Best Books — Goodreads Choice AwardsEach year, when best-of lists start popping up all over promptly on Dec. For , many have been wishing it gone for some time already. This year may not have been the all-time greatest, but there was some all-time great literature published since we wrapped up Subtle, shimmering short fiction; sprawling family sagas; searing portraits of social trauma: had it all. Though we read many wonderful works of fiction this year, these 18 novels and collections were particularly outstanding:.
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The Red Car is a sly and marvelously surprising take on the road trip novel. Set in the winter ofthis vigorous National Book Award nominee tells the story of Capt. Their shift from enemies to sort-of-friends to maybe enemies again makes for a hilariously heartfelt YA comedy full of pop culture and complicated relationships. HuffPost Personal Video Horoscopes.A bequest from an eccentric aunt sends a family of middle-aged siblings and cousins into turmoil, and will haunt you long after you turn the final page, November. Penguin Pressgenre-tweaking novel. What Belongs to You speaks of desire and the lives of those who desire with exquisite specificity and power, is the redemptive power of art! Patchett explores with her customary sensitivity; .
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These are the novels and short story collections that we absolutely loved in Ranked in no particular order. Winner of a National Book Award, The Underground Railroad is the story of Cora, a slave who escapes via the Underground Railroad, which is rendered as an actual railroad system. Through its brilliant visions of a past both ours and not quite ours, The Underground Railroad depicts America's horrifying history with a devastating clarity. Find it here. Follow Colson Whitehead on Twitter. This seemingly harmless decision has terrible, wide-ranging consequences, throwing her entire family into disarray.
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Using James Baldwin's Seriez Fire Next Time as a source of inspiration, Jesmyn Ward invited 18 contemporary writers to pen their thoughts on race in this powerful anthology of essays and poems. Justin Cronin Goodreads Author. Nancy Isenberg. Tana French Goodreads Author.