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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah on The Daily Beast’ Aggregated Best of the Best Books List

AmericanahThe Daily Beast has aggregated 40 of the Best Books of 2013 lists to come up with one overall list, which sees Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah tied in seventh place on the fiction list with The Circle by Dave Eggers and The Son by Philip Meyer.

The aggregated list tallies how many times fiction and non-fiction books were mentioned in the 40 best-of lists and ranks them from one to ten. See the complete list:

What do critics think are the year’s top books? No need to take our word for what to read or give—we’ve aggregated everyone’s lists (40 of them) to give you a ranked ultimate guide.
Every December, the Internet is flooded with year-end best of lists. As we do every year, we tabulated the critics’s lists—40 of them, including Book Beast’s own—tallying up how many times each book was cited as one of the year’s best. The consensus pick for fiction: George Saunder’s Tenth of December. For non-fiction: Jill Lepore’s Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin.

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