Friday, December 09, 2005

Best Fiction of 2005 - updated for Friday, December 9th

I continue my accumulation of the best books of 2005 as rated by various published lists, from the LA Times to Amazon.com to the New York Times.

1. (tie) The March - E.L Doctorow
1. (tie) On Beauty - Zadie Smith
1. (tie) Saturday - Ian McEwan
2. Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
3. The Sea - John Banville
4. (tie) The Painted Drum - Louise Erdich
4. (tie) Shalimar the Clown - Salman Rushdie
4. (tie) Veronica - Mary Gaitskill
5. (tie) Europe Central - William T. Vollman
5. (tie) Kafka on the Shore - Haruki Murakami
6. (tie) Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman
6. (tie) Beyond Black - Hilary Mantel
6. (tie) Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
6. (tie) The History of Love - Nicole Krauss
6. (tie) A Long, Long Way - Sebastian Barry
6. (tie) A Long Way Down - Nick Hornby
6. (tie) No Country for Old Men - Cormac McCarthy
6. (tie) Trance - Christopher Sorrentino
7. (tie) The Accidental - Ali Smith
7. (tie) All for Love - Dan Jacobson
7. (tie) Arthur & George - Julian Barnes
7. (tie) Dancing in the Dark - Caryl Phillips
7. (tie) Envy - Kathryn Harrison
7. (tie) Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close - Jonathan Safron Foer
7. (tie) The Harmony Silk Factory - Tash Aw
7. (tie) The Hot Kid - Elmore Leonard
7. (tie) Ice Haven - Daniel Clowes
7. (tie) The Lincoln Lawyer - Michael Connelly
7. (tie) Lunar Park - Bret Easton Ellis
7. (tie) Maps for Lost Lovers - Nadeem Aslam
7. (tie) March - Geraldine Brooks
7. (tie) Prep - Curtis Sittenfeld
7. (tie) A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian - Marina Lewycka
7. (tie) Slow Man - J.M. Coetzee
7. (tie) The Testing of Luther Albright - MacKenzie Bezos

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