50 Books That Define the Past Five Years in Literature

 

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Open City, Teju Cole (2012)

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The Patrick Melrose Novels, Edward St. Aubyn (2012)

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Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel (2009)

 

 

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Haruki Murakami,1Q84 (2011)

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The Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins

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Wild, Cheryl Strayed (2012)

 

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The Ask, Sam Lipsyte (2010)

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Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays, Zadie Smith (2010)

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Shoplifting From American Apparel, Tao Lin (2009)

 

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Inferno (A Poet’s Novel), Eileen Myles (2010)

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The Middlesteins, Jami Attenberg (2012)

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Just Kids, Patti Smith (2010)

 

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The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis, Lydia Davis (2010)

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How Should a Person Be?, Sheila Heti (2012)

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Pulphead, John Jeremiah Sullivan (2011)

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This Is How You Lose Her, Junot Díaz (2012)

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Scorch Atlas, Blake Butler (2009)

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When the Only Light Is Fire, Saaed Jones (2011)

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Heroines, Kate Zambreno (2012)

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Battleborn, Claire Vaye Watkins (2012)

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The Art of Fielding, Chad Harbach (2011)

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A Visit From the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan (2010)

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The Stranger’s Child, Alan Hollinghurst (2011)

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Sag Harbor, Colson Whitehead (2009)

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The Possessed, Elif Batuman (2010)

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Swamplandia!, Karen Russell (2011)

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The Magicians, Lev Grossman (2009)

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Salvage the Bones, Jesmyn Ward (2011)

 

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In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods, Matt Bell (2013) 

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When I Was a Child I Read Books: EssaysMarilynne Robinson (2012)

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Skippy Dies, Paul Murray (2010)

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I’m Trying to Reach You, Barbara Browning (2012)

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The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner (2013)

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Alien vsPredator, Michael Robbins (2012)

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Tenth of December: Stories, George Saunders (2013)

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Ayiti, Roxane Gay (2011)

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Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010Adrienne Rich (2010)

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Four New Messages, Joshua Cohen (2012)

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The Informers, Juan Gabriel Vasquez (2009)

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Stone Arabia, Dana Spiotta (2012)

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Lightning Rods, Helen DeWitt (2012)

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Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart (2010)

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what purpose did i serve your life, Marie Calloway (2013)

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Half a Life, Darin Strauss (2010)

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The Tiger’s WifeTéa Obreht (2011)

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The Woman Upstairs, Claire Messud (2013)

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Collected Poems 1962-2012, Louise Glück (2012)

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Gods Without Men, Hari Kunzru

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The Orange Eats Creeps, Grace Krilanovich (2010) 

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Freedom, Jonathan Franzen (2010)

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