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100 Books That Defined the 2010s

This is not a list of the best books of the decade. This is a list of books that, whether bad or good, were in one way or another defining for the last decade in American culture.
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Freedom
Freedom
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Just Kids (Patti Smith)
Just Kids (Patti Smith)
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A Visit From the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan)
A Visit From the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan)
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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukhe
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukhe
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Reality Hunger
Reality Hunger
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Orange Is the New Black (Piper Kerman)
Orange Is the New Black (Piper Kerman)
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The Big Short
The Big Short
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The New Jim Crow
The New Jim Crow
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Mockingjay
Mockingjay
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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Sex at Dawn
Sex at Dawn
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Faithful Place (Tana French)
Faithful Place (Tana French)
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13
Broken Harbor (Tana French)
Broken Harbor (Tana French)
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The Secret Place (Tana French)
The Secret Place (Tana French)
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Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey
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Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades Darker
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Fifty Shades Freed
Fifty Shades Freed
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A Dance With Dragons
A Dance With Dragons
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The Pale King
The Pale King
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Steve Jobs (Walter Isaacson)
Steve Jobs (Walter Isaacson)
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21
The Tiger's Wife
The Tiger's Wife
22
Zone One
Zone One
23
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
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Pulphead (John Jeremiah Sullivan)
Pulphead (John Jeremiah Sullivan)
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Bossypants (Tina Fey)
Bossypants (Tina Fey)
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Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
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The Martian
The Martian
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Train Dreams
Train Dreams
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Thinking, Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman)
Thinking, Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman)
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My Struggle (Karl Ove Knausgaard)
My Struggle (Karl Ove Knausgaard)
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How Should a Person Be
How Should a Person Be
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Bring Up the Bodies
Bring Up the Bodies
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Gone Girl
Gone Girl
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Wild
Wild
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The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
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The Patrick Melrose Novels (Edward St. Aubyn)
The Patrick Melrose Novels (Edward St. Aubyn)
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Quiet (Susan Cain)
Quiet (Susan Cain)
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The Passage of Power (Robert A. Caro)
The Passage of Power (Robert A. Caro)
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Building Stories
Building Stories
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