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Best Literary Fiction Books You Should Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Literary Fiction books.

All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel (2017)

 Best Literary Fiction Books You Should ReadFrom the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works.
Author(s): Anthony Doerr

The Overstory: A Novel (2019)

 Best Literary Fiction Books You Should ReadWinner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction Shortlisted for the Man Booker PrizeNew York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book and a Washington Post, Time, Oprah Magazine, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune, and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018 “The best novel ever written about trees, and really just one of the best novels, period.” ―Ann PatchettThe Overstory, winner of the 2019 Author(s): Richard Powers

A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel (2019)

 Best Literary Fiction Books You Should ReadHe can’t leave his hotel. You won’t want to. From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin.
Author(s): Amor Towles

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things: A Novel (2017)

 Best Literary Fiction Books You Should ReadA beautiful and provocative love story between two unlikely people and the hard-won relationship that elevates them above the Midwestern meth lab backdrop of their lives.As the daughter of a drug dealer, Wavy knows not to trust people, not even her own parents. It’s safer to keep her mouth shut and stay out of sight. Struggling to raise her little brother, Donal, eight-year-old Wavy is the only responsible adult around.
Author(s): Bryn Greenwood

There There (2019)

 Best Literary Fiction Books You Should Read  “Powerful. . . . There There has so much jangling energy and brings so much news from a distinct corner of American life that it’s a revelation.” —The New York Times Tommy Orange’s wondrous and shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize.
Author(s): Tommy Orange

The Storyteller’s Secret: A Novel (2018)

 Best Literary Fiction Books You Should ReadNothing prepares Jaya, a New York journalist, for the heartbreak of her third miscarriage and the slow unraveling of her marriage in its wake. Desperate to assuage her deep anguish, she decides to go to India to uncover answers to her family’s past.Intoxicated by the sights, smells, and sounds she experiences, Jaya becomes an eager student of the culture.
Author(s): Sejal Badani

Send Down the Rain: New from the author of The Mountains Between Us and the New York Times bestseller Where the River Ends (2019)

 Best Literary Fiction Books You Should ReadNew York Times bestselling author Martin brings us “grace, mercy, and forgiveness in this sweeping love story.”*Allie is still recovering from the loss of her family’s beloved waterfront restaurant on Florida’s Gulf Coast when she loses her second husband to a terrifying highway accident.
Author(s): Charles Martin

A Man Called Ove: A Novel (2015)

 Best Literary Fiction Books You Should ReadMeet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
Author(s): Fredrik Backman

Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist) (2017)

 Best Literary Fiction Books You Should Read“There could only be a few winners, and a lot of losers. And yet we played on, because we had hope that we might be the lucky ones.” In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant–and that her lover is married–she refuses to be bought.
Author(s): Min Jin Lee

The Only Story: A novel (Vintage International) (2019)

 Best Literary Fiction Books You Should ReadMost of us have only one story to tell . . . only one that matters, only one finally worth telling. This is mine.One summer in the sixties, in a staid suburb south of London, nineteen-year-old Paul comes home from university and is urged by his mother to join the tennis club. There he’s partnered with Susan Macleod, a fine player who’s forty-eight, confident, witty, and married, with two nearly adult daughters. She is a warm companion, her bond with Paul immediate.
Author(s): Julian Barnes

Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel (2019)

 Best Literary Fiction Books You Should ReadKirkus Reviews, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and many more   I read Little Fires Everywhere in a single, breathless sitting.   Jodi Picoult“To say I love this book is an understatement. It’s a deep psychological mystery about the power of motherhood, the intensity of teenage love, and the danger of perfection.
Author(s): Celeste Ng

This Is How It Always Is (2018)

 Best Literary Fiction Books You Should ReadThis is how a family keeps a secret…and how that secret ends up keeping them.This is how a family lives happily ever after…until happily ever after becomes complicated.This is how children change…and then change the world.This is Claude. He’s five years old, the youngest of five brothers, and loves peanut butter sandwiches.
Author(s): LAURIE FRANKEL

Best Literary Fiction Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some literary fiction books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Female Sexuality in Modernist Fiction: Literary Techniques for Making Women Artists

Author(s): Elaine Wood
ID: 3001218, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2021, Size: 10 Mb, Format: pdf

Latin in Modern Fiction: Who Says It’s a Dead Language?

Author(s): Henryk Hoffmann
ID: 3031275, Publisher: Vernon Press, Year: 2021, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Postmodern Time And Space In Fiction And Theory

Author(s): Michael Kane
ID: 2461410, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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