The Critics’ Best Book of 2013

There are a lot of “Best of” lists to look at around this time of the year so I rounded up 20 of the most prominent lists that are already out and here are the books that are mentioned the most:

1. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
2. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
3. The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
4. Tenth of December by George Saunders
5. The Son by Philipp Meyer
6. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
7. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
8. The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer
9. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
10. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
11. A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
12. And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
13. The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner
14. Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
15. Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon
16. A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
17. Harvest by Jim Crace
18. The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
19. The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud
20. The Circle by Dave Eggers