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

Happy Scrolling!



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



# Books Authors Lists
41 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World Elif Shafak Booklist 3
      Five Books
      NPR
42 A Particular Kind of Black Man Tope Folarin Booklist
      Debutiful
      NPR
43 Ayesha At Last Uzma Jalaluddin King County Library System
      NPR
      Christian Science Monitor
44 Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming László Krasznahorkai City of Asylum Bookstore
      Publishers Weekly
      Entropy
45 Bowlaway: A Novel Elizabeth McCracken Kirkus Reviews
      Publishers Weekly
      NPR
46 Exhalation Ted Chiang King County Library System
      Kirkus Reviews
      Entropy
47 Grand Union Zadie Smith Guardian
      Kirkus Reviews
      Publishers Weekly
48 In West Mills De’Shawn Charles Winslow Debutiful
      Kirkus Reviews
      Library Journal 2
49 On the Come up Angie Thomas Chicago Public Library 2
      Goodreads 3
      Readings
50 Opposite of Always Justin A. Reynolds Booklist 2
      Chicago Public Library 2
      Goodreads 3
51 Out of Darkness, Shining Light Petina Gappah Kirkus Reviews
      Christian Science Monitor
      NPR
52 Quichotte Salman Rushdie Five Books
      Amazon
      NPR
53 Red, White & Royal Blue Casey McQuiston Goodreads
      King County Library System
      Kirkus Reviews
54 Space Invaders Nona Fernández Library Journal 3
      Entropy
      NPR
55 Spring Ali Smith Guardian
      Kirkus Reviews
      NPR
56 Stalingrad   City of Asylum Bookstore
      Guardian
      Publishers Weekly
57 The bookish life of Nina Hill Abbi Waxman Goodreads 2
      Iowa City Public Library
      Iowa City Public Library
58 The Bride Test Helen Hoang Kirkus Reviews
      SheReads
      NPR
59 The Dreamers Karen Thompson Walker Powell’s
      Iowa City Public Library
      Iowa City Public Library
60 The Far Field Madhuri Vijay Booklist
      Chicago Review of Books
      Publishers Weekly
61 The Farm Joanne Ramos Booklist
      Iowa City Public Library
      Iowa City Public Library
62 The Girl He Used to Know Tracey Garvis Graves Iowa City Public Library
      SheReads
      Iowa City Public Library
63 The Lager Queen Of Minnesota: A Novel J. Ryan Stradal Iowa City Public Library
      Iowa City Public Library
      NPR
64 The Man Who Saw Everything Deborah Levy Publishers Weekly
      Readings 2
      Powell’s
65 The Remainder Alia Trabucco Zerán Five Books 2
      Kirkus Reviews
      Entropy
66 The World Doesn’t Require You Rion Amilcar Scott Kirkus Reviews
      Publishers Weekly
      Entropy
67 A lush and seething hell : two tales of cosmic horror John Hornor Jacobs Iowa City Public Library
      Iowa City Public Library
68 All City Alex DiFrancesco Largehearted Boy
      Entropy
69 American Spy Lauren Wilkinson Debutiful
      NPR
70 An Orchestra of Minorities Chigozie Obioma Five Books
      Publishers Weekly
71 Bangkok Wakes to Rain Pitchaya Sudbanthad Debutiful
      Kirkus Reviews
72 Birthday Meredith Russo Chicago Public Library 2
      Goodreads 3
73 Black Light Kimberly King Parsons Debutiful
      Powell’s
74 Bloomland John Englehardt Debutiful
      Kirkus Reviews
75 Boy Swallows Universe Trent Dalton Goodreads
      Library Journal
76 Call your daughter home Deb Spera Iowa City Public Library
      Iowa City Public Library
77 Cantoras: A Novel Carolina De Robertis Kirkus Reviews
      NPR
78 City of Girls Elizabeth Gilbert SheReads
      Amazon
79 Crossing Pajtim Statovci Guardian
      Library Journal 3
80 Death Is Hard Work Khaled Khalifa Guardian
      Library Journal 3
81 Find Me (Call Me By Your Name, #2)   Vogue
