The 21st Century’s 20 Greatest Novels


  1. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
  2. The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  3. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  4. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  5. The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  6. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
  7. A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
  8. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk: A Novel by Ben Fountain
  9. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  10. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  11. White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  12. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  13. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  14. Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald
  15. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  16. The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
  17. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  18. NW: A Novel by Zadie Smith
  19. 2666 by Roberto Bolano
  20. The Great Fire by Shirley Hazzard

Source: BBC, Bookadvice

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