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Best Books of 2013

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Best Books of 2013 Honors by Book - Fiction Ranking (updated apr 14 2014)

04/14/2014: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt wins the 2014 Pulizer Prize for Fiction
03/13/2014: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wins the 2013 NBCC Award for Fiction
01/31/2014: ALA Notable Books for Fiction 2014
01/13/2014: 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists for Fiction
12/04/2013: TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books of 2013
12/04/2013: New York Times 10 Best Books of 2013 Fiction
11/27/2013: New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
11/20/2013: The Good Lord Bird wins the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction
11/07/2013: Amazon Top 10 Literature & Fiction of 2013 | Best Books of 2013
11/02/2013: Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2013
10/16/2013: 2013 National Book Award Finalists for Fiction
10/15/2013: The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton wins the 2013 Man Booker Prize
09/10/2013: 2013 Man Booker Prize Shortlist


Top 10 Fiction


The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
October 22, 2013
13306 reviews (784p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #1
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #1
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2013
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Winner
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction (8)
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
April 2, 2013
2551 reviews (544p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #3
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #4
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2013: Fiction (16)
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2013
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
Library Journal Best Books 2013: More of the Best (19)
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #1
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2013: Fiction (10)
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction (8)
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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Tenth of December by George Saunders
January 8, 2013
794 reviews (272p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #4
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #7
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2013: Fiction (16)
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2013
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
National Book Award Finalist
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #2
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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
May 7, 2013
523 reviews (400p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #49
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2013: Top 10 #8
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
Library Journal Best Books 2013: The Top Ten
Washington Post Best Books of 2013 (10)
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
September 24, 2013
1016 reviews (352p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #7
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #13
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
National Book Award Finalist
Man Booker Prize Finalist
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #4
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2013: Fiction (10)
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The Son by Philipp Meyer
May 28, 2013
1070 reviews (576p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #5
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #8
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
Library Journal Best Books 2013: More of the Best (19)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Finalist
Hudson Booksellers Best Books of 2013: Fiction (10)
Washington Post Best Books of 2013 (10)
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The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
August 20, 2013
463 reviews (432p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #44
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2013: Top 10 #10
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
National Book Award Winner
Washington Post Best Books of 2013 (10)
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The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
April 2, 2013
249 reviews (400p)
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2013: Fiction (16)
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2013
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
National Book Award Finalist
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #3
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The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
October 1, 2013
1727 reviews (512p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #27
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2013: Fiction (16)
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #5
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The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
April 9, 2013
1364 reviews (480p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #6
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #12
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
TIME Magazine Top 10 Fiction Books #8
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Under the Radar


The Woman Who Lost Her Soul by Bob Shacochis
September 3, 2013
123 reviews (640p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #10
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #16
Library Journal Best Books 2013: The Top Ten
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Finalist
Booklist Top of the List
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Submergence by J. M. Ledgard
August 22, 2013
51 reviews (208p)
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2013: Fiction (16)
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
Library Journal Best Books 2013: More of the Best (19)
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Schroder by Amity Gaige
February 5, 2013
158 reviews (272p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #76
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2013: Fiction (16)
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
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We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
May 21, 2013
190 reviews (304p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #93
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
Man Booker Prize Finalist
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Local Souls by Allan Gurganus
September 23, 2013
42 reviews (352p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #54
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
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Other Notable Fiction


Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell
February 12, 2013
191 reviews (256p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #40
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How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
March 5, 2013
209 reviews (240p)
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2013: Fiction (16)
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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
March 12, 2013
579 reviews (432p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #43
Man Booker Prize Finalist
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout
March 26, 2013
1318 reviews (336p)
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All That Is by James Salter
April 2, 2013
233 reviews (304p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #37
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
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The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
April 30, 2013
593 reviews (272p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #21
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
Washington Post Best Books of 2013 (10)
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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Southern Cross the Dog by Bill Cheng
May 7, 2013
58 reviews (336p)
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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
May 14, 2013
1072 reviews (496p)
New York Times 10 Best Books of 2013
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Winner
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
May 30, 2013
562 reviews (320p)
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
Library Journal Best Books 2013: More of the Best (19)
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TransAtlantic by Colum McCann
June 4, 2013
491 reviews (320p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #63
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The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
August 1, 2013
211 reviews (288p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 10 Literature & Fiction #8
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #14
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
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Snow Hunters by Paul Yoon
August 6, 2013
122 reviews (208p)
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The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara
August 13, 2013
117 reviews (384p)
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2013: Top 10 #5
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Night Film by Marisha Pessl
August 20, 2013
737 reviews (624p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #72
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Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
August 27, 2013
153 reviews (256p)
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2013: Fiction (16)
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
Library Journal Best Books 2013: The Top Ten
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
September 3, 2013
388 reviews (416p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #65
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2013: Fiction (16)
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
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Enon by Paul Harding
September 10, 2013
111 reviews (256p)
ALA Notable Books - Fiction
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Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem
September 10, 2013
122 reviews (384p)
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
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Someone by Alice McDermott
September 10, 2013
352 reviews (240p)
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2013: Fiction (16)
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction Finalist
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Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon
September 17, 2013
196 reviews (496p)
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2013: Fiction (16)
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
Library Journal Best Books 2013: The Top Ten
National Book Award Finalist
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Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
September 24, 2013
7017 reviews (544p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #66
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
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Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III
October 7, 2013
100 reviews (304p)
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
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The Circle by Dave Eggers
October 8, 2013
1362 reviews (504p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #32
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
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The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
October 15, 2013
1108 reviews (848p)
Amazon Best Books of 2013: Top 100 Editors' Picks #24
New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013
Man Booker Prize Winner
Economist Books of the Year: Fiction (8)
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Quiet Dell by Jayne Anne Phillips
October 15, 2013
110 reviews (464p)
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