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Great Contemporary Novels (That You've Probably Read)

Some have won, or been nominated for prizes, such as Pulitzer, Booker, Hugo or Nebula.
Some have been nominated for Goodreads choice awards.
Others are simply bestsellers.
There should be something for everyone on this list. Which ones have you read?
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The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
2
The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
3
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
4
The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)
The Girl on the Train (Paula Hawkins)
5
Gone Girl
Gone Girl
6
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
7
All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
8
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
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9
The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
10
The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo
The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo
11
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy)
12
The Night Circus
The Night Circus
13
The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code
14
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
The Road (Cormac McCarthy)
15
Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon
16
The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch
17
It (Stephen King)
It (Stephen King)
18
My Sister's Keeper
My Sister's Keeper
19
Station Eleven (Emily St John Mandel)
Station Eleven (Emily St John Mandel)
20
Little Fires Everywhere (Celeste Ng)
Little Fires Everywhere (Celeste Ng)
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21
A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
22
The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
23
Life of Pi
Life of Pi
24
Good Omens (Terry Pratchett)
Good Omens (Terry Pratchett)
25
Angels and Demons
Angels and Demons
26
Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty)
Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty)
27
Middlesex
Middlesex
28
Things Fall Apart
Things Fall Apart
29
Fight Club
Fight Club
30
Me Before You
Me Before You
31
The Martian
The Martian
32
The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
The Things They Carried (Tim O'Brien)
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33
The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)
The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)
34
Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood)
Oryx and Crake (Margaret Atwood)
35
A Man Called Ove (Fredrik Backman)
A Man Called Ove (Fredrik Backman)
36
The Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugenides)
The Virgin Suicides (Jeffrey Eugenides)
37
A Prayer for Owen Meany
A Prayer for Owen Meany
38
We Need to Talk About Kevin
We Need to Talk About Kevin
39
Looking for Alaska (John Green)
Looking for Alaska (John Green)
40
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine (Gail Honeyman)
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine (Gail Honeyman)
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