The best books of the 21st century | Books | The GuardianSome books are flashes in the pan, read for entertainment and then left on a bus seat for the next lucky person to pick up and enjoy, forgotten by most after their season has passed. Others stick around, are read and re-read, are taught and discussed. Of course, hindsight can also distort the senses; the canon looms and obscures. Though the books on these lists need not be American in origin, I am looking for books that evoke some aspect of American life, actual or intellectual, in each decade—a global lens would require a much longer list. Rowling owned the s. Sure, almost half of the Harry Potter books were published in the 90s—the first one came out in —but was the year that the fandom and the marketing teams really kicked into high gear. Enthusiasm for the series only increased throughout the decade, and in , when the final book was published, it sold 11 million copies in 24 hours, making it the fastest-selling book in history.
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At the same time, Rowling has crafted an epic that transcends its classical sources as effortlessly as it leapfrogs conventional genres. Grounding his story in the mundane Muggle world, the novel opens out into a deeply moving portrait of England careerning from the quiescent s into the horrors of World War. Brooke books 27 friends. Count them all.
The Hunger Games is the first novel of The Hunger Games trilogy by Ebst Collins which centers on Katniss Everdeen who volunteers as tribute to replace her younger sister in a game televised and ruled by a dictatorial government. Entertainment Weekly's top 10 best books of the s - Entertainment Weekly. Abraham Verghese Goodreads Author. This is McCarthy at his most restrained, and consequently most resonant.