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Literary Hub's 100 Books That Defined the Decade (2010s)

"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.....This is a list for general readers and followers of literary culture; it includes both major bestsellers and literary standouts, books that have become pop culture phenomenons, and books whose influence has been quieter and/or localized in literary circles." (Emily Temple, Lithub)
The books are arranged in ascending order by year of publication (refer to the source article for actual years).
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Freedom (Jonathan Franzen)
Freedom (Jonathan Franzen)
2
Just Kids (Patti Smith)
Just Kids (Patti Smith)
3
A Visit From the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan)
A Visit From the Goon Squad (Jennifer Egan)
4
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukhe
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukhe
5
Reality Hunger (David Shields)
Reality Hunger (David Shields)
6
Orange Is the New Black (Piper Kerman)
Orange Is the New Black (Piper Kerman)
7
The Big Short (Michael Lewis)
The Big Short (Michael Lewis)
8
The New Jim Crow (Michelle Alexander)
The New Jim Crow (Michelle Alexander)
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9
Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins)
Mockingjay (Suzanne Collins)
10
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot)
11
Sex at Dawn
Sex at Dawn
12
The Dublin Murder Squad Series (2010-2016) (Tana French)
The Dublin Murder Squad Series (2010-2016) (Tana French)
13
Fifty Shades of Grey (E.L. James)
Fifty Shades of Grey (E.L. James)
14
A Dance With Dragons (George R.R. Martin)
A Dance With Dragons (George R.R. Martin)
15
The Pale King (David Foster Wallace)
The Pale King (David Foster Wallace)
16
Steve Jobs (Walter Isaacson)
Steve Jobs (Walter Isaacson)
17
The Tiger's Wife (Tea Obreht)
The Tiger's Wife (Tea Obreht)
18
Zone One (Colson Whitehead)
Zone One (Colson Whitehead)
19
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (Stephen Greenblatt)
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (Stephen Greenblatt)
20
Pulphead (John Jeremiah Sullivan)
Pulphead (John Jeremiah Sullivan)
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21
Bossypants (Tina Fey)
Bossypants (Tina Fey)
22
Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
Ready Player One (Ernest Cline)
23
The Martian (Andy Weir)
The Martian (Andy Weir)
24
Train Dreams (Denis Johnson)
Train Dreams (Denis Johnson)
25
Thinking, Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman)
Thinking, Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman)
26
My Struggle Book 1 (Karl Ove Knausgaard)
My Struggle Book 1 (Karl Ove Knausgaard)
27
How Should a Person Be? (Sheila Heti)
How Should a Person Be? (Sheila Heti)
28
Bring Up the Bodies (Hilary Mantel)
Bring Up the Bodies (Hilary Mantel)
29
Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)
30
Wild (Cheryl Strayed)
Wild (Cheryl Strayed)
31
The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)
32
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (Ben Fountain)
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (Ben Fountain)
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33
The Patrick Melrose Novels (Edward St. Aubyn)
The Patrick Melrose Novels (Edward St. Aubyn)
34
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Susan Cain)
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking (Susan Cain)
35
The Passage of Power (Robert A. Caro)
The Passage of Power (Robert A. Caro)
36
Building Stories (Chris Ware)
Building Stories (Chris Ware)
37
The Neapolitan Novels (Elena Ferrante)
The Neapolitan Novels (Elena Ferrante)
38
I Am Malala (Malala Yousafzai)
I Am Malala (Malala Yousafzai)
39
The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)
The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)
40
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief (Lawrence Wright)
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief (Lawrence Wright)
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