Guardian Best 100 Books of the 21st Century

So far…

This list was released on the 13th of September 2019 in the Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/21/best-books-of-the-21st-century

  1. Wolf Hall (2009) by Hilary Mantell
  2. Gilead (2004) by Marilynne Robinson
  3. Secondhand Time (2013, translated 2016) by Svetlana Alexievich, translated by Bela Shayevich
  4. Never Let Me Go (2005) by Kazuo Ishiguro
  5. Austerlitz (2001, translated 2001) by WG Sebald, translated by Anthea Bell
  6. The Amber Spyglass (2000) by Philip Pullman
  7. Between the World and Me (2015) by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  8. Autumn (2016) by Ali Smith
  9. Cloud Atlas (2004) by David Mitchell
  10. Half of a Yellow Sun (2006) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  11. My Brilliant Friend (2011, translated 2012) by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein
  12. The Plot Against America (2004) by Philip Roth
  13. Nickel and Dimed (2001) by Barbara Ehrenreich
  14. Fingersmith (2002) by Sarah Waters
  15. The Sixth Extinction (2014) by Elizabeth Kolbert
  16. The Corrections (2001) by Jonathan Franzen
  17. The Road (2006) by Cormac McCarthy
  18. The Shock Doctrine (2007) by Naomi Klein
  19. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (2003) by Mark Haddon
  20. Life After Life (2013) by Kate Atkinson
  21. Sapiens (2011, translated 2014) by Yuval Noah Harari, translated by Harari with John Purcell and Haim Watzman
  22. Tenth of December (2013) by George Saunders
  23. The Noonday Demon (2001) by Andrew Solomon
  24. A Visit from the Goon Squad (2011) by Jennifer Egan
  25. Normal People (2018) by Sally Rooney
  26. Capital in the Twenty First Century (2013, translated 2014) by Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer
  27. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (2001) by Alice Munro
  28. Rapture (2005) by Carol Ann Duffy
  29. A Death in the Family (2009, translated 20012) by Karl One Knausgaard, translated by Don Bartlett
  30. The Underground Railroad (2016) by Colson Whitehead
  31. The Argonauts (2015) by Maggie Nelson
  32. The Emperor of All Maladies (2010) by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  33. Fun Home (2006) by Alison Bechdel
  34. Outline (2014) by Rachel Cusk
  35. The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010) by Edmund de Waal
  36. Experience (2000) by Martin Amis
  37. The Green Road (2015) by Anne Enright
  38. The Line of Beauty (2004) by Alan Hollinghurst
  39. White Teeth (2000) by Zadie Smith
  40. The Year of Magical Thinking (2005) by Joan Didion
  41. Atonement (2001) by Ian McEwan
  42. Moneyball (2010) by Michael Lewis
  43. Citizen: An American Lyric (2014) by Claudia Rankine
  44. Hope in the Dark (2004) by Rebecca Solnit
  45. Levels of Life (2013) by Julian Barnes
  46. Human Chain (2010) by Seamus Heaney
  47. Persepolis (2003-2004, translated 2003-2004) by Marjane Satrapi, translated by Mattias Ripa
  48. Night Watch (2002) by Terry Pratchett
  49. Why Be Happy When you Could Be Normal (2011) by Jeanette Winterson
  50. Oryx and Crake (2003) by Margaret Atwood
  51. Brooklyn (2009) by Colm Tóibín
  52. Small Island (2004) by Andrea Levy
  53. True History of the Kelly Gang (2000) by Peter Carey
  54. Women & Power (2017) by Mary Beard
  55. The Omnivores Dilemma (2006) by Michael Pollan
  56. Underland (2019) by Robert Macfarlane
  57. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (2000) by Michael Chabon
  58. Postwar (2005) by Tony Judt
  59. The Beauty of the Husband (2002) by Anne Carson
  60. Dart (2002) by Alice Oswald
  61. This House of Grief (2014) by Helen Garner
  62. Mother’s Milk (2006) by Edward St Aubyn
  63. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010) by Rebecca Skloot
  64. On Writing (2000) by Stephen King
  65. Gone Girl (2012) by Gillian Flynn
  66. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics (2014) by Carlo Rovelli
  67. The Silence of the Girls (2018) by Pat Barker
  68. The Constant Gardener (2001) by John le Carré
  69. The Infatuations (2011, translated 2013) by Javier Maías, translated by Margaret Jull Costa
  70. Notes on a Scandal (2003) by Zoë Heller
  71. Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth (2000) by Chris Ware
  72. The Age of Surveillance Capital (2019) by Shoshana Zuboff
  73. Nothing to Envy (2009) by Barbara Demick
  74. Days Without End (2016) by Sebastian Barry
  75. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead (2009, translated 2018) by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
  76. Thinking, Fast and Slow (2011) by Daniel Kahneman
  77. Signs Preceding the End of the World (2009, translated 2015) by Yuri Herrera, translated by Lisa Dillman
  78. The Fifth Season (2015) by NK Jemisin
  79. The Spirit Level (2009) by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett
  80. Stories of Your Life and Others (2002) by Ted Chiang
  81. Harvest (2013) by Jim Crace
  82. Coraline (2013) by Neil Gaiman
  83. Tell Me How It Ends (2016, translated 2017) by Valeria Luiselli, translated by Luiselli and Lizzie Davis
  84. The Cost of Living (2018) by Deborah Levy
  85. The God Delusion (2006) by Richard Dawkins
  86. Adults in the Room (2017) by Yanis Varoufakis
  87. Priestdaddy (2017) by Patricia Lockwood
  88. Noughts & Crosses (2001) by Malorie Blackman
  89. Bad Blood (2000) by Lorna Sage
  90. Visitation (2008, translated 2010) by Jenny Erpenbeck, translated by Susan Bernofsky
  91. Light (2002) by M John Harrison
  92. The Siege (2001) by Helen Dunmore
  93. Darkmans (2007) by Nicola Barker
  94. The Tipping Point (2000) by Malcolm Gladwell
  95. Chronicles: Volume One (2004) by Bob Dylan
  96. A Little Life (2015) by Hanya Yanagihara
  97. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000) by JK Rowling
  98. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2005, translated 2008) by Ste