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Goodreads Popular Literary Fiction Books

A compelling mix of classics and modern works. A companion challenge is now available by clicking on the link.
The rankings are in descending order of times shelved as literary-fiction on Goodreads, whatever that means. (If I did know, I might understand how 'Red Russia' got so high up the list. Someone to explain briefly in the Comments?)
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The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)
The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)
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To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
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The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)
All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)
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The Secret History (Donna Tartt)
The Secret History (Donna Tartt)
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The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
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The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
The Kite Runner (Khalid Hosseini)
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Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
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Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)
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Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
Middlesex (Jeffrey Eugenides)
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Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
Lolita (Vladimir Nabokov)
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Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
Atonement (Ian Mcewan)
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The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)
The Remains of the Day (Kazuo Ishiguro)
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Little Fires Everywhere (Celeste Ng)
Little Fires Everywhere (Celeste Ng)
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A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara)
A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara)
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
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One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez)
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The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
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Animal Farm (George Orwell)
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
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Red Russia (Tanya Thompson)
Red Russia (Tanya Thompson)
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The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
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25
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
Of Mice and Men (John Steinbeck)
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The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
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Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
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Station Eleven (Emily St. John Mandel)
Station Eleven (Emily St. John Mandel)
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Sing, Unburied, Sing (Jesmyn Ward)
Sing, Unburied, Sing (Jesmyn Ward)
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Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Mark Haddon)
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The Sense of an Ending (Julian Barnes)
The Sense of an Ending (Julian Barnes)
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Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)
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Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
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Everything I Never Told You (Celeste Ng)
Everything I Never Told You (Celeste Ng)
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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Díaz)
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Díaz)
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Exit West (Mohsin Hamed)
Exit West (Mohsin Hamed)
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Lincoln in the Bardo (George Saunders)
Lincoln in the Bardo (George Saunders)
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Life After Life (Kate Atkinson)
Life After Life (Kate Atkinson)
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Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
Homegoing (Yaa Gyasi)
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