Illustration by Ana Becker. If lists were not sorted by category, the Journal assigned a category for each book.
In some cases, a publication would include the same book several times; these were counted only once per list. This is your customized reading list from The Wall Street Journal, sourced from the most-mentioned books on the best-of lists released so far this year. Clear and build your own list.
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Best Fiction The Journal reviewed best-of lists from 12 sources to discover the most-cited books of Read More. Fates and Furies. A Little Life. The Story of the Lost Child. The Nightingale. The Book of Aron.
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The Sellout. A Manual For Cleaning Women. Go Set a Watchman. Girl at War.
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- Jason and Medea;
- Book Burnings — United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
- Yours to Measure Ours to Treasure.
- The Knife;
- Liberation Theologies, Postmodernity and the Americas.
City on Fire. Best Nonfiction Within the lists the Journal reviewed, only four nonfiction books received multiple mentions.
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Between the World and Me. H is for Hawk. Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs.
The Girl on the Train. The Girl in the Spider's Web. Career of Evil.
The Survivor. Finders Keepers. Pretty Girls. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift , Ireland, Hamlet by William Shakespeare , England, History by Elsa Morante , Italy, Hunger by Knut Hamsun , Norway, King Lear by William Shakespeare , England, Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert , France, Mahabharata , India, c BC. The Mathnawi by Jalal ad-din Rumi , Afghanistan, Medea by Euripides , Greece, c BC.
Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar , France, Metamorphoses by Ovid , Italy, c 43 BC. Middlemarch by George Eliot , England, Dalloway by Virginia Woolf , England, Njaals Saga , Iceland, c Nostromo by Joseph Conrad , England, Old Goriot by Honore de Balzac , France, Othello by William Shakespeare , England, Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren , Sweden, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen , England, The Recognition of Sakuntala by Kalidasa , India, c.
The Red and the Black by Stendhal , France, The Stranger by Albert Camus , France, To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf , England, The Trial by Franz Kafka , Bohemia, Ulysses by James Joyce , Ireland,