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J.D. Stroube | 2393 comments Mod
The Best of the Noughties: Our Favorite Reads from 2000-2009
This is according to Abebooks! :)

http://www.abebooks.com/books/2000-20...

Here are some that we mentioned...
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay-Michael Chabon
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle A Year of Food Life-Barbara Kingsolver
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius-Dave Eggers
Life of Pi-Yann Martel
The Lovely Bones-Alice Sebold
The Time Traveler's Wife-Audrey Niffenegger
Cinderella's Bum-Nicholas Allan
The Inheritance of Loss-Kiran Desai
I Love You Like Crazy Cakes-Rose A. Lewis
Seabiscuit An American Legend-Laura Hillenbrand
Me Talk Pretty One Day-David Sedaris

This is not the whole list. Just a few that were mentioned.
Has anyone read any of these?

I thought that it was great how the list mentioned that the "best" or "favorite" books were subjective. I also enjoyed the fact that they put out there that "most successful" does not equal "the best".


message 2: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments I thought 'The Lovely Bones' was wonderful and unique and definitely deserves a spot on the list.

'The Time Traveler's Wife' though I didn't enjoy much at all. I thought the characters and the story were underdeveloped. In my opinion it was an average - maybe even below average - read and doesn't deserve to be labeled as one of the best of anything really. I guess favorite is different than best though. It was just a read that I was disappointed by since so many people said it was so good and somehow it made a million and a half book lists.


message 3: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments I'd also add The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson.

I didn't look at the full list though so maybe I just missed those.


message 4: by Lisa (new)

Lisa | 617 comments I just saw Freakonomics A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything on the list though and I've wanted to read that one forever. :)


message 5: by Pollyanna (last edited Dec 02, 2009 11:21AM) (new)

Pollyanna (Polly8) Lisa Anne wrote: "I thought 'The Lovely Bones' was wonderful and unique and definitely deserves a spot on the list.

'The Time Traveler's Wife' though I didn't enjoy much at all. I thought the characters and the ..."


I agree I only gave The Time Travellers Wife 3 stars, I just didn't connect with the characters. The Lovely Bones was a good book though.

They are the only 2 I have read so far but I do want to read Life of Pi and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the nighttime.


message 6: by stormhawk (last edited Dec 03, 2009 11:27PM) (new)

stormhawk | 1184 comments I have not read a single one of the books that you chose to list in your initial post, Joy, which is weird considering the amount of reading that I do.

Looking at ABE's page, the only ones I've read are The Road (and I wasn't impressed) and The Android's Dream, which was absolutely hilariously clever.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

I have only read Time Travelers Wife-I didn`t like the idea of the daughters future at the end ,so give it only a 2 or 3*
And Lovely Bones was different for me and good-4*
Cinderellas Bum???


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Terri (TerriLovesCrows) | 188 comments I few I read and liked but many I had never even heard of


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