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American Dirt | Jeanine Cummins
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Great idea for a hashtag @KarenUK like my TBR needs any more books....here we go my #MostAnticipated2020 #FictionEdition 😜

TrishB I‘m so excited for the new Mitchell too 😁 1mo
Ms_T @TrishB Me too! 1mo
BarbaraBB Ooh... a new Mitchell! 1mo
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KarenUK I didn‘t know McCann had a new one..... another for my #TBRmountain! 💕 1mo
Cathythoughts I‘m ready & waiting to get American Dirt as soon as it comes out ❤️👍🏻.... another screen shot for me to take !!!! 🥳exciting 1mo
TrishB @Ms_T hope we do t hype it too much! 1mo
Amandajoy A new Mitchell and a new McCann? Lovely! 1mo
Cinfhen Right @Amandajoy ??? 1mo
Reviewsbylola Definitely all about the Straub! 1mo
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#Top10oftheDecade #Fictionedition. This was HARD! So many good books but these are probably the ones I talked about the most.

Andrew65 Some great choices. 1mo
readordierachel Love your choices! 1mo
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Cinfhen Thanks for sharing!! There‘s one book I‘m not familiar with/ Must go investigate 1mo
BarbaraBB That‘s the only one I haven‘t heard of either. Love your choices! 1mo
Crazeedi I read "home" recently, and have "lila" on my shelf tbr❤ 1mo
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Zama | Antonio Di Benedetto
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To add to the #top10ofthedecade #fictionedition I'm borrowing an idea from @Lindy and doing an #intranslationedition #fictionintranslation

Feel very lucky to be able to have access to a fantastically diverse selection of fiction translated into English; so many brilliant books 💙


4thhouseontheleft Great idea! And I‘m stacking a lot of these! 😄 1mo
Cinfhen Love this!!! Thanks for the additional #TBRexplosion 💥heads up @Kalalalatja 1mo
Billypar Great list! Schweblin is at the top of my must-try authors for 2020. Really want to try those Miaojin and Lispector choices. And Strange Weather... @Reggie convinced me on @ReadingEnvy podcast. So basically everything on this list is a must-read for me (except Vegetarian- already read and loved) 😁 1mo
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Lindy Thanks for sharing your list! 2020 might be the year that I finally pick up Clarice Lispector. 😊 1mo
batsy @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen 🙂❤️❤️ 1mo
batsy @Billypar I'd definitely encourage you to try them all 😁 Lispector's stories I reread over a period of a year or so... There's something about how she sees the world. And Strange Weather is just one of the loveliest books in terms of being life-affirming. Fever Dream on the other hand messed with me 😭 1mo
batsy @Lindy My pleasure! I've only read Lispector's shorts and the novella The Hour of the Star. She's pretty special. Would love to see what you think if you give her a try. 1mo
Suet624 I‘ve only read Vegetarian but I did a screenshot so I can find the others. Thanks for sharing! 1mo
Kalalalatja Oh, so many new to me books! Definitely a big #TBRexplosion @Cinfhen 💥💥💥 1mo
BarbaraBB I may like this one even more 😍😍 1mo
ReadingEnvy Eve out of her ruins is so good! 1mo
batsy @ReadingEnvy Just brilliant 1mo
readordierachel Love your list! Blowing up my tbr as usual 😃 1mo
batsy @readordierachel Always a pleasure 😁❤️ 1mo
GatheringBooks oh em gee. this is perfect for our #ReadIntlLit2020. Taking note of some of the lesser-known-to-me titles. You are a veritable treasure trove, Suba. 2w
batsy @GatheringBooks 😘 I hope you get a chance to read them and I'd love to know what you think! 2w
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Thank you for the tag @Centique and I'm sorry it took forever 😆

This is my #top10ofthedecade #fictionedition I read a lot of old books so I tried to make it easier for myself by limiting it to the books published within the decade & cheated by including Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy as one book 😅 I'll be doing a separate one for fiction in translation later #listfever