      Goodreads 2
82 For Black Girls Like Me   Booklist 2
      Chicago Public Library
83 Frankissstein Jeanette Winterson Publishers Weekly
      Library Journal
84 Frankly in Love (Frankly in Love, #1) David Yoon Chicago Public Library 2
      Goodreads 3
85 Ghost Wall Sarah Moss Publishers Weekly
      Entropy
86 Hard Mouth Amanda Goldblatt Chicago Review of Books
      Debutiful
87 I Wish You All The Best Mason Deaver Goodreads 3
      NPR
88 Juliet the Maniac Juliet Escoria Entropy
      NPR
89 Lot: Stories Bryan Washington Debutiful
      NPR
90 Lovely War Julie Berry Chicago Public Library 2
      Goodreads 3
91 Mars Asja Bakić Publishers Weekly
      Entropy
92 Mostly Dead Things Kristen Arnett Chicago Review of Books
      Entropy
93 Naamah Sarah Blake Booklist 3
      Entropy
94 New Kid   Chicago Public Library
      Booklist 3
95 Night Boat to Tangier Kevin Barry Library Journal
      NPR
96 Patsy: A Novel Nicole Dennis-Benn Kirkus Reviews
      NPR
97 Rabbits For Food Binnie Kirshenbaum Kirkus Reviews
      NPR
98 Tell me everything : a novel Cambria Brockman Iowa City Public Library
      Iowa City Public Library
99 Territory of Light Yuko Tsushima Kirkus Reviews
      Entropy
100 The Atlas of Reds and Blues Devi S. Laskar Booklist
      Chicago Review of Books
101 The Best at It   Booklist 2
      Chicago Public Library
102 The Dearly Beloved Cara Wall Library Journal 2
      Powell’s
103 The Dishwasher Stéphane Larue City of Asylum Bookstore
      CBC
104 The Factory   Publishers Weekly
      Powell’s
105 The Grammarians: A Novel Cathleen Schine Kirkus Reviews
      NPR
106 The Heavens Sandra Newman Guardian
      Kirkus Reviews
107 The Island of Sea Women Lisa See King County Library System
      Christian Science Monitor
108 The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics Olivia Waite King County Library System
      Kirkus Reviews
109 The Last True Poets of the Sea Julia Drake Booklist 2
      Chicago Public Library 2
110 The New Me Halle Butler NPR
      Entropy
111 The Old Drift Namwali Serpell Booklist 3
      Kirkus Reviews
112 The Paragon Hotel Lyndsay Faye Iowa City Public Library
      Iowa City Public Library
113 The Reckless Oath We Made   Goodreads 2
      Powell’s
114 The Starless Sea   Powell’s
      Amazon
115 The Vanishing Stair Maureen Johnson Chicago Public Library 2
      Goodreads 3
116 The World That We Knew Alice Hoffman Christian Science Monitor
      Amazon
117 This is How You Lose the Time War Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone King County Library System
      CBC
118 Tinfoil butterfly Rachel Eve Moulton Iowa City Public Library
      Iowa City Public Library
119 Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky   Booklist 2
      Chicago Public Library
120 We Hunt the Flame   Booklist 2
      Goodreads
121 When All Is Said   Goodreads
      Goodreads 2
122 Will and Testament   Guardian
      City of Asylum Bookstore
123 With The Fire On High Elizabeth Acevedo Goodreads 3
      NPR
124 Your House Will Pay Steph Cha Kirkus Reviews
      Largehearted Boy
125 26 Knots Bindu Suresh CBC
126 A BOY AND HIS DOG AT THE END OF THE WORLD C.A. Fletcher Kirkus Reviews
127 A Brightness Long Ago Guy Gavriel Kay CBC
128 A Field Guide to Ruffling Feathers   Chicago Public Library
129 A Fist or a Heart Kristín Eiríksdóttir Library Journal 3
130 A Girl Goes into the Forest Peg Alford Pursell Entropy
131 A GIRL RETURNED Donatella Di Pietrantonio Kirkus Reviews
132 A Long Way from Home: A novel Peter Carey Five Books 3
133 A Novel Ruta Sepetys Chicago Public Library 2
134 A Place to Belong   Chicago Public Library
135 A Prayer for Travelers Ruchika Tomar Debutiful
