Waterstone's Books of the decade 2000-2009

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Bookshop’s list of 50 books which have shaped modern literature

  1. 1.
    The Suspicions of Mr Whicher or the Murder at Road Hill House
    by Kate Summerscale

  2. 2.
    The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
    by Junot Diaz

  3. 3.
    The Reluctant Fundamentalist
    by Mohsin Hamid

  4. 4.
    A Thousand Splendid Suns
    by Khaled Hosseini

  5. 5.
    Half of a Yellow Sun
    by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  6. 6.
    The Tenderness of Wolves: A Novel
    by Stef Penney

  7. 8.
    The Secret
    by Rhonda Byrne

  8. 9.
    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

  9. 10.
    The God Delusion
    by Richard Dawkins

  10. 11.
    A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
    by Marina Lewycka

  11. 12.
    No Country for Old Men
    by Cormac McCarthy

  12. 13.
    The Secret River
    by Kate Grenville

  13. 15.
    Untold Stories
    by Alan Bennett

  14. 16.
    Never Let Me Go
    by Kazuo Ishiguro

  15. 17.
    Arthur & George
    by Julian Barnes

  16. 18.
    Runaway
    by Alice Munro

  17. 19.
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    The Master
    by Colm Tóbín

  18. 20.
    Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #1: Wolf Brother
    by Michelle Paver

  19. 21.
    Suite Francaise
    by Irene Nemirovsky

  20. 22.
    Cloud Atlas: A Novel
    by David Mitchell

  21. 23.
    Dreams from My Father

  22. 24.
    We Need to Talk About Kevin: A Novel (P.S.)
    by Lionel Shriver

  23. 25.
    Inkheart
    by Cornelia Funke

  24. 26.
    The Bookseller of Kabul
    by Asne Seierstad

  25. 27.
    A Short History of Nearly Everything
    by Bill Bryson

  26. 29.
    The Complete Persepolis
    by Marjane Satrapi

  27. 30.
    Shantaram
    by Gregory David Roberts

  28. 31.
    Fingersmith
    by Sarah Waters

  29. 32.
    Middlesex
    by Jeffrey Eugenides

  30. 33.
    Crimson petal and the white
    by Michel Faber

  31. 34.
    If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things
    by Jon McGregor

  32. 35.
    Everything is Illuminated
    by Jonathan Safran Foer

  33. 36.
    The Lovely Bones
    by Alice Sebold

  34. 37.
    Atonement
    by Ian McEwan

  35. 38.
    Austerlitz
    by W. G. Sebald

  36. 39.
    Carter Beats the Devil
    by Glen David Gold

  37. 40.
    Life of Pi
    by Yann Martel

  38. 41.
    The Corrections: A Novel
    by Jonathan Franzen

  39. 42.
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    Noughts and Crosses
    by Malorie Blackman

  40. 43.
    It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life
    by Lance Armstrong

  41. 44.
    True History of the Kelly Gang: A Novel
    by Peter Carey

  42. 45.
    The Human Stain: American Trilogy (3)
    by Philip Roth

  43. 46.
    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
    by Malcolm Gladwell

  44. 47.
    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
    by Michael Chabon

  45. 48.
    The Blind Assassin
    by Margaret Atwood

  46. 49.
    White Teeth: A Novel
    by Zadie Smith

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Created by smomo on Jan 30, 2010.
 

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