The Millions - The Best Fiction of the Millennium (So Far)

We’ve conducted a poll of our regular contributors and 48 of our favorite writers, editors, and critics (listed below), asking a single question: “What are the best books of fiction of the millennium, so far?” The results were robust, diverse, and surprising.

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24 books · 74 voters · list created November 7th, 2011 by Nick Moran (votes) .
Tags: the-millions
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Nick 770 books
195 friends
Jack 725 books
612 friends
Nichole 584 books
24 friends
Annie 17 books
933 friends
Pj 934 books
1 friend
Mary 2452 books
45 friends
Diane 763 books
356 friends
Eleanor 136 books
127 friends

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message 1: by Rustye (new)

Rustye As the list stands, I have to vote for AfterLIfe with Jayne Rylon's books a very close second. Now I have to read the others and I will be adding couple of books. Too many books - too little time .................


Michele ~ la Smoocherina That's so true. I need to think of more books. Feel free to invite others to add books.


message 3: by Sassafrass (new)

Sassafrass I'm trying to add some more books, but I can't figure out how to do it!


message 4: by Rustye (new)

Rustye Sassafrass wrote: "I'm trying to add some more books, but I can't figure out how to do it!"

At the top pf the list page, you should see the tab "Add books to this list". Click on it and it will give you a new page. then you can select books from one of your shelves or you can type a title in the box. You will also be asked to vote on these books. when you do, they will be added to the list.


message 5: by Baba (new)

Baba  I'd love to see the same list with the title "older hero - older heroine" (H/h from 40 upwards). Unfortunately I've only read one book that fits the bill...


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Baba wrote: "I'd love to see the same list with the title "older hero - older heroine" (H/h from 40 upwards). Unfortunately I've only read one book that fits the bill..."

Have you read Luring Lucy by Lori Foster? It's a sexy little novella and both the H/h are in their 40s!


message 7: by Baba (new)

Baba  Tammie wrote: "Baba wrote: "I'd love to see the same list with the title "older hero - older heroine" (H/h from 40 upwards). Unfortunately I've only read one book that fits the bill..."

Have you read Luring Lucy..."


No, I haven't. But I'd prefer to read a novel not a novella. Thanks anyway, Tammie.


Michele ~ la Smoocherina Baba wrote: "I'd love to see the same list with the title "older hero - older heroine" (H/h from 40 upwards). Unfortunately I've only read one book that fits the bill..."

Baba-you just need one book to start the list. Then watch it grow. Sweet Dreams and Wild Man qualify.


message 9: by Baba (new)

Baba  Michele from Read Our Lips Book Blog wrote: "Baba wrote: "I'd love to see the same list with the title "older hero - older heroine" (H/h from 40 upwards). Unfortunately I've only read one book that fits the bill..."

Baba-you just need one bo..."


Hey, thanks!! Just created such a list. *smooches*


Michele ~ la Smoocherina Baba wrote: "Michele from Read Our Lips Book Blog wrote: "Baba wrote: "I'd love to see the same list with the title "older hero - older heroine" (H/h from 40 upwards). Unfortunately I've only read one book that..."

Did you invite everyone? I'll come vote!


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

Baba wrote: "No, I haven't. But I'd prefer to read a novel not a novella. Thanks anyway, Tammie. "

Understandable. :-) You're welcome!


message 12: by Baba (new)

Baba  Michele from Read Our Lips Book Blog wrote: "Baba wrote: "Michele from Read Our Lips Book Blog wrote: "Baba wrote: "I'd love to see the same list with the title "older hero - older heroine" (H/h from 40 upwards). Unfortunately I've only read ..."

Michele, I don't know how to do that! *hangs head in shame* But here is the link:

http://www.goodreads.com/list/user_vo...


message 13: by Tehanu (new)

Tehanu Water for Elephants really doesn't belong here. Marlena is about 21 years old while Jacob was like 23. So that makes the relationship older-ish man/younger woman, right?


message 14: by Baba (new)

Baba  Tehanu wrote: "Water for Elephants really doesn't belong here. Marlena is about 21 years old while Jacob was like 23. So that makes the relationship older-ish man/younger woman, right?"

You are right, Tehanu. It's such a small age gap!


Michele ~ la Smoocherina Baba wrote: "Michele from Read Our Lips Book Blog wrote: "Baba wrote: "Michele from Read Our Lips Book Blog wrote: "Baba wrote: "I'd love to see the same list with the title "older hero - older heroine" (H/h fr..."
I went to that link Baba, but it's older woman younger man. Did you start a poll for Hero/heroine over 40?


Michele ~ la Smoocherina Wait I found it!


message 17: by Tehanu (new)

Tehanu Baba wrote: "Tehanu wrote: "Water for Elephants really doesn't belong here. Marlena is about 21 years old while Jacob was like 23. So that makes the relationship older-ish man/younger woman, right?"

You are ri..."


Indeed. I mean, they don't give away Marlena's age early in the book. Besides if one reads the book with the movie on mind (like I did), is easy to make the mistake and overlook Marlena's age.
But truth to be said, regarding age, they might as well be the same age. No worthy of this list or even the older man/younger woman really.


message 18: by Diah Didi (new)

Diah Didi Baba wrote: "I'd love to see the same list with the title "older hero - older heroine" (H/h from 40 upwards). Unfortunately I've only read one book that fits the bill..."

Have you ever tried Familiar Stranger by Sharon Sala?


message 19: by Baba (new)

Baba  Diah wrote: "Baba wrote: "I'd love to see the same list with the title "older hero - older heroine" (H/h from 40 upwards). Unfortunately I've only read one book that fits the bill..."

Have you ever tried Famil..."


Thanks, Diah. Just downloaded it. :)


message 20: by Zach (new)

Zach This list was clearly sourced from this one:

http://www.themillions.com/2009/09/th...

Can the list creator or an admin or something please remove the books that do not belong on this list?


message 21: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey Zach wrote: "This list was clearly sourced from this one:

http://www.themillions.com/2009/09/th...

Can the list creator or an admin or something please..."


Done.


message 22: by Aubrey (new)

Aubrey Actual list book Pastoralia was somehow replaced by Atmospheric Disturbances. This has now been fixed.


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