I loved seeing everyone's lists; great fun ❤️ Fab idea @Cinfhen

Centique Brilliant list as usual! I‘m going to have to catch up on a few of these for sure 😍 1mo
BarbaraBB Fab list Batsy, as expected! 💜 1mo
Tamra Freshwater was amazing! 😁 1mo
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CarolynM Great list. I love Wolf Hall and Hot a Milk. I started reading Whatever Happened to Interracial Love but put it aside. I need to get back to it. 1mo
Kalalalatja So many books I haven‘t read! #TBRexplosion 💥 1mo
Cinfhen So glad YOU shared your list!!! I need to go back and check out some of these titles that im not familiar with!!!!! Love the hashtag @Kalalalatja It‘s true 💥💥💥💥💥 1mo
batsy @Centique @BarbaraBB Thank you, had a lot of fun making this list and scratching it out and remaking it again 😁❤️ 1mo
batsy @Tamra Isn't it just 😍 1mo
batsy @CarolynM Thank you! The Collins book is a bit of a mood read, I think 🙂 1mo
batsy @Kalalalatja @Cinfhen Yay, happy to hear about #tbrexplosion 🙌🏽 1mo
Cathythoughts ❤️❤️❤️screen shotting 👍🏻 1mo
batsy @Cathythoughts 👍🏽❤️ 1mo
Erinreadsthebooks I love this list! 1mo
Lindy Such a great list! So happy to see Jenni Fagan making your top 10; Panopticon is brilliant. 1mo
batsy @Lindy She's an amazing writer. It's a book that has stayed with me! 1mo
Suet624 Oh darn it! More books to find! Freshwater will always be with me. So good. 1mo
Freespirit Great List..some I need to read!! 1mo
batsy @Suet624 I'm just thinking where Akwaeke Emezi can go after writing a book like that! The bar is set so high! 🙌🏽 1mo
batsy @Freespirit Thank you! I recommend these books for sure 😁 1mo
readordierachel Good choices!! I have a copy of Panopticon that I must get to soon. 1mo
batsy @readordierachel I'm amazed that there's so much of the book I still remember. Raw and urgent. 1mo
thereflectiveflaneur Freshwater is utterly astounding! 1mo
batsy @thereflectiveflaneur Yes it really is ❤️ 1mo
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These were my favorite fiction reads published over the past decade. As you can see, I really like fantasy, so many are part of a series and not always in order. #Top10oftheDecade #FictionEdition

UnidragonFrag The fifth season is the only one on your list that's also on mine, but a few of those are on my TBR, which I'm glad to see they're best of the decade good! 1mo
HOTPock3tt A treacherous curse!! It‘s on my top 10 of the decade list too 😎♥️ (edited) 1mo
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River of Teeth | Sarah Gailey
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Since I read fiction, nonfiction, ya, and graphic novels, I cheated and picked 10 from each category so I didn't have to narrow down too much. Choosing these was like picking which pet or kid I love more...😂

Here's my #Top10oftheDecade #FictionEdition.

Any friends who have not already done this, I'd love to see your picks.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego RPO almost made my list. Such a good book! 1mo
Hooked_on_books I love that you choose We Sold Our Souls. I just love Grady Hendrix and gobble his books as soon as I can get my hands on them. 1mo
Addison_Reads @Hooked_on_books I love all his books too. I'd never read him before Litsy. You know he has a book coming out in 2020? I can't wait! 😁 1mo
Addison_Reads @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego My inner 80s child couldn't pass up putting RPO in here. 😁 1mo
Hooked_on_books I didn‘t know! Super exciting. 🥳 1mo
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My #top10ofthedecade #fictionedition - these being favorite books that I've actually read which were published in the past ten years. (Really 12 because I cheat and like grids to be balanced🤷🏻‍♀️)

BarbaraBB Great choices! 1mo
LeahBergen I‘ve been meaning to buy Old Baggage. 👍🏻 1mo
squirrelbrain I have The Buried Giant on my shelf to read.... 1mo
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Aimeesue @BarbaraBB And what a weird range! 😂 1mo
Aimeesue @LeahBergen Old Baggage is sooooooo good! Have you read Crooked Heart? Not essential, but good companion piece. 1mo
Aimeesue @squirrelbrain People seem to either love it or hate it. I thought it was great. 1mo
TrishB Loved Old Baggage. I‘m in the no thanks camp for The Buried Giant though! 1mo
Lindy I‘m glad you‘ve included titles that I was very sorry to strike from my list. (Mr Fox, Buried Giant, Life After Life, & On Earth We‘re Briefly Gorgeous) 👍 1mo
Aimeesue @TrishB I think about Maddie all the time! 1mo
Aimeesue @Lindy I'm sure you could find a way around that. The Books in Translation list was very clever thinking! 😁 1mo
Lindy @Aimeesue 🤪 1mo
LeahBergen I haven‘t read Crooked Heart. Should I read it before? 1mo
Aimeesue @LeahBergen If I had the choice, I would. Kind of adds to the experience of Mattie. It truly doesn‘t matter, though, and the events in CH take place way after those in OB. So, either/or. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
LeahBergen Ah, good to know! Thank you. 1mo
Freespirit Lots there I haven't read...and need to😊 1mo
jillrhudy @LeahBergen I'd bet $100 right this minute on that as a Pick for you! 1mo
LeahBergen @jillrhudy 😆😆 Oh good!! 1mo
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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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This took me some time. I had a very hard time narrowing it down to just 10 books. Also should say, I tried to pick a book published each year between 2010 and 2019. I did not necessarily read them in the year of publication though.


