Telegraph's "100 Best Books Since 1982"

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The 100 best books of the past 25 years. Some bad picks, but mostly good ones.

In reverse order of publication (newest first.)

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  1. 1.
    The God Delusion
    by Richard Dawkins

  2. 2.
    The Book Thief
    by Markus Zusak

  3. 3.
    The Historian
    by Elizabeth Kostova

  4. 4.
    Labyrinth
    by Kate Mosse

  5. 5.
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    by Mark Haddon

  6. 6.
    Cloud Atlas
    by David Mitchell

  7. 7.
    Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel
    by Susanna Clarke

  8. 8.
    Small Island: A Novel
    by Andrea Levy

  9. 9.
    The Time Traveler's Wife
    by Audrey Niffenegger

  10. 10.
    The Kite Runner
    by Khaled Hosseini

  11. 11.
    The Five People You Meet in Heaven
    by Mitch Albom

  12. 12.
    The Da Vinci Code
    by Dan Brown

  13. 13.
    A Short History of Nearly Everything
    by Bill Bryson

  14. 14.
    Notes on a Scandal: What Was She Thinking?: A Novel
    by Zoë Heller

  15. 15.
    Vernon God Little
    by DBC Pierre

  16. 16.
    The Lovely Bones
    by Alice Sebold

  17. 17.
    Fingersmith
    by Sarah Waters

  18. 18.
    Middlesex

  19. 19.
    If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things
    by Jon McGregor

  20. 20.
    The Crimson Petal and the White
    by Michel Faber

  21. 21.
    The Shadow of the Wind
    by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

  22. 22.
    Life of Pi

  23. 23.
    Atonement: A Novel
    by Ian McEwan

  24. 24.
    Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book 1)
    by Eoin Colfer

  25. 25.
    Carter Beats the Devil
    by Glen David Gold

  26. 26.
    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
    by Michael Chabon

  27. 27.
    The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic
    by Sophie Kinsella

  28. 28.
    A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
    by Dave Eggers

  29. 29.
    White Teeth: A Novel
    by Zadie Smith

  30. 30.
    Blind Assassin
    by Margaret Atwood

  31. 31.
    Stalingrad (French Edition)
    by Anthony Beevor

  32. 32.
    The Gruffalo
    by Julia Donaldson

  33. 33.
    Chocolat
    by Joanne Harris

  34. 34.
    Disgrace (Penguin Essential Editions)
    by J. M. Coetzee

  35. 35.
    Holes
    by Louis Sachar

  36. 36.
    The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel
    by Barbara Kingsolver

  37. 37.
    Girlfriend in a Coma
    by Douglas Coupland

  38. 38.
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
    by J.K. Rowling

  39. 39.
    Memoirs of a Geisha
    by Arthur Golden

  40. 40.
    God Of Small Things
    by Arundhati Roy

  41. 41.
    Enduring Love
    by Ian McEwan

  42. 42.
    Cold Mountain
    by Charles Frazier

  43. 43.
    An Instance of the Fingerpost
    by Iain Pears

  44. 44.
    Bridget Jones's Diary - A Novel
    by Helen Fielding

  45. 45.
    The Beach
    by Alex Garland

  46. 46.
    Angela's Ashes
    by Frank McCourt

  47. 47.
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    Northern Lights (His Dark Materials)
    by Philip Pullman

  48. 48.
    Notes from a Small Island
    by Bill Bryson

  49. 49.
    High Fidelity: A Novel
    by Nick Hornby

  50. 50.
    Behind the Scenes at the Museum: A Novel
    by Kate Atkinson

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Comments

Untitled — 5 years ago

well i’m pleasantly surprised to find some personal favourites here- Love in the Time of Cholera, The Wind up Bird Chronicle, Life of Pi, Jonathan Strange, The Alchemist, Shadow of the Wind, Stalingrad, A Short History of Nearly Everything…


Fixed... — 6 years ago

Birdsong. It was, in fact, a children’s book.


is it really that Birdsong? — 6 years ago

could it be Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks? the one shown looks like a children’s book.


bah

Added... — 7 years ago

a list source, and changed the description a little: the list isn’t in random order.




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