Reading The 21st Century. The books that made the last twenty years. Waterstones bookshop. #BooksThatMadeTheLastTwentyYears. #Waterstones

On browsing Waterstones online site while in work, forgive me, but I was in a phone queue, in which I was number 20 in the list and I needed some distraction. I saw their latest promotion, Reading The 21st Century – Discover two decades; books that have made the last twenty years and decided to see how many I had read!

Here are the ones I have read, why not take a look at the Waterstones site and see how many you have?

I compiled a list of the ones I have read, thought some weren’t read in the year they were published!


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J K Rowling

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman.


Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix by J K Rowling

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

The Magicians Guild by Trudi Canavan

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand


Eragon by Christopher Paolini

The Crimson Petal and the White by Michael Faber


Dissolution by C J Sansom

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

The Time Travellers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger



Small Island by Andrea Levy


The Island by Victoria Hislop

Marley and Me by John Grogan



The Road by Cormac McCarth


This year’s books must have passed me by!

Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

Hunger games by Suzanne Collins

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows


Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

One Day by David Nicholls

The Help by Kathryn Stockett


Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

The Secret Life of Bletchley Park by Sinclair Mckay

A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen


The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch

The Daughter Of Smoke and Bone by Lani Taylor

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Song of Achillies by Madeline Miller

The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

Capital by John Lanchester


The Goldfinch by Donna Tart

Life after Life by Kate Atkinson

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo


All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

H is for Hawk by Helen Mcdonald

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan


Grief is a Thing With Feathers by Max Porter

The Fox and The Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith


The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrove

The Girls by Emma Cline


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This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay


Circe by Madeline Miller

Educated by Tara Westover

Julian Is A Mermaid by Jessica Love


Another year of books that seem to have passed me by, but I own a few and plan on putting that right this year!

Why not take a look at the Waterstones website to see how many you have read?

4 thoughts on “Reading The 21st Century. The books that made the last twenty years. Waterstones bookshop. #BooksThatMadeTheLastTwentyYears. #Waterstones

  1. BookerTalk says:

    I’m surprised to find I’ve read 68 of these (not sure ho many there are in total). I wouldn’t have got that far if it hadn’t been for the Booker prize project and Book Club choices. Two years were complete duds for me though – 2011 and this year (so far)….

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