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Lithub's Best of the Decade: What Books Will We Still Be Reading in 10 Years?

"I asked each of my colleagues in the Literary Hub office to make a list of the ten books from the last ten years that they thought we'd still be reading—for good or ill—ten years from now, circa 2030.
The below results collate the responses of 14 people, who range in age and interest as much as possible for a group that works for a literary website. I was not surprised to see Claudia Rankine's Citizen top the list by a wide margin—that's a book that keeps on getting more relevant; one hopes that in ten years we'll be reading it as an artifact, but one also doubts it. Same goes for some of the others on here, though some of course are just very good novels that people will continue to enjoy."
- Emily Temple
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Citizen (Claudia Rankine)
Citizen (Claudia Rankine)
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Sing, Unburied, Sing (Jesmyn Ward)
Sing, Unburied, Sing (Jesmyn Ward)
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The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)
The Underground Railroad (Colson Whitehead)
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A Visit From the Goon Squad
A Visit From the Goon Squad
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Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
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My Brilliant Friend (Elena Ferrante)
My Brilliant Friend (Elena Ferrante)
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Tenth of December
Tenth of December
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Gone Girl
Gone Girl
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The Sympathizer (Viet Thanh Nguyen)
The Sympathizer (Viet Thanh Nguyen)
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Nox (Anne Carson)
Nox (Anne Carson)
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Clarice Lispector: The Complete Stories (Clarice Lispector)
Clarice Lispector: The Complete Stories (Clarice Lispector)
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Train Dreams (Denis Johnson)
Train Dreams (Denis Johnson)
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A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara)
A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara)
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Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
Between the World and Me (Ta-Nehisi Coates)
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Her Body and Other Parties (Carmen Maria Machado)
Her Body and Other Parties (Carmen Maria Machado)
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The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)
The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)
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Bring Up the Bodies
Bring Up the Bodies
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Dept. of Speculation (Jenny Offill)
Dept. of Speculation (Jenny Offill)
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Salvage the Bones (Jesmyn Ward)
Salvage the Bones (Jesmyn Ward)
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The Argonauts (Maggie Nelson)
The Argonauts (Maggie Nelson)
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The New Jim Crow (Michelle Alexander)
The New Jim Crow (Michelle Alexander)
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The Fifth Season (N. K. Jemisin)
The Fifth Season (N. K. Jemisin)
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Men Explain Things to Me (Rebecca Solnit)
Men Explain Things to Me (Rebecca Solnit)
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The Tiger's Wife (Tea Obrent)
The Tiger's Wife (Tea Obrent)
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There There (Tommy Orange)
There There (Tommy Orange)
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Lost Children Archive (Valeria Luiselli)
Lost Children Archive (Valeria Luiselli)
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The Book of My Lives
The Book of My Lives
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The Martian (Andy Weir)
The Martian (Andy Weir)
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The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas)
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All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)
All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)
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Black Water Rising (Attica Locke)
Black Water Rising (Attica Locke)
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Wild (Cheryl Strayed)
Wild (Cheryl Strayed)
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The Maid's Version (Daniel Woodrell)
The Maid's Version (Daniel Woodrell)
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The Idiot (Elif Batuman)
The Idiot (Elif Batuman)
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Create Dangerously (Edwidge Danticat)
Create Dangerously (Edwidge Danticat)
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Killers of the Flower Moon (David Grann)
Killers of the Flower Moon (David Grann)
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The Sixth Extinction (Elizabeth Kolbert)
The Sixth Extinction (Elizabeth Kolbert)
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The Collected Schizophrenias (Esmé Weijun Wang)
The Collected Schizophrenias (Esmé Weijun Wang)
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1Q84 (Haruki Murakami)
1Q84 (Haruki Murakami)
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This House of Grief (Helen Garner)
This House of Grief (Helen Garner)
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