28 Books We Couldn't Put Down This Year

From stunning poetry and illuminating nonfiction to heart-wrenching novels.

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Valentine
Cleanness
Days of Distraction
Valentine
3.9
Cleanness
3.6
Days of Distraction
3.6
The New Wilderness
3.8
The World Doesn't Work That Way, but It Could
The Midnight Bargain
3.9
The Index of Self-Destructive Acts
4.2
Shuggie Bain
4.1
His Only Wife
3.6
Life Events
3.6
Luster
3.5
The Standardization of Demoralization Procedures
The Awkward Black Man
3.8
Sleep Donation
3.2
Plain Bad Heroines
3.5
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies
4.1
Zigzags
A Certain Hunger
3.8
The Office of Historical Corrections
4.1
Mill Town
3.5
World of Wonders
4.3
How to Make a Slave and Other Essays
Minor Feelings
4.3
Thinking Inside the Box
Every Day We Get More Illegal
Postcolonial Love Poem
4.6
Negotiations
When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry
4.5