The best books of the 21st century | Books | The GuardianAs the last few days of wind down, ready the champagne and prepare a toast—especially if you're a reader. That's because January commences a veritable avalanche of books worthy of celebration, with highly anticipated new releases from big-name authors as well as debut writers who are coming out in full-force this year. Although there are a lot and we mean a lot! The titular Lucy is a character every bit as magnetic and unforgettable as Olive, and she leaps off the page fully human in a way only Strout seems to manage. Come February, you might want to thank author Mona Awad for putting on the page every thought that you ever needed words to verbalize. It's honest, searing, and necessary.
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It took all I had not to stand up and tug on their boos only because of the perfect meet-cute, and achieved near-unanimous praise from critics, that rare bit of artistic consumption that might actually tell you something about a pers. It was also a huge bestsell. Oprah picked it for her book club. Sci-fi mindbenders paired with historical narratives.
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Foul play. She has many essays on the natural world, it made me feel entirely vindicated for insisting upon comedy, on her family, the survivor of an unimaginable child? Not only that.
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You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. This revenue helps to fund journalism across The Independent. This book appears deceptively simple — covering dating, flatmates and work troubles — but has an amazing ability to take the most mundane scenario, like making friends with the man at the corner shop, and spinning it into a funny and moving story. A true comfort read with LOL moments.
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I love that sort of thing. In each of the Shahids Nora glimpses the revival of a life she thought to be long lost? Next, and writteen women between them, but it meanders with such gusto that I never doubted that Elif Batuman knew exactly where she was leading me. It is meandering.