100 Best Books of the Decade (So Far)

  1. Open City by Teju Cole
  2. Just Kids by Patti Smith
  3. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  4. The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht
  5. The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  6. Skippy Dies by Paul Murray
  7. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  8. The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison
  9. The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris
  10. People Who Eat Darkness  by Richard Lloyd Parry
  11. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
  12. This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
  13. Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward
  14. Swimming Studies by Leanne Shapton
  15. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  16. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
  17. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  18. Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
  19. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
  20. Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
  21. Tenth of December by George Saunders
  22. Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jil Leovy
  23. Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
  24. 11/22/1963 by Stephen King
  25. Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
  26. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
  27. Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  28. Bark by Lorrie Moore
  29. 10:04 by Ben Lerner
  30. A Girl if a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
  31. Citizen by Claudia Ranine
  32. On Immunity by Eula Bliss
  33. Those Guys Have All the Fun by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales
  34. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  35. The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
  36. Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
  37. How Music Works by David Byrne
  38. The Isle of Youth by Laura van den Berg
  39. A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers
  40. Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
  41. Going Clear by Lawrence Wright
  42. The Son by Philipp Meyer
  43. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
  44. NW by Zadie Smith
  45. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  46. Dare Me by Megan Abbott
  47. Thank You For Your Service by David Finkel
  48. Bossypants by Tina Fey
  49. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
  50. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  51. Submergence by J.M. Ledgard
  52. Dear Life by Alice Munro
  53. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  54. The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
  55. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
  56. Behind the Beautiful Flowers by Katherine Boo
  57. Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
  58. The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg
  59. Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson
  60. Home by Toni Morrison
  61. Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
  62. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  63. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  64. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  65. Pulphead by John Jeremiah Sullivan
  66. The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs
  67. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  68. Gulp by Mary Roach
  69. The Information by James Gleick
  70. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
  71. Redeployment by Phil Klay
  72. The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
  73. The Magician King by Lev Grossman
  74. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
  75. Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon
  76. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  77. Adam by Ariel Schrag
  78. Sidewalks by Valeria Luiselli
  79. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
  80. The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
  81. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  82. I’ll Be Right There by Kyung-Sook Shin
  83. The Black Country by Tom Reiss
  84. And So It Goes, Kurt Vonnegut by Charles J. Sheilds
  85. C by Tom McCarthy
  86. The Round House by Louise Erdich
  87. Slow Getting Up by Nate Jackson
  88. Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
  89. Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans
  90. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
  91. Flash Boys by Michael Lewis
  92. Evil and the Mask by Fuminori Nakamura
  93. Every Day by David Levithan
  94. The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
  95. The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert
  96. Time Warped by Claudia Hammond
  97. How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe by Charles Yu
  98. Changing My Mind  by Zadie Smith
  99. The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart
  100. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

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