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Thursday, 3 December 2009

Best Books of the Noughties

I am subscribed to a blog called The Best Article Every Day, where basically they blog about all different things, with an emphasis on lists, and pull together some of the most interesting things out there in blogland.

I was very excited to open up the 27th of November's Best Article as it was entitled...wait for it...

The Best Books of the 00's. If you would like to read the full article and see the complete list then you should click here.

As always these lists can be contentious, but what I try to remember is that, in the end, what really makes a book great or not comes down to personal taste. That's why I don't understand why people put so much stock in professional movie and book reviews, because more often than not, I totally disagree with what the critic is saying (if I can even understand what they're saying, have you noticed how most critics love to use big words and talk about things which have nothing to do with whether or not you're actually going to enjoy the movie and not feel like you wasted 2 hours of your life?).

Anyway, the list is split up into 2 categories, non-fiction and fiction (duh!) and I was very excited to see a few of my fav books made the list. Which ones you ask?

Well, The Time Traveler's Wife is one, and Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince is another. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon also made the list which is really exciting to see as I really can't recommend this book enough, especially as it's one of the only books written from the point-of-view of an autistic boy. Two of these are on my Top 10 Fav Books of All Time list and Curious Incident just missed out (on my Top 10) so I'm pretty happy with their list.

This list has also given me quite a few books to add to my wish-list which grows by the day! A couple that I will be ordering over the next few weeks are White Teeth by Zadie Smith, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, The Blind Assasin by Margaret Atwood and The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink, another title on my Top 10 list. None are new books and they have all been out for a while now, however they are the books that I would most often look at when I was working in the Chain Bookstore and want to buy, so now I think I will!
Have you read many of the books on their list? What are some of your favourites from the 00's?

1 comment:

  1. Film critics usually review the director or actor rather than the film.

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