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The Best Literary Fiction of 2018
This has been another tough year in a string of tough years. At first critics claimed we needed literature more than ever, but sometimes it has felt too easily forgotten. Like many, I have worried that political horror has made me cold and bitter; in the past 12 months, cynicism has seemed to bleed into every facet of life. The relentless churn of mini- and mega-scandals has proven a constant distraction from deep reading. As I looked back on my year, I remembered all these months of frustrated reading. But I also remembered, thankfully, that it was not all frustration.
The Goodreads Choice Awards have three rounds of voting open to all registered Goodreads members. Winners will be announced December 04, Voting opens to 15 official nominees, and write-in votes can be placed for any eligible book see eligibility below. Write-in votes can not be placed in this category. The top five write-in votes in each of the categories become official nominees.
Vibrant protagonists struggle against the confines of their worlds in novels by the likes of Rachel Kushner, Tayari Jones , Ottessa Moshfegh and more. Here, the best fiction books of A young artist descended from chestnut farmers, a field biologist, a Vietnam War veteran and six other characters brush up against the mysterious power of trees and, intertwined, sound an urgent call to preserve our environment. Available on Amazon. The author of Fates and Furies, who moved to Florida over a decade ago, channels her palpable ambivalence toward her adopted state. Margot and her teen daughter Pearl live in a car next to a Florida trailer park, poor but happy.
By Katy Waldman. I am criminally behind on the books I want to read, and my job consists of reading books, so I can only imagine how most readers feel.
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It's been a tough year. But despite all the bad news, people created some truly phenomenal art in the last year, and the 30 best fiction books of the year prove that to be true. This past year, The Song of Achilles author Madeline Miller released her first novel in seven years, Circe, a feminist retelling of countless Greek myths through the eyes of the first witch in literature. It was an instant 1 New York Times bestseller. Not to mention, fan-favorite authors Megan Abbott, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Melissa Broder released novels about internal worlds and external pressures. And let's not forget that Lisa Halliday and R. This past year — despite all the bad that happened — many women and gender non-binary writers created good art.
After more than five million reader votes, Goodreads has finally announced the Best Books of Spanning genres from fiction to fantasy, bookworms everywhere cast their vote to ensure their favorite read of the year made the cut. In the end, 21 books made the tenth annual list, with women authoring 17 of those novels. The round up also includes a few celeb names—hey, Chrissy Teigen! Stephen King and Rick Riordan are now tied for the most award wins.
Skip navigation! If I could, I would dip out of life, and spend the day racing to the back cover. Luckily for me, and unfortunately for my obligations, there is an endless supply of really , really , ridiculously good books. Looking ahead to , it's definite that our Goodreads queues will be getting a whole lot longer. These are the books you'll want to escape into when you're having a hard day. These are the books that will stimulate your mind and give you talking points to whip out at awkward parties.