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Top 21st Century Books

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  1. Wolf Hall BY... Hilary Mantel (2009)
  2. The Da Vinci Code BY... Dan Brown (2003)
  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire BY... JK Rowling (2000)
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix BY... JK Rowling (2003)
  5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince BY... JK Rowling (2005)
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows BY... JK Rowling (2007)

  7. The Girl on the Train BY... Paula Hawkins (2015)
  8. Gone Girl BY... Gillian Flynn (2012)
  9. Angels & Demons BY... Dan Brown (2000)
  10. Becoming BY... Michelle Obama (2018)
  11. On Chesil Beach BY... Ian McEwan (2007)
  12. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas BY... John Boyne (2006)
  13. The Road BY... Cormac McCarthy (2006)
  14. Life of Pi BY... Yann Martel (2001)
  15. The Hunger Games (series of dystopian novels) BY... Suzanne Collins (first published in 2008)
  16. Fifty Shades of Grey BY... E. L. James (2011)
  17. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (children's book series) BY... Jeff Kinney (2007–present (as of 2023))
  18. Twilight (fantasy series) BY... Stephenie Meyer (2005–2020)
  19. Noughts & Crosses BY... Malorie Blackman (2001)
  20. 11/22/63 BY... Stephen King (2011)
  21. Spare BY... Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (2023)
  22. Atonement BY... Ian McEwan (2001)
  23. The Kite Runner BY... Khaled Hosseini (2011)
  24. True History of the Kelly Gang BY... Peter Carey (2000)
  25. White Teeth BY... Zadie Smith (2000)
  26. Night Watch (29th book in his Discworld fantasy series) BY... Terry Pratchett (2002)
  27. The Amber Spyglass (third novel in the His Dark Materials trilogy) BY... Philip Pullman (2000)
  28. Artemis Fowl BY... Eoin Colfer (2001)
  29. The Gruffalo's Child (children's book) BY... Julia Donaldson (2004)
  30. Gangsta Granny (children's comedy fiction book) BY... David Walliams (2011)
  31. The Thursday Murder Club BY... Richard Osman (2020)
  32. Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing BY... Matthew Perry (2022)
  33. The Woman in Me (memoir) BY... Britney Spears (2023)
  34. The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History BY... Boris Johnson (2015)
  35. Jack Reacher (series of novels and short stories) BY... British author Jim Grant under the pen name Lee Child (1997-present (as of 2023))
  36. The Abuse of Power: Confronting Injustice in Public Life BY... Theresa May (2023)