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cariashley I‘ve always wanted to pick up 1mo
julesG @cariashley It's very good. 1mo
Cinfhen I forgot how much I enjoyed North Water 🐳 1mo
TrishB I really enjoyed The Lost for Words Bookshop 😁 1mo
Amandajoy Beasts of Extraordinary Things almost made my list. 1mo
squirrelbrain I loved Between Shades of Grey and of course the whole Cormoran Strike series. I have The Lost for Words bookshop on my list for #booked2020. 1mo
Megabooks Beasts was so good and I would not have read it without the #botmchallenge 1mo
eraderneely OK, I have to get to Lost for Words now. @squirrelbrain tag me when you‘re getting ready to read it. 1mo
squirrelbrain @eraderneely - for me it sits in the third quarter of #booked2020 (book with red, white of blue type on the cover) so that is July - Sept but I can read it anytime! 1mo
Crazeedi Lost words was a good one! Nice list 1mo
eraderneely @squirrelbrain late summer works for me 😀 1mo
ljuliel Gosh, the only one of those I‘ve read is Major Pettigrew ( which I really liked ). I need to make a list. 1mo
Lindy I‘ve decided to make a whole bunch of categories in order to include as many favourites as possible. Purge is definitely in my favourites in translation edition of top 10 (or 12—I also cheat in counting more than 10.) 1mo
julesG @Lindy Yes, that's what I had in mind, too. Can't just have one list. 1mo
Lindy @julesG 😉Exactly! 1mo
julesG @Kalalalatja It's very good. 1mo
JennyM Great list!! I nearly put this one on my list. It was such an unexpectedly brilliant read (edited) 1mo
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Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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It was extremely difficult choosing my #top10ofthedecade #fictionedition. I absolutely loved all ten of these books, and I believe they were all published in the last 10 years. I Highly recommend them all!

squirrelbrain A Little Life is on my list too... and Seven Husbands was nearly there! 1mo
Crazeedi Seven husbands definitely! 1mo
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Cinfhen Look @BarbaraBB Wolves is on another list 😉 1mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Yay, we need to read it! Let‘s do that #buddyread sometime next year 💕 1mo
Cinfhen Absolutely @BarbaraBB 💚💚😘 1mo
BarbaraBB Yes! That is nice! 1mo
Cinfhen Great!! Will do @Soubhiville ❣️ 1mo
Hooked_on_books Here, here for The Passage! What an amazing book. 1mo
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The Dovekeepers: A Novel | Alice Hoffman
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#toptenofthedecade #fictionedition
I think they were all published in the last decade!
I found this really hard (as we all did!)
Honorable mentions to Assassins Fate - Robin Hobb, end of an era and sobbed through the last quarter. Fitz will always have my heart ❤️
And for poetry Rapture by Carol Ann Duffy is amazing.

KarenUK We match 3, I also LOVED the Book thief, and have Little life, Great Believers and Bone Clocks on my #2020TBR !😊👍💕 (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts Great picks 👍🏻. Bone Clocks will be one of mine too !! And Station Eleven. I need to go back to Great Believers as I have it in #hibernation 1mo
Cinfhen This list is FABULOUS 🙌🏻I adored SO MANY of these titles ~ Great Believers is the one book I somehow missed out on - will have to correct that 💖📚🎉 1mo
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Cinfhen And you know I LOVED 1mo
squirrelbrain Same here @KarenUK - I matched 3 too... I didn‘t include Tin Man on my list, but it was very borderline. I have The Book Thief on my TBR for #readingeurope2020. 1mo
Cinfhen There‘s a few books I forgot 😬😬😢 1mo
Scochrane26 My friend told me I need to read The Dovekeepers, so it‘s on my tbr. 1mo
Kalalalatja I was so close to putting some Hobb books on my list! 1mo
ljuliel Ordinary Grace was beautiful. 1mo
TrishB @KarenUK you have some good ones waiting for you 👍🏻 1mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts I know some people found Great Believers a bit slow, may be wrong time for you. 1mo
TrishB @Cinfhen I missed so many out 😕 it‘s really hard! 1mo
TrishB @squirrelbrain I think you‘ll like it 👍🏻 1mo
TrishB @Scochrane26 one of my all time faves 👍🏻 1mo
TrishB @Kalalalatja they are so personal aren‘t they! 1mo
TrishB @ljuliel it definitely was ❤️ 1mo
Rissreads Station 11 and A little life are both on my list! 🧡 1mo
TrishB @Rissreads they are definitely firm Litsy favourites! 1mo
BarbaraBB Super great list 😍😍 1mo
JennyM Fab list! 1mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB @JennyM it‘s so hard isn‘t it! 1mo
Suet624 I read 7 of these. Such wonderful memories of having read them. 1mo
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