The Best Books of the 2010s

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The Best Books of the 2010s

We wanted to celebrate the books we loved during the last 10 years, so we published several lists highlighting our favorite books of the decade. Our lists include everything from epic fantasy novels to gripping memoirs, and you can finally browse them all in one place below.

Each list consists of titles published in English between 2010 and 2019, and they’re by no means representative of the only “good” books published during the last 10 years. They are simply collections of the books we wept over, laughed with and were inspired by during a tumultuous decade.

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The Best Novels of the 2010s

This list includes 40 novels from various genres, weaving tales about everything from the Underground Railroad to surviving on Mars. Click here to discover books by authors like Colson Whitehead, Madeline Miller and Celeste Ng.

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The Best Memoirs of the 2010s

This list includes 25 memoirs tackling diverse topics, covering everything from living with schizophrenia to life in the music business. Click here to discover books by authors like Tara Westover, Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Beastie Boys.

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The Best Horror Novels of the 2010s

This list includes 25 horror novels that will keep you up at night, introducing haunting demonic possessions and time-traveling serial killers. Click here to discover books by authors like Joe Hill, Lauren Beukes and Victor LaValle.

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The Best Fantasy Novels of the 2010s

This list includes 30 fantasy novels set in enchanting worlds, boasting everything from high-stakes political intrigue to adventures with dragons. Click here to discover books by authors like N.K. Jemisin, Brandon Sanderson and Nnedi Okorafor.

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The Best Young Adult Novels of the 2010s

This list includes 30 YA novels from various genres, exploring stories about spies during World War 2 and daring heists in other realms. Click here to discover books by authors like Angie Thomas, Leigh Bardugo and Adam Silvera.

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