136 A PRINCE ON PAPER Alyssa Cole Kirkus Reviews
137 A Tale Told in Ten Blocks   Chicago Public Library
138 After the Flood   Booklist
139 After the Party Cressida Connolly Five Books 3
140 Again, but Better   Goodreads 3
141 Akin Emma Donoghue Christian Science Monitor
142 All the Greys on Greene Street   Chicago Public Library
143 American Pop: A Novel Snowden Wright NPR
144 American Royals (American Royals, #1)   Goodreads 3
145 An American Marriage   Guardian
146 Angel Mage Garth Nix Readings
147 ar Run Mesha Maren Chicago Review of Books
148 Aurora Rising Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Readings
149 Autopsy of a Boring Wife Marie-Renée Lavoie CBC
150 BAD AXE COUNTY John Galligan Kirkus Reviews
151 Barely Missing Everything Matt Méndez Chicago Public Library 2
152 Berta Isla Javier Marías Library Journal 3
153 Best Friends Shannon Hale NPR
154 Big Sky Kate Atkinson King County Library System
155 Black Card: A Novel Chris L. Terry NPR
156 Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America   Booklist 3
157 Black Forest   Publishers Weekly
158 Black Wings Sehba Sarwar Entropy
159 Blanca & Roja.   Booklist 3
160 BLOOD OF AN EXILE Brian Naslund Kirkus Reviews
161 BRAZEN AND THE BEAST Sarah MacLean Kirkus Reviews
162 Butterfly Yellow Thanhha Lai NPR
163 Call Down the Hawk Maggie Stiefvater Chicago Public Library 2
164 CALM SEA AND PROSPEROUS VOYAGE Bette Howland Kirkus Reviews
165 Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #4)   Goodreads 3
166 Chances Are … Richard Russo Christian Science Monitor
167 Chasing Painted Horses Drew Hayden Taylor CBC
168 China Dream Ma Jian Library Journal 3
169 Convenience Store Woman   Powell’s
170 Copenhagen Trilogy   Guardian
171 Crow Winter Karen McBride CBC
172 Days by Moonlight André Alexis CBC
173 Dead Astronauts Jeff Vandermeer San Diego Entertainer
174 Dear Abigail and Other Stories Stephen Dixon Entropy
175 Dear Haiti, Love Alaine Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite NPR
176 DECEPTION COVE Owen Laukkanen Kirkus Reviews
177 Deep River Karl Marlantes King County Library System
178 Dig A. S. King Chicago Public Library 2
179 Dominicana: A Novel   City of Asylum Bookstore
180 Dragon Pearl   Chicago Public Library
181 Driving in Cars with Homeless Men Kate Wisel Entropy
182 EARLY RISER Jasper Fforde Kirkus Reviews
183 Empire of Wild Cherie Dimaline CBC
184 Every Little Piece of Me Amy Jones CBC
185 Evidence of V: A Novel in Fragments, Facts, and Fictions Sheila O’Connor Entropy
186 Exposed   Publishers Weekly
187 FALL; OR, DODGE IN HELL Neal Stephenson Kirkus Reviews
188 Family of Origin CJ Hauser Largehearted Boy
189 FEAST YOUR EYES Myla Goldberg Kirkus Reviews
190 Finding Langston.   Booklist 3
191 Five Feet Apart   Goodreads 3
192 Five Wives Joan Thomas CBC
193 Flights   Powell’s
194 Flowers of Mold & Other Stories Ha Seong-nan Library Journal 3
195 FOREVER WOLF Maria Vale Kirkus Reviews
196 From the Shadows   Publishers Weekly
197 Front Desk.   Booklist 3
198 Frying Plantain Zalika Reid-Benta CBC
199 FULL THROTTLE Joe Hill Kirkus Reviews
200 Fumbled Alexa Martin NPR
201 Genesis Begins Again   Chicago Public Library
202 GET A LIFE, CHLOE BROWN Talia Hibbert Kirkus Reviews
203 Ghosts Are Just Strangers Who Know How to Knock Hillary Leftwich Entropy
204 Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb, #1)   Goodreads
205 GINGERBREAD Helen Oyeyemi Kirkus Reviews
206 Girls on the Verge Sharon Biggs Waller Chicago Public Library 2
207 Giver of Stars Jojo Moyes Library Journal 2
208 Good Enough   Chicago Public Library
209 GOOD GIRL, BAD GIRL Michael Robotham Kirkus Reviews
210 Grace After Henry Eithne Shortall Library Journal 2
211 Greenwood Michael Christie CBC
