Decades in Literature (Part 6): the present day

And now we reach the end of my six-part ‘Decades in Literature’, and face a tricky question: what are the best books of the past ten years? A quick Googling on the subject reveals many different opinions; a mixture of Ian McEwan, Barack Obama, Richard Dawkins, J.K. Rowling, Zadie Smith . . . the list goes on. I doubt there will ever be an end to this debate, but here are a few of my favourites:

AtonementLife of PiOne Day

 I must confess, however, that books of the past decade aren’t really my speciality. I know I should read more of them, but my love of classics tends to distract me! So any recommendations for more modern books would be appreciated. Why not let us know your top reads of the past ten years? Can you decide on a number one? Comment below or contact us on Twitter at @AllisonandBusby with your #BestBooksoftheDecade – the debate is on . . .

Sara Magness, Editorial Administrator

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