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    Best reads of the decade?

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by sprirj, Nov 27, 2009.

    I hope I can make such a thread without it getting deleted....?

    So favourite books 2000-2009?

    I need some recommendations of things to read. :)
     
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    I'm moving this to the Book Discussion forum.
     
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    Here is a brief list off the top of my head. I haven't read all of these, but I have included books my friends and family thought were good.

    The Road and No Country for Old Menby Cormac McCarthy
    Atonement by Ian McEwan
    The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
    The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
    Life of Pi by Yann Martel
    Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
    American Gods by Neil Gaiman
    My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picault
    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
    The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
    The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards
    The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
    Old School by Tobias Wolff
     
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    ^ All of them, and:
    The Frog King by Adam Davies
    Lunar Park by Bret Easton Ellis
    Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Saffran Foer
    The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher
    after the quake and After Dark by Haruki Murakami
    Snakes and Earrings by Hitomi Kanehara
    In The Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami
    Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
     
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    To add to the great choices here

    I'd include
    Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
    Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas
    The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
     
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    Any of Neil Gaiman's books
     
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    The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
    The Greatest Show on Earth - Richard Dawkins
    God is Not Great - Christopher Hitchens
    Inherent Vice - Thomas Pynchon
    House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielskwi
    The Ode Less Travelled - Stephen Fry

    All amazing.
     
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    Thanks people...I'm looking into these. A lot I recognise from film titles.
     
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    Mentioned above, House of Leaves is probably one of the most important books written in the last decade. Both that and his other book, Only Revolutions will wreck your life in a very good way.

    One that's from the 90s, but which I think has really achieved its significance mostly in this decade is David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest. Probably the most honest book I've ever read. And a very entertaining, if perhaps long, read.
     
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    Atonement, Ian McEwan. :)

    Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope, Barack Obama.

    Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, Ann Brashares.

    There's more, but I'm drawing a blank at the moment.
     

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