25 Best Books Since 1983

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25 Best Books Since 1983 (from Entertainment Weekly)

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25. THE JOY LUCK CLUB, Amy Tan (1989)
24. LONESOME DOVE, Larry McMurtry (1985)
23. THE GHOST ROAD, Pat Barker (1996)
22. THE BRIEF WONDROUS LIFE OF OSCAR WAO, Junot Díaz (2007)
21. ON WRITING, Stephen King (2000) (buy)
20. BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY, Helen Fielding (1998)
19. ON BEAUTY, Zadie Smith (2005) (buy)
18. RABBIT AT REST, John Updike (1990)
17. LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA, Gabriel García Márquez (1988)
16. THE HANDMAID’S TALE, Margaret Atwood (1986)
15. A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS, Dave Eggers (2000) (buy)
14. BLACK WATER, Joyce Carol Oates (1992)
13. WATCHMEN, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (1986–87)
12. BLINDNESS, José Saramago (1998)
11. INTO THIN AIR, Jon Krakauer (1997)
10. THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE, Haruki Murakami (1997)
9. COLD MOUNTAIN, Charles Frazier (1997)
8. SELECTED STORIES, Alice Munro (1996)
7. MAUS, Art Spiegelman (1986/1991)
6. MYSTIC RIVER, Dennis Lehane (2001)
5. AMERICAN PASTORAL, Philip Roth (1997)
4. THE LIARS’ CLUB, Mary Karr (1995)
3. BELOVED, Toni Morrison (1987)
2. HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, J.K. Rowling (2000)
1. THE ROAD, Cormac McCarthy (2006) (buy)

Other notable mentions (from Top 100):

94. FAST FOOD NATION, Eric Schlosser (2001) (buy)
90. COMFORT ME WITH APPLES, Ruth Reichl (2001) (buy)
88. HIGH FIDELITY, Nick Hornby (1995) (buy)
82. ATONEMENT, Ian McEwan (2001) (buy)
77. THE REMAINS OF THE DAY, Kazuo Ishiguro (1989) (buy)
72. THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME, Mark Haddon (2003) (buy)
69. THE SECRET HISTORY, Donna Tartt (1992) (buy)
67. THE KITE RUNNER, Khaled Hosseini (2003) (buy)
53. THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER & CLAY, Michael Chabon (2000) (buy)
41. THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET, Sandra Cisneros (1984) (buy)
40. HIS DARK MATERIALS, Philip Pullman (1995–2000) (buy)
38. BIRDS OF AMERICA, Lorrie Moore (1998) (buy)
34. THE LOVELY BONES, Alice Sebold (2002) (buy)
33. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING, Joan Didion (2005) (buy)
27. POSSESSION, A.S. Byatt (1990) (buy)

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