The Best Philosophical Novels of 2023

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Nearly seven years ago, I published my list of The 105 Best Philosophical Novels. To account for the great philosophical novels coming out each year, here is the latest addendum to my original list. Based on curated lists from The New York Times, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly and more, suggestions from readers on Goodreads, and ratings on Goodreads and Amazon, … Read more

The Best Philosophical Fiction of 2022

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For the sixth year in a row, here is the annual update to my list of The 105 Best Philosophical Novels. Based on curated lists from The New York Times, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly and more, suggestions from readers on Goodreads, and ratings on Goodreads and Amazon, these four works of philosophical fiction stood out in 2022. For more philosophical … Read more

The Best Philosophical Novels of 2021

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As we look back on another year, here is the annual update to my list of The 105 Best Philosophical Novels. Based on curated lists from The Guardian, The New York Times, Publishers Weekly and more, suggestions from readers on Goodreads, and ratings on Goodreads and Amazon, here are the best philosophical novels of 2021. For more philosophical reading, download … Read more

The Best Philosophical Fiction Books of 2020

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Welcome to the annual addendum to my roundup list of The 105 Best Philosophical Novels. In order to keep that list up-to-date, I release annual rankings of the best philosophical fiction books published each year. Here are the best philosophical fiction books of 2020 based on curated lists from The New York Times, Publishers Weekly and more, suggestions from readers … Read more

The Best Philosophical Fiction of 2019

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In 2017, I published a roundup list of The 105 Best Philosophical Novels. Obviously, several new philosophical novels were released since that list came out. In order to keep my list up-to-date, I am releasing annual rankings of the best philosophical fiction published each year. Here are the best philosophical novels of 2019 based on curated lists from The Washington … Read more

The Best Philosophical Novels of 2018

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Last year, I published a roundup list of The 105 Best Philosophical Novels. Obviously, several new philosophical novels were published during the remainder of 2017 and this past year. In an effort to keep my list up-to-date, I am releasing annual rankings of the best philosophical novels published each year. Here are the best philosophical novels of 2018 based on … Read more

Bowen’s Dream Becomes Reality

The Dream Weaver by Jack Bowen

The Dream Weaver Wins Battle of Literary Wise (Wo)men 30 seed The Dream Weaver by Jack Bowen completed its Cinderella run by knocking off 3 seed Brave New World by Aldous Huxley to claim the Philosophical March Madness title. The improbable tournament victory shocked even Bowen. “Right out of the gates, matched up against one of my all-time favorite authors, … Read more

Philosophical Novels March Madness

Philosophical Novels March Madness

Last year, I published my list of The 105 Best Philosophical Novels, based on curated lists from The Guardian, Flavorwire and more, suggestions from readers on Goodreads, Quora and Reddit, and picks from philosophical fiction authors like Khaled Hosseini, Irvin D. Yalom, Rebecca Goldstein and Daniel Quinn. This list remains one of my most popular and most controversial pieces of content. Nearly every reader … Read more

The Best Philosophical Novels of 2017

The Best Philosophical Novels of 2017

Last year, I compiled a list of The 105 Best Philosophical Novels. Since then, many new philosophical novels have hit the shelves. More will do so with each passing year. In order to keep my list up-to-date, here is a roundup of the best philosophical novels of 2017. The final rankings are based on curated lists from Amazon, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Publishers … Read more

The 105 Best Philosophical Novels

Cover of The Stranger by Albert Camus

Based on curated lists from The Guardian, Flavorwire and more, suggestions from readers on Goodreads, Quora and Reddit, and picks from philosophical fiction authors like Khaled Hosseini, Irvin D. Yalom, Rebecca Goldstein and Daniel Quinn, here is a roundup of the 105 best philosophical novels ever written. To compile the final rankings, I assigned a weighted score to each novel appearing … Read more