LitHub's Top Novels of the Decade

LitHub chose their top novels of the decade. How many of these have you read?

Updated December 4, 2023
Drag items up and down to your preferred order then select the "Save Order" button.
Imagine me gone
Haslett, Adam
"When Margaret's fiancU is hospitalized for depression, she faces a choice- carry on with their planned marriage, or back away. She decides to marry him. Imagine Me Goneis the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love. At the heart is the couple's eldest son, Michael, a...
In the distance
Diaz, Hernan
A lyrical western about loneliness, companionship and wonder.
A little life
Yanagihara, Hanya
Milkman
Burns, Anna
WINNER 2018 Man Booker Prize: This beautiful and painful novel by Orange Prize shortlisted Anna Burns blends shades of early Edna O'Brien with Eimear McBride's exquisite ability to capture voice.
The overstory
Powers, Richard
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2018 'Autumn makes me think of leaves, which makes me think of trees, which makes me think of The Overstory,the best novel ever written about trees, and really, just one of the best novels, period.' Ann...
The sellout
Beatty, Paul
Born in the 'agrarian ghetto' of Dickens - on the southern outskirts of Los Angeles - the narrator of The Sellout is raised by his single father, a controversial sociologist, and spends his childhood as the subject in racially charged psychological studies. Led to believe that his father's...
The sympathizer
Nguyen, Viet Thanh
A profound, startling, and beautifully crafted debut novel, The Sympathizer is the story of a man of two minds, someone whose political beliefs clash with his individual loyalties.
The underground railroad
Whitehead, Colson
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017 WINNER OF THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD 2017 LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER 2016 AMAZON.COM #1 BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 ...

Library staff! You can create and contribute to lists. Contact your catalog administrator or log in here.