ShopMarjan KamaliNPR
387THE STRANGER INSIDELisa UngerKirkus Reviews
388The Surprising Power of a Good DumplingWai ChimReadings
389The Sweetest Fruits Publishers Weekly
390The Ten Thousand Doors of January Goodreads
391The Tenth MuseCatherine ChungLargehearted Boy
392The Unlikely Escape of Uriah HeepH.G. ParryChristian Science Monitor
393The Usual Suspects Chicago Public Library
394The VolunteerSalvatore ScibonaLargehearted Boy
395The WagersSean MichaelsCBC
396THE WALLJohn LanchesterKirkus Reviews
397THE WAREHOUSERob HartKirkus Reviews
398The Way Cities Feel To Us NowNathaniel Kennon PerkinsEntropy
399The Western Wind: A NovelSamantha HarveyFive Books 3
400The White BookHan KangEntropy
401The White Death: An IllusionGabriel UrzaEntropy
402The YearsAnnie ErnauxFive Books 2
403The Yellow HouseSarah M. BroomDebutiful
404The Youth of GodHassan Ghedi SanturCBC
405There Has to Be a KnifeAdnan KhanCBC
406There You AreMathea MoraisDebutiful
407Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them AllLaura RubyChicago Public Library 2
408Thirteen Months of Sunrise City of Asylum Bookstore
409This is How We Change the EndingVikki WakefieldReadings
410This Time Will Be DifferentMisa SugiuraChicago Public Library 2
411This Was Our Pact Chicago Public Library
412TightTorrey MaldonadoNPR
413To Calais, in Ordinary Time Guardian
414To Keep the Sun AliveRabeah GhaffariChicago Review of Books
415Today We Go HomeKelli EstesLibrary Journal 2
416Travelers City of Asylum Bookstore
417Triangulum: A NovelMasande NtshangaEntropy
418TUESDAY MOONEY TALKS TO GHOSTSKate RacculiaKirkus Reviews
419Two Can Keep a Secret Goodreads 3
420Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens Booklist 3
421Voyage, Orestes!Samuel R DelaneyEntropy
422WANDERERSChuck WendigKirkus Reviews
423WarlightMichael OndaatjeFive Books 3
424We Cast a ShadowMaurice Carlos RuffinLargehearted Boy
425We Went To The Woods: A NovelCaite Dolan-LeachNPR
426What’s on the Menu?Chase GriffinEntropy
427When the Plums Are RipePatrice NganangLibrary Journal 3
428Where the Crawdads SingDelia OwensReadings 2
429Where the Forest Meets the Stars Goodreads 2
430WHERE WE COME FROMOscar CásaresKirkus Reviews
431Wilder Girls Booklist 2
432WorryJessica WestheadCBC
433WYOMINGJP GrittonKirkus Reviews
434You Know You Want This Guardian
435You Will Be Safe HereDamian BarrNPR
436Your Duck Is My Duck Guardian


38 Best Fiction Book Sources/Lists



Source
Amazon
Booklist
Booklist 2
Booklist 3
BookPage
CBC
Chicago Public Library
Chicago Public Library 2
Chicago Review of Books
Christian Science Monitor
City of Asylum Bookstore
Debutiful
Entropy
Five Books
Five Books 2
Five Books 3
Goodreads
Goodreads 2
Goodreads 3
Guardian
Iowa City Public Library
Iowa City Public Library
King County Library System
Kirkus Reviews
Largehearted Boy
Library Journal
Library Journal 2
Library Journal 3
NPR
Powell’s
Publishers Weekly
Readings
Readings 2
San Diego Entertainer
SheReads
TIME
USA Today
Vogue

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