Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

Goodreads Choice Awards 2017 Best Fiction

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Refugees was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2017 for Best Fiction.

WINNER 39,077 votes



Celeste Ng first came to readers’ attention with Everything I Never Told You, a 2014 Goodreads Choice Award nominee for best debut novel. In 2017, her sophomore effort, Little Fires Everywhere, takes home the prize for fiction, narrowly beating out Fredrik Backman’s Beartown. Set in Ng’s hometown of Shaker Heights, Ohio, in the 1990s, this novel explores family bonds, race relations, and what we ultimately owe to those we love.

All Nominees • 271,245 votes total

39,077 votes

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

38,268 votes

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

32,156 votes

Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

29,693 votes

My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

27,618 votes

The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

19,249 votes

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

16,272 votes

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

15,580 votes

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

13,708 votes

The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand

11,178 votes

Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout

4,106 votes

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

3,710 votes

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

3,020 votes

The Leavers by Lisa Ko

2,665 votes

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah

2,253 votes

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

2,180 votes

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

2,152 votes

The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson

1,635 votes

Sourdough by Robin Sloan

1,420 votes

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

831 votes

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin


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