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The 100 Best Books of 21st Century, According to the Guardian

The 100 Best Books of 21st Century, According to the Guardian

Bookworms browse the book lists whenever they can and choose books from there. If these lists are well-referenced and reliable, each book in the list takes its place in the reading list. There are also books translated into Turkish on the list. It is a pitty that there is no Turkish writer in the list announced by the guardian.

Wolf hall-hilary mantel (2009)

The book takes place in 16th century England. Things get complicated when Henry VIII wants to marry Anne Boleyn after many years of marriage. Meanwhile, Thomas Cromwell’s fortune opens and his light shines. Thomas Cromwell, whose father is a cruel blacksmith, is an expert in politics, a very impressive person besides being a bully and bribery. As Thomas seeks power, he breaks the rules of a rigid society and prepares to break even more.

Ggilead-marilynne robinson (2004)

The author of Housekeeping writer the adventure of 3 generations from the American Civil War to the 20th century in her book Gilead.

Secondhand time-svetlana alexievich (2013)

The book chronicles the collapse of the Soviet Union and the birth of a new country, Russia. She tells us the truth between the interviews held in 1991-2012 and the wars of perception and manipulation.

Never let me go-kazuo ishiguro (2005)

Nobel Prize-winning author ishiguro examines the mysterious life of a boarding school student in his 2005 book. The novel is also among the 100 best books ever written in english.

Austerlitz-w.g.sebald (2001)

W.G.Sebald , who died in a car accident in 2001, delvd deeper into his personal histories with his latest work, Austerlitz, which combines fact and fiction.

The amber spyglass-philip pullman (2000)

Philip pullman, also known for his adventures with Sally Lockhart, is among the top 10 books on the list with the third book in his dark materials series, the Amber Spyglass.

Between the world and me-ta-nehisi coates (2015)

“Between the world and me”, overflowing with love, sadness,anger, and struggle, a black boy will chart his own life path, and his father will have to allow it.

Autumn-ali smith (2016)

Autumn, the first book of Ali Smith’s quartet of seasons, also managed to enter the New York Times list of the 10 best books of the year.

Cloud atlas-david mitchell (2004)

He narrated the damage that mankind caused to other people and nature in order to reach power, and the dragging of humanity towards the apocalypse, by combining different stories of 6 heroes.

Half of a yellow sun-chimamanda ngazi adichie (2006)

11-my brilliant friend-elena ferrante (2011)

12-the plot against america-philip roth (2004)

13-nickel and dimed-barbara ehrenreich (2001)

14-fingersmith-sarah waters (2002)

15-the sixth extinction-elizabeth kolbert(2014)

16-the corrections-jonathan franzen (2001)

17-the road-cormac mccarthy (2006)

18-the shock doctrine-naomi klein (2007)

19-the curious incident of the dog in the night time -mark haddon(2003)

20-life after life-kate atkinson (2013)

21-sapiens-yuval noah harari(2011)

22-tenth of december-george saunders (2013)

23-the noonday demon-andrew solomon(2001)

24-a visit from the goon squad-jennifer egan (2011)

25-normal people- sally rooney(2018)

26-capital in the twenty first century-thomas piketty (2013)

27-hateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage-alice munro(2001)

28-rapture-carol ann duffy(2005)

29-a death in the family-karl ove knausgaard(2009)

30-the underground railroad- colson whitehead(2016)

31-the argonauts-maggie nelson(2015)

32-the emperor of all maladies-siddhartha mukherjee(2010)

33-fun home-alison bechdel(2006)

34-outline-rachel cusk(2014)

35-the hare with amber eyes-edmund de waal(2010)

36-experience-martin amis(2000)

37-the green road-anne enright (2015)

38-the line of beauty-alan hollinghurst(2004)

39-white teeth-zadie smith (2000)

40-the year of magical thinking-joan didion(2005)

41-atonement-ian mcewan(2001)

42-moneyball-michael lewis(2010)

43-citizen:an american lyric-claudia rankine(2014)

44-hope in the dark-rebecca solnit(2004)

45-levels of life-julian barnes(2013)

46-human chain -seamus heaney(2010)

47-persepolis- marjane satrapi(2000-2003)

48-night watch-terry pratchett(2002)

49-why be happy when you could be normal?-jeanette winterson(2011)

50-oryx and crake-margaret atwood(2003)

51-brooklyn-colm toibin(2009)

52-small island-andrea levy(2004)

53-true history of the kelly gang-peter carey(2000)

54-women & power-mary beard (2017)

55-the amnivore’s dilemma-michael pollan (2006)

56-underland-robert macfarlane(2019)

57-the amazing adventures of kavalier and clay-michael chabon (2000)

58-postwar-tony judt(2005)

59-the beauty of the husband-anne carson (2002)

60-dart-alice oswald (2002)

61-this house of grief-helen garner (2014)

62-mother’s milk- edward st au-n(2006)

63-the immortal life of henrietta lacks-rebecca skloot(2010)

64-on writing-stephen king(2000)

65-gone girl-gillian flynn(2012)

66-seven brief lessons on physics-carlo rovelli(2014)

67-the silence of the girls-pat barker(2018)

68-the constant gardener-john le carre(2001)

69-the infatuations-javier marias(2011)

70-notes on a scandal-zoe heller (2003)

71-jimmy corrigan:the smartest kid on earth-chris ware(2000)

72-the age of surveillance capitalism-shoshana zuboff(2019)

73-nothing to envy-barbara demick(2009)

74-days without end-sebastian barry(2016)

75-drive your plow over the bones of the dead-olga tokarczuk(2009)

76-thinking,fast and slow-daniel kahneman (2011)

77-signs preceding the end of the world-yuri herrera (2009)

78-the fifth season-n.k jemisin(2015)

79-the spirit level-richard wilkinson and kate pickett(2009)

80- stories of your life and others-ted chiang(2002)

81-harvest-jim crace(2013)

82-coraline-neil gaiman(2002)

83-tell me how it ends-valeria luiselli(2016)

84-the cost of living-deborah levy(2018)

85-the god delusion-richard dawkins(2006)

86-adults in the room-yanis varoufakis(2017)

87-priestdaddy-patricia lockwood (2017)

88-noughts&crosses-malorie blackman(2001)

89-bad blood-lorna sage(2000)

90-visitation-jenny erpenbeck(2008)

91-light-m john harrison(2002)

92-the siege-helen dunmore(2001)

93-darkmans-nicola barker(2007)

94-the tipping point-malcolm gladwell(2000)

95-chronicles:volume one-bob dylan(2004)

96-a little life-hanya yanagihara(2015)

97-harry potter and the goblet of fire-j.k.rowling(2000)

98-the girl with the dragon tattoo-stieg larsson (2005)

99-broken glass-alain mabanckou(2005)

100-i feel bad about my neck-nora ephron(2006)

When creating a book list, it can be a right method to determine suitable books for yourself. The number of books can be 10,20,50 depending on preference. In addition, the areas to focus on vary according to the interests of the person.
The book lists announced by internationally respected institutions and organizations should also be taken into account. The 100 books that The Guardian has published should be considered, although they are controversial. Don’t feel obligated to read all 100 books.Those looking for quality books to read can take a look at the Guardian’s collection of the 100 best books of the 21st century.

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