212 Guestbook: Ghost Stories Leanne Shapton CBC
213 Guts Raina Telgemeier NPR
214 HEAVEN, MY HOME Attica Locke Kirkus Reviews
215 HENRY, HIMSELF Stewart O’Nan Kirkus Reviews
216 Here and Now and Then Mike Chen Entropy
217 Hollow Kingdom Kira Jane Buxton King County Library System
218 Holly Banks Full of Angst Julie Valerie SheReads
219 House of Salt and Sorrows   Goodreads
220 House of Stone Novuyo Rosa Tshuma Chicago Review of Books
221 How High the Moon   Chicago Public Library
222 How It Feels to Float Helena Fox Chicago Public Library 2
223 HOW RORY THORNE DESTROYED THE MULTIVERSE K. Eason Kirkus Reviews
224 HOW TO LOVE A DUKE IN TEN DAYS Kerrigan Byrne Kirkus Reviews
225 How We Fight For Our Lives Saeed Jones Debutiful
226 I Am Still Alive Kate Alice Marshall Readings
227 I Can Make This Promise   Chicago Public Library
228 I Hotel   Entropy
229 I’m Fine and Neither Are You Camille Pagan SheReads
230 I’m From Nowhere Lindsay Lerman Entropy
231 Indian No More   Chicago Public Library
232 Internment   Goodreads 3
233 Invisible As Air Zoe Fishman SheReads
234 It Sounded Better in My Head Nina Kenwood Readings
235 It Would Be Night In Caracas Karina Sainz Borgo NPR
236 Jack (Not Jackie).   Booklist 3
237 King of Joy Richard Chiem Entropy
238 KNIFE Jo Nesbø Kirkus Reviews
239 LADY IN THE LAKE Laura Lippman Kirkus Reviews
240 Last of Her Name Mimi Lok Entropy
241 Light It up Kekla Magoon Chicago Public Library 2
242 Like A Love Story Abdi Nazemian Chicago Public Library 2
243 Like: Poems   Powell’s
244 Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls T Kira Madden Debutiful
245 Look Both Ways   Chicago Public Library
246 LOOK HOW HAPPY I’M MAKING YOU Polly Rosenwaike Kirkus Reviews
247 Looker   Vogue
248 Love From A to Z   Goodreads 3
249 Machine Susan Steinberg Entropy
250 MAGGIE BROWN & OTHERS Peter Orner Kirkus Reviews
251 Malamander   Booklist 2
252 Marilou Is Everywhere: A Novel Sarah Elaine Smith NPR
253 MIDDLEGAME Seanan McGuire Kirkus Reviews
254 Mitz: The Marmoset Of Bloomsbury Sigrid Nunez NPR
255 Moccasin Square Gardens Richard Van Camp CBC
256 Monuments Will Kostakis Readings
257 Morelia Renee Gladman Entropy
258 Mount Analogue: A Novel of Symbolically Authentic Non-Euclidean Adventures in Mountain Climbing René Daumal Entropy
259 Mouthful of Birds   Publishers Weekly
260 MURMUR Will Eaves Kirkus Reviews
261 Muslim: A Novel Zahia Rahmani Entropy
262 My Sister, the Serial Killer   Goodreads
263 Nickel Boys   Powell’s
264 NIGHT SCHOOL Zsófia Bán Kirkus Reviews
265 NIGHTCHASER Amanda Bouchet Kirkus Reviews
266 Not If I Can Help It   Chicago Public Library
267 Now We Shall Be Entirely Free Andrew Miller Five Books 3
268 Odd One Out.   Booklist 3
269 On Swift Horses Shannon Pufahl Debutiful
270 One Night at the Lake Bethany Chase SheReads
271 Optic Nerve   Publishers Weekly
272 Or, After the Hole Andrew Smith Chicago Public Library 2
273 Orange for the Sunsets   Chicago Public Library
274 ORANGE WORLD AND OTHER STORIES Karen Russell Kirkus Reviews
275 Other Words for Home   Chicago Public Library
276 Our Castle   Chicago Public Library
277 OVAL Elvia Wilk Kirkus Reviews
278 Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl Andrea Lawlor Entropy
279 Permanent Record Mary H.K. Choi NPR
280 Permission Saskia Vogel Largehearted Boy
281 Pet Akwaeke Emezi Chicago Public Library 2
282 PHANTOMS Christian Kiefer Kirkus Reviews
283 Pie in the Sky   Chicago Public Library
284 Promise Me Happy Robert Newton Readings
285 Radicalized Cory Doctorow CBC
286 Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee Jeff Zentner Chicago Public Library 2
287 Recursion Blake Crouch King County Library System
