The Books of the Century, 2000 – 2009

Best Books by Decade: 2010-20192000-20091990-19991980-19891970-19791960-19691950-19591940-19491930-19391920-19291910-19191900-1909


  1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter, #7) by J.K. Rowling (‘Harry
  2. The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins (‘The
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Harry Potter, #6) by J.K. Rowling (‘Harry
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) by J.K. Rowling (‘Harry
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) by J.K. Rowling (
  6. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (‘The
  7. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (‘The
  8. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (‘The
  9. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (‘The
  10. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (‘A
  11. Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne Collins (‘Catching
  12. Twilight (Twilight, #1) by Stephenie Meyer (‘Twilight
  13. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (‘Water
  14. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson (‘The
  15. Life of Pi by Yann Martel (‘Life
  16. The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) by Dan Brown (‘The
  17. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold (‘The
  18. The Road by Cormac McCarthy (‘The
  19. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon (‘The
  20. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd (‘The
  21. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (‘Middlesex'
  22. Harry Potter Series Box Set (Harry Potter, #1-7) by J.K. Rowling (‘Harry
  23. My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult (‘My
  24. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan (‘The
  25. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (‘The
  26. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4) by Stephenie Meyer (‘Breaking
  27. Eclipse (Twilight, #3) by Stephenie Meyer (‘Eclipse
  28. Atonement by Ian McEwan (‘Atonement'
  29. The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (‘The
  30. Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1) by Dan Brown (‘Angels
  31. American Gods by Neil Gaiman (‘American
  32. New Moon (Twilight, #2) by Stephenie Meyer (‘New
  33. The Host (The Host, #1) by Stephenie Meyer (‘The
  34. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare (‘City
  35. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom (‘The
  36. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (‘Extremely
  37. The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) by Stieg Larsson (‘The
  38. Looking for Alaska by John Green (‘Looking
  39. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (‘Never
  40. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer (‘The
  41. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (‘Eat,
  42. The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss (‘The
  43. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (‘The
  44. Bel Canto by Ann Patchett (‘Bel
  45. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That
    Changed America
    by Erik Larson (‘The
  46. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon (‘The
  47. The Other Boleyn Girl (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, #9) by Philippa Gregory (‘The
  48. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris (‘Me
  49. Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle, #1) by Christopher Paolini (‘Eragon
  50. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (‘Snow
  51. A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, #3) by George R.R. Martin (‘A
  52. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (‘The
  53. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (Millennium, #3) by Stieg Larsson (‘The
  54. Uglies (Uglies, #1) by Scott Westerfeld (‘Uglies
  55. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (‘Cloud
  56. Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead (‘Vampire
  57. Coraline by Neil Gaiman (‘Coraline'
  58. Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke (‘Jonathan
  59. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (‘The
  60. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
    (Freakonomics, #1)
    by Steven D. Levitt (‘Freakonomics:
  61. Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer (‘Everything
  62. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult (‘Nineteen
  63. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (‘The
  64. Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (‘Kafka
  65. Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a
    by Greg Mortenson (‘Three
  66. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards (‘The
  67. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri (‘The
  68. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz (‘The
  69. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Persepolis, #1) by Marjane Satrapi (‘Persepolis:
  70. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (‘The
  71. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (‘The
  72. Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1) by Margaret Atwood (‘Oryx
  73. Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs (‘Running
  74. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy (‘No
  75. The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials, #3) by Philip Pullman (‘The
  76. World Without End (Kingsbridge, #2) by Ken Follett (‘World
  77. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood (‘The
  78. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers (‘A
  79. The Shack by William Paul Young (‘The
  80. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss (‘The
  81. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan (‘The
  82. Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (‘Cutting
  83. Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (‘Sarah's
  84. Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand (‘Seabiscuit:
  85. The Pact by Jodi Picoult (‘The
  86. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts (‘Shantaram'
  87. Empire Falls by Richard Russo (‘Empire
  88. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski (‘House
  89. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski (‘The
  90. A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1) by Libba Bray (‘A
  91. White Teeth by Zadie Smith (‘White
  92. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell (‘Blink:
  93. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser (‘Fast
  94. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman (‘Anansi
  95. John Adams by David McCullough (‘John
  96. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks (‘Year
  97. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende (‘Daughter
  98. What Is the What by Dave Eggers (‘What
  99. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) by Rick Riordan (‘The
  100. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama (‘The


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