Recommend the 20 best books you've read in the last five years | LibraryThingActually, constructing a canon of any kind is a little weird at the moment, when so much of how we measure cultural value is in flux. Its supposed permanence became the subject of more recent battles, back in the 20th century, between those who defended it as the foundation of Western civilization and those who attacked it as exclusive or even racist. But what if you could start a canon from scratch? We thought it might be fun to speculate very prematurely on what a canon of the 21st century might look like right now. We asked each of them to name several books that belong among the most important works of fiction, memoir, poetry, and essays since and tallied the results. The purpose was not to build a fixed library but to take a blurry selfie of a cultural moment.
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They're still in my heart and there are so many quotes from yearx book, that I live by daily, members. Add to that her pitch-black humor - she got the chuckles writing these gigantic stories? Its supposed permanence became the subject of more recent battles, between those who defended it as the foundation of Western civilization and those who attacked it as exclusive or even racist. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card .L? The Harry Potter novels.
The human story of a faltering marriage merges with the geopolitical in the form of a boiling civil conflict. Morrison was also awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in Outlander by Diana Gabaldon 18, members, yolanda.
To choose the ten best books of the decade is, of course, an impossible task. But in all seriousness: how to winnow thousands of worthy books down to the select few that shone the brightest? As we navigated the selection process, we spoke at length about the benchmarks we felt these books should meet. They should, of course, sing on a stylistic level, with finely crafted prose and imaginative structure. They should move us, carry emotional heft, shake us to our cores. They should not just challenge the limits of what literature can do and be, but challenge received wisdom about the world we live in--push us toward some greater understanding of the shared human experience.
Kathy Thhe. Ecco Press amazon. The plot is absurd: narrator and protagonist Bonbon is a quality-obsessed farmer in Dickens, Calif. Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry 6, members.
On top of that he gives the much bemoaned Brooklyn novel a good name. Lists: thebooklover1 1reviews 4, mar. King Lear by William Shakespeare. Sign Out.