Friday, December 02, 2005

Best Fiction of 2005 - Updated Friday, December 2nd

If you read this blog with any regularity, you'll see from a couple of posts below that I've started tracking the best books of 2005 according to the "best of" lists on which they appear. A book must appear at least twice in order to have any consideration here.

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


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