This week, the Independent published a list of the best novels from the past two decades. A panel of literary experts have put together the list which helped mark the 20th Anniversary of the Bath Literature Festival.
The list was topped by Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel which has ‘transformed the literary landscape’ according to artistic director, Viv Groskop.
I have to admit, I’ve only read one of the books listed below and that is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon (which I very much enjoyed.) There are a few that are on my TBR pile though. Do you agree with this list?
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
American Pastoral by Philip Roth
England, England by Julian Barnes
Disgrace by JM Coetzee
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Any Human Heart by William Boyd
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Small Island by Andrea Levy
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Outcast by Sadie Jones
The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
How many have you read from this list? Are there any you feel are missing?
To read the original article, visit: http://i100.independent.co.ukby
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