288 Redwood and Ponytail   Chicago Public Library
289 RIGHT AFTER THE WEATHER Carol Anshaw Kirkus Reviews
290 Rules for Visiting Jessica Francis Kane Readings 2
291 RUSTY BROWN Chris Ware Kirkus Reviews
292 SABRINA & CORINA Kali Fajardo-Anstine Kirkus Reviews
293 Sabrina and Corina Kali Farjado-Astine Debutiful
294 Sadie Courtney Summers Readings
295 Sal and Gabi Break the Universe   Chicago Public Library
296 Salt Slow   Guardian
297 Saudade Suneeta Peres de Costa Entropy
298 SAVE ME FROM DANGEROUS MEN S.A. Lelchuk Kirkus Reviews
299 Serious Moonlight   Goodreads 3
300 Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove, #1)   Goodreads
301 SING TO IT Amy Hempel Kirkus Reviews
302 Sleepless Night Margriet de Moor Library Journal 3
303 Song for A Whale   Chicago Public Library
304 Song for the Unraveling of the World Brian Evenson Entropy
305 Spider Love Songs Nancy Au Entropy
306 Star Yukio Mishima Entropy
307 Stay Up with Hugo Best   Vogue
308 STEEL CROW SAGA Paul Krueger Kirkus Reviews
309 Strange Birds   Chicago Public Library
310 Strangers and Cousins Leah Hager Cohen Christian Science Monitor
311 Such a Fun Age Kiley Reid Debutiful
312 Sudden Traveller   Guardian
313 Sugar Run Mesha Maren Debutiful
314 Sunshine on an Open Tomb Tim Kinsella Entropy
315 SUPPER CLUB Lara Williams Kirkus Reviews
316 Sweet Home   Guardian
317 Symphony No. 3 Chris Eaton Largehearted Boy
318 Tarnished Are the Stars Rosiee Thor Chicago Public Library 2
319 The Affairs of the Falcons Melissa Rivero Debutiful
320 The Age of Light   Booklist
321 The Alley of Fireflies and Other Stories Raymond Roussel Entropy
322 The Astonishing Color of After.   Booklist 3
323 The Beadworkers   Powell’s
324 The Beast Player Nahoko Uehashi Chicago Public Library 2
325 The Besieged City Clarice Lispector Entropy
326 The Big Red Herring Andrew Farkas Entropy
327 The Birds, The Bees, And You And Me Olivia Hinebaugh NPR
328 THE BITTERROOTS C.J. Box Kirkus Reviews
329 The Book of X Sarah Rose Etter Entropy
330 The Border: A Novel Don Winslow NPR
331 The Bridge Home   Chicago Public Library
332 THE CHAIN Adrian McKinty Kirkus Reviews
333 THE CHESTNUT MAN Søren Sveistrup Kirkus Reviews
334 The Complete Gary Lutz Gary Lutz Entropy
335 The Confessions of Frannie Langton   Guardian
336 The Dead Queens Club Hannah Capin NPR
337 The Editor Steven Rowley NPR
338 The Eighth Life (For Brilka) Nino Haratischvili Readings 2
339 THE FLIGHT PORTFOLIO Julie Orringer Kirkus Reviews
340 The Fountains of Silence   Goodreads 3
341 THE FOX AND DR. SHIMAMURA Christine Wunnicke Kirkus Reviews
342 THE FRAGILITY OF BODIES Sergio Olguín Kirkus Reviews
343 The Friend Sigrid Nunez Readings 2
344 The Friend Zone   Goodreads
345 The Gilded Wolves Roshani Chokshi Chicago Public Library 2
346 The Giver of Stars JoJo Moyes Christian Science Monitor
347 The Golden State   Powell’s
348 The Grace Year   Goodreads 3
349 The Hanky of Pippin’s Daughter Rosmarie Waldrop Entropy
350 The Hard Tomorrow Eleanor Davis NPR
351 The Innocents Michael Crummey CBC
352 The Institute Stephen King King County Library System
353 THE IRON DRAGON’S MOTHER Michael Swanwick Kirkus Reviews
354 THE KINGDOM OF COPPER S.A. Chakraborty Kirkus Reviews
355 The Last Romantics   Goodreads 2
356 THE LESSON Cadwell Turnbull Kirkus Reviews
357 The Light Years Chris Rush Debutiful
358 The Line Tender   Booklist 2
359 The Long Take Robin Robertson Five Books 3
360 THE LOST MAN Jane Harper Kirkus Reviews
361 The Maze of Transparencies Karen An-hwei Lee Entropy
362 The Music of What Happens Bill Konigsberg Chicago Public Library 2
363 The Night Tiger   Booklist 3
364 The Other Half of Happy   Booklist 2
365 The Overdue Life of Amy Byler   Goodreads 2
366 The Oysterville Sewing Circle Susan Wiggs Library Journal 2
367 The Paper Wasp Lauren Acampora Chicago Review of Books
368 The Parade: A Novel Dave Eggers NPR
369 The Parisian Isabella Hammad Christian Science Monitor
370 The Patchwork Bike.   Booklist 3
371 The Pine Islands Jen Calleja & Marion Poschmann Five Books 2
372 The Porpoise   Guardian
373 The Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon a Con, #2)   Goodreads 3
374 THE PROMISE Silvina Ocampo Kirkus Reviews
375 The Rest of the Story   Goodreads 3
376 The Revisionaries A. R. Moxon Chicago Review of Books
377 The Revolution of Birdie Randolph Brandy Colbert Chicago Public Library 2
378 THE RIVER Peter Heller Kirkus Reviews
379 THE RUIN OF KINGS Jenn Lyons Kirkus Reviews
380 The Second Sleep   Guardian
381 The Shape of the Ruins Juan Gabriel Vásquez Five Books 2
382 The Silence Between Us Alison Gervais NPR
383 The Silent Patient   Goodreads
384 The Skin Is the Elastic Covering that Encases the Entire Body Bjørn Rasmussen Entropy
385 The Snakes   Guardian
386 The Stationery Shop Marjan Kamali NPR
387 THE STRANGER INSIDE Lisa Unger Kirkus Reviews
388 The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling Wai Chim Readings
389 The Sweetest Fruits   Publishers Weekly
390 The Ten Thousand Doors of January   Goodreads
391 The Tenth Muse Catherine Chung Largehearted Boy
392 The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep H.G. Parry Christian Science Monitor
393 The Usual Suspects   Chicago Public Library
394 The Volunteer Salvatore Scibona Largehearted Boy
395 The Wagers Sean Michaels CBC
396 THE WALL John Lanchester Kirkus Reviews
397 THE WAREHOUSE Rob Hart Kirkus Reviews
398 The Way Cities Feel To Us Now Nathaniel Kennon Perkins Entropy
399 The Western Wind: A Novel Samantha Harvey Five Books 3
400 The White Book Han Kang Entropy
401 The White Death: An Illusion Gabriel Urza Entropy
402 The Years Annie Ernaux Five Books 2
403 The Yellow House Sarah M. Broom Debutiful
404 The Youth of God Hassan Ghedi Santur CBC
405 There Has to Be a Knife Adnan Khan CBC
406 There You Are Mathea Morais Debutiful
407 Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All Laura Ruby Chicago Public Library 2
408 Thirteen Months of Sunrise   City of Asylum Bookstore
409 This is How We Change the Ending Vikki Wakefield Readings
410 This Time Will Be Different Misa Sugiura Chicago Public Library 2
411 This Was Our Pact   Chicago Public Library
412 Tight Torrey Maldonado NPR
413 To Calais, in Ordinary Time   Guardian
414 To Keep the Sun Alive Rabeah Ghaffari Chicago Review of Books
415 Today We Go Home Kelli Estes Library Journal 2
416 Travelers   City of Asylum Bookstore
417 Triangulum: A Novel Masande Ntshanga Entropy
418 TUESDAY MOONEY TALKS TO GHOSTS Kate Racculia Kirkus Reviews
419 Two Can Keep a Secret   Goodreads 3
420 Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens   Booklist 3
421 Voyage, Orestes! Samuel R Delaney Entropy
422 WANDERERS Chuck Wendig Kirkus Reviews
423 Warlight Michael Ondaatje Five Books 3
424 We Cast a Shadow Maurice Carlos Ruffin Largehearted Boy
425 We Went To The Woods: A Novel Caite Dolan-Leach NPR
426 What’s on the Menu? Chase Griffin Entropy
427 When the Plums Are Ripe Patrice Nganang Library Journal 3
428 Where the Crawdads Sing Delia Owens Readings 2
429 Where the Forest Meets the Stars   Goodreads 2
430 WHERE WE COME FROM Oscar Cásares Kirkus Reviews
431 Wilder Girls   Booklist 2
432 Worry Jessica Westhead CBC
433 WYOMING JP Gritton Kirkus Reviews
434 You Know You Want This   Guardian
435 You Will Be Safe Here Damian Barr NPR
436 Your 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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